DC has announced their next big event, and since it follows BLACKEST NIGHT, it’s called…BRIGHTEST DAY!
However, the event started as PR guru Alex Segura’s longest day, as the Source blog teased a 6 AM wake up call from Dan DiDio to tell Alex all about:
BRIGHTEST DAY, a 26-issue bi-weekly series debuting in April written by…Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi. The series will tie in with Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps and kick off with a #0 issue drawn by Fernando Pasarin.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE. DiDio: “BRIGHTEST DAY isn’t just a single book. Like BLACKEST NIGHT, it’s an event that happens across the entire DC Universe, affecting a number of titles.” Whoa.
For instance, THE FLASH, by Johns and Francis Manapul, gets its own Brightest Day branding. And then there’s Brightest Day: Titans:
DD: TITANS is another series that will fall directly under BRIGHTEST DAY, with Eric Wallace and Fabrizio Fiorentino coming on board, starting with the TITANS: VILLAINS FOR HIRE SPECIAL and then the regular series. We loved the work the two of them did on INK, so we’re excited to see them build a new team of Titans, under the leadership of none other than Deathstroke, the Terminator.
And…Brightest Day: JLA with all new team members and so on .
DiDio and Segura will be chatting again at 3, so we’ll update accordingly.
3:00 update: In yet another completely natural, realistic and utterly unforced conversation, DiDio revealed that recent recruit David Finch will be the BRIGHTEST DAY cover artist.
I see this as a wonderful way to have David touch on all aspects of the DCU, and it gives fans the chance to see his interpretation of the entire DCU and its characters.
Segura begged for more information, but was told he knew enough for one day.
Well, since we’ve discussed so much today, I don’t want to reveal everything about the BRIGHTEST DAY books just yet. But readers should tune in for the rest of the week for more news on BRIGHTEST DAY and the DC Universe in 2010, right here on The Source.