If there was a crowd-stopper at last year's San Diego and New York Comic-Cons, it was definitely the DC Universe Online cinematic trailer: a great, six-minute piece of animation where the big heroes of the DC Universe, well, get absolutely destroyed. Each time the trailer played in our booth, most everyone within a thirty-foot radius (myself included) would stop in their tracks and watch for the full video. The trailer's pinnacle comes when Lex Luthor [SPOILER WARNING] impales Superman with a kryptonite-tipped spear, which would draw a gasp from the crowd each time without fail.
Today is Green Lantern day on THE SOURCE, and we're continuing with a tease from BRIGHTEST DAY #17 featuring the Star Sapphires. What happens in that issue? According to GL Editor Adam Schlagman, "Carol Ferris and the Star Sapphires join Hawkman and Hawkgirl in a fight for the survival of Zamaron and the purity of love, but with the Hawks' connection to the cosmic corps, it looks like this meeting may end in bloodshed." [gallery link="file"]
Here's the awesome piece of Ivan Reis art we posted last week, this time without the text. We're listening!
Here's a couple of variant covers (and one non-variant) to end the day. We've got a double dose of BRIGHTEST DAY, with the covers to issues #17 and #18. Issue #17 is a non-variant by David Finch, and #18 is a variant by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert. Next, Bill Sienkiewicz has an energetic, stylish cover for DCU: LEGACIES #9. And there's an awesome David Mack variant cover to JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #53. Enjoy. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
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; 1 Morbid tease for next issue. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
And it’s a beauty. Next year’s Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo — C2E2 for short — just got a bit greener. GREEN LANTERN, specifically.
12 heroes and villains return from the dead suddenly to find a changed world and an endless supply of questions and conflict. How will heroes like Firestorm, Aquaman, Hawkman, Captain Boomerang and more solve the mystery of their return and answer one question: What would you do with a second chance at life?
Deadman heads to Gotham to finally purge himself of the troublesome White Lantern ring – but is that really what the White Ring wants? As Batman and Deadman cross paths, things take a deadly turn, and the series blazes into its second half in a very special story from Johns and Tomasi lushly illustrated in full by the BLACKEST NIGHT creative team of Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Every issue of this book has been can’t-miss, but make a point to hit your store today, folks, because this one in particular will tug at your heart strings. BRIGHTEST DAY #14 hits today. [gallery link="file"]
Before we roll into the full list of BRIGHTEST DAY solicits, we thought this merited a mention. Heck, the name alone gave us pause. “Aquawar”? As BRIGHTEST DAY barrels toward its grand finale, things heat up for one of the main protagonists and his supporting cast — it’s too early to get into details, but how about a look at the cover to February’s BRIGHTEST DAY #19 and the other key BRIGHTEST DAY titles and a few more clues below?
High above the clouds of the Nth City on Hawkworld, Hawkman takes center stage, as he begins an all-out assault to save his beloved. But back on Earth, who will the White Lantern ring choose as its bearer and, in turn, the protector of the planet? The last page will shock you. All in an issue’s work from the all-pro team of Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi, Ardian Syaf, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. BRIGHTEST DAY #13 arrives tomorrow. [gallery link="file"]