Thursday, April 8, 2010
Blackest Night #8 Thoughts
Thoughts on Blackest Night #8:
--Shiera Hall is back! Kendra was the first Hawkgirl I ever read, but my further readings have made me a big fan of the classic. The reunion of these two was downright amazing. This leads into...
--The Hawks are now once again the Ultimate Power Couple in the DCU. And I don't just mean the "Power" part of this so much as I mean the "Couple" part. Part of Hawkman and Hawkgirl's schtick which has really stuck with me is the idea of them as a loving couple, and having that dynamic back has me very excited. Plus we now have the possibility of seeing the wedding of Carter and Shiera!
Others may point to Green Arrow and Black Canary, or (now) Aquaman and Mera, but in my book the Hawks own this title and hopefully Johns and company will run with it.
--Regarding Ralph and Sue Dibny... I don't want them back in the land of the living. I think what we need is a run of them as the Ghost Detectives! Chuck Dixon wanted to use them in his Batman And The Outsiders run but that obviously didn't run quite as long as it was supposed to. But that would be a great backup feature in Detective or something, the two of them solving mysteries as a ghostly couple.
--Martian Manhunter is back! And this time he has pants! Not sure where he is going to end up after Brightest Day, but it sure is great to have Big Green back. Now hopefully some people out there will listen to some smart folks and use J'Onn effectively.
--In the same vein, Aquaman is back, and he has both of his hands! Put the two of these guys in a $3.99 40-pager, I say! I mean, two of the co-feature books are going away in a few months so there's a spot in the lineup!
--Anti-Monitor back in the Anti-Matter Universe? That's bad. Very, very bad.
--I guess I need to stop complaining about Jim Starlin's Hawkman Special being taken off the board now, huh?
--In closing, I just want to say that from the opening salvo to the final panel, Blackest Night delivered on all fronts and stands as one hell of a good story and one amazing event. And now, with Hawkman and Hawkgirl back, I can hope for a new (Brightest?) day for the Winged Wonders.