Brightest Day #0
Let me get it out as quickly as possible: I cannot wait for Brightest Day biweekly and my excitement is larger than pre-Blackest Night. The characters featured are characterized great with new attitudes, although some of the events are disappointing. The largest disappointing scene was about the Jade-Kyle-Soranik love-triangle, while the coolest scene was the very last page. Deadman was great to see throughout the whole issue, and powers are nothing like a normal Lantern’s in the way that they are way more powerful. The decision to have co-writers was brilliant, and the pairing could not be better. Simply put, Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi work wonders when collaborating. Fernando Pasarin was an excellent choice for the pencils. Time for the review:
Like I said before, the issue is written by Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi. Deadman was one of the best parts of the book, his abilities in Brightest Day are sure to be unheard of. Hawk and Dove share a cool scene, while Hawkman and Hawkgirl’s scene seems kind of cheesy. The Aquaman and Mera scene was cool and raised my interest in the characters because of the characterization. It’s very appealing and when mixed with the story, Brightest Day seems to be an event unlike any other, just like Blackest Night ended up being.
Martian Manhunter’s scene was very memorable, Guy Gardner and Hal Jordan bring him a big box of Oreo’s and milk, and he reveals he found a underground aquifer he will use to restore life to Mars. This seems like it could result in problems with the Green Lantern Corps later, if the leadership of the GLC follow their old law forbidding messing with a planets evolution. Regarding the last page of the book, I can only say one word: SINESTRO!!!!! Like I said before, the Jade-Kyle-Soranik love triangle started out pretty weird. As you’ll find out sooner or later, Jade pretty much said she’s done with Kyle because he doesn’t look at her like he does Soranik. I suppose it could play out differently, we’ll have to wait and see. I also loved the Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch scene, it alone shows how Brightest Day still isn’t as bright as you’d think. There’s a lot to be said and lot’s of things to be squared away in this series before the fanboys get fed up with events and quit caring if stuff is explained or not.
The list of artists that worked on this issue is huge, so here it goes: Fernando Pasarin on pencils, Pasarin, John Dell, Cam Smith, Prentis Rollins, Dexter Vines & Art Thibert on inks, and Aspen MLT’s Peter Steigerwald with Beth Sotelo on colors. The differences in inking are only noticed if you really look at it, because Pasarin pencils the entire issue except for the amazing cover by David Finch, Scott Williams and Steigerwald and the cover scans of various BD tie-in’s by various artists. As for the inking, my favorite scenes were Martian Manhunter, Guy and Hal’s and Jade, Kyle and Soranik’s. A little more on the cover, I am really glad David Finch is on DC, his talents are amazing and this cover is a prime example of an amazing cover. Deadman, Manhunter, Flash, Aquaman and Hawk look amazing. Maxwell Lord, Osiris, Hal and Jade also look great but Reverse-Flash and Firestorm are on another level entirely. I guess Boomerang just doesn’t have a cool look in the first place so he doesn’t stand out very much.
Anyway, the art was amazing in every way, while the story and dialogue were amazing and spiked my interest to untold of levels. The Johns/Tomasi pairing is pure-genius and Pasarin’s art doesn’t disappoint while Finch’s cover is too cool for school. The only complaint I really have is the Jade-Kyle-Soranik love-triangle, which seems started out pretty weird and was pretty cheesy. But the Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch scene was amazing, can’t wait to see how it turns out. Martian Manhunter’s scene seems complex and there’s still a chance of him having problems in executing his plan. Here’s how I rate the review:
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Great characterization, intriguing story and a brilliant writing team, paired with amazing art. Overall storytelling was amazing.||Unexpected results in the form of Jade-Kyle-Soranik, but that’s still not set in stone|
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