And Then I Read: BRIGHTEST DAY 10 – 12

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I’m not sure if it’s because I read these three issues together or not, but I found the story easier to follow here, and more involving for the most part. They follow: Firestorm, in revelations about his true power of destruction, and the birth of a negative version of Firestorm, Deathstorm; a new Aqualad, apparently the son of longtime Aquaman villain Black Manta, as his powers are unveiled in a confrontation with his father; the apparent birth of a whole new group of Black Lanterns (not a good thing, I was hoping we’d seen the end of them); and finally, on Mars, J’onn J’onnz’s confrontation with the other green Martian that has been tormenting him, a truly creepy character in every way, both physically and mentally.

The art continues to be by several teams of pencillers and inkers, though again the styles meld seamlessly, and I can’t see any real differences from one page to another. This continues to impress me, it’s been a long time since DC was able to pull off the house-style trick.

Well done, though still occasionally confusing, probably because of the large cast and plotting that goes beyond this book into others. Still, recommended.

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