Rise of the Black Lanterns: The Phantom Stranger #42

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 20, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
5.7Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Spotlighting the DC Universe's magic-based characters! The Phantom Stranger, with Blue Devil at his side, battles the Black Lantern Spectre with little hope of success. Meanwhile, Black Lantern Deadman delves into the Phantom Stranger, compelled to learn the mysterious hero's true origins. But what dangers will arise if the Phantom Stranger's enigmatic past is revealed? Find out in another one-issue revival of classic DC Universe titles!

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 20, 2010

    Tomasi and crew do a nice job of balancing out the light-hearted banter of Deadman and Blue Devil with the serious world-threatening power of the Black Lantern Spectre and the mystical babble of the Phantom Stranger. The story doesn't seem as natural coming from Tomasi as his work on "Green Lantern Corps," but it serves this issue very well. If you found yourself with a little extra comic cash this week, needing a "Blackest Night" fix, you could certainly do worse than to buy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 26, 2010

    Still, even in an average comic, it's great to see an old favorite again. Hopefully we'll see more of the old boy in the future. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jan 28, 2010

    And where was the Strangers old nemesis/co-star Dr. 13? Id like to see how that professional skeptic reacted to his wife coming back from the dead. That could have been more interesting than this. Read Full Review

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