Blackest Night


Main Details
Volume 1
Issue 1
Date 2009-09
Location of Publication New York, NY, USA
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 48
Language English
  • Superman (Kal-El)(New Earth)
  • Flash (Barry Allen)
  • Hawkman(Carter Hall)(New Earth) (Dies)
  • Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders)(New Earth) (Dies)
  • Guardians of the Universe
  • Green Lantern Corps:
  • Hal Jordan
  • Kyle Rayner
  • Guy Gardner
  • John Stewart
  • Kilowog
  • Tomar-Tu
  • Supporting Characters:
  • Conner Kent (Kon-El)(New Earth)
  • Jason Rusch
  • Mera
  • Atom (Ray Palmer)(New Earth)
  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Booster Gold
  • Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance)(New Earth)
  • Teen Titans: (New Earth)
  • Kid Flash (Bart Allen)(New Earth)
  • Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark)
  • Cyborg
  • Raven
  • Starfire
  • Justice Society of America: (New Earth)
  • Green Lantern (Allen Scott)(New Earth)
  • Flash (Jay Garrick)(New Earth)
  • Wildcat (Ted Grant)(New Earth)
  • Mr. Terrific (Michael Holt)(New Earth)
  • Power Girl (Kara Zor-L)(Earth 2)
  • Hourman (Rick Tyler)(New Earth)
  • Doctor Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross)(New Earth)
  • Liberty Belle (Jesse Chambers)(New Earth)
  • Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore)(New Earth)
  • S.T.R.I.P.E. (Pat Dugan)(New Earth)
  • J.J. Thunder and Yz
  • Obsidian (Todd Rice)(New Earth)
  • Magog (David Reid)(New Earth)
  • Wildcat II (Thomas Bronson)(New Earth)
  • Starman (Thom Kallor)
  • Damage (Grant Emerson)(New Earth)
  • Atom Smasher (Albert Rothstein)(New Earth)
  • Cyclone (Maxine Hunkel)(New Earth)
  • Citizen Steel
  • Lightning
  • Freedom Fighters:
  • Uncle Sam
  • Ray
  • Antagonists:
  • Black Lantern Corps (First appearance):
  • Elongated Man
  • Sue Dibny
  • Martian Manhunter
  • Other Characters:
  • Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brian)(New Earth)
  • Jordan Family
  • Red Lantern Corps
  • Blue Lantern Corps
  • Orange Lantern Corps
  • Sinestro Corps
  • Batman Clone (Deceased)
Story Location Sector 2814, New Jersey; Gotham City, Kansas; Smallville, California; Coast City, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, California; San Francisco, Missouri; Central City, Illinois; Chicago, Metropolis, Maine: Amnesty Bay; Curry Lighthouse, Washington, D.C., Louisiana; St. Roch, Sector 666; Ryut, Sector 0; Oa
  • UPC — 7 61941 28446 0 00111
Notes First Issue Of Eight
$3.99 US
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This book was first published on July 15, 2009.
Throughout this book, a large number of prior deaths are mentioned or gone over with the new members of the Black Lantern Corps.
Air Wave died in Infinite Crisis #4.
Alexander Luthor was killed by the Joker at the end of Infinite Crisis in Infinite Crisis #7.
Alexandra DeWitt was killed by Major Force in Green Lantern (Volume 3) #54.
Amazing Man was killed by the Mist in Starman (Volume 2) #38.
Aquagirl was killed by exposure to the toxic contents of Chemo during the Crisis on Infinite Earths in Crisis on Infinite Earths #9.
Aquaman, after becoming "Dweller of the Depths" in World War III died in Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #50.
The Atom was killed by Extant during Zero Hour in Zero Hour #3.
Azrael died in a fight with Carleton LeHah in Azrael: Agent of the Bat #100.
Aztek sacrificed himself to stop Mageddon in JLA #41.
Baron Blitzkrieg was killed during Infinite Crisis by Superboy-Prime in Infinite Crisis #7.
Batman was killed by Darkseid during Final Crisis in Final Crisis #6.
Black Bison was killed during Day of Vengeance by the rampaging Spectre in Day of Vengeance #1.
Black Canary succumbed to radiation poisoning from a battle with Aquarius in Secret Origins (Volume 2) #50.
Black Condor was killed by Sinestro and the Society in Infinite Crisis #1.
Black Mass
Blue Beetle died when attacking Jarvis Kord's island base.
Blue Beetle was killed by Maxwell Lord in Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1.
