dan6433's Blackest Night #1 - Who Will Rise? review

The start of a great comic book blockbuster

I have to admit to not being Geoff Johns' biggest fan. He likes to delve very deeply into the DC universe mythos to the point of tedium and droll fanboy nostalgia. If that's your cup of tea, Johns doesn't disappoint with Blackest Night #1. The first few pages are 100% unadulterated Geoff Johns' uninteresting dialogue and campy, flag-waving, fist-pumping heroics. He also, during his stint with the GL series, seems to have sucked any humanity out of Hal Jordan and turned him into Clark Kent with a power ring.
 
Just as I start to yawn and immediately regret my purchase of this book, the story does a complete 180. Beautiful artwork, a fantastically emersive plot, and some of the most visceral and heart-breaking comic book moments this year are the highlights of the second half of Blackest Night #1. Just survive Geoff's obligatory boring introductions, and you'll be well on your way to enjoying one of the summer's greatest blockbuster events.

0 Comments Refresh

Other reviews for Blackest Night #1 - Who Will Rise?

    When Death Becomes You 0

    We all know that events are quick cash-grabs, cheap marketing schemes that attempts to fool new readers into thinking that they have just discovered the holy grail of comics. It's the cheap car salesman who wants to shove all the main package down your throat at once, and then tries to spice up the offer with his little side-benefits. It rarely has the stuff we really want, which is clever storytelling and how intricately intertwines within the continuity of the said universe. In fact, it's actu...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.