If you’ve been wondering what is going on with Blackest Night, and why there is a skip month in the series, EIC Dan DiDio spelled it out yesterday at the Baltimore Retailer Summit.
Thatâ€™s right, this January, the BLACKEST NIGHT mini series skips a month to make room for a very special Blackest night event. Eight classic titles from DCâ€™s past will return from the dead for one month only to celebrate this mega-crossover throughout the DC Universe. Each series will pick up on its original numbering and feature characters from their original runs as they deal with the events currently unfolding in the DC Universe. And I have to say, this has been one of the more fun projects weâ€™ve put together.
We scoured the list of series from the 60â€™s, 70â€™s, 80â€™s, 90â€™s and today to find the right titles to bring back from the dead. They are, in no particular order, as follows;
– POWER OF SHAZAM #48 Eric Wallace tells the tale in which Osiris returns from the dead to â€œchew the fatâ€ with a very powerless Billy and Mary Batson.
– CATWOMAN #83 Fabian Nicieza has the original Black mask explaining to Selina why shooting him in the head was a bad idea.
– SUICIDE SQUAD #67 Gail Simone and John Ostrander are ringside for the epic fight between a very dead Suicide Squad and a possibly soon-to-be dead Secret Six.
– QUESTION #37 Greg Rucka has the one answer for when two Questions meet.
– PHANTOM STRANGER #42 Pete Tomasi reveals what Blackest Night means to the Phantom Stranger.
– WEIRD WESTERN TALES #71 Dan DiDio (weirdly talking about myself in the third person) lets you know what all the dead old west characters are doing in the new west today.
– ATOM AND HAWKMAN #46 Geoff brings you the double date from Hell, The Black Lantern Hawks work to reunite Atom with his long dead love, Jean Loring.
– STARMAN #81 James Robinson returns to the book he made great and visits some old haunts.
If you are particularly excited about the Starman issue, don’t get too worked up.Â James Robinson has stated Jack Knight would not appear in the final issue.Â I am rather interested in the Catwoman issue so we hopefully find out how the Black Mask returned from the dead following that bullet hole in the brain.