Blackest Night #6
Someone get a fan and pass me the smelling salts, because I'm feeling faint. Faint...with AWESOMENESS! This was a heck of a book this week, with some amazing plot twists and insanely gorgeous artwork by Ivan Reis once again.
When last we left Hal and his cohorts, all of the previously dead, but then came back to life heroes such as Ollie and Superman and so on, had been given Black Rings by Nekron. To top it all off, two Black Rings were observed going after both Hal and Barry. Needless to say, Hal and Barry aren't taking this lying down.
BN Superman is trying to beat Hal up, and BN Ollie is trash-talking as only Ollie can do. There is a small panel that shows Barry running, while BN Ice tries to blow up Fire, which isn't very nice of her. Sinestro is having a hissy fit because Hal is trying to be gentle with his friends, while BN Bart is being cranky. Fortunately, Barry is smart, so he gets Hal to grab on, and they outrace the Black Rings, by running two seconds into the future. To their relief, it works, but then Hal wonders if they manage to stop Nekron, will Superman and Wonder Woman die? Will he and Barry die?
Meanwhile, Mera and the Atom are inside the Black Ring, being hassled by Jean Loring. Deadman shows up and jumps inside of Jean, but he's only able to stay briefly, so Mera rips her tongue out. Mera gets ALL the fun. The two of them manage to escape by jumping out of Wonder Woman's black ring, just as John Stewart shows up being chased by Every Other Black Lantern out there, including the entire planet of Xanshi.
Well crappity crap crap.
Despite combining their powers, things aren't going so well for the various Corps members, so Ganthet makes a duplicate of Hal's ring and inducts HIMSELF as a Green Lantern! I'm not convinced that he has the backside for it, but fortunately for us, he doesn't change his costume much. He then reveals that ALL of the various Corps rings have Oan technology and that they can temporarily make duplicates of themselves.
So...in a really spectacular moment, the various colors of the rings go out and search for an appropriate member amongst the people of Earth. Hope choses Barry, Greed choses Lex Luthor, and appropriately, Scarecrow gets a yellow ring. Ray Palmer gets Indigo, Mera is Red, and finally, Wonder Woman becomes a Star Sapphire.
It...it's just too cool for words.