Thursday, May 6, 2010

BRIGHTEST DAY in April

The Flash #1


It’s Barry Allen’s first day back on the job, but he doesn’t receive the warmest of welcomes from the Central City Crime Lab. His boss’ mandate is to close cases…fast. He is soon sent to investigate the supposed death of Mirror Master, but, upon arriving at the scene of the crime, Barry realizes that the body isn’t that of either Sam Scudder or Evan McCullough. After the police get a call about a burst of light in the sky, the Flash races off, only to be confronted by Commander Cold and a group of Rogues from the 25th century, who are here to arrest the Flash for the murder of the Mirror Monarch. When Flash says that he didn’t murder anyone, Commander Cold informs him that he will…


Green Lantern #53


Hector Hammond, trapped in Belle Reve Prison, speaks telepathically with a being from the planet Ryut, who seems to have a connection to the Guardians of the Universe from eons ago. Meanwhile, Hal Jordan and Carol Ferris get reacquainted, first over drinks and then while flying in Ferris Aircraft jets. Their conversation about their complicated relationship is interrupted by Sinestro, who tells Jordan that he’s found the Entity and that it wants to speak to him. In Metropolis, Larfleeze corners Lex Luthor so that he can find out more about Earth and what humans consider valuable. Saint Walker tends to the souls of the dead in Coast City. And, on Ysmault, Atrocitus forges a mysterious alliance with Guy Gardner and Ganthet that puts them all in opposition to the Green Lantern Corps…



Justice League of America #44


The new JLA – Batman, Donna Troy, Starman and Congorilla – are in the midst of a training session in the Kitchen, learning about one another’s powers and abilities, when the Watchtower is struck. A huge shard of green crystal races towards Earth and lands in Germany, prompting the German Elite Guard to action. The armored defenders find themselves under attack by Etrigan the Demon, who wants the crystal for his own use. The JLA arrives to fend off the Demon’s assault, and Donna uses her Lasso of Persuasion to transform Etrigan back into Jason Blood. Donna and Congorilla pull at a crack in the crystal, tearing it open. Inside they find the recently resurrected Jade. Meanwhile, Sebastian Faust informs the JSA that Alan Scott’s power troubles are an omen of the end of the world…


Green Lantern Corps #47


In the wake of the Blackest Night, the Green Lantern Corps reorganizes and rebuilds both themselves and Oa. A memorial of life is erected on Mogo to honor the Lanterns who have fallen. Salaak lifts the moratorium on the distribution of power rings; Mogo sends forth a swarm of rings to locate new members of the Corps. Soranik Natu urges Kyle to start the history of the Corps mural over from scratch. Kilowog informs Salakk that he wants to step down from being drill instructor for a while, and nominates Stel to be his replacement. Vath Sarn wakes up from surgery to find that Isamot Kol gave him a replacement set of legs. Kyle, Guy and Arisia storm the Planetary Citadel and inform the Guardians of the Universe that the Third Law of the Book of Oa, prohibiting love between members of the Green Lantern Corps, is wrong, and hurts the Corps more than it helps it. Kyle argues that it was Lanterns with heart and soul, not cold logic, that saved the universe from the Blackest Night. When the Guardians attempt to scold Salaak, he turns on them, informing them that though he dutifully serves them, he will be neither their puppet nor their errand boy. Later, Guy is horrified that his bar was destroyed, but Kyle convinces him that all they need to do is clean the place up and reopen it. Upon reflection, the Guardians decided to repeal the Third Law of the Book of Oa, giving Guy and Kyle a reason to celebrate over a few cold beers...






5 comments:

AshantiHallenb54165 said...

從人生中拿走友誼,猶如從生活中移走陽光........................................

Tiago said...

So, you're not gonna do your usual type of review? I had lots of fun with your comments.

韋于倫成 said...

真正的愛心,是照顧好自己的這顆心。........................................

Andrew Dowdell... said...

I will be doing my usual reviews for Brightest Day and Justice League: Generation Lost, but my recent vacation, from which I just returned, has put a delay in things for a few days...

Since the Brightest Day titles seem to be tied-in less tightly than the Blackest Night issues, I'm not finding as much to annotate and/or comment on, at least in an anal-retentive or snarky way. If and when I read an issue that demands such attention, I'll write about it, but after nine months of Blackest Night madness, I need to write only one article a week :)

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