Since I reviewed Blackest Night, I decided that I should be fair and review Brightest Day.
This is the story arc that raises a few superheroes from the dead. But all is not well in Denmark, as they say. Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, Jade, Osiris, and Hawk are resurrected. Unfortunately, so is Captain Boomerang, Zoom, and Maxwell Lord.
Although they have returned, they must complete certain tasks in order to stay alive. Aquaman summons dead sea life, and has to find the new “Aqualad” before the “others” do. Martain Manhunter must kill down the “Martian Forest”, et al. This graphic novel does not get into if they actually accomplish this, I am assuming that this will be covered in the next volume.
Deadman has been returned to life as Boston Brand; and is very unhappy about it. His job is to find the next carrier of the White Light. There was a funny exchange in which he can’t figure out why he doesn’t feel well, and Hawk tells him that he is hungry. The White Light tells him to eat a cheeseburger, because that was supposedly Brand’s favorite food before he became Deadman.
This is not the whole story arc; unfortunately, this is only issues 0-7. I know that because of the format they can only include so many issues (although I think of the very thick Crisis on Infinite Earths), and I am now anxiously awaiting Brightest Day Vol. 2. I am hoping that someday soon, the series will become a little less graphic. There was one scene that was very disturbing to me, so those with sensitive stomachs are forewarned.
Otherwise, a very good read, and good continuation of this story arc.
Posted by: Angie