My daughter looked at this issue’s cover and asked me, “Who’s the red monster?”Â I told her it was Starbreaker, and he was an alienÂ vampire.Â She asked, Â ”Who’s the princess?”Â I informed her that the princess was Doctor Light, and she was a superhero.Â She then asked, “Why is she dead?”Â I informed her that he was biting her to drain her star-powers and that she only LOOKED dead.Â My daughter looked for a minute, shrugged and said, “I still think she’sÂ dead.Â And I like Edward Cullen more.”Â
Itâ€™s been such a long time since part one of Neil Gaimanâ€™s â€œWhatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?â€ issue, that I thought I had either missed the concluding chapter, or the release was being held off so readers could get into the full swing of â€œBattle for the Cowlâ€.Â Detective Comics #853 arrived today, and the wait was worth it as the issue didnâ€™t disappoint.
Today’s Lantern entry features the Sinestro Corps. Look for the complete collection coming soon in the upcoming Blackest Night Free Comic Book Day book coming May 2, 2009.Â Or if your comic book store is giving these away early (I’m looking at you comic book shop in Overland Park, KS), you already know what follows next.
From a tipster:
Those info sheets of the various Lantern Corps, including Corps not yet posted on The Source, make up the back portion of the issue. The first half, by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, involve a conversation between Barry and Hal.
Well there you go…
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Apparently there is some interesting info in the back of the book that details the 24 issues related to Part One of the Blackest Night saga.
As we head into BLACKEST NIGHT, from mega-stars Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, how familiar are you with the rest of the colors of the emotional spectrum? Yeah, thought so. That really annoys me. Some might say, it makes me angry â€” and we all know what happens when you get really angry? Rage. Yes. See what Iâ€™m trying to do here?
While Hal Jordan has had his hands full with Red and Blue Lantern issues (and been possessed by rings of both Corps) in sector 666, the rest of the known universe has also been dealing with buildup to the upcoming Blackest Night, and the remaining 7199 Lanterns have likewise been out and about with things to do, but only one book to show for themselves…Â Now that I mention it, 7199 to 1 seems to be an unfair ratio of Green Lanterns between the two books.Â Hal Jordan must have one hell of an agent.
DC Comics has released the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in July 2009.Â Take the jump for a look at the new Batman titles, the new stuff for Wednesday comics, and the continuation of Final Crisis.
Next week (April 22, 2009) see’s the final Geoff Johns issue of Justice Society of America, and it also turns out to be Stargirl’s birthday. DC Comics has released a sneak peek of the issue, that you can see after the jump.
In a world without Superman (again), heroes have risen to take his place (again).Â And as is often the case in these tales, the new heroes have a connection to the old, but what of those heroes that have a villain for a parent?Â And what happens if both parents are evil?Â And what if one of them wants to kill you real bad?