REVIEW: Brightest Day #20

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With just two months left in DC’s year long maxi-series Brightest Day, issue #20 turns its attention to the second half of the Aquawar with Aquaman leading a team of heroes and dead fish against Siren’s forces from another dimension and Black Manta. Aquaman, Aqualad, Aquagirl and especially Mera each get nice character moments in which they shine. In addition, we learn how Siren escaped into our dimension in the first place and get a few preview pages from the upcoming War of the Green Lanterns.

Spoilers after the break…

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REVIEW: Brightest Day #11

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Welcome back again for our semi-bi-weekly discussion of DC ComicsBrightest Day series. Issue 11 focuses on Aquaman and Firestorm with a few pages dedicated to the Martian Manhunter. We also manage to bring DC’s Earth One graphic novel series, a Doctor Who episode from 1975 and Death herself into the mix.

Spoilers will follow…

PTB: I guess the cover lets us know that the Black Lantern Firestorm isn’t unique to the story. While we’re talking about him, what do you think of his new name “Deathstorm”?

KevinMLD: I’m not a fan yet. It just reminds me of this terrible Dick Grayson-from-the-future storyline that ran in Titans in the ’90s. I don’t know what all the details ended up being, but basically this guy who claimed to be the future Nightwing was evil and called himself Deathwing. It was horrendous. Here’s a picture of his extreme costume courtesy of the seriously amazing TitansTower.com website. If you’re at all curious about the Titans, you can spend hours there.

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REVIEW: Brightest Day #10

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Our discussion of DC Comics’ Brightest Day series continues with issue #10. Lots of Firestorm. Lots of Aquaman. Also included is a discussion of the possible coolness of Black Manta and obvious lameness of Deathstorm.

Spoilers to follow.

PTB: A very misleading cover this time around. Deadman doesn’t even appear in the book. Aqualad doesn’t appear to be a villain, but I’m getting the impression something may change when his powers kick in.

Still, it’s a nice looking cover.

KevinMLD: I agree it’s a nice cover but the Black lantern Firestorm from a few issues back would have made WAY more sense here.

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