DC wasn’t kidding when they said that the end of BLACKEST NIGHT was really only just the beginning. Today, their official Source blog has released a number of promos and previews pertaining to BRIGHTEST DAY that are more than a little intriguing.
The first of such mysterious images is David Finch’s cover to BRIGHTEST DAY #4, which you see in ghoulish clarity to the right. The Black Lantern Firestorm is back? How could that be after the Nekron’s defeat at the end of BLACKEST NIGHT? I get the feeling that this has to be some kind of dream or symbolic image - - it’s not like covers are always bound by law to depict what’s literally happening in the issue. The alternate cover shows Hawkman and Hawkgirl as skeletons, so “living death” is obviously going to be a theme of issue #4. But the dead being back, again, would certainly (pun intended) dredge up a lot of worms, wouldn’t it? == TEASER ==
The other previews also show, of course, the new Aqua Lad’s debut in September’s BRIGHTEST DAY ( something we found out last week from Geoff Johns.) There’s also a preview image of the Blue Lantern’s hope entity, Adara, taking possession of a new host - - a young student “destined to be a great savior.” That’s happening while the Spectre’s taking on the Red Lantern’s rage entity. I have to say, once again, that I think it's so exciting how DC's entire cosmology's been rearranged and refocussed over the past couple years. I feel like I'm finally getting the space opera I've wanted to see for so long. My question now is... what’s going to happen to the Ion now that it’s been exorcised from Sodam Yat?
There’s a lot of other BRIGHTEST DAY shenanigans going on with Cyborg Superman and Ganthet intervening in the revolt of the Alpha Lanterns in GL CORPS, Guy Gardner’s uneasy alliance with the Red Lanterns in EMERALD WARRIORS and a White Lantern-guided Martian Manhunter’s venturing into Ollie Queen’s magic forest in GREEN ARROW, along with many others. There may not be a crossover going on right now, per se, but the whole DC line is definitely fitting into a huge storyline.