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Review: Brightest Day #12

Lots of Martian Manhunter

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Martian Manhunter battles D'Kay D'Razz on Mars, while Firestorm deals with Deathstorm and his Black Lanterns.

The Good

We're roughly 6 months into this storyline, and overall, it's been pretty enjoyable. This issue, in particular, has a lot of solid writing, and great artwork. If you're a Martain Manhunter fan, you'll fully enjoy this issue. This book goes pretty in depth into his history, and it does a great job at it. This issue also covers what's going on with Firestorm and Deathstorm (Black Lantern Firestorm). It's pretty quick, so don't blink, but it's solid stuff.

The Bad

First thing's first, I don't like Martian Manhunter, so this issue was a bust for me, big-time. I liked him better dead, so the only bits about this book I truly enjoyed were the small Boston Brand and Firestorm bits. Aside from that, this train seems to be slowing down, and frankly, it's just not that interesting anymore. If this book focused more on Boston Brand, which is the coolest part of the book, I'd be all in, but I'm just not as excited as I once was for Brightest Day. It's getting to the point where the tie-ins are so much better than the actual story.

The Verdict: 2.5/5

I wasn't the biggest fan of this issue, but you can't deny the writing and art are pretty strong. Again, I'm not a Martian Manhunter fan, so an issue revolving around that character isn't going to excite me. If you are a fan of that character, I'd recommend this book highly. If you're a casual reader of Brightest Day, I'd actually say pass on this, since there's nothing in this issue that drives the whole story forward.