Geoff Johns is Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans and The Justice Society of America. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME and SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, and is the author of DC Comics' biggest, most recent events, BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY. Johns has also written episodes of the TV series Smallville and Robot Chicken. He wrote the story of the DC Universe Online massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Currently, he is the writer of the new series JUSTICE LEAGUE, AQUAMAN and GREEN LANTERN. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
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.