Brightest Day #12

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 20, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
6.7Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Don't miss the hottest event in comics as the biweekly BRIGHTEST DAY continues with the return of the Black Lanterns! Has time run out for our resurrected heroes? Plus, you must not miss the stunning origin of the new Aqualad, the battle between Aquaman and Black Manta, and the bizarre journey of Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond as they delve into the inner workings of the Firestorm matrix and uncover its secret!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 20, 2010

    This is another issue of "Brightest Day" that narrows its focus to one character in particular, then zooms out for an update on resurrected heroes from elsewhere. The end result is a more personal tale of J'onn J'onnz, although you wouldn't presume as much from the David Finch cover. The Reis cover " the variant " depicts the tale that rests inside. Still, this issue makes some significant strides in the life of one hero, but forsakes the other returned characters to do so. The story it does deliver is one of the most satisfying and electrifying stories in this series yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Oct 25, 2010

    All-in-all, I’m happy with this issue and pleased to see Brightest Day continue its forward momentum as the story progresses. We’re what, halfway through the story right now? And at this point, I’m definitely in it for the long haul and can’t wait to see where the story goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Oct 23, 2010

    In summary: great story, uneven art, recommended, but not as highly as it would be otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Paul Mallory Oct 22, 2010

    I like how the stories progress in this issue; the story lines aren't as choppy as some other issues in this series. I will say again what I said before: Geoff Johns concentrating on just two story lines per issue results in better issues, instead of trying to cram something in for each story every time. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Iverson Oct 20, 2010

    The only other portions of the larger Brightest Day story elaborated on in this issue were Deathstorm and his Black Lanterns receiving marching orders, Firestorm dealing with their personality clash even further, and Boston Brand cozying up to Dove in their exploration for the one worthy to be the White Lantern. If these aspects of the story sound interesting, they were. Unfortunately, even though they were more interesting than the Martians issue long throw-down, they were only given four pages. Don't get me wrong, I like the Martian Manhunter, and his story is interesting, but I miss when this series followed Boston Brand as the main character weaving through the lives of those resurrected at Blackest Night. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 20, 2010

    I wasn't the biggest fan of this issue, but you can't deny the writing and art are pretty strong. Again, I'm not a Martian Manhunter fan, so an issue revolving around that character isn't going to excite me. If you are a fan of that character, I'd recommend this book highly. If you're a casual reader of Brightest Day, I'd actually say pass on this, since there's nothing in this issue that drives the whole story forward. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 24, 2010

    This was a weird comic for me. There were parts that were just horrid, like D'Kay's lame origin(she made herself forget she was ever a Martian, but remembered she was a Martian when J'onn came back? Zuh??), but there were other parts that were... I wouldn't say good, so I'll say less horrid. Read Full Review

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