Review by: akamuu

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With this issue, we’ve finally reached the end of the Blackest Night Prelude which started, roughly, in 1976.  It was a long, awesome run for a prize that it seems improbable will be worth all the hype that the prelude has inspired.  But it’s written by Geoff Johns, who eats improbable for breakfast and excretes (never shits, for his writing isn’t vulgar or cheap) fantastic stories.  If you’d have told me two years ago that I’d be at all invested in a Green Lantern story, I’d have rolled my eyes at you.  Now, it’s one of the highlights of my comic month.

In this issue, things happen.  Not as epic and universe changing as the most recent issue of Green Lantern Corps; the final page isn’t nearly as Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? as the final page of the previous issue; in fact, the last page of the epilogue is nearly anti-climactic (though the last page of the actual story is pretty badass), as it’s not at all a surprise, it’s just THE BEGINNING OF BLACKEST NIGHT, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?  (trust me, the varied amount of as make all the difference).

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. At last the prequel is over. The best thing about this issue is the fact that we can now get to the point. DC has IMO stretched GL to a point where Blackest Night will have to be better than it should have to just to justify the last year of the core GL books. I hope it holds up under the strain.

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