Friday, May 21, 2010

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Brightest Day #2

GOOD THING: The bulk of this issue deals with Martian Manhunter exploring an apparently hidden secret regarding how he came to Earth... and how it was apparently not the lab accident he believed it was.

BAD THING: The second-largest chunk of the book deals with Firestorm. And I really, really, really, REALLY want Ronnie Raymond: Frat Boy Douche to die. Horribly. Slowly. And in as much pain as possible.

The Final Verdict: Mostly a random mishmash of seemingly unrelated scenes. Most of them are interesting. One of them is annoying. And on the whole, I feel we'd be better served by new Aquaman, Martian Mahunter and Hawkman titles than by splicing all these storylines together into one book... unless this is all part of some convoluted plan to bring back the More Fun Comics anthology style book.


  1. I actually posited in my review of issue 1 that the current economy of comics makes More Fun Comics style anthologies an ideal match for trying out character ideas.
    However, I too would prefer individual titles. I also kind of wish that Jason and Gen were still firestorm. That was interesting at least.

  2. I'd love to see more comics that collect several short stories too.
    Just not THIS story.