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Writer Peter J. Tomasi and hot artist Patrick Gleason expand on the War of the Light as the evil Black Lanterns descend on all of the Corps throughout the universe in this must-read Blackest Night tie-in that features key plot points that are essential to enjoying the storyline to its fullest. Just when things couldn't look any darker, Green Lantern's Kyle Rayner, Guy GardWriter Peter J. Tomasi and hot artist Patrick Gleason expand on the War of the Light as the evil Black Lanterns descend on all of the Corps throughout the universe in this must-read Blackest Night tie-in that features key plot points that are essential to enjoying the storyline to its fullest. Just when things couldn't look any darker, Green Lantern's Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, John Stewart join the rest of the GL Corps in the fight to preserve the Central Power Battery and the planet Oa from being consumed by the Black Lanterns. This deadly battle threatens to engulf not only the Corps, but the Universe itself!Collecting: Green Lantern Corps 39-47...

Title : Green Lantern Corps, Volume 6: Blackest Night
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ISBN : 9781401227883
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Number of Pages : 264 Pages
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Green Lantern Corps, Volume 6: Blackest Night Reviews

  • Alejandro
    2019-01-18 11:11

    The weakest part of “Blackest Night” event.I bought this in its single comic book issues, but I’ve chosen this TPB edition to be able of making a better overall review.This TPB edition contains “Green Lantern Corps” #39-46. Featuring a part of the “Blackest Night” event.Creative Team:Writer: Peter J. TomasiIllustrator: Patrick GleasonSO MUCH SHOOTING, SO LITTLE DRAMAWell, it was a disappointing that while the main event of Blackest Night and the tie-in featured in Green Lantern were quite exciting and entertained……the tie-in part appearing here, Green Lantern Corps was quite tedious, showing only Green Lantern Corps members shooting (and without even making cool construcs but plain energy beams) against Black Lantern members, with some agents of the other Corps teams in the middle of the conflict.So, eight issues of plain comic book brawl is just too much, without much character development.There were some moments with Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner interacting with past love interests, that they were now Black Lantern members, but still it wasn’t that rich at the end.Of course, there is a very cool moment with Mogo, the Green Lantern living planet, but even that, not matter how cool was……we are talking about a whole tie-in arc, therefore, I was expecting a little less of massive fighting and a little more of creative character development.If you haven’t read Blackest Night event yet, I can recommend you to stick only to the Main Event and the Green Lantern tie-in arc……you won’t get much additional with the arc in Green Lantern Corps here.

  • Bradley
    2019-02-09 11:17

    Wow, I can't believe I finally made it to the end of this humungous story arc. I read it piecemeal by suggested reading order, so it took forever to end this one volume. Same goes for a few other volumes.What a ride. The Corps have the big action and the big sweeping stories tied down. Galactic, world-breaking stories. I could stare at some of that complicated art for along time, especially the really huge battles on Oa, Mogo, even the near eradication of all life on earth. It's pretty damn epic.Guy and Kyle are starting to grow on me after all this. It's not all about Hal anymore. I still don't give a shit about the bar, though.Blackest Night kicked serious ass.

  • Sesana
    2019-01-30 14:52

    While the Black Lantern Corps was sacking Earth, what was going on back on Oa, and how were the Green Lantern Corps at large dealing with it? As it turns out, I didn't much care. No, it wasn't bad, just... lackluster. Especially compared with some of the strong writing this event brought out. The best issue in the lot was probably the post-disaster issue, showing the devastated planet and dealing with some Lantern politics that would probably mean a lot more to somebody who'd been keeping up with this stuff. Totally secondary to the Blackest Night storyline, and can be safely skipped.

  • Nick
    2019-02-04 10:54

    Read collected, Blackest Night Green Lantern Corps may be the strongest tie-in volume to the DCU's undead event. It tells a linear story that is easy to follow, no matter what your previous knowledge is. Patrick Gleason, who is often overshadowed by his more prominent fellow artists on the GL titles turns in some of his strongest work here. His detailed splash pages are a joy to comb through, and nearly all his sketches feature creepy background images that suit this story well. Pete Tomasi continues to capture the relationships between Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardener, Soranik Natu, Arisa and more that he has so masterfully managed during this team's run on the title. The final issue is a fitting epilogue to this memorable run.

