The Atom has been in the center of the BLACKEST NIGHT storm since day one. But now that storm becomes more personal than he could ever have imagined when he is hunted by not only the Black Lanterns Hawkman and Hawkgirl, but Black Lanterns Khufu and Chay-Ara! Don’t miss the meltdown in another of this month’s one-issue revivals of classic DC Universe titles!

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ryan Sook

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.8%


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  1. I pre-order all my DC/Marvel books from my shop, and I can’t remember for the life of me if this was one of them.  Going to be an interesting surprise Wednesday.

    If I didn’t pre-order, I’m not sure if I’ll pick it up.  I picked up Phantom Stranger hoping it’d be closure to that Spectre story, and it wasn’t even close.  I can only assume this won’t be closure to anything.

  2. They never claimed they would be closure to anything.

  3. I know, I had just blindly hoped Phantom Stranger would be since it wasn’t looking like that Spectre story was going to get revisited in the main book.  Rookie mistake.

  4. it should be noted Fernando Pasarin is also doing pencils for this. cause Ryan Sook was running behind. 

  5. I wasn’t going to get this, but I clicked here to see the written by just in case. It’s written by Geoff Johns. Crap. I’m buying.

  6. Looking forward to this. On a side note, can anyone help me with getting a definitive Hawkman book? Or the best one to start with?

  7. Side note: Does anyone else think that Johns killed of Hawkman just so in a year or two he can write Hawkman: Rebrith, wave his little magic Geoff Johns wand, and settle the whole Hawkman dispute once and for all?  I know he’s written Hawkman before, but I don’t know how that worked out for everyone. If anyone can fix the situation, it’s Johns.

  8. @AmirCat: The best Hawkman book would be the one that Geoff Johns wrote a while back, but…

    @Slockhart: Not even Geoff Johns was able to fix Hawkman.

  9. At least he couldn’t back then. I’d be all for him giving it another try.

  10. Sook. Under-rated superstar artist! Is there even such a thing? Oxymoron

    Most recently, Wednesdays Comics had a fantastic Hawkman story from Baker.

  11. @Conor He might not have been able to "fix" him continuity wise but it wasn’t a bad series. I remember it to be a great read

  12. Ryan Sook was the hero of Wednesday Comics, making me love Kamandi for goodness sakes. I hope Pasarin didn’t have to do too much (no offense to Pasarin), beacuse the combination of Sook and Johns was making me drool a little.

  13. Really looking forward to this and I want Aquaman:Rebirth before any other "rebirths", dammit!!!

  14. I don’t know, I was hooked by this coming back from the beginning even before Johns or Sook were announced and before we saw the cover. Now I’m thrilled. I hope we get a lot of "Nok Nek Lok"

  15. @Prax: Funny, I was thinking the same thing. I mean unless he has the power of speech like the two, main Indigo lanterns….then it will be ‘Nok Lok’ for 32 pages.

  16. Wasn’t The Question supposed to come out this week too?

  17. @Noto: It’s set for next week.

  18. I just realized I missed this on my pull list.  I don’t want to miss it.

  19. I think I’m going to pick this up. Sook’s involvement is too interesting to pass up.

  20. Already sold out at my store. 

  21. This was….Okay.

    I picked it up on a lark and it was good. Nothing much else really. Ray Palmer seems to be a one note character for Johns even as an Indigo lantern.

  22. A really enjoyed this. Johns understands Ray Palmer and he really sold the "Why is the Atom getting the compassion ring" thing. Just a great issue. Is it the best story ever? No. But it was solid comics and had some great art. 5/5

  23. Solid issue. 4/5 for me.

  24. Reluctantly picked this up and loved it.  Any time Johns writes a character I’ve always put off as uninteresting, he winds up making me look like a fool (See: "Superman" and "Firestorm")

  25. This actually felt like an important issue and it was enjoyable.  Very solid.

  26. So Ray wants Hawkman brought back to life but wants Jean to stay dead? Is that compassion?

  27. @Aquapimp Compassion is cold and rational compared to love (Hence why Ray, a scientist, is the compassion bearer). Jean Loring was not happy alive to the point where she killed other people just to get someone to give her attention. Hawkman and Hawkgirl want to live long enough to love each other, but every time they admit to loving each other they are killed.  He’s trying to give them what they want.

  28. Jean also negatively affects the people around her.  That’s like suggesting he should want Hitler revived, because he was happier alive.

  29. Way better than expected. Strong stuff, by Johns … whodathunkit? [insert sarcasm smiley here … if one existed] 

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