Thursday, June 17, 2010

Brightest Day Thoughts and General Nerdery

Blackest Night has finally come to an end and what have we learned? Well, I am not quite certain. We still have our Rainbow Coalition of super heroes galavanting around the universe, earth, and other places. "Dead" with a capitol "D" does not mean dead in the DC universe to all of our comic book characters, because we have seen that the White Light can bring little animals back. Ergo, death in comics still means comic book death, in which a character can come back when needed or wanted. And we have also learned that DC Editorial has chosen the worst name possible name for the new source of energy for the White Lantern's source of power: The White Power Battery.

But what else have we learned?

Well, a lot of the problems in the universe come from two alien races: The Zamarons and the Guardians. And one point in history these two lived side by side on the same planet. But way back in history, that changed. The blue-skinned Guardians became blue-skinned and trollish, giving up emotions, hiding their feelings leading to the creation our intergalactic police force we all know so well. But the Zamarons wanted love; so they created Star Sapphire, had the Predator Entity, and some weird BDSM type thing going on.

So the vital lesson of the whole Blackest Night is don't hold in your emotions. And if you are a blue-skin troll-man, and a tall attractive warrior woman is in love with you and your culture...DON"T IGNORE THEM!

Way, way back in the 1980s, there was a comic book event where these two took off to make babies in some hidden dimension. There is only one word to describe this: awkward.

So what does any of this have to do with Brightest Day? Well, I don't think that any of us really have a clue. I have one idea, given that there is a now a White Power Battery, I think that the new White Lantern will be Captain Nazi and the who Brightest Day story arc is leading up to the dystopian future foretold in the pages of the Justice Society's Current story Arc. A more serious prediction has to do with the current collection of major villains resurrected into the DC Universe.

The Anti-Monitor is back; the Hand of Krona made an appearance in Legion; Hawk who transformed into Monarch then Extant is back; Manhunters will be back with Cyborg Superman as their Grandmaster. That makes four major villains of various events running around in some capacity able to cause chaos. And I am pretty convinced that the Time Trapper is out there being devious as well.

So who knows what we will see next summer when Brightest Day ends. Hopefully not a Nazi future. No one likes Nazis.

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