DC’s latest mega-event has just concluded with the release of Blackest Night #8 and what a thrill-ride it’s been. Ivan Reis has done a bang-up job at delivering some of the best artwork I’ve seen in recent years. He pencils every DC hero imaginable in both their Black Lantern and traditional forms well!
I’m not one for spoilers so I’m just gonna say that Blackest Night actually does a great job at resetting the DC Universe after all the recent deaths that have occurred over the course of DC’s CRISIS-labelled tie-ups. My only regret is that I hadn’t realised just how closely tied the story would be to the other Green Lantern books; namely Green Lantern & Green Lantern Corps. Looks like I’ll have to pick-up those issues when the tradepaperbacks are released.
It’s been a great 8 months and I can’t wait for the next 12 months as we jump directly into Brightest Day. Geoff Johns’ definitely has got loads planned for the DCU as more is revealed about the White Lantern rings and the return of various characters to the DCU.
On another note, Mark Millar & Steve McNiven’s Nemesis was somewhat of a disappointment. McNiven’s artwork is absolutely the pits compared to some of his stuff that made me fall in love with his artwork. Maybe McNiven’s trying to experiment with his artwork but it’s absolutely horrible in my opinion. What a shame, I was so looking forward to new stuff by McNiven but have this instead… oh well, the premise & concept is somewhat interesting so I’m willing to see where Mark Millar is headed with this new creator-owned series. Hopefully Steve McNiven will buck up in future issues.
For a full-review of Nemesis check out CBR’s review here.