Tying The Loose Ends
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
The GoodIf you have been wondering whatever happened to Martian Manhunter and that crazy chick, D'Kay then you are in luck because this entire issue is dedicated to them. Well, almost the entire issue. The last few issues of Brightest Day have been streamlining the individual stories of all the characters that had returned for Brightest Day, and here's a hint- their end results have all been very similar.
Let's look back for a moment: Hawkman and Hawkgirl managed to eradicate the curse that had for centuries prevented them from being together-- then they became "white Lanterns" ...and died.
The last issue of Brightest Day we saw Aquaman close the Bermuda Triangle, lose his hand, resurrect an army of dead animals, guide Jackson Hyde to embrace his powers, and forgive Mera. Oh, and die. Or rather, "disappear."
In this issue, we see several members of the present Justice League and Justice Society investigate the disappearance of Aquaman- until of course the issue's focus turns to Martian Manhunter. Can you guess what might happen to him?
The really interesting thing about the series is not that all these characters die in the end, but that they seem to finish out whatever unfinished business they may have had before they disappear. This consistency is what keeps these books interesting.