Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Brightest Day #8 [2010]

The Brightest Day maxi-series follows 12 resurrected characters from the Blackest Night event. The entity within the White Lantern reveals that it is dying and a replacement must be chosen and each of the 12 have returned to protect Earth until the arrival of its new protector.
Series co-writer Geoff Johns explains that this series is about second chances and some will work out while others will not. The various subplots within Brightest Day will intertwine with one another and present an overall comprehensive story. During the San Diego Comic-Con, Johns announced there will be a White Lantern oath introduced within Brightest Day and added “when the White Ring creates a construct, it’s there forever.”

Martian Manhunter realizes that he may not be the only one of his species who was teleported to Earth by Professor Erdel. While the other Martian is loose committing murders J’onn J’onzz goes to Professor Erdel’s laboratory only to find out that everything that he comes in contact with dies. J’onn goes to Oracle for help in solving mysterious murders by another Martian and asks the Teen Titans the whereabouts of Miss Martian. He travels to Australia only to find Miss Martian has been murdered. However the White Lantern returns her to life and she warns that there is another Martian on Earth. Together they work to find the missing martian that leads J’onn to the forest in the center of Star City.

Hath-Set collects the corpses of the various incarnations of Hawkman and Hawkgirl for an unknown purpose. Using a Star Sapphire and the Claw of Horus, both Hawkman and Hawkgirl track down Hath-Set. However Hath-Set uses the corpses to open a portal to Hawkworld and both Hawkman and Hawkgirl follow through to hunt down Hath-Set. We discover that Hawkworld is a bridge between planets Earth and Thanagar.

The White Lantern reveals to Hawkman to “Stop the Queen” while Hawkgirl is warned there is no more resurrection if Hawkman dies. We find out that the queen is really Shiera’s mother, who is working with Hath-Set.