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Blackest Night Reading Order 7 years 7 months ago #5745

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Here is the correct reading order for Blackest Night:


[updated 2010-02-21]
    Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1
    Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #2
    Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #3
    Titans #15- Tempest returns. BN: Prelude
    Green Lantern #43- Prologue
    Blackest Night #0
    Blackest Night #1- Power Levels 0.01% to 0.02%
    Green Lantern Corps #39- Kyle & Guy mention attending Tribute Day from BN #1, but also features the events leading to their report toward the end of BN #1. Issue happens side-by-side with BN #1.
    Green Lantern #44- Power Levels 0.75% to 1.20%
    Blackest Night #2- Power Levels 2.63% to 3.43%
    Starman #81- Doesn't appear to matter where to put it, but it seems pre-Nekron rise and very early by the behavior of the security guards.
    The Power of Shazam #48- Appears to take place early on in the Blackest Night. Exact place not able to ascertain.
    Blackest Night: Batman #1- No power levels but the Bat Symbol is destroyed so Hal already crashed into it.
    Blackest Night: Superman #1- Power Levels 3.44% to 3.82%
    Blackest Night: Titans #1- No power level's but Hawk is out of his grave so this goes after BN #2
    Green Lantern #45- Power Levels 45.43%
    Green Lantern Corps #40- Power Levels 45.96% to 46.31%
    Blackest Night: Batman #2- Power Levels 46.65% to 47.01%
    The Question #37- Put before BN #3 because when Jason touches Ronnie in BN #3, he sees Vic Sage's grave empty already.
    Blackest Night #3- Power Levels 50.32% to 56.59%
    Adventure Comics #4- Events happen simultaneous to Alex Luthor rising in BN #3.
    Adventure Comics #5- The previous's issue's story is wrapped up very shortly afterward.
    Justice League of America #38- Dr. Light I is seen as a Black Lantern. This happened at the end of BN #3.
    Blackest Night: Superman #2- No power levels but Psycho Pirate is there so it's after BN #3.
    Suicide Squad #67- Power Level's 57.01%
    Blackest Night: Titans #2- Power Level's 57.03%
    Green Lantern #46- Power Level's 75.25%
    Blackest Night: Batman #3- No power levels but just seems to fit here.
    The Phantom Stranger #42- Takes place not long after the Spectre Rising in BN #2. Has to take place after BN: Batman #3 as well, factoring in Deadman's involvement.
    Solomon Grundy #7- Solomon Grundy is resurrected with a Black Ring. Though is a BN: Prelude, it makes sense to put after BN: Batman as Etrigan has been involved in S/B #66 & S/B #67 which seem to form one story arc.
    Superman/Batman #66- Difficult to place, but the blackout may be a BN: Batman reference.
    Superman/Batman #67- Picks up right where #66 left off.
    Catwoman #83- The blackout in Gotham is mentioned. Seems to be pre-Nekron rise as well.
    Green Lantern Corps #41- Power Level's 85.26%
    Blackest Night: Superman #3- Power Levels 93.01%
    Blackest Night: Titans #3- No power levels but just seems to fit here.
    Outsiders #23- Black Lantern Terra appears at the end of it. Given the next issue is post-BN: Titans #3, it makes sense here.
