Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Brightest Day #3 - DC

Geoff Johns and Peter J Tomasi are giving us bits and pieces of the stories of each of the people that have been returned to us. We don't know everything that's going on, yet, but . . I think we are starting to get a glimpse of the overall picture. At least as far as each character is concerned. Now, if everything that's happening to them individually is connected . . well, that's a different story. They're all kind of on their own paths right now, so . . if they are connected, or are going to cross . . I don't think we've been given any clues about that . . yet! Anyways, running down the list here . . the White Ring that Boston Brand is wearing seems to be putting him through his paces. He's been bouncing around, getting glimpses of everyone else that's been returned, and has seen how they've been affected by their resurrections. But he hasn't been able to interact. Just observe. Well this issue he's popped out in front of the Anti-Monitor. But this time he's tangible and visible. And the ring just keeps telling him to 'FIGHT'. He gets a good lick in with the ring, but then it seems to pull back it's power. Boston thinks it's because it's trying to teach him a lesson. 'I'm not used to trying to stay alive. Or is that the point? If it is, you made it. Okay? I'll be careful. Next time I leap into the air I'll use a safety net, okay?' Before the ring whisks him away, it just says . . 'OKAY'. Meanwhile, last issue, Professor Stein and the Atom finally got Ronnie and Jason separated, from the Firestorm Matrix. But the result was an explosion that turned everything in the lab into table salt. There's a clue in there, but . . I'm not sure what it is. And Jason's dad wants to take him home. He doesn't know everything that's going on, or understand, but . . he just wants to keep his son safe. Unfortunately, Jason wants to know what's going on . . especially with Gen. And . . he thinks that there's more he can learn from the Professor. We also get a glimpse from Ronnie's memory. He may not have been able to control what was going on when he was a Black Lantern, but . . he does seem to remember what happened. Also, Arthur and Mera are trying to figure out what's going on with his powers. When he puts out his psychic call to the fish . . he's still only getting dead ones in response. Carter and Shiera have gone to Peru, chasing Hath Set. They just miss him, but . . they do get a picture of what he's up to. Apparently he's collected the dead bones of every one of their incarnations. With them he's created some kind of doorway, to someplace. And the White Lantern does something again. This time it blinks, in it's crater in New Mexico, and in the Bermuda Triangle a flash of power shoots up from the ocean and takes down a passing airplane. That seems a little uncharacteristic, if it's supposed to be the Light of Life and all. Oh yeah, I almost forgot that Jonn is looking into these psychic flashes that he's been getting. This time he finds the pet of the family that's been killed. He looks into it's little dog-brain and gets a picture of the assailant. He knows who it is, but he's surprised. As if it should be dead. I'm guessing it's a White Martian. But it's probably a bit more specific than that. I'm sure it won't be long before we find out more. I think Geoff and Peter have done a great job of keeping this story interesting and exciting. Not to mention the mystery of it all. Of course it helps that they have such great people doing the art . . Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Adrian Syaf, Scott Clark and Joe Prado. And the fantastic covers of Ivan Reis and David Finch. I think everybody is doing a great job on this one. And with us learning a little more of the story every issue . . it keeps us wanting more.

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