Brightest Day #7(of 2,000,983): Writer: GEOFF “I'm gonna party like it's 1959!” Johns & Peter Tomasi. Artists: Too many to mention.
This is the issue that basically reveals why the characters brought back at the end of Blackest Night have returned(besides that fact that GEOFFY wanted them back).
First off is Deadman, who is supposed to embrace life.
Then we have the Martian Manhunter who is supposed to become forest burning pyromaniac.
The Firestorms need to stop Black Lantern Firestorm, who inexplicably seems to still be around.
Hawkman can't allow “them” to leave Hawkworld...
...while Hawkgirl has to prevent Hath-Set from killing Hawkman.
Aquaman is ordered to find the new Aqualad.
As for the rest, Capt. Boomerang needs to throw a boomerang at Dove, Jade has to “balance the darkness”. Osiris has to save his sister, while Max Lord has to kill Magog. Reverse Flash doesn't have to do anything... And finally, Hawk has to prevent Dove from getting struck by Capt. Boomerang's boomerang. And that's pretty much that.
What I Thought: What a load of garbage! If you wonder why Marvel has been gaining more and more of the comic book market share, while DC has remained stagnant, look no further then this series... “Throw a boomerang”?!?! THAT'S why Capt. Boomerang was brought back to life?! And the Reverse Flash! He had accomplished his goal BEFORE Blackest Night EVEN took place, and yet he was brought back too! I mean give me a break! Yeah, yeah, I'm sure some people did enjoy this comic(I'm pretty sure my good friend JT did), but I was pretty much disgusted by the whole thing. “Embrace life”??? That's why Deadman was brought back to life?! Well whoop-dee-frigging-do! And why the hell is Black Lantern Firestorm even alive?! Sad. A few short months ago, DC was far and away my favorite comic company, but now? Make mine Marvel!
Score: 5 1/2 out of 10.