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For those unaware, Blackest Night is this summer's DC blockbuster series 5 years in the making. I have never been so pumped about a comic series before. Heroes and villains from across the DC universe will rise to do battle with everybody!

From WIKI about the story:

Millions of black rings fly across the universe. On Earth, the day that Superman died is now considered a holiday to mark the deaths of superheroes and those they failed to save. In Coast City, the Green Lanterns use their powers to light up a memorial while remembering their own lost loved ones. In Smallville, the reborn Conner Kent is with Superman and Martha Kent at Jonathan Kent's grave. In Pittsburgh, Martin Stein is with Gen and Jason (the new Firestorm halves), remembering Ronnie Raymond (the original Firestorm) while Gen notes how all the flowers around them are dying. Elsewhere, Kid Flash notes how his statue at Titans Tower has been taken down, the Rogues remember their own fallen, Booster Gold and other Justice Leaguers gather at Ted Kord's grave. The JSA tours Valhalla Cemetery where statues of their fallen members reside. Elsewhere, Tempest asks Mera to have Aquaman buried at sea rather than land. In Gotham City, Alfred heads to a cemetery only to find that Bruce Wayne's grave has been dug up.


At JLA Headquarters, Barry Allen is looking over a morgue set up beneath the building for the remains of League enemies (a measure of protection from a body-snatching operation that harvests superhuman parts). Barry asks who else died while he was lost to the Speed Force and Hal shows him an image of said individuals from his ring. Barry is devastated to see Ronnie Raymond and Ralph and Sue Dibny among them. In St. Roch, Hawkman is on the phone with Ray Palmer, refusing Ray's request to see Jean Loring's grave together. He and Hawkgirl discuss the situation and note their own troubled relationship. Back at the JLA headquarters, Barry asks Hal about Carol. Hal explains that they aren't together and she's safer that way; unaware that Carol, now a Star Sapphire, is battling the Sinestro Corps in space at that moment. Alfred calls to say he made a horrible mistake burying Bruce with his parents.


On Oa, the Guardians see the War of Light erupting and realize that Ganthet and Sayd have been right all along. They are about to put out a call to the Lanterns when Scar attacks, biting the throat of another Guardian and then ripping out his heart with her bare hands. The rest of the Guardians are helplessly being bound by their former member to prevent them from interfering. Thousands of black rings smash into the Corps crypt, each one saying "flesh." Barry and Hal are at Bruce's grave as across the universe, black rings fall, each one with a name: J'onn J'onnz, Katma Tui, Ronnie Raymond, Dee Tyler, Ryan Kendall, Al Pratt, Jenny-Lynn Hayden, Roscoe Dillion, Lisa Snart, Digger Harkness and Arthur Curry. On Oa, the Lanterns come to the crypt only to see all of the formerly deceased Lanterns now reborn as Black Lanterns as their rings intone:


"RISE"


On Earth, Hal and Barry investigate the violated grave of Bruce Wayne and are shocked to find themselves confronted by a Black Lantern Martian Manhunter, who tells them that they should have "stayed dead."


In St. Roch, Hawkgirl is still arguing with Hawkman when she's stabbed from behind. Hawkman is stunned to see their two attackers are newly turned Black Lanterns: the Elongated Man and Sue Dibny. Elongated Man attacks Hawkman, smashing him over and over with a mace, and comments that Hawkgirl always hated him. With her dying breath, Hawkgirl protests that she loved Carter. Enraged, Hawkman retaliates but the Elongated Man rips his heart out of his chest. Sue has done the same to Kendra, each of them having their rings recharged .01 percent of their full charge before both hearts crumble into dust. Black Hand appears, still clutching the skull taken from Bruce Wayne's grave, remarking that the two won't escape death this time and that "death will take us all and the universe will finally be at peace." The issue concludes with two black rings floating out of the skull's mouth, telling Hawkman and Hawkgirl to rise.[16]

Set to rise:

Kal El


Aquaman


Batman
 

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soooo.... since when is this planned for a video game?
 

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if you read the thread title, it will become more clear that I am pointing out what could be a great storyline for a game. Imagine, if you will, an online conquest mode where the dead become part of the other team complete with new powers. I see potential, that is all I guess.
 

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why would I be banned? People talk about good ideas for games all the time. How is this case any different? As far as D grade zombie plot, those are strong words considering you likely haven't read any of the lead in stories or any of Blackest Night yet.
 

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1- There is a Green Lantern game coming to 360 in 2010. It will *not* be Darkest Night or anything meaningful, just a tie-in to the big-bucks movie.


2- Darkest night is a fun read but its hardly earth-shatterring (even if they were to get around to shatterring the earth--they do that all the time. Last time being two months ago. Yawn.) All it is is a nice exercise in corporate cleanup; they're looking to bring back all the characters killed over the last twenty years so that at the end of the story they'll all be hale and hearty and earning licensing revenue for TIME WARNER. Its a fun ride by a guy who's been doing excellent work but nothing to get carried away with.


3- Whiskey, ya gotta be careful with these posts; don't want to look like a corporate shill do ya? Not saying you are; shills are more polished, after all.



Just try to keep a handle on that boyish enthusiasm...
 

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Does Superman die like every other Tuesday now?
 
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