Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I've been enjoying Blackest Night a lot, and even did reviews for the main series and its tie-ins for that matter (check the archives for those). It's been one hell of a reading rollercoaster ride, and things have been so unpredictable for its part that there's no telling who's going to buy it and return as a Black Lantern in the months to come. I actually prefer it to be surprised that way, and while DC has been mum on most of the details, it had to be the mandatory comic solicitations that finally revealed who "THE BIG CHEESE" is. Yes, I'm talking about the brains behind the whole undead resurrection thing; the man who the rogue Guardian Scar worships; the force that trapped the Anti-Monitor in a Black Lantern Power Battery, and the deity whom Black Hand serves to spread the word that is "Death" itself.
SPOILER MODE ON! THERE'S NO TURNING BACK FOR PURISTS IF YOU SCROLL DOWN, SO I SUGGEST YOU SHY AWAY... NOW!
I warned you...
The big bad mastermind behind the whole Black Lantern mess is none other than Nekron, Lord Of The Undead! This baddie from the GL Universe made his debut way back in Tales Of The Green Lantern Corps #2 in 1981, and served as the dark force who ruled over a place like Limbo and Purgatory, siphoning his power from all the souls and spirits of those who ever died. It has been speculated for months by several fans that this guy was the driving force behind Blackest Night, and now that the reveal is out in the open thanks to the cover of Blackest Night #5, their theories were proven right. Want to find out more about this guy? IGN discusses it in an article alongside the BN writer extraordinaire himself, Geoff Johns! And for more info on the DC solicits and BN tie-ins, visit Newsarama's Full November 2009 DC Solicitations link! All answers will be revealed in time, so keep reading Blackest Night as it marches onward!