Brightest Day (Vol 1) – Graphic Novel Review

A graphic novel written by Lee Sonogan

Brightest Day, Vol. 1 by Geoff Johns

This is excellent storytelling, and I’m totally into every part of it! I’m just glad that I have volume 2 sitting on a shelf waiting for me right now. I’d like to write a longer review, but I really can’t wait to see what happens next. – Anne ( – 5/5)

Straight after Blackest Knight, this crossover maxiseries was born! The former also gets its own collection in this universe, this one moves towards the resurrection of twelve heroes and villains. Written by Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi depict the aftermath of the white light expelled deep from within the centre of the earth. Some call it a miracle, the mystery here in rebirth goes in all sorts of directions.

Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Deadman, Jade, Osiris, Hawk, Captain Boomerang and Zoom are those affected. Swapping between them focusing on the new individual backstories reminded me of death. Written one at a time to also coming out in separate issues, the artwork is highly rememberable.

The messages crossing into the philosophical superhero book is not for children. Maybe teenagers because the Manhunter story can get gory. Fewer zombies with Deadman being the main character, the transitions to others can get a bit choppy. Significant enough to be one whole digit less than this link

Overall I recommend it if put in the right order reading otherwise the a to b and sometimes c falls flat at points in time. Happy to have it on my bookshelf, rereading it was as underwhelming as the first time years ago I consumed it. To conclude, a decent part of a collection although a starting point that can not get you fully invested right away.


This is a fantastic book that amazes you with every page that you turn. A must read for comic book fans. – John Yelverton

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