The DC Universe becomes an even darker and deadlier place this week with 2 new Blackest Night tie-in issues! It seems like every time I think this Blackest Night even can't get worse for the DCU...it does.
Blackest Night: Batman #2
The undead battle from the first issue continues here with a slew of villains (including Scarface, Blockbuster, KGBeast and others) as well the risen parents of Tim Drake. Dick and Damien, with the help of Deadman, prepare for an assault on Gotham City PD where Commissioner Gordon and crew are attempting to hold off a full onslaught of Black Lanterns. It should go without saying (but it won't) that lots of people die. At the last minute, Tim/Red Robin arrives on the scene as does another set of dead parents. I'm stoked for the final showdown next issue!
Score: 5 out of 5
Green Lantern Corps #40
The battle for Oa continues against the newly risen fallen Green Lanterns. Kyle has a romantic-turned-horrible aside with Jade. Salaak pulls rank on the Alpha Lanterns. Bzzd has a showdown with Guy Gardner. It's discovered that the more powerful your emotions when you are killed by a Black Lantern, the more energy their rings recharge and even more people die on Oa than in Gotham. Honestly, I used to want to be a Green Lantern. Now I'm not so certain.
Score: 4.5 out of 5