Here’s a comic chosen at random from my collection.
Green Lantern Corps (2006) #39 by Peter Tomasi (story & words), Patrick Gleason (penciller), Rebecca Buchman & Tom Nguyen (inkers), Randy Mayor (colorist), Steve Wands (letterer), Adam Schlagman (editor), and Gleason, Christian Alamy, & Mayor (cover)
This is how much I loved Blackest Night: after the event was over I searched for and bought all of the BN tie-in issues of this comic so that I could have a more complete story. It was kind of weird to read these issues after having read all the others stuff from the other titles, but it was quite worth it, and it made me take notice of Patrick Gleason.
This issue is the start of the Blackest Night event (if you don’t count the Prelude from the previous issue) in this title, and after a few pages of Guy and Kyle catching up and talking about their love lives, a swarm of black rings fly past them, heading towards Oa. Once there, the rings break into the caskets (tombs?) of dead Green Lanterns, and that’s when the Corps realizes things are really bad. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Kyle’s former love, Jade, is one of the newly turned Black Lanterns.
I really wished I would have been reading this book as BN was going on. There are some good emotional beats to this story (if a little too obvious), and Tomasi and Gleason certainly have the characters’ voices down. Plus, Mayor’s colors, as I have said before, are outstanding, especially in a book where green is the dominant color.
I really enjoyed this whole crossover as a great way to bring back the demons of the characters past. Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason make a great team as they both feed off each other. Peter Tomasi really knows these characters as a former editor. He doesn’t just bring back characters for the sake of bringing them back. Also, Patrick Gleason’s art is detailed as well as it brings a certain “creepy” level to it. Some of the side stories in the whole crossover might not have been needed but not when it comes to books that revolve around Green Lantern or GL Corp. As a whole this is a really good book. Good choice!
Obviously, I agree Sean. 😃 I think I might have to seek out issues of the series now. Thanks for commenting!
Thanks Sean! I totally agree with you about Tomasi & Gleason. Are you reading Gleason’s recent Robin book?