Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Brightest Day #15
I'm contractually required to enjoy any story featuring the Martian Manhunter, but this is going to test that rule. I enjoyed the whole setup: J'onn's family is alive, Mars is reborn, and he's a combo GL/Manhunter serving in an aged and contented Justice League. The problem is, it's pretty obvious right away what's happening (D'Kay has put J'onn into some sort of illusionary world.) The problem is, having a mystery about who killed people in a dream doesn't really have much drama behind it. The story ends nicely, setting up a tough, determined J'onn to take on D'Kay in an issue or three.
The book looks nice, I liked the futuristic incarnation of the League. Batman is oddly sad, but the cool looks for Martian Manhunter is the high point.