The End and The Beginning

There are only three issues left of the bestselling BRIGHTEST DAY series. Issue 22 is cryptically titled “The End and The Beginning” and it’s all about Firestorm’s struggle to be the best hero that he can be.

I don’t want to give anything away or spoil the story, so I’ll just say that the issue has been aptly titled and leave it at that.

Written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi and with art by Scott Clark, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado, BRIGHTEST DAY #22, is on sale in stores today.

The shape of things to come

It's been a long journey for the Martian Manhunter since his revival, including an entire lifetime of false happiness on a rejuvenated Mars. But now the veil is lifted from J'onn's eyes, and they're filled with tears of rage.

It's time to settle things with D'kay, but when given the choice between a new Mars and Earth, J'onn has to ask himself...

Where is my real home?

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BRIGHTEST DAY #21 hits stores March 2nd.

This is Aquawar (Part 2)

BRIGHTEST DAY #19 ended with Black Manta striking a very deadly blow during the first battle of the much anticipated Aquawar. The action picks up in issue 20, with a battle of father against son and the emergence of a new hero. Ivan Reis and Joe Prado deliver epic action throughout this issue, including an amazing two-page spread that ends this preview.

What say you, Aquaman fans? Have you recovered from last issue's cliffhanger yet?

This is Aquawar

Aquaman's second chance at life hasn't quite worked out the way he expected. His wife has betrayed him, and his powers don't work like they should. Now, in BRIGHTEST DAY #19, writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi and artists Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert and Rob Hunter bring us the Aquawar.

This is a big, bold issue, one chock full of widescreen action and intrigue. I think I can safely predict that the cliffhanger will have fans talking this week.

Here's a look at the open round of the Aquawar...

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DCU in 2011: ENTER THE STAR SAPPHIRES

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."

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From the desk of Eddie Berganza

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.

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What is the “AQUAWAR”?

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?

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