Brightest Day #8

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 18, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
6.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Don't miss the hottest event in comics as BRIGHTEST DAY continues! There can be only one who wields the White Lantern...but is it truly Deadman? And what will happen when he attempts to charge the white ring? Meanwhile, Ronnie Raymond risks everything for Firestorm, Martian Manhunter uncovers more clues about the bizarre string of murders stretching across the country, Aquaman searches for the key to the ocean's survival and the Hawks come face-to-face with the evil that lurks within the strange land known only as Hawkworld!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 18, 2010

    There's an "Of course!" moment at the end of the issue that makes too much sense once all of the elements and clues of the "Brightest Day" brand are considered. This issue delivered in a huge way for me. I hope the next issue does the same for Firestorm and Aquaman as this issue did for Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Martian Manhunter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 13, 2011

    Brightest Day doesn't provide any significant forward momentum here, but it does put a few characters on some interesting paths. J'onn has a lot to grapple with in the idea that there may be another, that he may not be the last of his race, but it's colored by the fact that the other survivor isn't quite like him in terms of his sense of justice or serenity of mind. Those at the White Battery find themselves on a path that's slowly making more sense but just asks more questions while Hawkman and Hawkgirl operate in another world altogether that still hasn't clicked well. Its connection to the main storyline isn't even tenuous at best yet as I'm unsure of where it's trying to go or what it means. What I do know is that it hasn't interested me terribly and is the main weak storyline in an otherwise very fun and engaging series to read so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 18, 2010

    But all backhanded compliments aside, I did enjoy several elements of the issue. Gleason again proves the perfect match for the weird imagery of the J'onn storyline, which itself is coming closest to matching Johns and Tomasi's normal high standards of storytelling. The Hawkman storyline is rife with rich, intriguing possibilities. Unfortunately, every one of the series' other plot lines are still stuck in their tracks after nearly a third of this maxi-series' total issues. And even if Johns and Tomasi find a way to kick them into gear, and then make them all feel at least somewhat like a unified story, I imagine I'll still have major problems with this project. But more on those other problems as they arise… Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Aug 28, 2010

    The art in the book is improving. Although the styles of the different artists don't always mesh together well, they are all of high quality and do fit the mood of the respective characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Aug 18, 2010

    Movement, but not momentum. Some interesting reveals. Worth the cover price if you are collecting Brightest Day, but doesn't register very high on the richter scale of comic book impact. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Aug 21, 2010

    Its a foregone conclusion that the end of Brightest Day will serve as a launching platform for a plethora of new solo series, thought it might be prudent for DC to consider publishing an ensemble book like this for a longer period. Im not sure Id be interested in buying a monthly comic dedicated to any one of these characters individually, but theres something immensely fulfilling about getting to peek in on their assorted exploits all at once. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Aug 19, 2010

    The scripting here was average at best, because although there was a highlight with the opening sequence with Hawk, Dove and Deadman, it quickly takes a nosedive as it delves further into uninteresting characters and storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 19, 2010

    Brightest Day #8 continues the trend of this title being a disappointing read. This title certainly has failed to live up to my initial expectations. Perhaps Brightest Day will read better in trade format. At this point, I certainly would not recommend getting Brightest Day. If any of the plotlines in this story sound interesting to you then I would suggest waiting and getting Brightest Day when the trade is released. Read Full Review

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