While DC Comics blockbuster bi-weekly “Brightest Day” reintroduced a number of its core heroes to the DCU, the follow-up book looks to send at least one such hero against his fellow vigilantes.
Announced today on the publisher’s The Source blog, “Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search” will hit shelves in June from writer Jonathan Vankin and artist Marco Castiello. Though the finale of “Brightest Day” itself -Â and the final fate of resurrected heroes like Deadman and Aquaman -Â remains under wraps, this three-issue follow up will focus on another returned hero who finds themselves at odds with DC’s super community. As the Source put it “the new protector of Earth has been chosen – but one reluctant hero makes a return to try and convince Batman, Superman and the rest of the DC Universe’s heroes that this may not be a good thing at all.”
Until recently a Vertigo editor himself, Vankin is perhaps best known to readers for writing “Vertigo Pop! Tokyo” and a number of other mini series for the publisher while Castiello has recently worked on “Green Arrow.”
“Brightest Day” proper wraps up on April 20 with the extra-size issue #24.
For more on “Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search,” check out The Source, and stay tuned to CBR for more as it becomes available.