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First Look At 'Brightest Day'!

Check out the drool-worthy David Finch cover!

Check out the drool-worthy David Finch cover!




 

And out of the darkness there will be light, right? We all know by now that Brightest Day will be the event that follows Blackest Night. The story arc will be taking off in April and will be penned by Blackest Night writer Geoff Johns. Are you guys as excited as I am? When we shared the announcement with you guys back in January, we also told you that artist David Finch had signed an exclusive contract with DC and that he will be doing all of the covers for Brightest Day. Well, feast your eyes on this gorgeous piece of art! The lovely people at The Source gave us our first look at Finch's cover to Brightest Day #2. All I can say is, wow! I absolutely love the symbolism in this image. Seeing Arthur ( Aquaman) rising from the depths of the water out of the darkness and into the light just takes my breath away. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of Finch's cover, I'd say I have to agree.

As if that wasn't enough, Brightest Day writer Geoff Johns also gave a quote revealing what we can expect in the upcoming Brightest Day story-arc!

“Brightest Day’ is about second chances. I think it’s been obvious from day one that there are major plans for the heroes and villains from Aquaman to take center stage in the DC Universe, among many others, post-Blackest Night. ‘Brightest Day’ is not a banner or a vague catch-all direction for the DC Universe, it is a story. Nor is ‘Brightest Day’ a sign that the DC Universe is going to be all about ‘light and brighty’ superheroes. Some second chances work out…some don’t.”


Are you guys as excited about the launch of the new series as much as I am? I cannot wait to see the rest of the covers from David Finch!
 
UPDATE
We tried to get some more info for you guys from Editor-in-Chief of DC, Dan Didio. While it isn't much, he does indicate that we should keep our eyes peeled for more news in the coming weeks!
 

"Brightest Day is all about second chances, some work out, and some don't". Now who this is referring too, well that's something we will be revealing over the next few weeks.
best,

DD  

There you have it, from the mouth of the man himself!
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Posted by Kurrent

Great picture

Posted by Bandito

I am having a love affair with this image.

Posted by Xion

love the art! its amazing !!

Posted by reaper2923

Nice picture but I was glad they killed Aquaman, leave him and everyone else dead who was dead before Blackest Night....Bruce Wayne included don't kill me angry mob

Posted by Bandito

Seriously, Aquaman is one of my favorite characters and this news is making me crazy-go-nuts!

Posted by johnny_spam

I'm a little upset that all these dead heroes are coming back Kara, Hal and Barry didn't bother me but now they are pushing it. I can only hope it's good. That opening line "And out of the darkness there will be light, right?" reminded me of this song. 
 
  

     
Posted by G-Man

This reminds me of the dog with the bone. You know, he growled at his reflection and ended up dropping the bone. But I'm pretty sure that won't play into this.

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Posted by Blackandredflag

aquaman sucks, sorry.

Posted by lostlantern13

That's one beautiful piece of art.  
 
David Finch covers are just another reason for me to grab this series.  

Posted by squiresmadnessmachine

i hope they bring back everyone that way we have more stories and more people to kill off in the future 
smart DC
Posted by danhimself

I don't think they'll have all of the dead heroes return...maybe just a select few

Posted by Bobby X

Aquaman = Awesome
Posted by lostlantern13
@danhimself:
Well, it does say that not everyone's second chance goes so well. So even those who are brought back may go right back into the ground.
Edited by Benzo

Wooo Aquaman's back!!!! and now lets hope Martian Manhunter comes back too :P

Posted by Bandito
@Blackandredflag: Apology accepted.
Posted by Oluf_Von_Host_Museum

He stole Namor's Trident....

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Posted by Precise
@Benzo said:
" Wooo Aquaman's back!!!! and now lets hope Martian Manhunter comes back too :P "
Completely agree!
Posted by wordchallenge

So glad Finch is at DC. Great looking cover.

Posted by DMC

major plans for the heroes and villians of Aquaman? Hell yeah. 
 
I'm hesitant in jumping on board Brightest Day. I feel that if I didn't start at Blackest Night or the beginning of Geoffs Green Lantern / Corps run then I missed my chance.  
 
But if this focus on the "Aquaman U" in Brightest Day leads to a new ongoing Aquaman book (Aquaman Rebirth?) down the road, then count me in!!!  ^_^
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Posted by Precise
@Gambler said:
" He stole Namor's Trident.... "
Nah, this one has two more spikey things :p
Posted by AirDave817

As long as everyone understands that Aquaman is a solid B-List DCU character - and don't expect him to carry the entire DCU on his shoulders. Yeah, set some adventures under water for variety sake, don't set the bar too high for a guy who can only be out of the water an hour at a time. He doesn't need his own title. That's never worked for long...Give him a storyline in JLA, or Brave and the Bold or someplace...     