    Outsiders #24- The events of BN: Titans #3 are recalled but it seems to be pre-Nekron rise.
    Outsiders #25- The rest of the fight from the previous issue.
    Justice League of America #39- Difficult to place but seems to be pre-Nekron rise.
    Justice League of America #40- The previous issue's fight is concluded.
    Teen Titans #77- Most signs point to it being post BN: Titans #3 but pre-Nekron rise.
    Teen Titans #78- Concludes previous issue's events right afterward.
    Weird Western Tales #71- Doesn't appear to matter where to put it, but it seems pre-Nekron rise.
    Green Lantern #47- No Power Levels but just seems to fit here.
    Blackest Night #4- 100%. Nekron Rises.
    Blackest Night: Flash #1- The ending of the issue coincides with the closing events of BN #4.
    Secret Six #17- Continuing from Suicide Squad #67, but we see mention of Barry's message from BN #4 at the end.
    Secret Six #18- Picks up immediately from SS #17.
    Doom Patrol #4- We see Barry's message from BN #4.
    Doom Patrol #5- The previous's issue's story is wrapped up very shortly afterward.
    Booster Gold #26- We see Rip Hunter talking about Barry's message from BN #4.
    Booster Gold #27- The previous's issue's story is wrapped up very shortly afterward.
    R.E.B.E.L.S. #10- We see Vril Dox mentioning receiving Barry's message from BN #4.
    R.E.B.E.L.S. #11- The previous's issue's story is wrapped up very shortly afterward.
    Blackest Night: JSA #1- Appears to be shortly after Damage's death in BN #4.
    Blackest Night: JSA #2- Takes place shortly thereafter. No reason to displace.
    Green Lantern Corps #42- Power Levels 100%, and "100% Power Level Exceeded."
    Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1- Leads directly into the events of BN #5.
    Green Lantern #48- Leads directly into the events of BN #5.
    Blackest Night #5- "Die!"
    Green Lantern Corps #43- Doesn't appear to matter whether it is pre-"Die!" or post-"Die!" at the moment.
    Green Lantern #49- John Stewart brings Xanshi to Earth... which we see followed-up on in BN #6.
    Blackest Night #6- Temporary new Lanterns are selected for each Corps.
    Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #2- Simultaneous to BN #6's conclusion.
    Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3- Takes place in-between pages at the end of BN #6.
    Blackest Night: Flash #2- Picks up virtually immediately after BN #6.
    Green Lantern Corps #44- No marker to indicate placement, but seems to be concurrent with BN #6/after.
    Blackest Night: Flash #3- At the end everyone races toward the Spectre.
    Green Lantern #50- Parallax Rebirth. The Spectre is fought.
    The Atom and Hawkman #46- We see the other Corps' fighting the Spectre as seen in GL #50.
    Adventure Comics #7- BL Superboy is freed. Likely before GL #51 since BL Superboy is not seen on the ending splash.
    Green Lantern #51- The Spectre is defeated and Parallax is taken away.
    Green Lantern Corps #45- The GLC appears to transport to Earth at the end.
    R.E.B.E.L.S. #12- "For three whole days, he fought [the Black Lanterns] without pause.
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Re:Blackest Night Reading Order 7 years 7 months ago #5761

