In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power... Green Lantern's light!
I have to admit that I'm totally suckered in to the Blackest Night event. I've been a Green Lantern fan for a long time so this is really catering directly to my interests.
I've been making Green Lantern and related custom figures for a while and this event really opens the doors for a whole lot more. The required reading for this event is already astronomical if you want to get the back story, without even considering the actual "prelude" and "event" books themselves. Here's a partial list of the books that are branded as taking part in or leading up to this event.
Here are the branded "Prelude" issues:
Blackest Night #0 (Free Comic Book Day issue)
Green Lantern #39-42 - "Agent Orange"
Green Lantern Corps #33-38 - "Emeral Eclipse"
Blackest Night (not yet released):
Blackest Night #1-8
Green Lantern #43-47
Green Lantern Corps #38-41
The Titans #15
Blackest Night: Tales Of The Corps #1-3
Blackest Night: Batman #1-3
Blackest Night: Superman #1-3
Blackest Night: Titans #1-3
Blackest Night: Wonder Woman
As things progress for this event I'll try to work up a reading order. That's it for now.