In an effort to catch up with reviewing the Brightest Day titles I’m reading, I’m going to review two per day for a while, and dispense with the interior art scans to save time.
This issue continues several storylines from #2, beginning with Deadman, no longer dead of course, in the antimatter universe of Qward, where he’s goaded into confronting the Anti-Monitor (from that past crossover event CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) by his new white power ring. An interesting episode, though one which doesn’t seem to go anywhere much, so far. The various people intermingled in the character Firestorm are having lots of problems both personal and atomic. Having not followed the character in many years, I don’t find this storyline very interesting. Aquaman and Mera’s is more compelling, with Aquaman apparently still involved with the power of the Black Lanterns somehow, and Mera seeming to be hiding a dark secret from him. J’onn J’onzz continues to investigate his past and is on the trail of another Martian, a violent and deadly one. Hawkman and Hawkwoman are closing in on a sinister gateway fueled by their own past lives, leaving them an interesting exit from this world, ready to be explored next time.
Still enjoying this overall, recommended.