Those crazy WWE superstars have arranged themselves into the emotional spectrum corps from the last major arcs of Green Lantern. This was definitely not something I expected to see when I went in looking for pictures of Kelly Kelly this morning. Via WWE
Or – “Named For The Roman God Martius, God Of War…” Not to be confused with famed Martian general Marvin, whose computers are so complex and naughty… Traditionally, this month has signaled the beginning of the season of military campaigns, and also the time when college basketball generals lead their troops unto the field of battle. For me, working in small-market TV for as long as I did, it’s a month which signals mighty pains in the butt, which explains why this is technically the FEBRUARY edition of RFR. We apologize for the inconvenience… Better to just press on.
DC released the black and white cover work for Blackest Night #8 by Ivan Reis.Â According to the company, the final issue of the company wide mega-event will have an additional 10 pages of story for the low, low price of $3.99. via The Source
When DC announced the rainbow Lantern Corps ring give-away, people went crazy, snatching up as many rings as they could lay their hands on.Â Â With the coming release of Brightest Day, DC is giving fans a chance to add to the collection by getting their very own White Lantern ring. VOTE!
ROBOT OVERLORD: I long for the day when I can raise an army of the undead to swarm across the Earth and do my bidding.Â Until then, I, your Robot Overlord, must live vicariously through the pages of Geoff Johns Blackest Night. If you think my plans to take over the world are insane, you havenâ€™t spent enough time with Stephen or Matthew.Â Iâ€™ll let them illuminate you in the ways of Nekron and his plans to crack open the shell of The Entity.Â RISE Gentlemen, and commence with the review and commentary!
For those who were wondering if the Brightest Day event would include a white ring, the short answer is, Yes.Â For the longer answer, The Source has the low down. With BLACKEST NIGHT #7 on sale today, weâ€™re happy to announce a new, White Lantern promotional ring, tying into retailer orders for BRIGHTEST DAY #1. Want one to complete your set? Then make sure to mention this to your local retailer: For every 25 copies of BRIGHTEST DAY #1 ordered by 4/15, retailers can order one bag of 50 White Lantern rings, at $8 a bag. Sign me up for
Or – “Blackest Do Whut Now?” The fascinating thing about the Secret Six Blackest Night tie-in is how naturally the subject of death fits into the ongoing lives of these killers and thieves and reprobates. Deadshot’s ties to the Suicide Squad alone accounts for a couple of dozen ambulatory corpses, and that’s before we even consider the nigh-immortal Scandal an Jeannette’s body counts.Â The appearance of walking corpses here is disturbing, sure, but for some reason it seems to fit right into the characters lives…
Yup, it’s The Anti-Monitor all gussied up in his Black Lantern garb ready to wreck havoc on the universe… AGAIN! The art is by Adam Schlagman and makes it into our Art Appreciation Moment of the day. via The Source
Or – “There Are Old Pilots And Bold Pilots, But Few Old, Bold Pilots…” I saw recently that a clinical study proved that January 25th is the most depressing day of the entire year, scientifically and unequivocally. While I don’t disagree with that sentiment (especially as it regards the attendance of employees in Midwestern United States call centers) I find it fascinating that somebody actually got paid to try and figure out something that silly and (let’s be honest, here) banal. Still and all, it’s the kind of story that you read and go, “Yeah, I can see that.” Thus,
I never thought I’d see a Flash not wearing a red costumes, but the events happening in Blackest Night actually have me digging Barry Allen in his Hope duds.Â Scott Kolins whipped up the cover to Blackest Night: Flash and it’s classic speedster in a way we haven’t seen him before.Â Well, unless you’ve read the most recent issue of Blackest Night that is.
Check out this stunt by Marvel.Â In exchange for certain unsold DC Comics, Marvel is willing to exchange a special Siege #3 Deadpool variant with retailers.Â Â The titles in question are the Blackest Night tie-in issues that came with the Green Lantern ring promotion.Â Since many people wanted a complete set of the rings, retailers had to purchase additional copies of these books, which may have put the retailer in a tight economic spot.Â With this promotion from Marvel, the comic store owner could theoretically charge top dollar for the Siege #3 Deadpool variant or put it up on eBay.
DC has just announced its next big company wide event following Blackest Night.Â Naturally it will be called Brightest Day.Â The series will kick off in April as a bi-weekly, 26-issue series written by Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi. My guess is the next big story after Brightest Day will be “No Evil Shall Escape”, which will be a series similar to “Run”, and so on. via The Source