SPOILERS after the jump for Blackest Night #8 … don’t say I didn’t warn you …
So if you’ve read the last chapter in DC’s mega-popular Blackest Night crossover, you know that 12 once-dead characters are back again, thanks to the white light. And if you’ve been following the upcoming solicitations for titles like The Flash, Birds of Prey and Titans, you know that they’ve all been billed as “Brightest Day” titles without a lot of explanation as to what that means. I mean, sure, these titles all seem to have gotten makeovers or relaunches, but a more common thread connects all of them, which writer Geoff Johns revealed on DC’s the Source blog yesterday.
“Twelve heroes and villains were resurrected by the white light. Some will call it a miracle and others a sign of the apocalypse, and though the exact reasons for their rebirths is a mystery, it won’t be for long. They’re back for a reason,” Johns said. “Although they all have their own journeys ahead, they are connected by something and their exact mission will unfold throughout BRIGHTEST DAY. But while the truth behind their return and their ultimate destination lies within the BRIGHTEST DAY series itself and GREEN LANTERN, there are other books where you can follow these recently returned heroes to find out what life has in store for them and what they have in store for life.”
The 12 characters are Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Firestorm, Maxwell Lord, Captain Boomerang, Jade, the Reverse-Flash, Hawk, Osiris and Deadman. Click on over to the Source blog to see where else each of them can be found besides the Brightest Day series.