Its been a bit of a shock, but the previews of the Blackest Night figures hit the web the other day, and brought with them some pretty big spoilers, in that we’ve seen our first look at two of the Black Lanterns: Martian Manhunter and Earth-2 Superman. I imagine that Kal-L at least is something that DC would have preferred to keep quiet, but then I guess its hard to balance those needs with the desire to also get an action figure out alongside the story.
I’m of mixed opinion as to Earth-2 Superman being resurrected in this way after Infinite Crisis, however its probably a bit premature to get worked up about it, since all we have is an action figure preview and we still don’t really know anything about the story itself. So I’ll probably talk more about that once the Blackest Night solicits start coming out and we get a clearer picture of what’s happening.
However, the figures themselves look excellent. I’m definitely wanting most of those and its really nice to see Kryb being featured, since she’s only appeared in the GLC title and not the main Green Lantern book.
After the massive dissappointment of the last wave, which I skipped in its entirety (although I must try and track down a Sinestro Corps Sinestro at somepoint) its nice to see this varied lineup taking full advantage of the large cast of characters.
It’ll be nice to have a new John figure to go along with the Hal and Guy figures. No Kyle yet, although many are already speculating that since there’s no Orange Lanterns in this line up, there may be another set of figures we’ve still to see and those could include Kyle in his new outfit. Of course, given the recent GL solicit, maybe we’ll also have a Blue Lantern Hal to look forward to?