A graphic novel review written by: Lee Sonogan
(2009) Graphic novel
“If you’ve read a superhero book published by DC Comics within the last few years, and were completely blown away by it, there’s a good chance that it was something written by Geoff Johns,” – Washington Examiner
Blackest Night was my first Green Lantern graphic novel I brought a few years ago. The crossover of DC Comics shows how epic a Green Lantern story can be in comparison to how the Green Lanterns are portrayed in pop culture. Death is a common element that is shown in this story that conflicts with Green Lantern’s emotional spectrum.
Directly speaking to your expectations do not listen to the mixed reviews. Something sucks you into this story where you must stick around to see the major event at the end. After reading this story you will want to read its sequel and any other Green Lantern stories to gain more context with the characters.
As our most iconic characters face brutal downfalls it creates doubt in the eyes of the reader. As a result, it made me believe there was not going to be a happy ending. If interested in an introduction Green Lantern story and are not familiar with the Green Lantern concepts, do what I did and read this graphic novel.