Like the first Black Lantern Corps hardcover volume, Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2 collects three mini-series' that flesh out some more details of the ordeals of some of the big players of Blackest Night, as the DC universe gets plunged into hell and the dead rise from their graves. Blackest Night: The Flash proves to be surprisingly essential to the core storyline, as Blackest Night writer Geoff Johns details Barry Allen's struggle against the Black Lanterns, as well as Barry's role in the event as he attempts to save his grandson Bart "Kid Flash" Allen from a terrible fate. What makes this mini in particular all the more interesting is that during Barry and the heroes ordeal, the Flash rogues have their own to deal with as well as Captain Cold and co. take the fight to the resurrected rogues. The ending of this mini is worth the price of admission alone, even if Scott Kolins' artwork is inconsistent. Blackest Night: JSA finds the current Justice Society hunted down by the resurrected original Sandman, Dr. Midnite, Mr. Terrific, Atom, Johnny Quick, and the Earth-2 Superman and Lois Lane to boot. Co-writer James Robinson (teamed here with Tony Bedard) re-teams with penciler Eddy Barrows to pick up on some plot points left found in their Blackest Night: Superman mini (found in the Vol. 1 hardcover), and this time around they fare better. The last mini, Blackest Night: Wonder Woman, is written by Wonder Woman vet Greg Rucka, and at first finds the legendary heroine taking on the resurrected Maxwell Lord, before finally succumbing to the Black Lanterns and eventually overcoming them thanks to the Star Sapphires. This mini isn't special, but the pencilwork by Nicola Scott is gorgeous enough to recommend on its own. All in all, Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2 is slightly better and almost more essential than Vol. 1 thanks to the Flash mini alone, but neither is an absolute must-own tie-in to the overall Blackest Night saga. Still though, it's a worthwhile endeavor regardless.