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DC Universe: Brightest Day [Updated 4/7/19]

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I’m twenty issues into Brightest Day now and I’m just reminded of how much I loved this era of comics.  The first issues are kind of a set up of who’s involved and where they are.  Then you get the first small arc of it that plays out in space with the Green Lantern Corps and the Alpha Lanterns [OMG, do I find the Alpha Lanterns horrifying. :-(]  Now we are getting into what’s going on with the return of Jade, Alan Scott’s daughter, and also the Dick Grayson Batman era of the Justice League.   It’s just fun, ya know?  😉

Brightest Day

This is a story-line that started in 2010 and directly followed the events of the Darkest Night event story-line.  Twelve resurrected characters are the focus of the story.

DC Universe has listed 116 issues for this story-line.  I plan on listing them here as I read so I can keep up with it.

  1. Brightest Day #0
  2. Justice League: Generation Lost #1
  3. Justice League: Generation Lost #2
  4. Green Lantern #53
  5. Green Lantern Corps #48
  6. Brightest Day #1
  7. Green Lantern #54
  8. Green Lantern #55
  9. Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #1
  10. Brightest Day (2010-) #2
  11. Brightest Day (2010-) #3
  12. Green Lantern Corps (2006-) #49
  13. Green Lantern Corps (2006-) #50
  14. Green Lantern Corps (2006-) #51
  15. Green Lantern Corps (2006-) #52
  16. Justice League Of America (2006-) #44
  17. Justice League Of America (2006-) #45
  18. Titans: Villains For Hire Special (2010-) #1
  19. Justice League Of America (2006-) #46
  20. Justice Society Of America (2006-) #41

 

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DC Universe: Brightest Day

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It’s been months since my last post on this blog.  There have been a lot of contributing factors to that.  Just having real world things going on and a major point was a very old, half running computer that I’ve replaced this week.  Right now I am making my way through the Brightest Day story line on DC Universe.  This post is mostly for my own reference.

Brightest Day

This is a story-line that started in 2010 and directly followed the events of the Darkest Night event story-line.  Twelve resurrected characters are the focus of the story.

DC Universe has listed 116 issues for this story-line.  I plan on listing them here as I read so I can keep up with it.  I know that I have read the main miniseries for this and the Green Lantern books when it came out but I don’t recall if I have ever read any of the other tie-ins or not.  Honestly at this point I’ve read it so long ago that it might as well be a fresh read for me.  I’ve enjoyed the first six issues that I finished today.

  1. Brightest Day #0
  2. Justice League: Generation Lost #1
  3. Justice League: Generation Lost #2
  4. Green Lantern #53
  5. Green Lantern Corps #48
  6. Brightest Day #1

 

Other Story-line Collection Links on DC Universe:

Crisis On Infinite Earths

Dark Nights Metal

Invasion

Legends

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September 2018 Preorders

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I’m running a bit late putting in my September preorder.  As in, I waited around to the last pea in the dish as my daddy likes to say.  I’m trying to keep my preorder books under 10 books a month these days so I have to think really hard about what books I actually want to get. So, anyway I ordered:

DC Nuclear Winter Special #1
Doomsday Clock #8 (of 12)
Green Lantern #1
Heroes In Crisis #3 (of 7)
Nightwing #52
Nightwing #53
Shazam #1
Suicide Squad Black Files #1 (of 6)

Of these I’m not sure what I’m anticipating the most.  I’ve gotta see where the current story in Nightwing is going.  I’m just not sure if I’m going to like it or not.  I think the Grant Morrison Green Lantern book is either going to be glorious or unreadable.

I’m anticipating that Geoff Johns Shazam is going to be really good, based on his Shazam! Vol. 1 (The New 52): From the Pages of Justice League.  Which was, IMHO, one of the only really great books published during the New 52.  I’ve actually started reading The Power of Shazam on the DC Universe App and am getting pretty pumped to see The Big Red Cheese on the big screen.

So what did you just have to have?

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DC Comics in GraphicAudio

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There’s an awesome deal from Humble Bundle this week.  The DC Comics in GraphicAudio bundle.  If you buy the top tier of this deal you can get 22 audio books for as little as $15.   That’s basically 22 books for the price of 1.  The deal is good for 2 weeks so don’t miss out on this one.

PAY $1 OR MORE TO ALSO UNLOCK!

Green Lantern: Hero’s Quest
Wayne of Gotham
Batman: The Stone King
Green Lantern: Sleepers (Book One)
Countdown

PAY $8 OR MORE TO ALSO UNLOCK!

DC Universe: Last Sons
The Flash: Stop Motion
Wonder Woman: Mythos
It’s Superman
Green Lantern: Sleepers (Book Two)
JLA: Exterminators
Infinite Crisis (1 of 2)
Infinite Crisis (2 of 2)

PAY $15 OR MORE TO ALSO UNLOCK!

DC Universe: Trail of Time
Batman: Dead Whit
Batman: Inferno
Enemies and Allies
Superman: The Never-Ending Battle
Green Lantern: Sleepers (Book Three)
Final Crisis
52 (1 of 2)
52 (2 of 2)

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Natalie’s Week in Comics 8/10/2016

I’ve been so busy I didn’t have anytime to post the last couple of weeks but hopefully I’ll be able to get back on track this week as I gradually get my new schedule strait.  I’m even a little behind on reading my comics so I’m picking back up with the issues that came out on 8/10/2016…

Wonder Woman #4 – The Retelling is going strong.

The Flintstones #2 – Dark and yet cute at the same time.

