I may or may not have seen the following notes on Eddie Berganza's desk.
Story elements for BRIGHTEST DAY 16:
1 Part, Underwater adventure and intrigue;
1 Part, Science Fiction epic;
2 Parts, Family Tragedy;
4 Jaw dropping splash pages;
1 Young hero, claiming his birthright;
1 Dark twist;
1 Universe coming apart;
Between Peacock in the pages of BATMAN and The Absence in the next issue of BATMAN AND ROBIN, our caped crusaders have their hands full with mysterious, dangerous women this month.
When Gotham is paid a visit by a new hero who's as dangerous as she is beautiful, Batman must join forces with her to solve a mystery involving members of a highly secret order.
Who is Peacock? What is her connection to I-Ching? And how is her arrival in Gotham connected a string of murders in the city's Chinatown district?
Check out the preview below for clues.
Let's get this out of the way first, David Finch might be the nicest guy in comics. He's also a Batman fanatic and his love for the character is evident on every page of the upcoming BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT series. Luckily, you don't have to take my word for it. Just check out his variant cover to issue 4.
Seven, they say, is a magic number. And this morning, we can't disagree.
Because DC and Vertigo have put on an impressive showing, combining to win seven, yes seven of IGN's thirteen awards for the Best of 2010.
Here's the rundown...
Who is the cloaked figure who has been busy collecting the Emotional Spectrum Entities? The revelation occurs this week in GREEN LANTERN 60 and it definitely has this GL fan excited.
The clues have been laid out these last few months. What do we know? He is not from Earth. He insists he is not a Guardian. What secrets are behind those bandages?
How do I know that it's almost 5 o'clock on Friday? The big tip off is that fellow SOURCE blogger and all around good guy Austin Trunick already has his NFL game day face on. On Friday. For Sunday's games. Let's just say, Mr. Trunick takes his football very seriously.
Oracle can normally take care of herself, but when one of her firecest enemies finds her alone and far from her allies and safe houses, even Batman may not be able to save her.
Rising star artist Ardian Syaf - fresh off some killer work in BRIGHEST DAY - makes his BIRDS OF PREY debut in a can't-miss story by Gail Simone called "The Death of Oracle"!