DC’s ‘Blackest Night’ resurrects deceased titles


blackestnight1Comic book heroes and villians aren’t the only thing rising from the grave in DC Comics’ “Blackest Night” storyline. The publisher announced that several canceled titles would resume for one issue in January. The titles will continue their numbering from where they ended.

Though the books have been off the market for years, January’s one-shots will pick up in current continuity and deal with the effects the undead Black Lanterns are having throughout the DC universe. Artists for the projects haven’t been released yet.

The “Blackest Night” comic will be skipping that month to allow artist Ivan Reis to catch up in preparation for the series’ double-sized final issue.

The titles will include:

The Atom and Hawkman #46 written by Geoff John
Catwoman #83 written by Fabian Nicieza
Phantom Stranger #42 written by Peter Tomasi
The Power of Shazam! #48 written by Eric Wallace
The Question #37 written by Greg Rucka
Starman #81 written by James Robinson
Suicide Squad #67 co-written by John Ostrander and Gail Simone
Weird Western Tales #71 written by Dan DiDio

I’m quite happy to see that “Starman” is on the list. Many people, myself included, say that Robinson’s work on that title made it the single best superhero book of the ’90s. But I’m a little disappointed to see that they’re not bringing back Garth Ennis’s blackly comedic “Hitman.”

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