Deadman can't shut out the cries of the dead rising as he comes to the aid of the new Batman. It's just in time, too, as the duo face a circus of zombies including the Black Lantern Flying Graysons! BLACKEST NIGHT blankets Gotham City in this 3-issue miniseries from writer Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, THE MIGHTY) and hot new talent Adrian Saef!
Dick and Damian go to Wayne Manor cemetery to clean up the mess Black Hand had left. When they arrive they discover that Black Hand had dug up Bruce Wayne’s body and had taken his skull. Also he had dug up Thomas and Martha Wayne’s bodies. Dick was extremely annoyed and decides that their bones will be moved to the Bat bunker, and begins to move them but Damian gets spooked and Dick tells him to go to the Batmobile and wait for him.
While this was happening 25’000 feet above Gotham the FBI have been informed of the dead villains and hero’s being brought back to live and are flying the remains of some villains to the JLA head quarters so that they would be safe but the Black Rings come and claim the dead bodies, turning them into Black Lanterns. amongst the new Black Lanterns are Blockbuster, the Ventriloquist, KGBeast, King Snake, Abattoir, and the Trigger Twins.
Batman and Robin are on their way back to a cemetery to check on some graves and are disusing whether or not they are scared of death, when suddenly Dick is possessed by the Deadman, who does not know that Dick is Batman and Damian is Robin. He is shocked when he enters Batman’s body and instantly starts shouting. Damian recognises that something is wrong with Dick and starts punching Dick in hopes getting the Deadman out of him. The combination of driving at 80 mile an hour and getting punched in the face make Deadman swerve off the road.
Deadman then swaps bodies with Damian so he can talk to Batman. It is revelled that Deadman’s body had also been taken by the Black Lanterns and he could also hear them whispering, which was hurting him. They set off to the nearest cemetery. On the way Deadman tells Dick that Damian has some bad issue’s.
They arrive at the cemetery where Deadman starts to sense the Black Rings and leaves Damian’s body. It is revelled that the cemetery they are in is the final resting place of Jack and Janet Drake, and their bodies have become Black Lanterns. Dick calls Tim, who is in Paris dangling a man of the Eiffel Tower and after Dick tells him what’s happened, Tim starts to way back to Gotham. Dick’s parents have also been brought back as Black Lanterns. Damian draws Batman attention to the Bat-signal in the sky which had been cracked and there are bodies lying on top of it.