Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #2

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 22, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
6.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) reveal the secrets behind the Lanterns of BLACKEST NIGHT! Bear witness to Blue Lantern Saint Walker's pilgrimage of hope, Star Sapphire Carol Ferris' sacrifice for love, Green Lantern Kilowog's courageous beginnings, Red Lantern Vice's source of rage, Orange Lantern Blume's bizarre creation, and the first appearance of the mysterious Indigo, leader of the Indigo Tribe!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 24, 2009

    Overall, this mini-series continues to be a worthwhile read that displays some great art and storytelling. It serves as the perfect vehicle for new readers who are just becoming aware of the Emotional Spectrum and their respective Corps, while managing to hold the interest of longtime Green Lantern title readers by introducing them to some of the most interesting members of the various Corps. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 22, 2009

    Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps still has its problems, but its pleasing to note that issue #2 is already significantly improved over the first. I'm hoping Johns and Tomasi have saved the best tales for last. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 22, 2009

    With a roster of talent just shy of that appearing in the pages of Wednesday Comics, this issue of "Tales of the Corps" (for some odd reason, with this title, I want to pronounce the "p", I don't have that hurdle to jump elsewhere) provides two entertaining tales and one story that should be immortalized in collected editions to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Jul 22, 2009

    Overall this issue was okay but much like the first issue of this series only one story held any kind of relevance. While interesting on by themselves the two minor stories do not seem to have any importance in the face of Blackest Night. Hopefully these characters will be have some kind of significance in the long run that will make these issues worth while. As of right now I can only recommend buying this issue if you are a hardcore Green Lantern fan. On a positive note it is great to see Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi work with some of today’s great pencilers. That alone boosts this issue's grade up a point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 24, 2009

    While the Saint Walker tale is still the best, this week's offering is a better overall package than last week's. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 24, 2009

    Better than the first, but still feels a bit too light for a $3.99 comic. Die hard fans will obviously want this and shouldn't be disappointed, but casuals expecting something relevant to the Blackest Night event should probably steer clear. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 23, 2009

    This issue had some high points, including great art by Gene Ha and a somewhat interesting origin of Bleez. Unfortunately, the issue simply falls flat in the end thanks to the humdrum art and storytelling that is way more about telling than showing, taking away a lot of the power from the delivery of the previous issue. Read Full Review

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