Brightest Day #10

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 15, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The resurrected have discovered their purpose for being back, but where will the knowledge lead them? Who is the new Aqualad? And what strange event is taking place around the White Power Battery in New Mexico?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 16, 2010

    "Brightest Day" has hit the point in the story where each character's purpose is defined, but they are trying to determine how they got to this point and how they are to achieve that purpose identified for them. The end result is that Johns and Tomasi have started limiting the content, choosing to focus on a smaller portion of the "Brightest Day" cast, giving the reader a chance to learn more about the characters. This has allowed the stories to leg it out a bit more, but it also leaves me pining for more at the end of each issue. The downside to that is that I'm unsure when the next Hawkman installment is going to be or when that next Firestorm fix will pop up. Luckily for me, I'm enjoying the tales of all the heroes in this title, so it's a plethora of nice problems to have right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Sep 20, 2010

    So while I certainly look forward to Aqualad IIs presence in the DCU (as well as in the upcoming Young Justice animated series), its the development of a renewed Firestorm mythology that has me the most excited. Its the kind of innovation that could revitalize the character for the next several years and just the sort of thing you should expect from a comic book that is all about resurrection. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 20, 2010

    Still, it succeeds for me because it brings back beloved Silver Age characters - I love seeing Aquaman back in proper form, for example. I also think this is the first issue in the series that doesn't visualize a brutal murder, so that's a step up, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 18, 2010

    Strong issue with a pair of good tension points to leap into the next story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS ArsenaultShare this:FacebookStumbleUponDigg Sep 15, 2010

    Fun issue. Good momentum. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Sep 21, 2010

    Even though the Firestorm section didn’t do a lot for me, it was still written well and the art was fine, but the selling point is the Aqualad story. The artwork is better on those pages (which look to be Ivan Reis) and it’s definitely got the action of the issue. Great lead towards issue #11 (and some cool surprises as well) means I’m giving this one a B-. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Miguel Perez Sep 15, 2010

    On the other end of the quality spectrum is what's going on with Firestorm. Without question, the retcon involving the true nature of the Firestorm matrix is the most ridiculous thing I've read in comics all year. Not only that, but it perfectly illustrates the main problem associated with the title. It's more concerned with reinvigorating B-list characters and making them seem important than it is with weaving an intricate and enthralling story. At this point, I have little faith that anything will change as the series moves on. Proceed with caution. Read Full Review

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