Posted by Chane

Is the hand in the water the one he was missing? Or has that come back too?

Posted by crimsonspider89

Maybe this will improve his cred and make him stop being the laughingstock of the comic book universe. Also, Martian Manhunter come back as well.

Posted by NightFang

All I can say is.....WOW!!!!!

Posted by Mbecks14

can they not let ANYTHING be a surprise?
 
they showed us ALL the Bruce Wayne Returns covers. i'm just going to have to avoid all the Brightest Day reveals. i'd like to have at least some sort of anticipation in my life.

Posted by John Valentine

Aquaman is awesome!

Posted by Oluf_Von_Host_Museum
@Precise said:
" @Gambler said:
" He stole Namor's Trident.... "
Nah, this one has two more spikey things :p "
LOL yeah

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Posted by No_Name_
@Gambler: We all know who the King is
Posted by Oluf_Von_Host_Museum
@Babs said:
" @Gambler: We all know who the King is "

 YEEEEEAH BOOOOOY
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Posted by No_Name_
@Gambler: -_-
Posted by cjhanz

 aquaman hes the shiz man he looks so badass in this cover honestly i cant wait to see what happens do u rekon the orignal hawk will get a second chance and wat about batman hes all ressurected and stuff in the batman comics atm but he also played a part in blackest night. and wat about characters who just died in blackest night like damage did he die just to get resurected like a couple comics later wtf  will brightest day just cancel out blackest night or it it just an oportunity to bring back more heroes just to kill them off in more story arcs
Posted by iloverobots
@DMC said:
" major plans for the heroes and villians of Aquaman? Hell yeah.  I'm hesitant in jumping on board Brightest Day. I feel that if I didn't start at Blackest Night or the beginning of Geoffs Green Lantern / Corps run then I missed my chance.   But if this focus on the "Aquaman U" in Brightest Day leads to a new ongoing Aquaman book (Aquaman Rebirth?) down the road, then count me in!!!  ^_^ "
The  Blackest Night trades are coming out just in time for Brightest Day if I remember correctly. I know I haven't followed Blackest Night completely but I'll be getting the trades and picking up BD from the start.
Posted by Feral Nova

Really awesome art! I'm not a big Aquaman fan, but this looks really... AWESOME! lol The Blackest night stories where alright with me, all the dying and coming back and dying and coming back was a bit too much for me X_x but I'm looking forward to what their going to bring on Brightest day.

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Posted by The Sadhu

awesome pic... can't wait for Arthur to return!
Posted by Ryonslaught

That's a damn sexy cover :D
Pity aquaman couldnt stay scruffy and handless........Im still very interested in this though. 
Good Stuff Johns!!

Posted by mighty dude

Wow! Beautiful image. So glad to see Aquaman back in action. He was what got me intrested in comic books, really glad to see him in a story arc I can't wait for.

Posted by War Killer

I liked how Aquaman was in JLU

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Posted by johnny_spam

I just noticed that the Sharks are dead, Aquaman returns to battle pollution!

Posted by No_Name_
@johnny spam said:
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I just noticed that the Sharks are dead, Aquaman returns to battle pollution!

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hahaha
Posted by lostlantern13
@AirDave817 said:
"As long as everyone understands that Aquaman is a solid B-List DCU character - and don't expect him to carry the entire DCU on his shoulders. Yeah, set some adventures under water for variety sake, don't set the bar too high for a guy who can only be out of the water an hour at a time. He doesn't need his own title. That's never worked for long...Give him a storyline in JLA, or Brave and the Bold or someplace...      "

If they could create good villains for him...I could see his own title doing well (especially if written by J. Michael Stracyznski or Geoff Johns).
Posted by 4Essence

Personally, I think Johns has got to be the best writer of this generation.
Posted by WW-Fan

woo it looks amazing!
Posted by Top Flight Security

I'm looking forward to seeing this.

Posted by TheBug

I'm not a big Aquaman fan, but that is a stunning pic.
Posted by 4Essence

Personally I think that Johns is the best writer of this generation. This as all his stuff is gonna be just great.

Posted by Theodore

This cover is AMAZING!! I say bring on the Brightest Day and bring back Aquaman!! Bring back Martian Manhunter and Firestorm too!

Posted by Primmaster64

So he's not a zombie anymore?

Posted by Bandito
@johnny spam said:
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I just noticed that the Sharks are dead, Aquaman returns to battle pollution!

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Why not?  That's most relevant and insidious threat to his realm, and ours.
Posted by Joe Venom

Awesome cover! I love the dead sharks in the water, now if only he put dolphins doing somersaults in the background XD

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