This summer, for once, it is starting to look like DC Comics might actually edge out Marvel for the best crossover event.
In the upcoming "Blackest Night" characters long dead, and some not that long, will be coming back to life with the use of a Black power ring. Some of the big names are: Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Earth-2 Superman, Dr. Light, Blue Beetle, and Maxwell Lord.
Of course, they won't be their usual selves, but crazed villains trying to take over the universe.
The story comes out of the Green Lantern comics where many other colored rings have already appeared. The traditional Green power ring, which is powered by willpower, has been faced with an onslaught of new enemies, and allies, over the past two years in the form of different rings. They are:
- Yellow (fear)
- Violet (love)
- Red (rage)
- Orange (greed)
- Blue (hope)
- Indigo (compassion)
- Black (death)
All of Johns' hard work in the GL universe will come to fruition this summer as Blackest Night spills over the whole universe.
Check out this preview posted yesterday on DC's official blog, The Source.