Daily Archives: April 27, 2011

Swamp Thing, You Make My Heart Sing

Brightest Day #24
Writers: Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi
Pencils: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Patrick Gleason, Adrian Syaf & Scott Clark
Inks: Norm Rapmund, Vicente Cifuentes, Oclair Albert, Tom Nguyen, Mick Gray, Mark Irwin & David Beaty
Colors: Peter Steigerwald
Letters: Rob Clark Jr.
Cover artists: Gary Frank & Rod Reis (regular)/Ivan Reis, Joe Prado & Rod Reis (variant)
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $4.99 US

There’s no denying that from a sales and publishing perspective, Brightest Day has been a success from start to finish. It remained at the top of the direct-market sales charters despite the fact that it featured only B- and C-list super-hero characters. It’s a testament to how the publisher has developed its Green Lantern/Blackest Night-related brand, but also I think to the marketplace’s demand for a quicker publishing pace for a super-hero comic. The biweekly schedule clearly appealed to many, as 52‘s weekly schedule did a few years ago as well. Clearly, the readers demand some level of quality from the storytelling, though, as Countdown to Infinite Crisis failed to capitalize on that weekly schedule. So while DC has done well with this biweekly schedule, from a creative standpoint, Brightest Day has been something of a mixed bag, and that holds true with this final issue as well.

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