Blackest Night: Untold Tales of the Blackest Night #1
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Blackest Night: Untold Tales of the Blackest Night #1

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 13, 2010 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
5.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Book of the Black is pried open once more to reveal the untold horrors that occurred during BLACKEST NIGHT as guided by Sinestro Corps member Lyssa Drak. Be witness as swarms of Black Rings scavenge for souls within the tatters of Ragman! Cringe as Scarecrow bathes in the fear he constructs as a newly minted Sinestro Corpsman! Scream as Donna Troy transforms into a Black Lantern! Squirm as Animal Man literally feels his world--and himself--die! It's the emotional spectrum at its darkest in one special standalone issue!

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Oct 14, 2010

    Overall, there's far more good than bad to be had in these stories, with some of the stories being particularly engaging and enjoyable. You're getting a lot here for the price, as two regular-sized issues would provide similar page count but for $1 more. If you were a huge fan of Blackest Night, I definitely recommend picking this issue up, but if you weren't a huge fan, or were happy that it finally ended, you might want to avoid this one, it probably won't be as enjoyable to you as a reader. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 13, 2010

    This isn't must-read material by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a nice return to some elements of a story that thrilled fans over the past year. There are a few surprises, a few disappointments, and a few worthy additions to the canon of "Blackest Night." I, personally, would encourage DC to consider revisiting this era every year about this time. This issue is definitely more treat than trick. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 13, 2010

    If you're a die hard Blackest Night fan, Untold Tales is definitely worth picking up. However, if you're like me, and enjoyed Blackest Night #8 in large part because it closed the book on the drawn-out, repetitive event, you're better off skipping the issue entirely. If anything, it will only serve as a reminder that commercially successful events never really end, they just go away until its time for the next money grab. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Oct 17, 2010

    I don't think the book is worth buying for the content you get. Most of it is retreading relatively new stories that were just released in trade (don't get me started on DC's slow trade department). Only a handful of pages from the issue are really new material as well. Pick it up if you are an absolute Blackest Night junkie, but otherwise not worth it for what you get. Read Full Review

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