Brightest Day #5

Brightest Day #5

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 7, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Deadman discovers the truth behind the formation of the White Lantern and what it means to the twelve returnees and the rest of the DC Universe. Plus, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Hawkgirl and Firestorm discover the price for their resurrections...and why they may be doing more harm than good to the world.

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jul 7, 2010

    Comic book readers have a lot of choices. Some other publishers are doing great things with different themes. In Brightest Day, DC has gotten to the core of the superhero adventures theme. This is a pure superhero adventure read and if superheroes are why you're in the genre, you should be picking up Brightest Day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jul 8, 2010

    In perhaps the biggest surprise of the issue, Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi manage to capture and sustain my attention during their Hawkman and Hawkgirl story by delivering some gruesome action and introducing an intriguing twist regarding their latest resurrection and encounter with the black rings. And throwing in savage anthropomorphic cats and birds are a guaranteed win in my book. The only clunker this time around turned out to be the Deadman sections since absolutely nothing new was learned or explored. His segment ended on an interesting note, but I'd be more excited if it involved a character I actually cared about. Ramping up the action and deepening the mystery surrounding the two storylines that were considerably weaker in previous installments easily ranks this as the best single issue of Brightest Day so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 11, 2010

    Meras people come back to seek the death of Aquaman and Hawkman and Hawkgirl are on a new world where men birds are at war with men lions. Our heroes are caught in the crossfire and may well be the next meals of the various factions. Oh, Mera reveals her real reason for travelling to Aquamans dimension. I liked the sections with Aquaman and the reveal of the big secret plot. Its about time. Now, because Geoff Johns is involved, we know that hes going to be rewriting a lot of history. The Hawkman and Hawkgirl segment was violent and it was fun to read the section because it felt that the writers really knew the characters. The artwork colouring for the Aquaman section was painful. The pencils were strong, but the colours destroyed the experience. The storytelling was not as clear in the Hawkman and Hawkgirl section. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jul 9, 2010

    Im not big on the Hawkman stuff, but the rest of this issue is really good, and Im anxiously awaiting the big reveal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 28, 2011

    This is a good issue all around that moves all three story lines forward a bit more with revelations and discoveries along with a nice dose of action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 8, 2010

    There's not a whole lot of answers given in this issue of "Brightest Day," but there are some gasp-worthy (my wife was concerned for me) moments that make this book a compelling read. DC solicited this issue as a turning point of sorts for the series. "Deadman discovers the truth behind the formation of the White Lantern and what it means to the twelve returnees and the rest of the DC Universe. Plus, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Hawkgirl and Firestorm discover the price for their resurrections...and why they may be doing more harm than good to the world." That doesn't happen here. It's still a good read, though. Read Full Review

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