  • Wing Kee
    2019-01-22 09:14

    THIS is what an ensemble event book should read like!Wow this book is dense, there are so many character and so many things going on at once, but not once did I feel lost or that what I was reading meant nothing, this is a testament to the creative teams wonderful pacing and writing. Like Green Lantern this entire book is dedicated to the 'Blackest Night' event and it told in the point of view of the GL Corps members and it's fantastic.World: The art is wonderful. I've said it so many times so I'll be brief, the art pops, the rings looks powerful the flight and sense of motion great. My God the splash pages in this book are stunning. The world building here is also wonderful, calling back DC history with each of the character Tomasi and Co. want to focus on. Yes, it's a formulaic plot structure that is being used again and again in 'Blackest Night' but it works, drawing up the past to make the present story so much more. So much of the time and effort that last couple of years of the GL books to build this world come to fruition and it's pretty fantastic, all the different lantern characters and locations come crashing together to world building goodness. Story: Packed densely and moves super briskly. It's a roller coaster ride much like the rest of this series, but with 'Blackest Night' the stakes are high indeed. There are so many characters in this tale but for some reason each of them gets some development and time and that's because Tomasi is a great writers. The entire middle section with Kyle, and Guy was absolutely incredible and full of emotion, it was a ride. I can't say anymore cause I don't want to ruin anything but man this is just non stop but also hits emotionally.Characters: There is a surprising amount of character development found in this arc, this is because the plot structure of 'Blackest Night' lends itself to character moments and dialog. The best is found in the middle with Kyle, Guy, Natu and Co. It's great. But that's not all, Vath, Cribb and others all get stories and it's a wonderful thing when Tomasi juggles all of it so well. The characters make this event something more than just the explosions and cool visuals, you care, and you feel for them.Wonderful! This is a hell of a ride and one with a strong emotional core, I think this one is even superior to the main GL series in terms of tying into 'Black Night' the middle section is simply so good. Read it!Onward to the next book!

  • Jake
    2019-02-18 08:11

    I absolutely love the team of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. They work so well together. Not only on Green Lantern Corps, but they're also killing it on Batman and Robin right now.What I love about the Green Lantern Corps comic, even outside the Blackest Night event, is that it doesn't always focus on Guy, John, or Kyle; it'll have side-stories about Isamot Kol and Vath Sarn, or Iolande and Soranik Natu, or whoever. I really loved the ending part with Isamot and Vath.As with the other BN tie-ins, this adds so much to Blackest Night and I think it's essential to read along with it. Here's a link to a list of the correct reading order. It should be noted that not all of the issues listed are collected in the BN books. Most are, but the Booster Gold, R.E.B.E.L.S., Solomon Grundy, Outsiders, Doom Patrol, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad, Superman/Batman, and Secret Six comics are not. Also, the prelude stuff isn't necessary, but it's some good stuff.Also, one of the BN books is titled "Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps." The issues collected in this book aren't listed in that list I linked to, with the exception of Adventure Comics #4-5. This book should be the first of the BN books you read.

  • Samuel Reynisson
    2019-01-28 07:49

    It was good. There are several Blackest Night TPs and this is the 3rd one. I think i will stop here because i hear you don't have to read all of them and the first 3 are the relevant ones. So I think the rest is not important unless you really like the series and want to continue. If anyone is wondering how the Blackest Night TPs connect, I suspect they all happen at the same time, but in different places. Like this one happens on Oa, and is about the GL Corps defending the central power battery. It happens at the same time as the first Blackest Night TP. So I think I will stop here and next read Brightest Day and furthermore War of the Green Lanterns. (Chronologically correct)

  • Austin
    2019-01-21 09:47

    this was a great book I have read a few of the green lantern book and that were really good this one was graphic but not as much. I liked it because it was a great read and kept my attention throughout the whole bookI gave this book a 3 star rating because it was good but I am not really interested in these book but I enjoyed it a lot it is like the other books there is 3 story's in it and the stories are all very colorful and I liked it a lot.

  • Alan
    2019-01-24 09:48

    What doesn't work here are the members of the Indigo Tribe, Mogo (once a fun supporting character now seemingly a deus ex machina piece), Miri, and the screwing with Guy Gardenr's character (why make him a ticking time bomb?). What does work are the efforts to add some character depth (note I say some) to Corps members Salaak, and the feuding (they are such a slash couple) partners Isamot and Vath. Also points for trying to poke good natured fun at women in refrigerators.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2019-02-04 12:54

    Though it does not have the widescreen appeal of the main Green Lantern comic, this one really goes to the heart of the characters, helping it rise up to the next level.

