No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil’s might,
Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!”
That blackest night part of the green lantern oath is what’s going on in the DC universe right now. Here’s a description from the DC website, “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?”
Basically there is a villain named, “The Black Hand” (in the picture above on the left with the skull in his hand) who has become the first black lantern and is bringing back all of the dead characters from the DC universe. Those who have risen from the dead, superhero and villain alike, are returned as a dark and evil version of their former selves. The goal of the black lanterns so far is to wipe out all sentient life in the universe. There has been further information/developments and the main bad guy of the story has been discovered and you can find it if you look hard enough.
Just putting this out there for anyone who may be interested. If you are interested then you probably already know about it. This series claims to have some really lasting changes in the DC universe, but the always say these kinds of events will. The story so far is really great from several of the tie-in’s I’ve read and has been the only comics to make me want next month to come today.
A bonus that came with the first issue is this plastic black ring. There are rumors that there may be other rings to come for each of the different color of corps. Each corps has an emotion associated with it and a description of each is on the link.