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Deadman can't shut out the cries of the dead rising as he comes to the aid of the new Batman. It's just in time, too, as the duo face a circus of zombies including the Black Lantern Flying Graysons! BLACKEST NIGHT blankets Gotham City in this 3-issue miniseries from writer Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, THE MIGHTY) and hot new talent Adrian Saef!

Dick and Damian go to Wayne Manor cemetery to clean up the mess Black Hand had left. When they arrive they discover that Black Hand had dug up Bruce Wayne’s body and had taken his skull. Also he had dug up Thomas and Martha Wayne’s bodies. Dick was extremely annoyed and decides that their bones will be moved to the Bat bunker, and begins to move them but Damian gets spooked and Dick tells him to go to the Batmobile and wait for him.

While this was happening 25’000 feet above Gotham the FBI have been informed of the dead villains and hero’s being brought back to live and are flying the remains of some villains to the JLA head quarters so that they would be safe but the Black Rings come and claim the dead bodies, turning them into Black Lanterns. amongst the new Black Lanterns are Blockbuster, the Ventriloquist, KGBeast, King Snake, Abattoir, and the Trigger Twins.

Batman and Robin are on their way back to a cemetery to check on some graves and are disusing whether or not they are scared of death, when suddenly Dick is possessed by the Deadman, who does not know that Dick is Batman and Damian is Robin. He is shocked when he enters Batman’s body and instantly starts shouting. Damian recognises that something is wrong with Dick and starts punching Dick in hopes getting the Deadman out of him. The combination of driving at 80 mile an hour and getting punched in the face make Deadman swerve off the road.

Deadman then swaps bodies with Damian so he can talk to Batman. It is revelled that Deadman’s body had also been taken by the Black Lanterns and he could also hear them whispering, which was hurting him. They set off to the nearest cemetery. On the way Deadman tells Dick that Damian has some bad issue’s.

They arrive at the cemetery where Deadman starts to sense the Black Rings and leaves Damian’s body. It is revelled that the cemetery they are in is the final resting place of Jack and Janet Drake, and their bodies have become Black Lanterns. Dick calls Tim, who is in Paris dangling a man of the Eiffel Tower and after Dick tells him what’s happened, Tim starts to way back to Gotham. Dick’s parents have also been brought back as Black Lanterns. Damian draws Batman attention to the Bat-signal in the sky which had been cracked and there are bodies lying on top of it.


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The tie-ins better than the main story 0

I already know what you're thinking, 'how is this better than Blackest Night'? Now, I'm in no way saying that Blackest Night is bad or that issue one was not better than this, but I felt that this book was better than Blackest Night this month because Tomasi is doing what almost every other writer is failing to do with the new Batman and Robin, he writes them right. Tomasi's Batman and Robin is on par with Grant Morrison's. But while Morrison showed how Nightwing didn't have any respect or suppo...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Not here right now 0

While the main story arc of the Blackest Night is struggling a bit to find its footing, this tie-in miniseries puts a human face on the universe wide crisis which is occurring.  Instead of dealing with faraway planets and alien species, this issue focuses on what is DC's most realistic group of heroes, the Bat family.  Unlike usual their detecting skills are mostly absent, or at least not working fast enough to deal with the severity of what is occurring.  Instead it is only through the interfer...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

brilliant tie-in 0

4.5 out of 5  i thought this was a fantastic first issue! i enjoyed every single page and you will definately feel as if you can't wait for the next issue (just annoying that its just a 3-issue mini series).   -SPOILERS-  Sene starts off in Gotham City where THOMAS AND MARTHA WAYNE's grave has been dug-up and completely destroyed by Black Hand. Batman compares it to a 'battlefield'. They cover the 2 corpses with their capes and Batman asks for the batmobile. You are then introduced to DEADMAN wh...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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