Brightest Day #6

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 21, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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.

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 1, 2010

    Visually, this book continues to rock although several different artistic teams are involved. But parts tend to get gory, so readers beware. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 24, 2010

    Still, I'm certainly curious to see where this all goes, and why we keep getting hints of a return by the Black Lanterns, so I'll keep hanging around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jul 21, 2010

    Minor art problems aside, this book is certainly worth its $2.99 cover price and is a good investment for fans of the cosmic in the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 29, 2011

    Brightest Day hits up a lot of information here and offers two different types of retcons. The first is one that has a new story running parallel to established history. The second is one that radically changes a characters origin story which alters how you view that character upon reading older stories. Some things fit, others don't. Of the two types, I definitely prefer the first but I'll admit a certain intrigue with how Mera's being reworked here because it's something that will be used to build up what Aquaman has to deal with in the future. With a good part of Brightest Day being about making him an A-list character again, expanding his enemies list makes a lot of sense. Having all of this on top of the new twist added to the Firestorm story and expanding more on the deal with Boston Brand, this issue brings a lot to the table with a good part of it being fairly controversial. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jul 21, 2010

    The Martian Manhunter's storyline takes center stage and is easily the most enthralling, as well as graphic. Like many fans, I find his journey to be the strongest, and the possibility of it tying back to Grant Morrison's JLA run brings a smile to my face. The cliffhanger from last issue gets a big payoff here as we finally learn Mera's secret origin. It's not particularly shocking, but Black Manta's involvement adds considerable weight to several events in the past. The Firestorm and Deadman portions attempt to inject a bit of humor to the series, but your mileage may very depending on how you feel about cheeseburgers and projectile vomit. Another decent issue in the series, but the difference in quality between stories still prevents the book from reaching its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 26, 2010

    "Brightest Day" has picked up a bit since its debut, but it still doesn't seem to quite work. (And that's not even talking about the "shocking cliffhanger," which at best is an ill-timed fake-out and at worst a real waste of a character.) I understand the love of the weekly or even twice-monthly series, but in this case I feel it isn't doing "Brightest Day" any favors. Just about every creator on this series is capable of something better, and it's a shame to see this not living up to its creative potential. Read Full Review

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