Thoughts about Death and Rehabilitation
The concept of Blackest Night, I believe, is that with the Antimonitor as the battery, and Black Hand as the man in charge or something, the dead are going to rise, and make life miserable for the Green Lanterns, not to mention all the other color corps.
This of course will give us a chance to see all of our favorite dead people, presumably as evil zombies or something. It has already been leaked that J'onn J'onnz is going to be a Black Lantern as well as the old Superman that Superbrat Prime offed back in Infinite Crisis. So I assume that just about everyone taking a dirt nap will be fair game to be a Black Lantern. I'm not quite sure what is going to happen with people who are dead, but still active among the superhero community,such as Deadman and Ralph and Sue. Will they be immune?
I'm more interested in some ways in the aftermath of Blackest Night. There are just too many wonderful characters that are dead, and I would be tickled to my toes, if there is some way that they end up rehabilitated and back among the living at the conclusion. People like J'onn for instance, or Ted, Ralph, Sue, Dmitri, the Trickster and the original Doctor Polaris. Not Maxima though, because I never liked her very much...and as usual it is all about ME!
Max Lord is the most important however. We NEED Max! Therefore I am forming a society dedicated to the revival of Maxwell Lord. We'll call it StoRM. The Society to Rehabilitate Max.
The Justice League NEEDS him again! Granted it would be a little awkward for he and Wonder Woman to be in the same room together, but presumably, they'd get over that. But just think of it. They have that nice new Hall of Justice in Washington D.C. now. Max could go over and lobby at the Capitol! He could give tours to the sixth graders, and make a bundle on the stuff in the gift shop!
It would be heaven.
And then we could open up another Justice League book, with the character from the old JLI, as a League of Back-up Heroes or something. Heck, if Marvel can have a dozen or so Avengers books, I don't think that an additional Justice League book would be out of the way. We could put Jaime in it, and get him away from those losers over at the Teen Titans. Get Scott and Barda back. Throw in Hawkman since he is all pissed off at the Justice Society. Add Ice, and Fire and Guy just for fun, and to give them something to do, and Ryan Choi for the same reason. Make Gail Simone write it, and Kevin Maguire draw it.
It would SO be heaven.