Monday, May 24, 2010
Read: Brightest Day #2
Issue: Brightest Day #2
Title: "Nuclear Options"
Published Date: May 2010
Generation: Modern Carter, Modern Shiera
Retcon Status: In Continuity
Summary: Above the jungles of Peru, Hawkman and Hawkgirl deposit the goons they battled last issue into their headquarters. Upon examining the base, the Hawks find that Hath-Set has been watching them for generations. Worse, he has made death masks of them throughout the ages, casting their dead faces to decorate his wall. Hawkman rages furiously, smashing the masks, proclaiming that they will no longer let Hath-Set decide their destiny -- because the time has come to hunt him down and kill him.
Review: Well cripes! Hath-Set just got even creepier! This definitely expands upon the resurrection stuff which Johns (along with Goyer) spent a lot of time developing in Volume 4, which makes perfect sense. I definitely pumped my fists to Hawkman's fury, and liked even more seeing Shiera put her hand on his shoulder to steady him. Not much Hawk-stuff this time out, but this really has a lot of promise.
Image: Brightest Day #2, 2010, David Finch.