Between the Covers: Stories from My Bookcase

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Blackest Night - DC Comics

I'm not an avid comic book reader. I tried to collect Spawn when I was in college but soon lost interest in it. Not very exciting for me, or maybe it was the cost. After seeing the Watchmen on the big screen, we bought the hardcover and I was amazed at how they were able to stay true to the original. It wasn't a cheap buy though, and it so far hasn't been followed by another series. 

Last week, I had the chance to read Blackest Night, thanks to a colleague who has a collection of comic books. My boss has been borrowing his titles bit by bit and I saw this on the pile of the ones that were already being returned. I checked them out and since there were only nine sections for the event, I went ahead and borrowed them. It caught my interest, and now I want to read Green Lantern, and Sinestro Corps War. I think that I would appreciate and understand Blackest Night more if I actually read those. 

Of particular interest is the dynamics between Hal Jordan and Flash, and all those other super heroes. The origin (and purpose) of the different Corps is also something of interest to me.