600WPMPO wrote:
Here is the correct reading order for Blackest Night:


[updated 2010-02-21]
    Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1
    Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #2
    Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #3
    Titans #15- Tempest returns. BN: Prelude
    Green Lantern #43- Prologue
    Blackest Night #0
    Blackest Night #1- Power Levels 0.01% to 0.02%
    Green Lantern Corps #39- Kyle & Guy mention attending Tribute Day from BN #1, but also features the events leading to their report toward the end of BN #1. Issue happens side-by-side with BN #1.
    Green Lantern #44- Power Levels 0.75% to 1.20%
    Blackest Night #2- Power Levels 2.63% to 3.43%
    Starman #81- Doesn't appear to matter where to put it, but it seems pre-Nekron rise and very early by the behavior of the security guards.
    The Power of Shazam #48- Appears to take place early on in the Blackest Night. Exact place not able to ascertain.
    Blackest Night: Batman #1- No power levels but the Bat Symbol is destroyed so Hal already crashed into it.
    Blackest Night: Superman #1- Power Levels 3.44% to 3.82%
    Blackest Night: Titans #1- No power level's but Hawk is out of his grave so this goes after BN #2
    Green Lantern #45- Power Levels 45.43%
    Green Lantern Corps #40- Power Levels 45.96% to 46.31%
    Blackest Night: Batman #2- Power Levels 46.65% to 47.01%
    The Question #37- Put before BN #3 because when Jason touches Ronnie in BN #3, he sees Vic Sage's grave empty already.
    Blackest Night #3- Power Levels 50.32% to 56.59%
    Adventure Comics #4- Events happen simultaneous to Alex Luthor rising in BN #3.
    Adventure Comics #5- The previous's issue's story is wrapped up very shortly afterward.
    Justice League of America #38- Dr. Light I is seen as a Black Lantern. This happened at the end of BN #3.
    Blackest Night: Superman #2- No power levels but Psycho Pirate is there so it's after BN #3.
    Suicide Squad #67- Power Level's 57.01%
    Blackest Night: Titans #2- Power Level's 57.03%
    Green Lantern #46- Power Level's 75.25%
    Blackest Night: Batman #3- No power levels but just seems to fit here.
    The Phantom Stranger #42- Takes place not long after the Spectre Rising in BN #2. Has to take place after BN: Batman #3 as well, factoring in Deadman's involvement.
    Solomon Grundy #7- Solomon Grundy is resurrected with a Black Ring. Though is a BN: Prelude, it makes sense to put after BN: Batman as Etrigan has been involved in S/B #66 & S/B #67 which seem to form one story arc.
    Superman/Batman #66- Difficult to place, but the blackout may be a BN: Batman reference.
    Superman/Batman #67- Picks up right where #66 left off.
    Catwoman #83- The blackout in Gotham is mentioned. Seems to be pre-Nekron rise as well.
    Green Lantern Corps #41- Power Level's 85.26%
    Blackest Night: Superman #3- Power Levels 93.01%
    Blackest Night: Titans #3- No power levels but just seems to fit here.
    Outsiders #23- Black Lantern Terra appears at the end of it. Given the next issue is post-BN: Titans #3, it makes sense here.
    Outsiders #24- The events of BN: Titans #3 are recalled but it seems to be pre-Nekron rise.
    Outsiders #25- The rest of the fight from the previous issue.
    Justice League of America #39- Difficult to place but seems to be pre-Nekron rise.
    Justice League of America #40- The previous issue's fight is concluded.
    Teen Titans #77- Most signs point to it being post BN: Titans #3 but pre-Nekron rise.
    Teen Titans #78- Concludes previous issue's events right afterward.
    Weird Western Tales #71- Doesn't appear to matter where to put it, but it seems pre-Nekron rise.
    Green Lantern #47- No Power Levels but just seems to fit here.
    Blackest Night #4- 100%. Nekron Rises.
    Blackest Night: Flash #1- The ending of the issue coincides with the closing events of BN #4.
    Secret Six #17- Continuing from Suicide Squad #67, but we see mention of Barry's message from BN #4 at the end.
    Secret Six #18- Picks up immediately from SS #17.
    Doom Patrol #4- We see Barry's message from BN #4.
    Doom Patrol #5- The previous's issue's story is wrapped up very shortly afterward.
    Booster Gold #26- We see Rip Hunter talking about Barry's message from BN #4.
    Booster Gold #27- The previous's issue's story is wrapped up very shortly afterward.
    R.E.B.E.L.S. #10- We see Vril Dox mentioning receiving Barry's message from BN #4.
    R.E.B.E.L.S. #11- The previous's issue's story is wrapped up very shortly afterward.
    Blackest Night: JSA #1- Appears to be shortly after Damage's death in BN #4.
    Blackest Night: JSA #2- Takes place shortly thereafter. No reason to displace.
    Green Lantern Corps #42- Power Levels 100%, and "100% Power Level Exceeded."
    Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1- Leads directly into the events of BN #5.
    Green Lantern #48- Leads directly into the events of BN #5.
    Blackest Night #5- "Die!"
    Green Lantern Corps #43- Doesn't appear to matter whether it is pre-"Die!" or post-"Die!" at the moment.
    Green Lantern #49- John Stewart brings Xanshi to Earth... which we see followed-up on in BN #6.
    Blackest Night #6- Temporary new Lanterns are selected for each Corps.
    Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #2- Simultaneous to BN #6's conclusion.
    Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3- Takes place in-between pages at the end of BN #6.
    Blackest Night: Flash #2- Picks up virtually immediately after BN #6.
    Green Lantern Corps #44- No marker to indicate placement, but seems to be concurrent with BN #6/after.
    Blackest Night: Flash #3- At the end everyone races toward the Spectre.
    Green Lantern #50- Parallax Rebirth. The Spectre is fought.
    The Atom and Hawkman #46- We see the other Corps' fighting the Spectre as seen in GL #50.
    Adventure Comics #7- BL Superboy is freed. Likely before GL #51 since BL Superboy is not seen on the ending splash.
    Green Lantern #51- The Spectre is defeated and Parallax is taken away.
    Green Lantern Corps #45- The GLC appears to transport to Earth at the end.
    R.E.B.E.L.S. #12- "For three whole days, he fought [the Black Lanterns] without pause.

