[Lantern Corps] Blackest Night - Week 18 [9/28 - 10/5]

Greetings @LanternCorps!

We’re reading through Blackest Night. The plan is to read 3 or 4 issues a week. Please avoid spoiling anything from issues beyond this week. If you missed last week, you can check it out here

The issues for this week are:

Feel free to use any, all, or none of the questions below as discussion starters.

  1. Did you have a favorite issue this week?
  2. Was anything surprising to see?
  3. How do you like Wonder Woman as a Star Sapphire?

Enjoyed the Adventure Comics issue. Really liked how it handled Krypto. Plus, it was easy to follow, despite including time-travel, potential paradoxes, and characters I’m not deeply familiar with.

The Wonder Woman issues were alright. The Batman thing felt weird to me. Mostly because I can never see Batman being portrayed as romantically interested in someone. He is the night and what-not.

I am digging the arc with Mera, though. Not entirely sure what happened with the whole ring+lasso thing, but the fact that Wonder Woman could overpower the rage is definitely something. Also, never noticed that Mera had red lantern constructs.

Plus, that ending. Even though I’ve read this before, that last panel makes me super excited to see what’s coming.

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I really liked the Wonder Woman issues this week. It gives more perspective as to why Mera was chosen as the Red Lantern. BL Wonder Woman insulted her in every way and fashion. Pissed her off good.
I am also liking the inner fight, as with Green Arrow last week and Diana this week, where the characters aren’t really dead, just have been in the past. I was shooketh to see Wonder Woman rip out Cassie’s heart before I realized it was an internal struggle. It was cool to see that a bat-a-rang was the tool used by the Star Sapphire ring to first get Diana’s attention.
Two books, two battles between Mera and Wonder Woman; I can get down with that. Nice to see all the rage that BL WW stirred up in Mera came back on her. Had to whip out the lasso and the ring to calm her down.

Yeah, It appears that Mera is keeping a big ol’ secret. May have to dig through some Aquaman to find out what.

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