And now for something completely evil. Black is the Official Color of Evil on Innistrad - something WotC usually tries not to do. They don't like to paint any color in such strictly black and white terms (no pun intended). White isn't always inherently good, and Black isn't always inherently evil. However, on Innistrad, where every day is Halloween, they felt it was justifiable and appropriate to go with the traditional Good vs Evil dichotomy.
And if you somehow need convincing, look no further than Griselbrand himself. He's one bad mother... shut yo mouth.Unfortunately, other than Grizzlebees himself, Black kinda got the shaft in Avacyn Restored. On one hand, the set was meant to be built around Avacyn's triumphant ass-kicking return, but every hero needs a good villain, and sadly only a few cards really provide such compelling opposition to the side of Good.
(I'm not unaware of the slightly ironic fact that this card and the Blue Griffin have mildly interesting synergy with each other. I just don't care.)
Personally, I'll be playing one or the other, never both, because I don't like insta-win stuff like that. The hard part is figuring out which decks want Bond, and which decks want Blood.
With Griselbrand, you should never, ever run out of gas again.
So other than two really cool card-drawing demons (one of which is the most broken thing printed since Consecrated Sphinx), one fantastic uncommon reprint, and a couple of janky but cool rares, Black didn't give us much love. But Black isn't about love, in this set! It's about EVIL! E-V-I-L! So really, that's acceptable. So far, the set is still really strong, and looks to be a load of fun.