Friday, 14 August 2009

Blackest Night News!

There is some great Blackest Night news over at IGN.

First, they have part one of the November Blackest Night tie-in issues, and there are quite a few of them (with all but one title costing $3.99 unfortunately)! Check out all the issues here.

I especially like the idea of Ted Kord coming back to face his old buddy Booster Gold and also throwing down with the new Blue Beetle. The cover for that issue is shown above.

Plus in an interview with Geoff Johns, the mastermind behind Blackest Night is revealed. Check it here.

If you dont want to know who it is stop reading now as I'm going to talk about this spoiler!

You still here?

Good, okay. So Nekron. I didn't have a clue who he was but reading the interview then doing some research on the character it totally makes sense, and I'm sure a lot of long term Gree nLantern readers saw this coming a mile off, and is probably why Johns is revealling it now, so early on in the series. There must be other, even bigger reveals coming in the book that obviously we wont know about until we've read the issues. I've got so much faith is Johns when it comes to GL and I think he is gonna make Nekron an absolute bad-ass! I cant wait!

Question for you guys, as I dont know anything about Nekron and have never read anything with him in, could you recommend some comics I should read to give me some background on the character or just some cool stories where he is the featured villain?

Thanks guys.


  1. Nekron has appeared in quite a few stories, but the most prominent Nekron story is the three-issue Tales of the Green Lantern Corps miniseries from the early '80s. Fortunately, DC recently released this miniseries in trade paperback form, so you should be able to get a copy. Here's DC's link for Tales of the Green Lantern Corps:

    In addition, Nekron had a run-in with Captain Atom in Captain Atom # 42 and #43, and he also appeared in Green Lantern Annual #7, where he encountered Kyle Rayner. So, yeah, that's Nekron in a nutshell!

  2. Nice one robert, thats really helpful im gonna check them out, thanks