  • Anne
    2019-02-15 08:15

    3.5 stars. Not the best in the Blackest Night arc (my opinion, of course). Could be that I'm just burned out on Blackest Night, but this one seemed a little on the cheesy side.

  • UmairSial
    2019-02-08 09:49

    I'm not a regular comic book reader, however I do read sometimes. I was disappointed in this collection. It has far too much action to effectively communicate the situation in the different areas. The illustrations seem to make things even more confusing.

  • Trey Kennedy
    2019-01-30 09:58

    This is a decent tie in to an incredible series. It’s not necessary to enjoy Blackest Night, but it does fill in the background of what’s going on in that series well.

  • Kevin
    2019-02-07 14:52

    This book follows Kyle Rayner, Soranik Natu, Guy Gardner, Kilowog and the other minor Lanterns as they defend Oa from the invading Black Lantern Zombies. There are epic fight all around and it only collides with the main title toward the end, but I really think this needs to be read with both the others.I really enjoyed Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps., silliness and all. I highly recommend that this be read with the main Blackest Night: Green Lantern Series and Blackest Night using an order like this: other tie-in books are optional with the possible exception of Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps which gives backstory on some of the lesser known Lanterns. All these enrich the story and really make it the epic it deserves.

  • Gavin
    2019-02-17 09:03

    Another tie-in with Blackest Night, this one might be the most relevant after Green Lantern. This deals more with the Green Lantern Corps as a whole, and tells stories about everyone from John Stewart to Kyle Rayner to Kilowog, to Guy Gardiner, to Mogo the planet and Salaak. One of the greatest parts of this collection I found, was when one of the main Green Lanterns (human) was taken over by the Black, and it drove one of the other Human Lanterns into a Rage where he was consumed by the Red Lantern Rage and ended up kicking some epic amounts of ass in the Red Lantern Rage he felt after seeing his friend taken by the Black. Be sure to read it yourself to see how it plays out, but it was one of the great parts for sure.It was also nice to see a book that didn't focus on, or barely involve Hal Jordan. I think the other 3 GLs from Earth (John/Kyle/Guy) have always had more potential to be as interesting or important, and this book actually lets them shine without Golden Lantern getting in the way.As with all the others in this series, this one shows interactions with the other colour lanterns and how they all must work together to defeat the Black of death itself.

  • Teri
    2019-02-04 12:52

    This Blackest Night book details the Green Lantern corps for everyone EXCEPT Hal Jordan. (I think he's in there in some places). I read this one first and that was kind of a mistake since I didn't know what was going on for some time, and it seems like the middle of the book is just one long fight scene after another that I didn't understand. After reading the other two Blackest Night books, I went back and looked at this one and it make a little more sense. Still, Wikipedia is going to be your best friend if you don't have super-human encyclopedic knowledge of all DC heroes that ever existed. Compelling read, just don't start with this one.

  • Gabriel Wallis
    2019-02-05 06:52

    This was one of the best Blackest Night graphic novels I've read. It was really intense! Great scenes in the graphic novel: the "hungry" Black Lantern kids, Kilowog's battle with his former trainer Lantern Ermey (now a Black Lantern), the Black Lanterns attacking Oa and creating a large construct to topple the Central Power Battery there, Guy Gardner's induction into the Red Lantern Corps, Mogo's "cleansing" of the Black Lantern Corps off of Oa, Mogo's battle against Guy Gardner, and the Anti-Monitor's battle against all Lanterns. It was a great graphic novel. This is one I would love to own.

  • Jacob
    2019-01-27 13:11

    Public Library Copy. As far as I know this was the first time I'd read anything by Tomasi. I recall Greg Rucka speaking highly of him so I knew that was enough of an endorsement for me. I quite enjoyed this GL Corps title and if I could afford it I'd love to pick them all up and get caught up. Unfortunately I have to settle for picking up the books that the public library carries and I'm reading the GL comics out of order. It kind of reminds me of my jr high and high school days when I was reading Chris Claremont's X-men, which to date I still haven't bothered to start over and read in chronological order...hopefully someday.

