Brightest Day #4

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 16, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

If this is the BRIGHTEST DAY then what is Black Lantern Firestorm doing on our cover?!

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 19, 2010

    The artwork continues to be pleasant. The place Hawkgirl and Hawkman visit reminds me of a cheaper Avatar world. Lets hope the artist can make that story look more visually interesting in future issues. I do like how he draws Hawkgirl and Hawkman though. They look great. The pages with Deadman were the strongest of all and that may help make the character popular again. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 18, 2010

    And covers that match the interiors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jun 16, 2010

    Johns and Tomasi are putting this series into third gear and the cosmic weirdness is ramping up too. You should buy it, even if I don't like Hawk and Dove. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 27, 2011

    This installment has some very good things going for it but it's still mostly setup for events. And that's not a bad thing at all since I like the layered approach. It's just a matter of ensuring some real payoff by the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 16, 2010

    Having said all that, I should point out that I fully expected to encounter an issue like Brightest Day #4 the minute I realized writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi would be taking such a fragmented approach to this series, which was somewhere around the halfway point of issue two. It's worth noting that 52 suffered from many of the same pacing problems on a week to week basis that are currently plaguing this book in its early stages, and that series managed to deliver one hell of a satisfying read when all was said and done. And until each of these threads kicks into gear, we're bound to encounter more of these sorts of underwhelming installments. With that in mind, I'll continue to foster high hopes for this series, even when one of its chapters leaves me cold. I just hope Johns and Tomasi hit their stride sooner rather than later. And would it kill them to give us a little more Aquaman? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 16, 2010

    This issue, as I already mentioned, feels thin, but that may be in part due to the fact that the story is moving quickly. There are a myriad of plotlines floating about that any given issue can only address so many. This book has a lot to offer, but it isn't consistent in the amounts of what it offers each issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    cxPulp - B. Schatz Jun 18, 2010

    Now, as for the art" well, the art is good, and I like how they're handling the chores for this book. Each artist has clearly been given a character to follow throughout the series (notice how the complete lack of Martian Manhunter syncs up with the disappearance of Partick Gleason from this issue) and it gives each little story its own little flavor and look. The artists were also clearly chosen to complement each other, as the shifts in style never feel jarring, so on that front, this book is a success. On the whole, I would much rather not be reading this book, but hey, when something is selling so well in your shop, you really should keep tabs on the events. And so it goes. Read Full Review

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