Going in, I have no clue as to what this comic is about. However, since the names Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi are emblazoned on the cover, I don't really care! It could be the frigging phone book and I'd probably enjoy it! Well, the only way to discover what this comic is all about is to give it a read, so here we go!
-This comic contains three stories, starting with the origin of Saint Walker of the Blue Lanterns. Walker was a holy man whose planet, Astonia, was being destroyed by an old sun. Walker's fellow Astonians spent their final days rioting and causing general chaos while Walker believed salvation awaited those who climbed the highest mountain on his world. Walker took his father, wife and two children along and watched as they all wound up perishing during the journey, save him. After several days, Walker finally made it to the mountaintop, finding nothing but rocks. Angered by the fact that his savior wasn't atop the mountain as prophesied, Walker cursed his god. God "answered" by way of a thunderstorm, and Walker's faith was renewed by the much needed water from the storm. Walker returned to the surface of the planet and began preaching to his people. Before long he was given a blue power ring due to his ability to instill hope in others.
-Next was a tale of Mongul's childhood. He idolized his crazy father and longed to follow in his dad's footsteps. After a bunch of peaceful aliens crash landed on Mongul's planet, he forced them to become his slaves. His father eventually learned about Mongul's slaves and destroyed them all, telling his son that there was only one being that was to be worshiped on their planet, and it wasn't Mongul 2. Mongul continued to idolize his father, figuring one day he would be the leader of the planet, and the most feared man in the universe.
-Finally this issue concluded with a tale of the Indigo Tribe, which was nearly impossible to decipher. There are Indigo Lanterns who seem to have the ability to use the power rings of the other Lanterns to do their bidding. That was pretty much it.
To be honest, this comic had little to nothing to do with the current Blackest Night story. With that said though, this wasn't a bad comic. I thoroughly enjoyed the first story(Walker's tale)liked the second one(Mongul's)and didn't care for the third one. Saint Walker's tale helped me see him in a different, more positive light. Prior to reading this, I didn't know a thing about Walker besides the fact that he was a Blue Lantern, which caused me to care little about him. However, now that I know his backstory, it's hard not to like the guy. The Mongul tale wasn't as good as the Walker one, but it was a decent little story. The final story was little more than 5 or 6 pages with practically no dialogue, so it's hard to have a positive opinion of it. For a score, I'll give this book an 8 out of 10. This was a perfectly acceptable comic, no more, no less.