Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Black Terror

Okay folks, the following will lead into spoilers that have been circulating for a while now, but I wanted to offer fair warning.

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The upcoming Green Lantern crossover "In Darkest Night" has been in the planning stages for years, and heavy leaks have been springing up since, what, San Diego? For those who don't know, in addition to the long-standing Green Lantern Corps' emerald "willpower" energy, there's also been Star Sapphires and Qwardian yellow power rings floating around for decades. More recently, we've seen a Sinestro Corps spring up around yellow "fear" energy, and now Red "rage," Blue "hope," Indigo "compassion" and Orange "avarice" Lanterns.

Next up are Black Lanterns, which are powered by a central body created from the body of the Anti-Monitor. While it is unknown what emotion controls their black energy, what is known is the "corpse" is made up of the reanimated dead.

Cue inviso-text:

Much of the Black Lantern Corps will consist of "zombie" super-heroes, including the Earth-2 Superman. Thanks to leaked solicitation images of the upcoming second series of DC Direct "Blackest Night" action figures, we can now confirm the existence of Black Lantern Martian Manhunter. Thanks to their black and silver color scheme, J'Onn now looks like Mister Bones, coincidentally a foe of Manhunter's from his '90s solo series. He's also quite similar to Bones' costume inspiration, the Black Terror, recently revived by frequent Martian Manhunter artist Alex Ross. Anyway, if Martian Manhunter is going to be the enemy of a super-team, I'd prefer the GLC over JLA, as referenced here.

How do I feel about this? Well, Ethan Van Sciver hinted about this months ago, so I've had plenty of time to brace for it. I think it's tacky and morbid in the DC manner under Dan DiDio, so what else is new? Pass...


The Irredeemable Shag said...

WOW! That mystery figure looks very interesting. Makes me concerned for what the Ronnie Raymond Black Lantern is going to look like.

The Irredeemable Shag

Bookgal said...

Ah! What?

If I wasn't already divorced from DC this would do it. Bastards.