Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Blackest Night
Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Kyle Hotz
Inks by Dexter Vines, Walden Wong and Danny Miki
Colors David Baron and Allen Passalaqua
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: Tempus Fuginaut spins another tale from the dark multiverse that amplifies one of the darkest chapters in the DC universe.
It is the time of Blackest Night and instead of sharing power with the rest of the Color Corps, Sinestro keeps it for himself. His actions will doom the universe and both its heroes and villains to the will of the Black Lanterns.
Back on Earth, the last survivor, Dove, fights for her life at Titans Tower against her former teammates. Her only ally is Lobo, who is there to deliver her to someone who paid him to bring her in. When Sinestro arrives to help, the three of them escape the planet and meet up with the man who hired Lobo: Mister Miracle.
On the run from the Black Lanterns himself, Scott Free has a plan that could save the universe and it will require Dove and a trip to the Source Wall. Unfortunately, things will take an even darker turn when the Black Lanterns arrive.
The Story: The latest tale from the dark multiverse is one of the best so far. Tim Seeley nails both the tone of the original storyline and the natural progression of Sinestro’s choice. The characters chosen to tell this story are inspired and I love the fact that Seeley didn’t rely on any of the big three to feature in the story at all. He kept the focus on Sinestro, Lobo, Dove and Mister Miracle, which helped the story feel broader in its scope. The dialogue and pace of the story are fantastic and I love the twists and turns the plot takes before coming to an unexpected Twilight Zone style ending.
The Art: Kyle Hotz art strikes the perfect tone for this story. The style is perfect for the dark tone of the story and the character designs emphasize the grotesque nature of the Black Lanterns. Hotz and the inkers utilize the darkness beautifully and it enhances the story.