Brightest Day #18

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Hawkman and Hawkgirl pay a visit to the Star Sapphires, but with the Hawks' connection to the cosmic corps, it looks like this meeting may end in bloodshed. And more even more blood may be drawn as Captain Boomerang hunts down Deadman and Dove!

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 19, 2011

    This issue is where things start to click into place and answers start to address their questions. But, as some of those answers fall into place, I'm finding more than a few questions are rising up to replace them. "Brightest Day" still has a mystique to it regarding where the brightness emanates from and who it shines upon, but one thing is for certain: it's a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Paul Mallory Jan 26, 2011

    The art in this issue allowed the characters' emotions to be particularly affecting upon the reader. Sharp colors, succinct designs, and the right focus and angle are appropriate for the tone that the writers want to convey in each panel. A final note on the cover: one of the best of the series. I've always complained that the characters featured on the cover frequently have a secondary, or even tertiary, focus in the story, but not this time. Hawkman and Hawkgirl, relentless and ready to fight, on the cover and in the pages beneath, are given their due in Brightest Day #18. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jan 21, 2011

    Some great art mixed with some flaws, mixed with some great story and suspense. Worth the price of admission. Bring friends. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jan 19, 2011

    I'm looking forward to checking in with the rest of the Brightest Day crew (Aquawar!), but I remain impressed that I was so satisfied with an issue focused largely on a story arc I previously doubted. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Feb 5, 2011

    The brief Deadman scenes add to the mystery and the art is amazing. It really whets the appetite for what is to come. DC Comics should sign Ivan Reis to a long term contract because he has all the makings of the next Jim Lee, perhaps with even greater depth than Lee. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Jan 25, 2011

    With the release of Brightest Day #18, Im definitely excited to see where this series goes as it heads toward its ultimate end. With even the books weakest aspect brought to a rewarding close, it seems likely that readers are in store for some pleasant treats in the weeks to come. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 5, 2011

    Okay, now for the fun part! That first scene with Cold and Boomerang earns -5 points because it made me think of Saint Barry... I had no qualms about Deadman's initial scene, so I'll give it a pity +1. The stuff on Zamaron was actually pretty good AND served a purpose, getting rid of Hawkgirl's evil mother and FINALLY getting rid of that curse on the Hawks, so I'll give the whole mess a +5. However, -1 point for the Hawk's deciding the most romantic place they could go was a museum... Another -1 for Deadman freaking out about his ring reaching 100% charge... I mean come on, he HAD to have seen that coming! +2 for Deadman acting like a creepy voyeur, and -3 for DC killing off the Hawks AFTER fixing their damned confusing history! Seriously, what the hell is THAT all about! Finally, +3 points for me repeatedly abusing the phrase, “Naked Twister.” So after some addition and subtraction, this issue of Brightest Day ends up with a...... Read Full Review

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