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"]
The Martian Manhunter comes face to face with D’Kay, but what secrets does she have to share? Can Firestorm hold his own against Deathstorm and his very own Black Lantern Corps? Click below for a quick primer and then head out to your shop, as BRIGHTEST DAY #12 – courtesy of Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Ivan Reis, Scott Clark and Joe Prado – hits today! You won’t want to miss it. [gallery link="file"]
I interrupt my usual DC Nation-ness to bring you, the DC Comics reader, a very important announcement: The comics shipping this month are freaking awesome! I know you're thinking "But Ian, the comics are awesome every month!" and you're totally right - they are - but this month features so many special items I wanted to make sure that you were perfectly clear on the degree of amazing we've got going on. Throughout October we are bringing you specials, new projects, new formats, new beginnings, and much more.
The Blackest Night is over, but the shockwaves are still being felt. And not every story has been told. From the ashes of the dark, universe-spanning tale by superstars Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis comes BRIGHTEST DAY – but what stories remain hidden from the most horrific story to affect the DCU’s heroes? Well, glad you asked.
New cover images by Ivan Reis, Neal Adams and Ethan Van Sciver? Hard to say no, huh? This week, we’ve got the latest black and white version of legendary Batman artist’ Neal Adams’ BATMAN: ODYSSEY series, superstar Ivan Reis’ take on BRIGHTEST DAY #13 and an iconic shot of the Dynamic Duo courtesy of Mr. Ethan Van Sciver. Hard to beat that on a Tuesday, huh? Click below to enjoy the images in their full glory. [gallery link="file"]