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One of our keen Major Spoilers readers, noticed a bit of a spoiler on the Diamond Comic Distributors website yesterday that has Nekron as the big bad of Blackest Night.  Of course, as of this morning, when I finally got my fat ass around to snag the image to post with this article, Diamond had changed the image out, with the one pictured above.

Is the Nekron reveal a big surprise?  I know more than one website has been guesstimating that Nekron would be a part of the series.

Unfortunately, there was to be a whole IGN exclusive interview talking about the whole thing hitting the Intardwebz, but that’s ruined.  Ah, the life of trying to nab and Intardwebz exclusive.

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Jacin B
    August 14, 2009 at 8:51 am — Reply

    For a moment there, I was sure that Image uniting was the source of Blackest Night.

    After all, I think that in order to be truly Russelled, the spoiler has to come before the jump. But, I like what you did there: Trying to distract us by putting the Nekron stuff up as a red herring.

  2. August 14, 2009 at 9:01 am — Reply

    I saw that original image on another website. It is a new version, but it is supposed to be Necron. With Blue Devil and Zatanna (I belive both those characters have a history with Necron, as do the Green Lanterns) it makes sense.

    BTW – Love the Gravatar intergration!

  3. nu
    August 14, 2009 at 9:10 am — Reply

    article link

    BN #5 cover

    I really like the cover, especially the sythe.
    I know all the heroes on the cover have come back from the dead, but still Dolphin looks out of place.

  4. August 14, 2009 at 9:14 am — Reply

    Stacy: Hopefully you like some of the other changes we’ve made to the site, too!

  5. Tecrogue
    August 14, 2009 at 9:48 am — Reply

    At first I was thinking, “Wait… Blackest Night is a DC/Image crossover event? margldypeg… I can’t afford to add more to my pull list right now…”

    But then the true spoiler came up, and it’s still looking to be a pretty awesome arc.

  6. Jon
    August 14, 2009 at 10:16 am — Reply

    Ugh. Perfectly predictable from the jump and apropos for this steaming pile of fanfic garbage. This is easily the worst thing to come out of comics since the Clone Saga mess over at Marvel. But man, put Geoff Johns on the marquee, put pretty pictures in between the covers, and the masses throw out better judgment on a shelf in favor of falling all over themselves in a grand circle jerk of hysterical applause and praise. I guarantee that if Judd Winnick was the writer this series wouldn’t be getting NEARLY the same praise and all of the plot holes would be reamed wide (such as how come the Spectre, who’s like 2nd in command to God Himself, is susceptible to the Black Lantern call?) and this series would be put on hold until DiDio could find a new writer.

    It’s astounding not only how bad this series is, but just how many people are eating it up. It’s a blight on the history of the Green Lantern Corps.

  7. Ricco
    August 14, 2009 at 10:16 am — Reply

    I know for a fact that Matthew new who the baddy was back in July 16th, probably knew ALOT earlier then that.

  8. Huh?
    August 14, 2009 at 10:31 am — Reply

    Is that Sara as the Witchblade for a comic coming out in November? Does that previews cover ruin the ending for War of the Witchblades?

  9. August 14, 2009 at 11:11 am — Reply

    alguien ha notado que, los que salen en la portada, son los que han regresado de una u otra forma de la muerte……
    Ice Murio y Revivio, Hal, Barry, Conner, superman, Bart, Wonder woman y Green Arrow de una u otra forma han sido fiambres….

    anotenla hay….

  10. Ricco
    August 14, 2009 at 11:20 am — Reply

    @Mulder: Yes me noticied that all those in the cover have comed back from the dead in some form, Willian Hand talks about them in Green Lantern 43. They’ll probably be main targets of the BL Corpse, the BL League has already targeted Barry and Hal.

    P.S.- Try to post in English, it’s an English forum.

  11. August 14, 2009 at 11:28 am — Reply

    Sorry, my english not is very good, The martian manhunter, refers to Barry and Hal, too in Blackest night, good Clue.
    Salutes Ricco

  12. lifeisaglitch
    August 14, 2009 at 11:29 am — Reply

    RiccoC3PO to the rescue!

  13. Ricco
    August 14, 2009 at 11:38 am — Reply

    Oh dear, I’m also programed with French and Italian, my Italian is very rusty thou.
    *Ricco devuelve el saludo a Mulder*

  14. Martin
    August 14, 2009 at 11:57 am — Reply

    @nu: That’s not Dolphin, it’s Ice of the JLI.

  15. Jacin B
    August 14, 2009 at 1:26 pm — Reply

    @Martin: No wonder Dolphin looked so out of place!

  16. August 14, 2009 at 1:55 pm — Reply

    More than one website?

    How about more than one Matthew?

    You really don’t read anything that I write, do you, Schleicher? :)

  17. nu
    August 14, 2009 at 3:29 pm — Reply

    @Martin: I appreciate that, I was just glancing it over and thought Dolphin. But even with it being Ice, she still looks out of place compared to the rest of the “I came back from the dead” crew. I guess they were just trying to throw another woman into the mix and there just werent many to choose from because they are all stuffed in fridges.

  18. Brother129
    August 14, 2009 at 3:39 pm — Reply

    I guess it’s a good this I have no idea who this is…LOL

  19. vistapa
    August 14, 2009 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    my thoughts?… at least it’s not vampire monitor

  20. vistapa
    August 14, 2009 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    my thoughts?… at least it’s not vampire monitor, love the new “look” BTW

  21. August 14, 2009 at 5:19 pm — Reply

    Why is it that Green Lantern’s events are the only events I care about?

  22. Ricco
    August 14, 2009 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    Ice is there because she was recently returned from the dead in an issue of Birds of Prey, Spy Smasher ran the team at the time, also she is back with her on again off again boyfriend Guy Gardner which is very much part of Blackest Night since he’s a Green Lantern.

  23. August 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm — Reply

    Also, I think all those heroes there are Leaguers who’ve all died & been revived at different points.

    I have no idea who Nekron is, so this is just a bit confusing to me.

  24. ~wyntermute~
    August 14, 2009 at 6:58 pm — Reply

    I am SO GLAD it did not turn out to be the Vampire Monitor, and semi-glad we’re not going to get Zombie Anti-Monitor in charge of everything… :) This Nekron guy is “new” to me, and after reading his Wiki, seems to fit PERFECTLY with the rest of “Blackest Night”. I especially like how Johns is digging through the old bits of Lantern Lore and finding ways to tie them in. Kinda like what you-know-who did with Batman: RSVP, only in this case it seems less forced. I mean, retconning “Zur-En-Arr” into a bad drug trip was cool, but it took a bit of work to get behind. This stuff is all “established prophecy”, and so by virtue of that is granted a bit of wiggle room, IMHO. :)

  25. Brent from Bloomington
    August 14, 2009 at 8:21 pm — Reply

    A nekron history would be nice.

  26. ~wyntermute~
    August 14, 2009 at 10:16 pm — Reply

    Wyntie’s Wikis. At your service, senors, senoras y senoritas. :)

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