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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Blackest Night #5 - Jan. 2010

Comics Weekend "Blackest Night" by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, and Joe Prado.

Blackest Night continues, and I initially was going to skip writing about this issue because, after reading it, I saw how little Aqua-content there is. Zombie Aquaman doesn't appear at all, and Mera for only two pages.

But it seemed weird to me to skip an issue, for any reason, so here we are. It opens with the various colored Lanterns banding together, ready to fight the encroaching darkness:
This issue is mostly centered on The Flash (both of them!) and the addition of reinforcements to their fight, like Superman, Wonder Woman, Fire, Ice, Green Arrow, etc.

But over in Manhattan, the battle we saw last issue is still raging, and that's where we find Mera:
...and that's it for Mera and The Atom, as they disappear into one of the Black Lantern rings.

Later in this issue, Nekron and Black Hand reanimate the corpse of Bruce Wayne (gross!), which in turn helps all the heroes that have died and come back--and that's a long list--suddenly morph into Black Lanterns, too.

Which means, by the end of this issue, our heroes now have evil versions of Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Animal Man, and more to deal with. Not good!

To be continued!

I have to admit, Geoff Johns has sucked me in a bit here. I still don't enjoy all the grimness and gore, but the story is moving along at a good clip, and he's made Mera such a central figure that I find myself rooting for her to kick major zombie ass each issue!


JRainey said...

Nice to see a strong version of Queen Mera instead of her going crazy every other issue.

David J. Cutler said...

I really enjoyed that Little Mermaid/under the sea line.

Josh Hill said...

I was disappointed that there wasn't more Aquaman and Martian Manhunter, but I do love seeing Mera. She's quickly becoming one of DC's top heroines once again!

Oscar Olalde said...

I hope Mera lands a job with either the JLA or the JSA... specially in the later, since that team divided and one part is lacking female members.