Blackest Night Reading Order

Blackest Night was a major DC crossover published between 2009-2010 which follows the Sinestro Corps story line almost immediately. Blackest Night is primarily a Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps series but does include issues from Batman, The Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman among others. It has a large quantity of issues and tie ins making it a prime candidate for a reading order due to its complexity.

Blackest Night is one of the most celebrated crossover story lines of the modern age and one which is highly recommend for anyone who is a fan of comic books to experience. In this blog we offer a complete Blackest Night reading order both issue by issue and through trades and omnibuses.

Full Blackest Night Reading Order

Below is the full, issue by issue reading order for Blackest Night



  • Green Lantern #43
  • Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1
  • Blackest Night #0   
  • Blackest Night #1   
  • Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #2
  • Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #3
  • Green Lantern #44
  • Blackest Night #2   
  • Blackest Night- Batman #1
  • Blackest Night- Superman #1
  • Blackest Night- Titans #1
  • Green Lantern Corps #39
  • Starman #81
  • The Power of Shazam #48
  • The Question #37
  • Green Lantern #45
  • Blackest Night #3  
  • Blackest Night- Batman #2
  • Blackest Night- Superman #2
  • Blackest Night- Titans #2
  • Green Lantern Corps #40
  • Green Lantern #46
  • Solomon Grundy #7
  • Adventure Comics #4
  • Adventure Comics #5
  • Phantom Stranger #42
  • Catwoman #83
  • Wild Western Tales #71
  • Blackest Night #4
  • Green Lantern Corps #41
  • Green Lantern #47
  • Blackest Night- Batman #3
  • Blackest Night- Superman #3
  • Blackest Night-Titans #3
  • Blackest Night- Flash #1
  • Blackest Night- Wonder Woman #1
  • Blackest Night- JSA #1
  • Green Lantern Corps #42
  • Green Lantern #48
  • Blackest Night #5  
  • Green Lantern Corps #43
  • Green Lantern #49
  • Blackest Night #6   
  • Blackest Night- Wonder Woman #2
  • Blackest Night- Flash #2
  • Blackest Night- JSA #2
  • Green Lantern Corps #44
  • Green Lantern #50
  • Green Arrow #30
  • Blackest Night- JSA #3
  • Blackest Night- Wonder Woman #3
  • Blackest Night- Flash #3
  • The Atom and Hawkman #46
  • Adventure Comics #7
  • Green Lantern Corps #45
  • Green Lantern #51
  • Blackest Night #7   
  • Green Lantern Corps #46
  • Green Lantern #52
  • Blackest Night #8  
  • Green Lantern Corps #47
  • Action Comics #890
  • Untold Tales of Blackest Night #1

Blackest Night Trade Reading Order

As usual, collecting an omnibus or a trade is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to enjoy Blackest Night. This crossover storyline is no different and here we’ve listed the trades you need.

Blackest Night Omnibus

At the time of writing, the Blackest Night Omnibus has been announced but not released yet, however, we do have the details of the issues and we have linked where to pre-order. If we forget to update this then the product page will be automatically updated to a purchase button. The Blackest Night Omnibus collects Adventure Comics #4-5,7, Blackest Night #0-8, Blackest Night: Batman #1-3, Blackest Night: The Flash #1-3, Blackest Night: JSA #1-3, Blackest Night: Superman #1-3, Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1-3, Blackest Night: Titans #1-3, Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1-3, Catwoman #83, Green Arrow #30, Green Lantern #43-53, Green Lantern Corps #39-47, Phantom Stranger #42, Starman #81, Suicide Squad #67, The Atom and Hawkman #46, The Power of Shazam! #48, The Question #37, Untold Tales of Blackest Night #1 and Weird Western Tales #71.

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Blackest Night Omnibus
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Blackest Night Omnibus
  • Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Edition no. 0 (06/11/2019)

Blackest Night

Where better to start than the main issue trade which contains Blackest Night #0-#8.

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Blackest Night
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Blackest Night
  • DC Comics
  • Geoff Johns
  • Publisher: DC Comics

Blackest Night: Green Lantern

The next important trade to pick up is, of course, Blackest Night: Green Lanterns which includes the main characters tie ins to the main event. Blackest Night: Green Lanterns collects Green Lantern #43-#52.

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Blackest Night: Green Lantern
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Blackest Night: Green Lantern
  • DC Comics
  • Geoff Johns
  • Publisher: DC Comics

Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps

Once again, this is another important trade to pick up as it includes all of the Green Lantern Corps Blackest Night tie ins in one handy trade. This collects Green Lantern Corps #39-#47.

Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps
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Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps
  • DC Comics
  • Peter J. Tomasi
  • Publisher: DC Comics

Tales of the Corps: Blackest Night

Tales of the Corps includes some semi-main tie ins which are Tales of the Corps #1-#3, Green Lantern #49 and Adventure Comics #4-#5.

Tales of the Corps: Blackest Night
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Tales of the Corps: Blackest Night
  • DC Comics
  • Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Sterling Gates
  • Publisher: DC Comics

Black Lantern Corps

Black Lantern Corps trades contains pretty much all of the tie in issues you’ll need from the characters outside of the main Green Lantern universe. Not essential but a pretty good read. Both books together will collect Blackest Night: Batman #1-#3, Blackest Night: Superman #1-#3 and Blackest Night: Titans #1-#3, Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1-#3, Blackest Night: JSA #1-#3, Blackest Night: Flash #1-#3.

Black Lantern Corps Volume 1
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Black Lantern Corps Volume 1
  • Various
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Paperback: 256 pages
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Black Lantern Corps Volume 2
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Black Lantern Corps Volume 2
  • Geoff Johns, Antony Bedard, James Robinson, Greg Rucka
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Edition no. 0 (07/20/2011)

Blackest Night: Rise Of The Black Lanterns

The final trade to complete your Blackest Night reading order are the other, more obscure tie ins. This book collects Shazam! #48, Catwoman #83, Question #37, Phantom Stranger #42, Western Tales #71, Atom & Hawkman #46, Adventure Comics #7, Green Arrow #30, Starman #81.

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Blackest Night: Rise Of The Black Lanterns
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  • Geoff Johns, Various
  • Publisher: DC Comics

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