Brightest Day #0
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Brightest Day #0

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 14, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
7.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The biggest event in comics continues as BRIGHTEST DAY burns back the BLACKEST NIGHT from the writing team behind GREEN LANTERN and GREEN LANTERN CORPS Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi! And don't miss the exciting DC Comics debut of red hot cover artist David Finch (New Avengers, Ultimatum)! The effects that the already classic BLACKEST NIGHT will have on the DC Universe will be felt for years to come and this issue not only sets the stage for the new ongoing biweekly DC Universe book BRIGHTEST DAY, but also the next exciting era of the DC Universe!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 14, 2010

    Issues numbered with a #0 have been deemed to be the perfect hopping on point for new readers, and this collection of characters has frequently hurt for new readers. Johns and Tomasi deliver a fine introduction that gives any reader a chance to step right in on the ground floor on this book or many of the others flying the "Brightest Day" banner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka Apr 16, 2010

    Pending your personal preference, some of these stories and characters will impress you more than others. My only wish for future issues of Brightest Day is for the series to allow enough character exposure equally as possible among the 12. I know its an unlikely task, but if Johns and Tomasi can make Osiris, Boomerang, and Jade as interesting as say, Hawkman, Firestorm, and Maxwell Lord, then theres no doubt well have another triumphant 52 on our hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 15, 2010

    As a long-time fan, it's a thrill to see some of my all-time favorite Silver Age heroes back in action again, and I look forward to seeing how they all tie together and why they were brought back (and whether or not they're the only ones to return). Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips & Jesse Schedeen Apr 14, 2010

    Jesse's Score: 9.2 Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Apr 14, 2010

    An issue #0 is a prologue. It has to lay the groundwork to effectively launch the first issue. You don't always need one, if the plot is more compelling, but I think DC made the right choice in posing the major event question in this issue. I'll be around for this series and probably most of the cross-overs to see why these twelve were resurrected. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Apr 20, 2010

    I also appreciated 48 pages with no ads for $3.99 as well as Fernando Pasarin’s artwork. The guy just has that classic lookin’ superhero style that suits a story like this really well. And since the book is bi-weekly, I won’t have to wait long to find out if I appreciate the entire story or if it’s just a decent premise that gasses out in a few weeks. I kind of doubt it though. This first issue has me hooked and I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 23, 2011

    Similar to Blackest Night, Brightest Day starts off with a whole lot of potential. I like the way that Boston Brand is tying the story together at first here with him being the only one with a white ring and being pushed towards something mysterious. Using him as the method of going across those who have returned and seeing how they're coping allows this issue to work as both an epilogue to Blackest Night and a really good prologue to what's about to come. Fernando Pasarin does a really great job with the artwork here, particularly those opening pages, and he captures the look of all the characters very well. There's a good amount of detail here which gives it all a very polished look. After a series that focused on so many dead characters that were falling apart, it's definitely a lighter look here and it contains a sense of optimism to it, though not without an edge of danger to it as well. The opening to this new event series definitely has captured my attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Apr 14, 2010

    After The Blackest Night comes The Brightest Day as DC Comics ad department has been telling us, and its finally here. Issue #0 doesnt really shine a light on how bright or good Brightest Day will end up being (its way long on setup), but things dont too dim. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Steven Brown Apr 14, 2010

    The penciling is performed by Fernando Pasarin. While he clearly doesn’t deliver on the dynamic promise of the David Finch cover, Pasarin has a solid, reliable style not atypical of most DC Comic titles. There’s good, clear storytelling, but no real unique style to set him apart from the pack. The multiple inkers on this issue cause somewhat of a visual inconsistency at times, but not enough to be offensive. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Apr 15, 2010

    Brightest Day #0 was a disappointing read. This was a slow and relatively boring read. Johns and Tomasi failed to kick this title off with a dynamic and exciting story that immediately captivates the readers attention. Having said that, Johns and Tomasi did just enough, barely, to get me to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 14, 2010

    Based entirely upon its own merits, though, its a strong piece, and Brightest Day #0 earns 3 out of 5 stars overall, providing intriguing kickoff points for a dozen stories, and none of the various art teams can be easily singled out as the weakest link I am a bit Sinestroed out, though. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Apr 16, 2010

    This is all setup and at that, its really not that great of setup. Clearly there are some stories here that are going to be a big deal down the road, so you might want to check it out for that. You might also want to check it out if you really dig some of the characters (I personally was most drawn to the Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 28, 2010

    While I used Countdown in my comparison, note that it is nowhere near Countdown-level of bad. The story was just laid out like an issue of Countdown in the format. It looks better and is written well, but the 'spine of the DC Universe' format it seems to be using killed my interest in the project. Will give it a couple of issues to win me over and dissuade my fears. Read Full Review

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