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CBF Quick Picks #57 : Brightest Day #20 | Comic Book Fury

CBF Quick Picks #57 : Brightest Day #20

February 18, 2011 by
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We’re winding down the Brightest Day saga and issue #20 is not letting up on the action or cliffhangers. This is the conclusion of the Aquawar arc where Aquaman and Aqualad look to drive the Atlantean rebels back to their prisons. Johns and Tomasi came up with some great sequences to really make the Aquaman family shine. A darn shame for the king when he meets an untimely fate to close out the war – or so we’re led to believe…

Green Lantern #62 doesn’t stray too far behind despite a delay. This concludes the year-long New Guardians arc that reveals Krona’s hand and marches us towards the War of the Green Lanterns. This issue gives us more great Doug Mahnke visuals and paints Hal Jordan in a light that could bring the universe down upon him, which is just fine with us. As a whole, the arc dragged by taking on too many characters and drifting from the main plot every now and then, but it ended in a good way by taking us back to what Hal Jordan represents.

S.H.I.E.L.D. #6 wraps up the initial volume in the battle of ideas between Issac Newton and Leonardo da Vinci. It’s always fun reading historical characters put in interesting situations in a comic book world. The premise Hickman has brought to this series has been intriguing, giving us a lot of stories he could play with in the coming years. I was still put off by the bi-monthly schedule, but I’m sure in trade form, it will read brilliantly.

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