Haha, I just made a list myself last week, but yours is so much better! I wanted to track by the Power Levels myself but hadn't got around to it. Cheers!
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Re:Blackest Night Reading Order 7 years 7 months ago #5764

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One of the best sites to enjoy Blackest Night is this :

The Annotated Blackest Night

If you are reading Blackest Night, you must surely check this site out..!
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Re:Blackest Night Reading Order 7 years 7 months ago #5786

BTW, if nobody beats me to it, I'll be posting a CBL of this to the reading list forums later this afternoon.

I worry about how useful CBLs will be in general since a lot can change between CR databases. File names primarily, but things like using "&" instead of "and" or "- " instead of ": ", leading "The"s. I guess it will be a good test of how cYo's programmed these :)
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Re:Blackest Night Reading Order 7 years 7 months ago #5813

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You are right DouglasBubbletrousers.. I was thinking the same thing. A little change in the filename & the cbl won't work ! I guess we'll have to ask cYo about this..

Do post a blackest night reading list.. we are waiting !
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Re:Blackest Night Reading Order 7 years 7 months ago #5864

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You are right DouglasBubbletrousers.. I was thinking the same thing. A little change in the filename & the cbl won't work ! I guess we'll have to ask cYo about this..

Do post a blackest night reading list.. we are waiting !

Posted last night... if someone could take a minute and try to import it, let me know how it went so we can give feedback to cYo about any improvements that can be made.
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Re:Blackest Night Reading Order 7 years 6 months ago #6510

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I need a little help with the reading order of the Blackest Night Preludes.
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Re:Blackest Night Reading Order 7 years 6 months ago #6511

wwwescape wrote:
I need a little help with the reading order of the Blackest Night Preludes.

