Yes, I realize that SDCC 2010 was last week. However, I kind of had a lot of stuff to do when I got home after the convention (I’ve only really finished unpacking just now), so now it’s time to get my notes together and let you know what happened during the con, based on my journal entries from the trip. This isn’t precisely going to be a “news” post – partially because it’s late, and partially the news stories from the con went up during the con, so you’ve probably already read them. Continue reading →
DC’s latest crossover event wrapped up earlier this week.
The second issue of DC’s current event hit shelves this week.
Night has fallen on the DC Universe.
With this review, our “Blackest Night” coverage is up to date.
The formal prologue, set before the Free Comic Book Day “Blackest Night #0” issue, details the creation of the first Black Lantern. In many ways, this is not what I expected, and that’s definitely a good thing. The main event kicks off next week with “Blackest Night #1.”
The latest chapter leading into Blackest Night wrapped up this week. Next issue is the official prologue issue, detailing some of the Black Hand’s role in all of this.
The major players on all sides of the Blackest Night event spawn directly from the pages of Green Lantern. What follows is the “in a nutshell” version of the history of Green Lantern’s corner of the D.C. Universe, culled from issues from Hal Jordan’s first appearance in Showcase #22 through Crisis on Infinite Earths, the weekly run of Action Comics Weekly, the 1990 relaunch of Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner’s emergence as a Green Lantern, and more, with particular emphasis on the issues published since Geoff Johns took over writing chores with Green Lantern: Rebirth. This should get you adequately prepared for the forthcoming Blackest Night. Let me know if you think I’ve missed anything important.
This year’s Free Comic Book Day offering from DC Comics is actually a preliminary chapter to Blackest Night, the summer event that grew out of Geoff Johns’ work on Green Lantern from Rebirth until now. Should you track down a participating local comic shop to get your copy today, May 2?
With this review, preliminary reviews of all completed story arcs are up to date. Further reviews will come as storylines wrap up.