Friday, July 9, 2010

Read: Brightest Day #4

Issue: Brighest Day #4
Title: "Thresholds"
Published Date: June 2010
Generation: Modern Carter, Modern Shiera
Retcon Status: In Continuity

Summary: In Peru, Hawkman and Hawkgirl stand before the portal Hath-Set made of their bones, deciding their course of action.  Agreed that Hath-Set traveled through the portal, Hawkman wants to follow him, while Hawkgirl thinks they should simply destroy the portal, trapping their foe wherever he is.  They deduce that the reason why the Heart of Zamaron was drawn to Hath-Set was that the piece of bone wanted to be joined with the rest of it.  The two heroes agree to travel through the portal, and are forced to relive all of their deaths all over again -- in an instant.  When they emerge, the find themselves in a strange new landscape, leading Shiera to say that they are not in Peru anymore...

Review: "Hawkworld" is a strange landscape, with floating cliffaces seemingly connected with ropes or bridges under a yellow sky.  I assume this is some sort of a mystical realm and not an alien one, but its hard to tell from what we see in this issue.  I really like the dialogue between Carter and Shiera, and Johns seems intent on driving home the long-fan-ascribed relationship where Shiera is the tempering element to Carter's temper.  Since I am one of those fans, I don't mind that one bit.

Image: Brightest Day #4, 2010, David Finch

1 comment:

Scott said...

Yep. I love the hawks and having the original Hawkgirl back. I am curious to see if Thanagar ties into the next issue considering they used the term Hawkworld, it might...