The Fallen will Rise
The story is written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Ivan Reis. I've been following Reis career ever since I came across him in Chaos comics Lady Death. It seems like his style hasn't changed through out the years. I'm glad to see that he's a part of a mainstream comicbook character.
Blackest Night is the first of eight, this event has been coming since the Sinestro Corps. In GL #43, shows the rise of the herald of the black lanterns. In Blackest Night, the story starts out with a national holiday where heros remember their fallen comrades. As the issue progresses it shows the initial steps that Black Hand is taking to cease the light that plauges him. This issue serves as a great platform where a new reader can come on and pretty much get the concept behind blackest night.