One of my favorite comic books has been on fire the last two years and it looks like there is no putting it out now. Green Lantern & its sister book Green Lantern Corps has been in the midst of the ultimate color war for the last two years. For those ungeeked Green Lantern is the story of a man who is given a magic/science based ring that allows him to create pretty much anything he can think of as long as his will power is strong enough. There are at least two Green Lanterns (a title not a codename) for every sector of space and they all belong to the Green Lantern Corps. They are for lack of a better word Space Police.
First it was the Sinestro War with the will Powered fueled Green Lanterns versus the Fear powered Yellow Lanterns. After a hard won fight that took place over the summer, we the readers learned this was simply the beginning of darker days as the war of light was fast approaching. Since the end of the war we have been introduced to love powered violet lanterns or Star Sapphires, The Hate filled Red Lanterns, the forever Hopeful Blue Lanterns and the greedy Orange Lanterns. And while there are still a few more colors that have yet to appeared DC is gearing up for the baddest of mama jamas The Black Lanterns.
What makes the Black Lanterns such a big deal is that their corps is made up of the deceased and with all the big story lines over at DC there has been a lot of death. While no actual members have been listed it is rumored that the Black Lanterns will include Hawk man, Hawk girl, The Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, and a Superman (there are a few running around DC right now…don’t ask!) Anyway it’s is gearing up to be super cool and would you believe this whole blog was just supposed to be the upcoming picture, somehow I geeked out all over the keyboard…..
In Brightest Day……In Blackest Night!!!!