Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Brightest Day #13 [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.”

Boston Brand returns to the land of the living after Blackest Night and happens to be the only one with the White Lantern ring. He struggles to find meaning in his resurrection which leads him to observing the other 11 characters. His ring finally answers his question of ‘What were we brought back to do?’…..Help Me Live.

We had a confrontation between the Deadman and the villain from Crisis of Infinite Earths, the Anti-Monitor. The battle is short-lived as the Anti-Monitor blasts him and Deadman falls into a safety net created by his ring. Deadman meets up with Hawk and Dove and travels with them to find his purpose. His purpose is to find a bearer for the White Ring. Both Resurrection Man and Batman were candidates.

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 Khea is really Shiera’s mother, who is working with Hath-Set. Hawkman fights his way towards his beloved Shiera while her mother reveals how she moved from Egypt to Hawkworld. Queen Khea uses the gateway using both the Hawks as keys to travel from Hawkworld to Zamaron.