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Wednesday, August 05, 2009 

We don't know if they'll be revived, and it was inappropriate to begin with

The Valdosta Daily Times writes a short but sugary article about Blackest Night, and even in just a short amount, it manages to be quite stupid:
Comic books have an ongoing tradition of killing characters then bringing them back to life. Sometimes, the death and rebirth are quick.
And sometimes the deaths/resurrections are done very selectively, with some getting favoratist treatment while others are not so lucky.
The following pages remind readers just how many characters have died in the DC Universe. Aquaman’s dead. The Martian Manhunter’s dead. The Elongated Man’s dead. The Blue Beetle’s dead. And many others. By the end of this first issue, two other DC characters are apparently dead but will likely be right back.
And that justifies this continued focus DC's had on excessive violence and gore? No way.

The last part is the worst:
“Blackest Night” feels like the follow-up to the brilliant “Identity Crisis” of a few years ago. This first issue has many touchstones from that groundbreaking mini-series. If this series comes even close to “Identity Crisis,” “Blackest Night” could be an enlightening experience.
No, I think it could be quite a disgusting one, and to read this would be to get hammered over the head quite badly before finding anything worthy, if at all.

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