Bolt was killed by his son Dreadbolt at the orders of Clock King in Terror Titans #3.
Brain Wave
Bug-Eyed Bandit was killed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths by Shadow Demons in Crisis on Infinite Earths #12.
Bushido was killed during Infinite Crisis by Superboy-Prime in Infinite Crisis #4.
Captain Boomerang was killed during Identity Crisis in self-defense by Jack Drake.
Cavalier was a vigilante-turned-rogue from early in Batman's career who died in a police shootout in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #34. Not to be confused with Mortimer Drake.
Celsius of the Doom Patrol was killed during Invasion! in Doom Patrol (Volume 2) #18.
Coast City was destroyed during Reign of the Supermen by Mongul and Cyborg Superman in Superman (Volume 2) #80.
Commander Steel was killed by Eclipso when he joined the Shadow Fighters, in Eclipso #13.
Conduit accidentally killed himself in Action Comics #711.
Copperhead was killed by Manhunter to prevent him from escaping justice in Manhunter (Volume 3) #1.
Crimson Avenger sacrificed himself to save a town in DC Comics Presents #38.
Crimson Fox and the second Crimson Fox are both dead. The first was killed by Puanteur in Justice League of America #111, and the second died at the hands of the Mist in Starman (Volume 2) #38.
Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson) was killed by Extant during Zero Hour in Zero Hour #3.
Doctor Fate (Hector Hall) died during Day of Vengeance when the Spectre forcibly moved him and his wife into Hell. Rather than be killed by Demons, he entered the Dreaming to be with his son in JSA #80.
Doctor Light was killed during Final Crisis by the Spectre in Final Crisis: Revelations #1.
Doctor Mid-Nite was killed by Extant during Zero Hour in Zero Hour #2.
Doctor Midnight was killed by Eclipso while working with the Shadow Fighters in Eclipso #13.
Doctor Polaris was killed during a battle with the Freedom Fighters by the Human Bomb in Infinite Crisis #1.
Dolphin was killed in the destruction of Sub Diego, crushed in the rubble.
Dove was killed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths by Shadow Demons in Crisis on Infinite Earths #10.
Elongated Man sacrificed himself during 52 trapping both Neron and Felix Faust in 52 Week Forty-Two. After death, he's continued to be active as a "Ghost Detective" finally reunited with his wife.
Everyman was killed in self-defense by Black Canary in Green Arrow and Black Canary Wedding Special #1.
Fastball was killed during the OMAC Project by O.M.A.C.s in OMAC Project #6.
Fiddler was killed during Villains United while he was working for the Secret Six by Deadshot for failure, upon orders from Mockingbird in Villains United #1.
Firestormwas killed during Identity Crisis by Shadow Thief in Identity Crisis #5.
Flash sacrificed himself during the Crisis on Infinite Earths to save the universe from the Anti-Monitor in Crisis on Infinite Earths #8. While he was resurrected, this very condition marks him as a valuable target to the Black Lantern Corps.
Freedom Beast was killed during a massacre of Congorilla's troop in Justice League: Cry for Justice #1.
Fury entered the Dreaming during Day of Vengeance with her husband in JSA #80.
Gambler committed suicide in Infinity Inc. #35.
Green Lantern Corps
Abin Sur died back in Showcase #22.
Adara committed suicide when she realized she could never be a Green Lantern again in Green Lantern (Volume 3) #56.
Ahtier died fighting againt Krona and Nekron in Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #3.
Arkkis Chummuck died in battle against Maaldor in Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #1.
Arx was killed by the Sinestro Corps in Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1.
Ayria was a despotic Green Lantern killed by his own victims in Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #7.
Barin died during the Sinestro Corps War.
Bivvix burned up on atmospheric re-entry when his escape pod malfunctioned.
Blish was killed in the Power Wars.
Brin died of natural causes following his retirement.
Bzzd died in a suicide run on Mongul.
Ch'p was run over by a truck on the Mosaic World.
Chogar was assassinated along with Davo Yull by an interstellar mob.
Chthos-Chthas Chthatis was murdered by Enkafos.
Cundiff Cood and Diamalon were shot dead by Bedovian.
Dob Zagil died in a fight with his eventual successor, Lin Canar when Canar's laboratory exploded around him.
Ebikar Hrui was swallowed by the Empathistar.
Eddore was crushed by falling debris during the first Crisis.
Flodo Span sacrificed himself to re-ignite the Central Power Battery.
