Friday, August 20, 2010
Read: Brightest Day #7
Title: "The Secret Of Life"
Published Date: Aug 2010
Generation: Modern Carter, Modern Shiera
Retcon Status: In Continuity
Summary: On Hawkworld, Hawkman talks with the Cat-Men about the strange place he has found himself in, and vows to rescue Shiera. Right as he does, he is hit with a strange psychic vision from The Entity (thanks to Boston Brand's activity on Earth). Now glowing bright white and wearing the uniform of a White Lantern, he is told to "stop the Queen" and shown a vision of a giant forest floating high above a city. As soon as the vision comes, it goes, leaving Hawkman and his companions confused.
Up higher in Hawkworld, Hawkgirl is bound and being looked over by the Man-Hawks and Hath-Set. She too glows white and receives a vision, showing her Hawkman being crucified and murdered by Hath, and hearing a voice telling her that if they die on Hawkworld, there will be no resurrection. Afterwards, Hath-Set says that he will present her to his Queen...
Review: Mysteries wrapped in enigmas wrapped in White Lantern uniforms! The Entity does as promised and answers the questions of why the resurrected have been brought back, but the answers are questions in and of themselves (of course). I don't mind this kind of literary sleight of hand because this being a limited series, we are pretty much guaranteed to get our answers at some point. There is massive speculation going on as to the identity of the "Queen" The Entity referred to. Could it be the Queen of Hawkworld? Oliver Queen? The new head of Queen Industries over in Green Arrow? Someone else? Right now we don't have enough information.
On a side note, both Hawks look fantastic in their White Lantern costumes -- I am sure that DC Direct will be bringing us plastic representations of them soon enough!
Image: Brightest Day #7, 2010, David Finch.