Blackest Night #7

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 17
8.1Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

As Nekron continues to wage war on life throughout the universe, Hal Jordan discovers the grim, true mission behind the villain's return. But the truth is so cosmically abysmal that it threatens to expose a secret that could tear the very universe asunder. You can't miss this stunning, penultimate issue to the year's biggest event!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Feb 25, 2010

    Overall, Blackest Night, as an event, has been a bit of a hit and miss affair at times, but its core title Blackest Night has been solid. The good folks at DC Comics definitely overextended this event a bit much throughout their titles, but Blackest Night #8 is going to be the must read of the entire event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 25, 2010

    So far, this has been a darn good series. We'll see if the creative team can seal the deal with the final issue next month. Here's hoping! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 27, 2010

    All in all, this comic was really good, although the Earth/Entity stuff did take something away from it for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 25, 2010

    This is AWESOME. This issue is absolutely epic in every way possible, from the strong writing to the absolutely gorgeous art. This is definitely on the best single issues from a major event that we've seen in a long, long time. The highlight, of course, is the reveal of Sinestro as the longawaited White Lantern, which is a great new twist in one of the most intriguing character histories in all of DC's holdings. I cannot wait to see where Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Feb 27, 2010

    An absolutely amazing issue that will definitely be remembered for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Feb 25, 2010

    I enjoyed Blackest Night #7. But, I must point out that I am a fan of the Green Lantern mythos so I am enjoying the little wrinkles that Johns is adding to Green Lanterns continuity. The neat plot twists and nice character bits that were sprinkled throughout this issue made Blackest Night #7 an enjoyable read for me. The final twelve pages of Blackest Night #7 made up for the fact that nothing really happened at all in the first thirteen pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 8, 2011

    As Blackest Night gets ready to end, the action and events are ramping up significantly, both in the core book and in the side books. Here in the main one, the newly deputized Corps members cause a little trouble along the way but it's all preamble to the bigger events as Nekron finally makes the connection he wants with the Entity that's apparently for life, the universe and everything. It's not a full on win with what goes on here, but the overall Green Lantern mythology is well expanded here from front to back and it's made much more epic than it ever has before. Outside of it being central to Earth, I found it to be really engaging and fun to read as it's something that has been building for some time on a few different fronts. Blackest Night may not be ending with the same focus it had at the start as the trio we started out with pretty much are nowhere to be seen, but it's been a fluid and fun ride so far that hopefully has a solid enough ending coming up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Feb 28, 2010

    Much has been written about DC's success with Blackest Night as compared to Marvel's recent event brands. Personally, I think BN has clicked for fans of the super-hero genre because the concepts upon which it's built are just so much fun. Sure, death and the macabre are inherent in the premise, but ultimately, there's a simpler, old-school feel that widens a reader's eyes and brings a smile to his or her face. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 25, 2010

    "Blackest Night" ends next month, but given the revelation of the White Lantern in this issue, I'm beginning to wonder how bright the "Brightest Day" is going to be, and for whom. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 24, 2010

    I ended up enjoying Blackest Night #7 quite a bit when all was said and done. Reis' art is gorgeous and insanely dynamic despite its numerous storytelling problems. The story includes many of the elements that have made Johns' Green Lantern so enjoyable all along. It's a fun ride. That doesn't change the fact that the issue and this event both have their significant flaws – shortcomings that are unlikely to be redeemed by the concluding episode no matter what Johns and Reis pull out of their sleeves. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Feb 28, 2010

    Blackest Night #7 still turned out to be the best issue of the event since the first issue. It had some good moments, an awesome cliff-hanger and great art and left me wanting more and eager to see what happened next. Not much more I can ask of an event comic so Id have to say it was a strong success. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephen Joyce Feb 25, 2010

    While the pacing for this book seemed to be off, and some story elements were missing from this main series, Blackest Night[ #7 was a joy to read and has me very excited for the next issue. The art is wonderful. In fact, Ive found myself just flipping through the book to look at the art. Blackest Night has been a great ride and will definitely shape the future of the DC Universe for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Feb 26, 2010

    Ivan Reis’ art gave this issue two extra points. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 2, 2010

    Blackest Night #7 was yet another disappointing issue of DCs latest event. While I there has been massive love for this event so far I have found that this has been just a slow and uneventful story. Every issue seems to follow the same formula that by the time I read this issue it feels like the same thing as previous issues. Even though the final few pages where just plain awesome those final pages does not make up for the fact that the majority of this issue is a slow plot progressing issue just like all the issues of Blackest Night which is not a good thing for the second to last issue of an event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 27, 2010

    This comic book contains some terrific dialogue whether it's from Lex Luthor, Sinestro or Ganthet and this makes the comic flow very nicely. The artwork has all kinds of surprises on various pages and makes the comic book worth a read. The story is strange because the comic book gives no reason to feel that the villains are anything to fear or even that they would be difficult to defeat. This is what prevents the comic book from achieving a "can't miss" status. One other item of note is that the letter at the back of the issue points readers towards a website called for character bios. This is something DC should have advertised much earlier as it would have made following the obscure tie-ins much easier. This is a decent comic book but it is not worthy of the blockbuster event tag it's been given. Read Full Review

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