Galius Zed was murdered by Fatality.
Jack T. Chance was slain by Parallax early in the Sinestro Corps War.
Katma Tui was killed by a Star Sapphire-possessed Carol Ferris.
Ke'Haan was disintegrated by the Anti-Monitor.
Kendotha Kr'nek was crucified by the forces of Darkseid.
Ki-Nilg died naturally billions of years ago.
Kreon was killed by Hank Henshaw.
KT21 was devoured by Kryb.
Rak Arranya
Reemuz died of Despotellis.
Remnant Nod was torn in half by Atrocitus.
Rori Dag died naturally billions of years ago.
Skr'kl was devoured by a a yellow predator on his homeworld that he conceitedly tried to fight.
Spak Drom died in the explosion of the Central Power Battery when Krona destroyed it.
Tanakta Z died of Despotellis.
TO-T-U-K sacrificed himself to endow his chosen successor, the Collective, with intelligence.
Tylot passed on to the afterlife upon Nekron's first defeat.
Unknown Lantern
Zborra died during the first Crisis.
Zharan Pel was the first victim of Doomsday.
Golden Glider was betrayed by her boyfriend Chillblaine, who murdered her in The Flash (Volume 2) #113.
Harbinger was killed on Themyscira by the forces of Darkseid in Superman/Batman #10.
Hawk died while fighting the Justice Society as Extant in {{|JSA #15}}.
Human Bomb was pummeled to death by Bizarro in Infinite Crisis #1.
Ice was killed by Overmaster during Judgment Day in Justice League Task Force #14. While she was resurrected in Birds of Prey #104-108, this very condition marks her as a valuable target to the Black Lantern Corps.
Icicle was killed by Krona during the first Crisis in Crisis on Infinite Earths #10.
Jade died in space at the climax of the Rann-Thanagar War, in Infinite Crisis Special: Rann-Thanagar War #1.
Jonathan Kent had a heart attack during Superman: Brainiac in Action Comics #870.
Kid Flash was killed by the Rogues in The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #13. Although he was resurrected in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #3, this very condition marks him as a valuable target to the Black Lantern Corps.
Killer Frost dies in a fight with Firestorm in Fury of Firestorm #21.
Kole was killed by Shadow Demons in Crisis on Infinite Earths #12.
Madame Rouge died in a fight with Changeling and the Doom Patrol in New Teen Titans #15.
Major Force was killed by Captain Atom in Battle for Bl├╝dhaven #6.
Martian Manhunter was executed during Final Crisis by Libra for the Human Flame, in Final Crisis #1.
Martin Jordan's death in a plane crash was shown most recently in Green Lantern (Volume 4) #29.
Marvin White was killed by Wonderdog in Teen Titans (Volume 3) #62.
Maxwell Lord was killed by Wonder Woman to release control of Superman's mind in Wonder Woman (Volume 2) #219.
Mirror Master was killed by Krona in Crisis on Infinite Earths #10.
Mister America was murdered in Justice Society of America (Volume 3) #1.
Mister Terrific was strangled to death by the Spirit King in Justice League of America #171.
Monocle was killed by the Manhunter while resisting arrest in Manhunter (Volume 3) #9.
Negative Woman
Osiris was killed by the duplicitous Sobek, triggering the first wave of attacks by Black Adam to the world.
Pariah was tortured to death by Alexander Luthor of Earth-3.
Phantom Lady
Psycho-Pirate was killed when Black Adam shoved his Medusa Mask through his skull at the base of the Multiverse Tower.
Rocket Red sacrificed himself to save the remains of the Justice League International from OMACs.
Sandman sacrificed himself to save the new Doctor Fate from the Dark Lord in JSA Secret Files and Origins #1.
Skyman was killed by Solomon Grundy, using Mister Bones' cyanide touch.
Steel was killed by Despero in Justice League America #38.
Sue Dibny was killed by Jean Loring in the wake of the Identity Crisis.
Superman was killed by Doomsday in Superman (Volume 2) #75. While he was resurrected, this very condition marks him as a valuable target to the Black Lantern Corps.
Tarantula was killed by a bomb set by Blockbuster to kill his successor, Catalina Flores.
The Top
Vibe was killed by one of Professor Ivo's Amazoids, marking the end of Justice League Detroit.
Wildcat II
Wildebeest was killed by Superboy-Prime.
The story involving Green Lantern, the Flash and Martian Manhunter continues in Green Lantern (Volume 4) #44.


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