Dug this list out of my chronology:
140 The War of Light, Part 2- Sins of the Star Sapphire\01 Green Lantern Corps v2 29 - Sins of the Star Sapphire, Part One Love on the Air.cbz
140 The War of Light, Part 2- Sins of the Star Sapphire\02 Green Lantern Corps v2 30 - Sins of the Star Sapphire, Part Two Empty-handed Heart.cbz
140 The War of Light, Part 2- Sins of the Star Sapphire\03 Green Lantern Corps v2 31 - Sins of the Star Sapphire, Part Three Empty-Handed Heart.cbz
140 The War of Light, Part 2- Sins of the Star Sapphire\04 Green Lantern Corps v2 32 - Sins of the Star Sapphire, Part Four Hearts and Minds.cbz
141 Final Crisis, Part 1\01 Final Crisis 01 - D.O.A. The God of War.cbz
141 Final Crisis, Part 1\02 Final Crisis Requiem 01 - Caretaker of Mars.cbz
142 The War of Light, Part 3- Rage of the Red Lanterns\01 Final Crisis Rage of the Red Lanterns 01 - Rage of the Red Lanterns, Prologue Blood Feud.cbz
142 The War of Light, Part 3- Rage of the Red Lanterns\02 Green Lantern v4 36 - Rage of the Red Lanterns, Part 2.cbz
142 The War of Light, Part 3- Rage of the Red Lanterns\03 Green Lantern v4 37 - Rage of the Red Lanterns, Part 3.cbz
142 The War of Light, Part 3- Rage of the Red Lanterns\04 Green Lantern v4 38 - Rage of the Red Lanterns, Part 4.cbz
143 The War of Light, Part 4- Emerald Eclipse\01 Green Lantern Corps v2 33 - Emerald Eclipse, Part One.cbz
143 The War of Light, Part 4- Emerald Eclipse\02 Green Lantern Corps v2 34 - Emerald Eclipse, Part Two.cbz
143 The War of Light, Part 4- Emerald Eclipse\03 Green Lantern Corps v2 35 - Emerald Eclipse, Part Three.cbz
143 The War of Light, Part 4- Emerald Eclipse\04 Green Lantern Corps v2 36 - Emerald Eclipse, Part Four.cbz
143 The War of Light, Part 4- Emerald Eclipse\05 Green Lantern Corps v2 37 - Emerald Eclipse, Part Five.cbz
143 The War of Light, Part 4- Emerald Eclipse\06 Green Lantern Corps v2 38 - Emerald Eclipse, Conclusion.cbz
144 The War of Light, Part 5- Agent Orange\01 Green Lantern v4 39 - Agent Orange, Part One.cbz
144 The War of Light, Part 5- Agent Orange\02 Green Lantern v4 40 - Agent Orange, Part Two.cbz
144 The War of Light, Part 5- Agent Orange\03 Green Lantern v4 41 - Agent Orange, Part Three.cbz
144 The War of Light, Part 5- Agent Orange\04 Green Lantern v4 42 - Agent Orange, Part 4.cbz
145 Final Crisis, Part 2\01 Final Crisis 02 - Ticket to Bludhaven.cbz
145 Final Crisis, Part 2\02 Final Crisis 03 - Know Evil.cbz
145 Final Crisis, Part 2\03 Final Crisis 04 - Darkseid Says.cbz
145 Final Crisis, Part 2\04 Final Crisis 05 - Into Oblivion.cbz
145 Final Crisis, Part 2\05 Final Crisis 06 - How to Murder the Earth.cbz
145 Final Crisis, Part 2\06 Final Crisis 07 - New Heaven, New Earth.cbz
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Re:Blackest Night Reading Order 7 years 6 months ago #6552

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Thanks. I'll update my cbl file with this.

EDIT:
Just went through my collection again based on your suggested reading order and I think the order should change a bit. I know not many may be interested in this, but here's how I feel the order should be. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I've removed Final Crisis from the list below.

GLC 29 (Sins of the Star Sapphire) Tie In - Saarek is finding the Anti-Monitor's body
GLC 30 (Sins of the Star Sapphire) Tie In
GLC 31 (Sins of the Star Sapphire) Tie In
GLC 32 (Sins of the Star Sapphire) Tie In
GLC 33 (Emerald Eclipse) Prelude - Saarek is finding the Anti-Monitor's body
GL 39 (Agent Orange) Prelude
GLC 34 (Emerald Eclipse) Prelude
GL 40 (Agent Orange) Prelude
GLC 35 (Emerald Eclipse) Prelude
GL 41 (Agent Orange) Prelude - Ash is finding the Anti-Monitor's body
GLC 36 (Emerald Eclipse) Prelude
GLC 37 (Emerald Eclipse) Prelude - Saarek meets Ash and both try to find the Anti-Monitor's Body
GL 42 (Agent Orange) Prelude - Epilogue Ash and Saarek find the Black Lantern Battery
GLC 38 (Emerald Eclipse) Prelude - Blackest Night begins
Last Edit: 7 years 6 months ago by wwwescape.
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Re:Blackest Night Reading Order 7 years 5 months ago #7620

Now that cYo's revised the reading list export/import, let's try this again. Here's a .122 version
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