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First time poster, so if I'm doing anything wrong please let me know. :)

Spoilers for Blackest Night #1.

Hawkman and Hawkgirl are discussing their ~destined~ relationship and Hawkgirl's refusal of it when, well, this happens:

*Not exactly dial-up friendly. Enter at your own risk.
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Date: 2009-07-15 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
You can only post up to 4 pages each of a new issue. But users combined can post up to 1/3 of the title. So take off two picsw I believe.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khamelea.insanejournal.com
Grimdark, grim grim grim.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] stig.insanejournal.com





Date: 2009-07-15 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hybrid2.insanejournal.com
I was kindoff excited about this event...now i'm just meh.
Dont know why I did'nt expect the dark and grim.and more dead...
At least these are'nt flesh eating zombies right?

Date: 2009-07-15 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
well part of the Hawkman/Hawkgirl dynamic is that they die frequently.

I do hope we see the Dibny's ghosts.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrmojorisin1135.insanejournal.com
I don't know how I feel about this but I will keep reading it.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherkahn.insanejournal.com
Well, technically 48 pages for Blackest Night #1

We still have 2 more to go for individual posts, or 4 more for the group posting about this issue.

Now we're talking.

This is going to be brutal. It's going to be metal. It's going to be horrifying, as it was meant to be.
The threats of the Black Lanterns are very real and very graphic, without the "ooo, you took the spirit out, but we can put it back in..." escape clause for those killed during fights with Big Bads.

It's not slow and hidden and out of sight. It's in your face, like a zombie biting your face off.
I'm glad DC decided to step up and deliver on the horror for this story, and I hope the rest of the saga does not disappoint.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thanekos.insanejournal.com
now I wanna see the black lanterns have a crack at resurrection man.

it'd be all " Ye- ohhh, waaaait... noooo, almost, almost, ye... ohhhh, dammit! "

Date: 2009-07-15 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
Oh and one more thing, just change the title to say it's a Blackest Night post since it's not really clear until you get to the page.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thatnickguy.insanejournal.com
Ordinarily, I'd be right with you guys with the gore, the death, etc. However:

1) Johns brought him into this world, he can take him back, too.
2) Speaking of which, they'll be back. By next issue. :p Besides, the characters have the reincarnation gimmick, now. They get a "get out of Heaven" free card, similar to Phoenix, thanks to said gimmick.
3) Their power levels rise via DEATH? Oh, sh--!!
4) I actually like the motivation of the bad guys: they're hunting all the people that have come back to life. And boy, there've been a number of them.
5) His nose. Jesus christ, what's up with Ralph's nose. That's...that's NOT twitching. And I'm scared.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menagerie.insanejournal.com
Damn! Okay, I kind of yawn at death in DC these days, but Zombie Elongated Man is freakin' terrifying!

Date: 2009-07-15 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghosty732.insanejournal.com
I'm more upset about the fact that we've seen Ralph and Sue as ghosts already, and even that I'm willing to hold off on judging because it's only been one issue. We have no idea about the mechanisms behind the Black Lanterns yet, really.

Other than that, like people have said, rebirth has become the whole point of Hawkman and Hawkgirl. In that respect, having them be the big death at the end of issue one is a lot more powerful than just some meaningless death (coughUltimatumcough) and is pretty compelling.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorksidefiker.insanejournal.com
Come join us on the Nile. Sue and Ralph and Ted and all the Super Buddies are here.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
yeah, I mean the premise does kind of require deaths.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smarmyimp.insanejournal.com
So, uh, what's with ZombieSue's sorta Egyptian/African theme, thar?

Date: 2009-07-15 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
I see no reason to believe their souls are involved at all.

Date: 2009-07-15 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The Black Lanterns steal people's hearts...so the black lanterns are the heartless?

Date: 2009-07-15 10:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] stig.insanejournal.com
Wo things make me take the opposite stance on that argument.

1) Sue looks awfully regretful and unwilling as if questioning her actions at every moment, suggesting a spark of 'good' remains. Similarly, even if it has turned sadistic, Ralph retains his vigorous and enthusiastic streak.

2) Deadman is involved, as a skeleton; we can surmise that when a person becomes a BL, any ghost they have floating around is sucked back into their body and subjugated.

Although, admittedly Ghost Dibnys versus Zombie Dibnys would be surreally awesome.

Date: 2009-07-15 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenn_el.insanejournal.com
Marriage is bad.

Date: 2009-07-15 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toasty_fresh.insanejournal.com
Is it weird that I find Ralph's creepy, gross arm around the Sue's undead waist in that last scan kind of cute?

Date: 2009-07-15 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toasty_fresh.insanejournal.com
Why is that the there? It's not supposed to be.

Date: 2009-07-15 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
I just had a thought. Each ring seems to share a power source. Because two Black Lanterns kill two people and instead of each one going up to .01% they both reach .02%.

I bet when they reach 100% the Black Lantern comes to life. And who knows maybe whoever puts on his ring will come back to life.
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