In Review: Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night (2019) #1

What could be blacker than the Blackest Night?

Synopsis: What could be blacker than the Blackest Night? From the pages of Dark Nights: Metal comes a Dark Multiverse retelling of the Green Lantern event that changed the DC Universe forever…only this time, the Black Lanterns win!

Review: Tim Seeley spins a dark tale with this alternate version of Blackest Night.

The Story

Having become the White Lantern. Sinestro has failed in his duty to give life back to the Black Lanterns and thus allowed Hal Jordan to be made into a Black Lantern. This story picks up a few weeks after the event and Dove is the only person left on Earth who is immune to the effects of he Blackest Night virus, which has taken over much of this particular section of the universe. Lobo has been hired to bring Dove to an undisclosed client, but Sinestro also wants Dove so he can experiment on her to try and find a cure for the virus.

The story doesn’t really get interesting until Miracle Man appears and announces his cunning plan, but of course, it doesn’t quite end as well as he would hope for.

The Artwork

Kyle Hotz does some superb work throughout this issue. The hordes of Black Lanterns, which our all identifiable to readers as former heroes and villains all look suitably grotesque but really eyecatching. I loved the visual gag where Logo stubs his cigar out in Sinestro’s dead eye. The visuals in this book are mindblowing in that it overwhelms your senses because there is so much cool stuff to look at.

It is all helped by some fantastic inking from a team made up of Danny Miki, Dexter Vines, and Walden Wong. The colors from David Baron and Allen Passalaqua also help bring all this together.

Overall

An enjoyable read with some fantastic art and great colorwork.

It also has one of the darkest endings for this Dark Multiverse series to date, but it’s also a fun one if you are a fan of Lobo.

9.7
Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night (2019) #1
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    9.3
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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