The Flash #4 – I’m kind of afraid of getting too attached to all of these new speedsters… although I’m liking most of them.  Just hope Godspeed isn’t…

Superwoman #1 – Well.  That was crazy.  Must know what happens next.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 – Pretty good with an interesting cliffhanger.

New Super-Man #2 – Still not feeling this one.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2 – Pretty interesting.

Detective Comics #938 – Ok, but I’m way more interested in Red Robin than Batwoman.

Deathstroke: Rebirth #1 – I usually don’t do villain stories but this was pretty good.

All-Star Batman #1 – Eehh… I’m not sure about this; the dialog feels really off to me.  It just doesn’t feel like Batman’s voice.

Action Comics #961 – This story just keeps on getting better.  I’m really enjoying it.

And rating them in the order that I like them is always hard but I settled on:

  1. Superwoman #1
  2. Action Comics #961
  3. Wonder Woman #4
  4. The Flash #4
  5. The Flintstones #2
  6. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #2
  7. Detective Comics #938
  8. Red Hood and the Outlaws #1
  9. Deathstroke: Rebirth #1
  10. All-Star Batman #1
  11. New Super-Man #2

Now I just really need to get caught up to this week’s issues before wednesday gets here….

 

 

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Natalie’s Week in Comics 7/6/2016

8 Books this week!  Yay, DC Comics!  In the order that I liked them…

Natalie’s Comic Rankings for 7/06/2016

  1. Future Quest #2
  2. Batman #2
  3. Superman #2
  4. Green Arrow #2
  5. Justice League Rebirth #1
  6. Green Lanterns #2
  7. The Flintstones #1
  8. Aquaman #2

And the briefest of thoughts about each book:

  • Ok, Flintstones #1 — Not what I was expecting I guess; it’s sorta dark, but I still liked it. I just expected something a little lighter.
  • Batman #2 was really intriguing – Gotham and Gotham Girl, could they be Kryptonians?Maybe the old Nightwing and Flamebird?  Just one of several possibilities at this point.  Starting to lead into the upcoming Monster Men crossover.
  • Future Quest #2 is moving along at a fast pace, but it feels so short.  I need more of this one.
  • Green Lanterns #2 was pretty good.  I’m digging the personal aspects of this more than the Red Lantern stuff that’s going on.
  • Superman #2 continues the Son of Superman story. I liked it.
  • Justice League Rebirth #1 – Kind of sets of the tone on the team at the moment with the addition of the two new Green Lanterns and how everyone feels about the Superman situation.
  • Aquaman #2 was ok but still isn’t hooking me in.
  • Green Arrow #2 was good.  It’d be nice if he hooks up with Black Canary and Diggle soon.

 

 

 

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Natalie’s Wednesday in Comics 6/15/2016

Well, Wednesday has rolled around again and it’s time to rank the comics I bought this week.

Natalie’s Comic Rankings for 6/15/2016

  1. Titans Rebirth #1
  2. Superman #1
  3. Batman #1
  4. Scooby Apocalypse #2
  5. Green Lanterns #1
  6. Green Arrow #1

This week was awesome!  I really liked all of the books that I picked up this week.  Titans Rebirth #1 picks up the story with Wally West and continues it.  Superman had an interesting ending.  The Batman issue was way out there, but I liked it, and I almost didn’t get it because I was disappointed with the Rebirth issue.  Scooby is way more interesting than it aught to be.  Green Lanterns introduced a lantern power that I don’t ever remember seeing before, and Green Arrow had a twisty ending too.   No regrets with my comic purchases this week.

 

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Natalie’s Wednesday in Comics 6/1/2016

New Comics:

Sooo… I liked DC Rebirth #1 so much that I decided to try going back to weekly pulls for my comics.  I’m not sure how long it’ll last but I plan on getting all the Rebirth #1s anyway.  I don’t really plan on doing reviews for every single comic I purchase because I prefer to review whole storylines but I thought I might rank the comics I get every week in the order that I enjoyed them the most and maybe point out anything that really stuck out as noteworthy.

Natalie’s Comic Rankings for 6/1/2016:

  1. Superman Rebirth #1

  2. Green Arrow Rebirth #1

  3. Green Lanterns Rebirth #1

  4. Batman Rebirth #1

Ok, honestly I liked all of these books, but Superman sparked more of an emotional response than the other books.  Green Arrow was a really nice one-shot and could be understood and enjoyed by pretty much anyone.  I don’t know how or when the two new Green Lanterns came into play but I’m really interested to find out more.  The Batman book was good but I’ve read so many Batman stories it’s really hard to impress me with this character.

Back Issues:

I also picked up a few comics from the dollar boxes and a variant cover of Grayson #11 that I’ve been looking for.  I’m one of those people who are quite happy to pick up and read random comics without having any other comics in the run.  I mean sure I enjoy having the whole thing but it doesn’t bother me not to.  This habit seems to strangely bug other people.

The Brave and the Bold [1991] #1 & #2  of a six issue limited series featuring Green Arrow, The Butcher, and The Question.  Some of the stereotypes of Indigenous Native American Tribes were sort of cringe worthy.  It also had several scenes with Dinah Lance aka Black Canary back in the days when she had short black hair and worked at Sherwood Florist.

I’ve been thinking about getting the Convergence trades that have the side stories.  I got this Batman and the Outsiders one to sample and it looked promising.  I think the whole series had like 80 issues though, and even assuming I can get them for $1 each that’s a lot of back issues to track down and buy.

The Shadow of the Bat issues was decent but nothing to write home about.

Well, that was my Wednesday in comics.  Think I might try doing this every week.