Light can be separated into seven different colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
In DC comics this has been taken into consideration, and it has helped start the newest incarnation of their series of comic books.
DC comics has decided to incorporate the science of light and the spectrum into the Green Lantern: Blackest Night.
In the comics, Green Lanterns are a type of space corps, patrolling different sectors of the universe to protect. They have power rings that can project different constructs of light, in this case green, and are powered by the wearers’ willpower. The rings help them enforce law in the universe.
Green Lantern: Blackest Night has been anticipated since last year. In the
series, all of the past characters who have died (Firestorm, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, etc.) have been resurrected as zombies by the
villainous Black Hand to put an end to all life in the universe.
The series also introduces many other corps, which harness the power of the other colors of the spectrum.
For instance, a Blue Lantern powers his rings with hope, a Yellow Lantern with fear, and a Red Lantern with hate. Normally,
these different corps are at war with each other, but because of
the Blackest Night, they must all work together to stop the Black Lanterns.
Geoff Johns came up with the story for the Blackest Night. Johns has been the writer for many other story lines, such as the Justice Society of America, The Flash: Rebirth, Teen Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War and Infinite Crisis. He has also been very involved in the making of DC comics characters as they become animated for film and television. He seems to have lots of experience in his line of work, and he has been working with comics since 1999. He began to make a large impact in 2000 when he took over writing The Flash.
For Johns to have the idea to use the dead characters as Black Lanterns is genius. These ‘heroes’ have come back to haunt their former friends and partners.
Since black is the absence of light, the only way to defeat them is for all of the different corps, who represent the different colors of light, to work together to ‘white out’ the Black Lanterns.
This is a great series to get into and has been kept going since Green Lantern: Rebirth back in 2004. Overall, it gets five out of five stars.