Brightest Day #23

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 6, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
6.2Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

It's the beginning of the end as we head toward the epic conclusion to BRIGHTEST DAY! The mystery of the heroes' return and the secrets of the white forest are revealed! Plus, Captain Boomerang draws closer to completing his mission! And at last, it's Firestorm vs. Deadman!

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 8, 2011

    We won't know how the final surprise (and the series itself) works until the next issue, but so far it's been a fairly enjoyable book, if a bit dragged-out. Not great, but not bad, either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Apr 8, 2011

    Its terribly difficult to talk more about this issue without getting into spoiler territory, so Ill leave you with this. I thought it was a very solid penultimate issue, I feel like the threads weve been following are converging very well, and I anxiously await the finale in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Apr 7, 2011

    Don't let my negative words fool you, Brightest Day #23 is an important issue not only for this series, but for the DCU in general. The effects of this book could be very far reaching and lead to some great stories down the line that once again star Swamp Thing in the DCU. With that said, from a dramatic standpoint, Brightest Day #23 doesn't hit the mark. It feels like it's just going through the paces to get to the awesome shockers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Apr 11, 2011

    Though Brightest Day has boasted very few unqualified great issues in its run, it has generally been a series that deserves some slack for its flaws. Even so, I cant let it off the hook for the nature of this most recent outing. With an out-of-the-blue reference to a character that has been out of the public consciousness for the bulk of many readers lifetimes, theres no doubt that quite a few fans have been left high and dry. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Apr 6, 2011

    If you've got the other 22 issues, you really should get this one, but there was a bit of story turbulence. Artwise, this is definitely a keeper. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 6, 2011

    Fortunately there's still the big conclusion to come in two weeks, because this is an uncharacteristic dip in quality for the series. With elements being hastily yanked back in (hello, Captain Boomerang) and explanations left and right, hopefully that phase is now completed in order to give us a stronger conclusion. Right now, though, it's an underwhelming beginning of the end. Read Full Review

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