July and August solicts for DC Comics are shedding some light on their upcoming crossover event – Blackest Night. From the looks of released covers and ad teasers we can look forward to (or dread – depending upon your point of view) Black Lantern versions of Earth 2′s Superman, the Martian Manhunter, Aquaman (But I thought there was a panel in Final Crisis that suggested Arthur Curry was back from the dead?), Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond), Terra (could be 1 or 2, but the original is more likely) and possibly more dead Titans, The Flying Graysons, and dead Sinestro Corps members (who died once lethal action was sanctioned by the Guardians of the Universe – and yet another decision by the little blue guys bites them in the ass).
The dead rise across the DC Universe, bringing terror and darkness with them. What are the Black Lanterns? What do they want? Will Earth’s greatest heroes survive long enough to find out – or will they join the Black Lantern Corps?
Although I’m not quite ancient enough to remember first hand when the weakness to a Power Ring was wood. I have read enough Alan Scott back stories to have heard of it. It would be a nice nod to B-movies if all it takes is a wooden stake, but I’m thinking it’s hard to kill what is already dead.
It may take the combined strength of all the other colors of the spectrum to defeat the Black Lanterns if they get anyone who ever died in the DCU.
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