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Blackest Night Ups the Ante (Anti-Monitor, that is)

He's back in black!

As Agent Smith would say, it was inevitable.  

 I don't know, it's dark.  Maybe it could be somebody else?

When he was last seen, at the conclusion of the SINESTRO CORPS WAR, the Anti-Monitor’s disembodied, wailing spirit had landed on a mysterious planet and been forged, by forces unseen, into the power source of the Black Lanterns' big battery.   Now, Anti-Monty’s back as a card-carrying, ring-wearing, sigil-bearing member of the Black Lantern Corps itself as that cover to March’s GREEN LANTERN CORPS  #46 will attest to.

Black Lantern's Power

The Anti-Monitor’s getting to be like a great big cosmic scab.   Just when you think you’ve torn him off for good, he comes back meaner and even more rotten than before.    

Adam Schlagman released the Greg Horn cover above to DC’s official blog, the Source, today along with this poetic press-release of doom...

First the Black Lantern Corps rose from the Crypt on Oa decimating the planet and many Lanterns in their horrific path.

Then Kyle Rayner’s brush with death and a Black Lantern ring resulted in Guy Gardner being blinded by great rage as he transformed into a Red Lantern killing machine.

All this tragedy and devastation led to the collapse of the Green Lantern Central Power Battery.

How could writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason make things any worse for our Emerald Warriors?

How about the return of one of the greatest threats the DC Universe has ever known: THE ANTI-MONITOR?   



So what do you think, oh maniacal Comic Vine community? What effect will this surprise competitor have on BLACKEST NIGHT? When DC’s heroes have Nekron against the ropes, will he be tagging out to him? 

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics.   Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com

25 Comments
Posted by inferiorego

Why do I have a feeling another Flash is going to die.... again?

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Posted by Nighthunter

You know? It's a good thing that in comics good always ends up winning because between BL Spectre, Supermen, Firestorm, Aquaman, Hawks, Doctor Fate, Martian Manhunter, etc. etc,  etc. Nekron, Black Hand, etc. etc. and now Anti-monitor then the heroes would be f@cked up in so many ways

Posted by MichaeltheFly

I hope the Anti-monitor regains control over his body and crushes Nekron, and takes control of his undead legion. But let's be serious this could never happen.

Posted by Moomin123

Oh this is gonna be good!!!!
Posted by DEGRAAF

didnt the anti monitor help create the power or something for the sinestro corps?
Edited by AtPhantom
@DEGRAAF said:

" didnt the anti monitor help create the power or something for the sinestro corps? "

It is presumed he guided them in creating their central battery, but nothing direct.
Edited by Superparody

...wow...Black Lantern Anti monitor...Nekron has indeed gotten powerful
Posted by Final Draft85

Black Lantern Anti-Monitor... Whoa. DC is really making it hard to be a Green Lantern these days & it's good thing that "Brightest Day" is coming soon, but at what cost to the Lantern Corps.
Posted by DEGRAAF
@AtPhantom:
ah thanks
Posted by starkiller95

black lantern anti-monitor is awesome

Posted by AtPhantom

I really don't think Anti-monitor will be Nekron's willing slave in this. My guess is he'll break himself loose from the power battery and start causing havoc, no matter whose side you're on. 
 
@DEGRAAF said:

" @AtPhantom: ah thanks "
No prob.
Posted by goldenkey

I still wanted to see some of the black lanterns act like green lanterns and use their rings to make constructs.  hasn't happened.
Posted by Xion

damn!!! DX

Posted by DEGRAAF
@goldenkey said:
"I still wanted to see some of the black lanterns act like green lanterns and use their rings to make constructs.  hasn't happened. "

i thought it had kinda come to the conclusion that they can, they are just used to consume hearts, register emotion and animate the dead
Posted by Chane
@AtPhantom said:
" I really don't think Anti-monitor will be Nekron's willing slave in this. My guess is he'll break himself loose from the power battery and start causing havoc, no matter whose side you're on. "
Maybe in doing so he'll facilitate some resurrections of black lanterns?
Posted by Archetype

I just want to know what happened to Sodom Yat.I'm guessing he's just sun-dipping and will return cured of his lead poisoning or something but I guess they had to find a way to bench him so he didn't just run all over the Black Lanterns...well most of them at least maybe not the Anti-Monitor.

Posted by busterblade
@AtPhantom: On Neckrons wiki page it says he first became aware of the world of the living after an imortal was killed.  That break in reality allowed him to look through.  Scar has been influinced by Neckron because she was an imortal who became injured.  I think we can classify has an imortal if not close to and in his weakened state after the sinestro corp attack on earth Nekron was able to use the anti-monitors power to forge the black central battery
Posted by Primmaster64

Is he going after Prime i wonder.

Posted by negamegas

All in favor for the DC Universe being boned... say "I".
Posted by AtPhantom
@busterblade said:
" @AtPhantom: On Neckrons wiki page it says he first became aware of the world of the living after an imortal was killed.  That break in reality allowed him to look through.  Scar has been influinced by Neckron because she was an imortal who became injured.  I think we can classify has an imortal if not close to and in his weakened state after the sinestro corp attack on earth Nekron was able to use the anti-monitors power to forge the black central battery "
What does this have to do with my post?
Posted by No_name_here
@Archetype:  I'm with you, man.  Yat's my favorite character in this whole epic and he's been sitting out for an awfully-long time.  I would assume that a character who factored so heavily into the original prophecy would be a bigger part of this storyline, so I think it's clear he's going to be a surprise returner for the end.  You'd figure the "ultimate Green Lantern" would be able to wreck everybody.
Posted by busterblader
@AtPhantom: Sorry about that I meant to reply to the post you originally replied to about what part did anti-monitor play in creating the Black power battery
Posted by NightFang

Saw it coming and thank GOD it's happening!

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Posted by Red_Blade

Some comeback he had, he got banished by Nekron in the same issue, they turned AM into a joke ...

Posted by ASKwhy
@Red_Blade said:
" Some comeback he had, he got banished by Nekron in the same issue, they turned AM into a joke ... "
Agreed, he went out pretty quickly.