Blackest Night #3
Blackest Night #3 hit stores last Wednesday, so I’m sorry for the delay on getting the review up. Anyways, let’s get right to it eh? This issue is, simply put, spectacular. I absolutely love what they did with bringing certain elements of Blackest Night together, and I love the way the characters, living and dead, interact with each other.
This issue is spectacularly written by Geoff Johns, and shows Johns’ ability to take any character and write to fit who they are already instead of trying to make them into something their not. Each person has their own speaking style, and that mixed with the undertone to it all makes this a great read from any standpoint. The day DC Comics loses Geoff Johns will be a sad day for all Green Lantern fans.
Ivan Reis does the drawing on this issue, while Oclair Albert and Joe Prado take care of the inking, with Alex Sinclair handling the colors. I love the decision to have Ivan Reis draw the whole series because without him I don’t think it would be the same. Reis takes the Blackest Night concept and milks everything out of it, turning every gruesome, gritty word into incredible, eye-pleasing reality.
The book also features another excerpt from “The Book Of The Black” talking about The Spectre, The Phantom Stranger, and more, and their connection to the rise of the black.
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