A handful of DC's second stringers save the world in this satisfying conclusion to the Brightest Day saga. Boston Brand, once Deadman, is resurrected by the White Lantern, as are Aquaman, the Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl; all were killed in the previous DC saga, Darkest Night. In this volume, the heroes must accomplish the tasks set forth by the White Lantern in order to prevent the Dark Avatar from wiping humanity from the face of the earth. Not all of the characters make it to the end, and there is a surprise appearance by a hero thought to be gone. An environmental hook distinguishes this book from other superhero epics. The artwork is proficient but not outstanding. Verdict Readers will need to have read the previous volumes in the series. Superhero fans looking for a good story that doesn't concentrate on the biggest names may find this appealing.-Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Lib., Wisconsin Rapids (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.