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Posted by Luke Brown On December - 29 - 2009


For comics shipping 12.30.09 or The Week Of One Comic. No, Seriously. Every week I’ll check Diamond’s shipping list to see what you absolutely, positively need to spend all your hard earned cash on at the Local Comic Shop.



Blackest Night #6 – $3.99

If you’ve been following W2W4W, you know that I’ve got a pretty healthy obsession with the character, Green Lantern. In the last fifteen years that I’ve been reading the book, I’ve watched the Corps turn from a one man show into a burgeoning police force. I’ve seen the “greatest” Lantern of all (Hal Jordan) become a terrible villain, die, return as the spirit of vengeance, and then ultimately, become resurrected. I’ve watched one of my favorite former Lanterns (John Stewart) battle back from being crippled, and return to his former glory as one of the men in green. I’ve witnessed Guy Gardner evolve from a meat-headed punchline of a character to one of the most interesting secondary characters in comics (and in spite of recent events, I still like the guy). I’ve gotten to see the Green Lantern of my era, Kyle Rayner, grow from a gun-shy, “aw shucks, can’t believe I’m here” rookie with the JLA into arguably the most important, if not the best, Green Lantern of all time. I mean for crying out loud, Kyle single-handedly resuscitated the Guardians. What else does this guy have to do to prove his worth to you people? More recently, the Green Lantern Corps fought against the Sinestro Corps in one of 2008′s most impressive storylines. All of it though led us to where we are today in what is sure to be considered one of the greatest Green Lantern stories ever written, “Blackest Night.”

These past six months have been an absolute tour de force of non-stop Lantern action, revealing new Corps after new Corps, ending with the introduction of the Black Lanterns. At the conclusion of the last issue, we were not only left wondering just how the Black Lanterns were going to be stopped, but the Black Lantern leader, Nekron, was awakened. Once that happened, we found out that he was the gatekeeper between life and death, and that he could take control of living heroes that had once died like Superman and Wonder Woman. With only three chapters left to go in this incredibly awesome story, and not a single hint as to what’s going to happen these next few months, you couldn’t pick a better time to be a Green Lantern or comic fan. Make sure to pick this up tomorrow. What happens here will impact this character and the Green Lantern mythos for years to come.

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