since Shield #1 was sold out and i Just read this issue, figured I'd post a review to this instead
Blackest Night #8
First the easy stuff this thing is a solid 10 I don't think I could expect the art to be any better then it is. This thing is sure enjoyable to just look at and enjoy the art. This thing was gorgeous I loved the splash pages, The White Lanterns the Live, it was the total package art wise.
Story Wise, I stopped caring about Blackest Night a few issues ago. Which is a shame too since I was one of the ones drooling for this story since we first found out about it after Sinestro War. But man this issue just lost me, first I didn't like all the tie ins and in fact skipped a majority of em. I don't know what the point of this story was. I started thinking that at issue 5 and now that its over, What the hell was the point?
I just have finished #8 and I still can't tell you the point of this story anymore. All blackest night ends up being for me is a beatifully drawn story, but the story wasn't much important. The mark out moments of this story made me mark out but in the end its still doesn't add up to a great story, I really wish this had stayed a GL event and not a DCU event.
story - 2
art - 10
overall - 6
Wisdom begats understanding.