  • Ithlilian
    2019-02-07 07:03

    The different lantern corps come together to defend Oa and the green lantern from the black lanterns. That's it really. A couple of minor plot lines are tied up each individual lantern member's story is advanced but since I don't really care about Kyle Rayner's love life or pointy eared chick's dead parents I wasn't too thrilled. When the black lanterns get you they talk trash and try to make you emotional, so the history of every character is brought up again and I don't care about it at all. Reading the Green Lantern Blackest Night and Blackest Night 0-8 was sufficient for me, nothing new here.

  • Sean
    2019-01-25 08:12

    Wow! What an epic! While DC botched some of the parts of this big mega-crossover, here its done very well. Almost all of the story is self-contained. The majority of the story is a huge, stellar fight scene. Without spoiling anything (even if it is 6 years old) Lanterns die, fight, get resurrected, fight, turn into Red Lanterns, fight, fall in love, fight, and finally stand up for themselves. A classic. The art by Patrick Gleason, who've I've never been a big fan of, delivers a good book. Sometimes his faces were too cartoony, but overall there some amazing visuals. Such a fun book.

  • Lelan Mangrum
    2019-01-25 09:07

    My complaint isn't about the story itself, but with how DC handled their Blackest Night trades. Instead of putting the full story in contained volumes, they simply made trades out of each individual mini-series or comic with a Blackest Night tie-in. This means that instead of a trade containing one full story, it contained one part of the story, forcing you to go into another trade to continue the story. Blackest Night was a really fun event, but the trades are too cumbersome to actually enjoy.

  • MadMaxx
    2019-01-28 11:02

    I was stoked they were setting this story up and all the different corps were coming together. Then the dead start coming back to life with old dead heroes attacking the still living ones as zombies, how more awesome could the DC universe get. Cant wait for another huge crossover like this when the different colors of the emotion corps have to fight each other again. Keep up the good work DC.

  • Brad McKenna
    2019-02-05 14:00

    This is the collection of The Blackest Night story that features "The Other" Green Lanterns. Since Kyle is my favorite, that's just as well. It also delved deeper into the other corps as well. Unlike the Green Lantern collection, this one does end. Sorta. The last chapter deals with a part of the aftermath. One thing that came out of this one, was my liking Guy Gardner's character more.

  • Dean
    2019-01-26 12:48

    Found this ok, but not the strongest of the Blackest Night tie-in books. Lots of fighting and explanation of plot, but the story drags slowly along, we drown in a sea of characters that is just too large, and not much plot advancement. Treading water, as it were.Writing is decent enough, as is the art. A book to borrow or rent, not buy.

  • Patty
    2019-02-12 14:51

    The Corps. are the group I really love in the GL part of the DC many different aliens and so many different personalities. And Kyle's (my fave GL) here, will be interesting to see how his romance with Soranik will turn out, but since Kyle's had really bad luck with girlfriends (most of them die), I'm also afraid to see what will happen.

  • Richard Rosenthal
    2019-01-27 12:16

    It almost seems to be an exercise in telling the Blackest Night story without having any of the main characters show up. This is what the Corp does while Hal Jordan saves the universe. I enjoyed it but I think it would have been better to reed side by side with the other volumes that make up Blackest Night. An Omnibus might be the way to go but that would probably be very expensive.

  • Adam
    2019-02-10 07:04

    Good story, average artwork a definite must for GL fans or even fans of the Blackest Night story line. By far and away the best part was Guy Gardner becoming a Red lantern after the death of Kyle Rayner. However, it was not a must read for the Blackest Night story.

  • TJ Shelby
    2019-01-20 12:56

    The entire book was a battle scene with sketchy transitions and lackluster writing. When Guy Gardner is the best part of any Lantern story...there's problems.A positive note: Patrick Gleason's issue #41 cover was hauntingly eerie and Greg Horn's variant #42 (of Guy Gardner) was AMAZING!

  • Matt
    2019-01-23 14:06

    Probably the best of the core Blackest Night books. The action's really breathless, the character beats are great, and the art really sings with all the spectacle that Gleason's asked to put in. Top-notch stuff.

  • Jaq
    2019-01-24 15:08

    Background to the great first volume in this series, it takes you through some of the additional storylines that surround the rise of the Black Lanterns. Not as bloody as the first volume but still not suitable for younger readers.