The Brightest Day!

Discussion in 'DC Comics' started by Drz, Jan 11, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Drz Real Hero

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    18,255
    Likes Received:
    1
    I disagree, if you look at BN and BD you can see it was pretty good way to get people already curious into Aquaman-stuff by making Mera into such a badass, now Johns is working on making this new Aqualad into something teenager-cool-relatable while also reminding us that Black Manta is a badass villain. He's clearly working on making the supporting cast strong for the current comic audience so they can work on Aquaman himself.
     
  2. The Batman The Dark Knight

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Messages:
    24,019
    Likes Received:
    652
    I never thought of it that way, tbh
     
  3. Mystirious Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    25,351
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hope we get an Aquaman ongoing when the Brightest Day series has finished
     
  4. NightBeetle Turbo Justice!!!!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,848
    Likes Received:
    0
  5. Mystirious Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    25,351
    Likes Received:
    0
    :atp:

    I want a giant pink dragon to ride around on in spaaaaaceee
     
  6. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2003
    Messages:
    13,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hah. I do get a kick out of Carol riding the Predator around like that.

    Maybe it's some kind of wishful thinking on my part, but I'm starting to get the impression that Hawkman is being set up here to "begin" the process of recruiting the very first male Star Sapphires, perhaps even based off of his design. Like, is it just me, or is the Predator kind of more subtly..."hawk-like" here than it ever was before? It's probably just me.
     
  7. HighFivingMF Welp.

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    15,355
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought that stalker guy was the first Male Sapphire?
     
  8. Mystirious Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    25,351
    Likes Received:
    0
    :awesome: :up:
     
  9. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2003
    Messages:
    13,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's just some random dude that the Predator took over. He's no more a real member of the Star Sapphires than Hal was a member of the Sinestro Corps when he first became Parallax. I'm talking about a full-on male Star Sapphire that is sought out and recruited by the rings.
     
  10. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    155,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    What are the Hawks even doing now and how do the Naked Hos Brigade Star Sapphires fit in? Their story was so aggressively terrible that I stopped reading it some months back.
     
  11. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    16,475
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hawkgirl's mom attacks Zamaron.
     
    #2361 trustyside-kick, Jan 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011
  12. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2003
    Messages:
    13,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]

    No I mean, seriously I don't think anyone knows. Shiera's mother (??) made a portal from the Hawks' bones to get out of her world, and the portal went to Zamaron. That's basically much the extent of anything so far. Oh, and the Predator here's acting kinda...what's the word? Fluffy? Respectful?...towards the Hawks, evidently because their love was the love that first made the whatever crystals. My own theory is that Carter's gonna show the Sapphires how a man can fight for love like anyone else and they're gonna be like "Oh okay let's make some Manphires now."
     
  13. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    155,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yay, man-rapists!
     
  14. BrianWilly Disciple of Whedon

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2003
    Messages:
    13,498
    Likes Received:
    0
    Surprisingly uncommon in space.
     
  15. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    155,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    They gotta come to Earth more often. We'll show 'em how it's done. :cool:

    :csad:
     
  16. Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    16,743
    Likes Received:
    6
    Man the last issue was fun, Aquaman action all around!
     
  17. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    155,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    My only problem with it was that Aquaman felt a bit stiff and stern. He seems kind of like he's drifting into Batman territory. I'm not saying we need Brave and the Bold-level euphoria or anything, but I could stand to see Arthur lighten up a bit rather than staring out gravely with a steely gaze in every other panel.
     
  18. Mystirious Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    25,351
    Likes Received:
    0
    I want the Manphires to wear the same hawt outfits the Star Sapphires do :atp:
     
  19. Mystirious Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    25,351
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dr Light will be the first male Star Sapphire :dry:
     
  20. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    155,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes. Banana-hammocks for all. :up:
     
  21. Mystirious Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    25,351
    Likes Received:
    0
    Glowing pink bananna hammocks

    And hawt boots :awesome:
     
  22. Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    16,743
    Likes Received:
    6
    I thought he was being appropriately stern and steely last issue but then he told Jackson about his origin and such and that seemed a tad softer. I think he is just in mission mode right now.
     
  23. batnkevlar Registered

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Messages:
    9,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    The last panel from Brightest Day #17 was amazing. That scene was so sweet. It also helped I was listening to "This Is Love" by The Script...
     
  24. Spade Seeking new challengers

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Messages:
    10,032
    Likes Received:
    0
    It makes sense that the embrace of life charges the ring. What still doesn't make sense to me is the last story beat with the Predator. I've missed some issues, but I'm still not making a connection.

    The Predator detects a heart without love for anything. Only lust for absolute power. It's Hawkwoman's. So...it makes her its new host, to see what she'll do with absolute power.

    Am I missing something? Or does it not care about the obvious ramifications this could have, primarily on people who already love?
     
  25. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Messages:
    155,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    What I'm getting from the Star Sapphires is that love is just... f***ed up. It's random, chaotic, dangerous as all hell, and impossible to truly understand. The only problem is I can't tell if that's a message the creators are consciously trying to send through all the wackiness we've seen with the Sapphires so far, or if it's just that nobody really knows what to do with them so Johns was like, "F*** it, I'll tie 'em to the Hawks. I haven't written them in a while."
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"