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October 13, 2009

DC Universe News: Blackest Night Takes A Breather

As revealed at the Baltimore Retailer Summit, for the month of January the Blackest Night mini-series will step aside, allowing for some old acquaintances to step forward. DC will be publishing, only for the month of January, eight retired series, picking up where their original numbering left off. Those series are, as described by Executive Editor Dan DiDio:

Power of Shazam #48– Eric Wallace tells the tale in which Osiris returns from the dead to “chew the fat” with a very powerless Billy and Mary Batson.

Catwoman #83– Fabian Nicieza has the original Black Mask explaining to Selina why shooting him in the head was a bad idea.

Suicide Squad #67– Gail Simone and John Ostrander are ringside for the epic fight between a very dead Suicide Squad and a possibly soon-to-be dead Secret Six.

Question #37– Greg Rucka has the one answer for when two Questions meet.

Phantom Stranger #42– Pete Tomasi reveals what Blackest Night means to the Phantom Stranger.

Weird Western Tales #71– Dan DiDio (weirdly talking about myself in the third person) lets you know what all the dead old west characters are doing in the new west today.

Atom and Hawkman #46– Geoff brings you the double date from Hell, The Black Lantern Hawks work to reunite Atom with his long dead love, Jean Loring.

Starman #81– James Robinson returns to the book he made great and visits some old haunts.”

Each series will follow its corresponding characters dealing with the havoc of Blackest Night. DiDio also happened to mention that the reason Blackest Night will be skipping January is so artist Ivan Reis can finish the over-sized finale of Blackest Night, due in March.

This is some very interesting news. In fact, I’m actually pretty excited! It will definitely be a sight to see how these series are incorporated into Blackest Night. I’m especially looking forward to seeing what takes place in Atom and Hawkman #46, considering Hawkman is a Black Lantern now. Interesting news indeed.

Jordan West



  1. InfiniteSpeech

    Sounds like a good idea…and it gives anyone who is a little tired of Blackest Night by then a breather as well

  2. I can’t wait for the Catwoman and Starman issues!!

  3. Adam

    Very interesting indeed!

  4. billy

    Suicide Squad and Phantom Stranger sound good to me.

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