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Old 05-20-2010, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default Help with Blackest Night TPB Reading Order?

I posted this over at the DC comics boards and no one seemed to know enough to help - I found this forum and figured you guys might have some idea? I want to read these in order (and post the list up). I know some of these trades aren't out yet, so I have some time to figure this out.

I've got all the books in there, I think, but I'm not at all sure about the order. I've got a few questions - hopefully you can help me without spoiling anything for me, as, again, I haven't read this yet myself!

Here's the page I'm working on:
http://www.tradereadingorder.com/series/blackest-night/

The list of books, in the rough order I have them in my offline document:

Green Lantern: Agent Orange
Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse
Solomon Grundy: Solomon Grundy
Superboy: The Boy Of Steel
Superman / Batman: Night And Day
Blackest Night: Blackest Night
Doom Patrol: We Who Are About To Die
Blackest Night: Green Lantern
Secret Six: Danse Macabre
Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps
R.E.B.E.L.S: The Son And The Stars
Blackest Night: Tales of The Corps
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 1
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2
Blackest Night: Rise Of The Black Lanterns
Outsiders: The Hunt
Justice League of America: Team History
Green Arrow / Black Canary: Five Stages
Blue Beetle: Black And Blue
Booster Gold: The Tomorrow Memory


My specific questions:


1. Are there any other trades that crossover with Blackest Night or deal significantly with the aftermath or build up?

2. Can you help me with the order? Blackest Night takes places in one night, right? So does it make sense to put most of the crossover trades AFTER? Does it matter? Should the Blackest Night main trade come before everything but the three (?) prelude volumes?

Thanks a lot guys. I wouldn't be able to read anything without your help, hopefully getting this set and up on the site will help others too!
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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ok, I got some feedback at The DC Archives Message Board (I cced this post there) and this is what we've come up with so far:

Prelude:
* Green Lantern: Agent Orange
* Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse
Solomon Grundy: Solomon Grundy
Superboy: The Boy Of Steel (maybe?)
Superman / Batman: Night And Day
* Blackest Night: Tales of The Corps


Core BN story:
The events of these 3 books occur simultaneously.
* Blackest Night: Blackest Night
* Blackest Night: Green Lantern
* Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps
Doom Patrol: We Who Are About To Die
Secret Six: Danse Macabre
R.E.B.E.L.S: The Son And The Stars


Supplements the BN Story:
* Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 1
* Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2
* Blackest Night: Rise Of The Black Lanterns
Outsiders: The Hunt
Justice League of America: Team History
Green Arrow / Black Canary: Five Stages
Blue Beetle: Black And Blue
Booster Gold: The Tomorrow Memory

Does that look about right (or at least acceptable as a first time reading order?) The essential ones are starred and the optional ones are mixed in at where (I'm guessing?) they should be considered?
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:29 AM   #3
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From http://idmarx.wordpress.com/2009/08/...-issues-guide/

With the anticipation of Green Lantern: Blackest Night, people who have just started reading the comic may be wondering what they missed. This is a guide that shows you all the trades and single issues since Geoff Johns started writing this storyline:

Green Lantern: Rebirth
Green Lantern Rebirth Miniseries Issues #1-6

Green Lantern: No Fear
Green Lantern Issues #1-6
Green Lantern Secret Files #1

Green Lantern Corps: Recharge
Green Lantern Corps Recharge Miniseries Issues #1-5

Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns
Green Lantern Issues #7-13

Green Lantern Corps: To be a Lantern
Green Lantern Corps Issues #1-6

Green Lantern: Wanted: Hal Jordan
Green Lantern Issues #14-20

Green Lantern Corps: The Dark Side of Green
Green Lantern Corps Issues #7-13

Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War Vol. 1
Green Lantern Issues #21-23
Green Lantern Corps Issues #14-15
Green Lantern Sinestro Corps Special #1

Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War Vol. 2
Green Lantern Issues #24-25
Green Lantern Corps #16-19

Tales of the Sinestro Corps
Backup Stories in Green Lantern #18-20
Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax #1
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman #1
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime #1
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Ion #1
Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps Secret Files #1

Green Lantern: Secret Origin
Green Lantern Issues #29-35

Green Lantern Corps: Ring Quest
Green Lantern Corps Issues #19-20, 23-26

*Green Lantern Corps Issues #21 and 22 are an Alpha Lanterns story that does not appear in any of the current trades.

Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns
Green Lantern Issues #26-28, 36-38
Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1

Green Lantern Corps: Sins of the Star Sapphire
Green Lantern Corps Issues #27-32

Green Lantern: Agent Orange (Trade out in November)
Green Lantern Issues #39-42

Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse (Trade out in November)
Green Lantern Corps Issues #33-38

Blackest Night
Blackest Night #0
Blackest Night #1-8
Green Lantern Issues 43-?
Green Lantern Corps Issues 39-?
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1-3
Blackest Night: Superman #1-3
Blackest Night: Batman #1-3
Blackest Night: Titans #1-3








For individual issues:


Got this reading order list from another site with ALL the crossovers released at the time.

Many of these are non-essential but really good reads imo.


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Titans #15 BN: Prelude
Green Lantern #43 Prologue
Blackest Night #0

Blackest Night #1
Green Lantern Corps #39
Green Lantern #44

Blackest Night #2
Starman #81
The Power of Shazam #48
Blackest Night: Batman #1
Blackest Night: Superman #1
Blackest Night: Titans #1
Green Lantern #45
Green Lantern Corps #40
Blackest Night: Batman #2
The Question #37

Blackest Night #3
Adventure Comics #4
Adventure Comics #5
Justice League of America #38
Blackest Night: Superman #2
Suicide Squad #67
Blackest Night: Titans #2
Green Lantern #46
Blackest Night: Batman #3
The Phantom Stranger #42
Solomon Grundy #7
Superman/Batman #66
Superman/Batman #67
Catwoman #83
Green Lantern Corps #41
Blackest Night: Superman #3
Blackest Night: Titans #3
Outsiders #23
Outsiders #24
Outsiders #25
Justice League of America #39
Justice League of America #40
Teen Titans #77
Teen Titans #78
Weird Western Tales #71
Green Lantern #47

Blackest Night #4
Blackest Night: Flash #1
Secret Six #17
Secret Six #18
Doom Patrol #4
Doom Patrol #5
Booster Gold #26
Booster Gold #27
R.E.B.E.L.S. #10
R.E.B.E.L.S. #11
Blackest Night: JSA #1
Blackest Night: JSA #2
Green Lantern Corps #42
Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1
Green Lantern #48

Blackest Night #5
Green Lantern Corps #43
Green Lantern #49

Blackest Night #6
Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #2
Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3
Blackest Night: Flash #2
Green Lantern Corps #44
Blackest Night: Flash #3
Green Lantern #50
The Atom and Hawkman #46
Adventure Comics #7
Green Lantern #51
Green Lantern Corps #45
R.E.B.E.L.S. #12

Blackest Night #7
Blackest Night: JSA #3
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:39 AM   #4
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It seems like most of those are in the trades someplace. It's hard to decide where they actually should be read without jumping around between books. Do you think the order I posted above would be fine - at least not killing the story, if not perfect?
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It seems like most of those are in the trades someplace. It's hard to decide where they actually should be read without jumping around between books. Do you think the order I posted above would be fine - at least not killing the story, if not perfect?
Yeah, just read the trades you have asterisks next to, in that order and you'll be fine.

You can skip Blackest Night: Tales of The Corps, as that's pretty much origin stories of the some of the other color corps characters. It was pretty much fillers that didn't have any real impact on the storyline.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:21 AM   #6
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haha, I'll probably read it anyway. I'm just like that.

The ones without the asterisks, would you recommend just reading them all after? (if I wanted to, anyway)
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