Thus far in Brightest Day, Deadman has eaten a cheeseburger and not figured out how the White Lantern ring works. Brightest Day #17 checks in with Deadman and Dove, and we find him visiting his grandfather, whom he takes on a motorcycle ride. Like you, I want to know what Geoff Johns has in store for us regarding this. It better be something big.
We can see some of the other plot lines beginning to conclude, including Firestorm’s, which I found the most interesting, albeit the shortest, in this issue. Not unsurprisingly, they realize that they have not destroyed the universe after all, but have merely been transported to an another one. The good news: they know where Ronnie’s dad and the professor are. The bad news: they face an onslaught of shadow demons. To be continued. . . .
Meanwhile, on Zamaron, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, alongside Carol Ferris, take on Hawkgirl’s mother, their primary villain in this series. Ferris’ beast takes an interest in the villain, seeming to bond with her in some way.
We can see the storylines develop in this issue. There are some loose ends that need tying up as well as we enter the home stretch of the series. With nine more issues to go, there really isn’t a lot of breathing room left for Johns to work his magic. I expect something big to happen within the next two issues.
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