Volume 1 was good but volume 2 is better. The story is clearer and the pace moves faster and smoother. Each character is well written and their mission is explicit, making the reader invest much more in the story.
Writers: Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists: Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark, Joe Prado
Collecting: Brightest Day 8-16
After 12 heroes and villains are resurrected by the white light, their paths diverge and each of them has to uncover why they were brought back to life. J’onn J’onnz discovers he is not the last green Martian. Aquaman discovers a secret which Mera kept from him. On Hawkworld, Hawkman is planning an attack on Hath Set to save Hawkgirl but what they discover is an evil plot that is too close to home. Most chilling of all is Firestorm who inadvertently gives rise to the demonic Deathstorm. The evil Deathstorm is on a mission to upset the fragile relationship between Ronald and Jason thus upsetting the Firestorm Matrix which will result in another big bang. Only Deadman can solve the mystery of the white light and find the true hero destined to bear the white ring.
Creating Deathstorm is a master stroke and makes Firestorm’s role much more compelling. As with ‘Blackest Night’ the artwork in ‘Brightest Day’ is excellent. The spreads featuring Deadman are especially good with shadows and colours that are perfectly rendered. Volume 2 is a must read in this series.
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