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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Brightest Day #4 - Aug. 2010

Comics Weekend "Thresholds" by Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Ivan Reis, Ardian Syaf, and more.

This issue of Brightest Day opens Hawkman and Hawkgirl staring straight into their past, literally. Via a magical gateway, they get glimpses of all their previous lives. and when they come out the other side, they--and we--are not sure where they are:

We then cut to the bedroom of Dove, where Deadman is making an impromptu visit. He is shocked to discover that not only cane Dove see him, but so can her partner Hawk, who is not the most patient of men.

But he lets Deadman explain himself, and when he mentions the mysterious White Lantern ring he's wearing, Hawk gets an idea.

Meanwhile, in the deserts of New Mexico:
...as we all know by now, this is our first glimpse at the new Aqualad.

Sadly, that's pretty much all the Aqua-content we're getting in this issue. Following this sequence in New Mexico, there's a scene with some Coast Guard getting attacked by what looks like...the Red Lantern Mera and a small band of armored up henchmen!:
As Moe Szyslack would say, "Whaaa?!?"

Anyway, after a small interlude with Firestorm, we meet back up with Hawk, Dove, and Deadman, at the gravesite of the original Dove. Hawk has one small request: for Deadman to use his ring to bring Hawk's brother back to life.

To be continued!

The only appearance we get of Aquaman in this issue at all is this house ad:
Aquaman seems to take every even numbered issue of Brightest Day off (there are a lot of characters flying around here), so presumably he'll back in two weeks for Brightest Day #5!


Tegan said...

What does "She was sent here to kill me" mean? The Red Lantern Mera?

David J. Cutler said...

I'm assuming these are just Mera's people--and the resemblance is that this is Mera's sister or something? Man, am I excited for new Aqualad.

TheZoner said...

From what I could gather after reading the DCU blog, The Source, This Mera look-alike is a new Aqua-foe called Siren.

An I think that the "She was sent to kill me" think means that maybe well find out that Mera was sent to kill Aquaman... that would kinda fit with Deadman's vision from Issue Zero

Shellhead said...

Pretty clear they're from Mera's dimension. Look at the henchmen; they all have hard water weapons. I'm up for any attempts to broaden the Sea King's rogue's gallery.

Josh Hill said...

yeah, I dont think that's Mera in any way, either. its just people from her dimension, and I had forgotten about the Siren thing from the Source. so, yeah, that's probably her.

Joe Slab said...

There are lots of discussions on the DC boards as to the identity of the Mera doppelganger: her long lost twin sister Hila, her royal nemesis V'lana, or the "Siren" that Geoff mentioned. My guess given the family resemblance is that its Hila, who may be going to take the code name Siren, but who knows?!?

To say the least I am hooked on Brightest Day even more now!

Wings1295 said...

All interesting theories! Can't wait to see what's next.

JasonMotesBowles said...

Yes, the hard water weapons would certainly seem to reinforce that these guys are from Mera's home dimension. I think it'll turn out that Mera was sent as an advance scout for their invasion of our dimension.