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Blackest Night #7 (of 8)


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The Solicit:
As Nekron continues to wage war on life throughout the universe, Hal Jordan discovers the grim, true mission behind the villain's return. But the truth is so cosmically abysmal that it threatens to expose a secret that could tear the very universe asunder. You can't miss this stunning, penultimate issue to the year's biggest event!

I Say:
Technically this installment hit stands the last week of February, but the vagaries of shipping meant that several titles wound up with two issues in March. The problems of this issue also contrast with the superior issue #8 that hit stands this week. Penultimate issue of the zombiefest (cause enough for celebration), this issue heralded the inauguration of the inevitable White Lantern to oppose the evil Black Lanterns. The first person to seize the mantle of White Lantern, clearly chosen in hopes of some shock value, was the various Lantern Corps’ squeakiest wheel for the past 60 years, the arch-supervillain Sinestro.
While it was fun to see Barry Allen, the resurrected Flash of the Silver Age of comics, tell Lex Luthor to shut up and rejoin the fight, and despite a pretty cover and the hordes of superpowered zombies, bright colors, explosions, and slavering, scene-chewing monologues by most of the principle characters –except to complete your collection of this nine month long crossover, this issue is completely skippable. (If, however, you were looking for a violent, gory, but colorful picture book with ridiculous set-speeches, this is the $4.00 comic for you.)

Verdict: MISS
 

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