100 Issues Ago

I came across this “100 Issues Ago” panel in an old Justice League of America and thought I’d tidy it up and re-purpose it. If one month = one issue, what was I reading 100 Issues Ago?

Blackest Night comes barrelling to an end with this issue, with a ton of dead characters restored to life with white rings, Nekron defeated once and for all and the whole of the DCU seemingly geared up to begin Brightest Day.

As mad, sprawling, interconnected crossovers go, Blackest Night was great fun, with the various Rainbow Corps really getting a chance to shine. Sure, it had what felt like a bajillion crossovers into other series, but Geoff Johns was still writing hopeful stories at this point; with Flashpoint and Forever Evil to come in later years, this was probably the last of Johns big stories that I really enjoyed.

One thought on “100 Issues Ago

  1. It really wasn’t bad, even though it was basically DC’s Marvel Zombies but with Rainbow Rings. I’ll definitely agree with you that it all kinda went to shit to an extent for Johns’ after that. I mean his GL stuff was still solid, but man that shit just dragged on and on, and he never really made good use of Hal’s other rogues like Evil Star, Goldface, etc. Brightest Day was ok, but fell flat pretty quickly despite all the hype it had, especially for bringing back Swamp Thing.

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