They Took My Idea! Brightest Day #5

Brightest Day #5

I don’t really read the superhero event comics, but since they’re already in the house, I do flip through them, just to see if anything jumps out at me as particularly interesting or eye-catching or disgusting. So imagine my surprise when I opened Brightest Day #5 to see that Aquaman and Mera were heading off to stop an oil spill, as I suggested in May. Taken from the DC preview available at the first link, here are the first two pages:

Brightest Day #5 p1Brightest Day #5 p2

Of course, it’s an obvious idea, so I don’t think I really had anything to do with it, but it was neat to see … until some super-villain who looked like an mash-up of Aquaman and Mera turned up and it became a much more predictable threat. (Comic written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi, art by Ivan Reis, Ardian Syaf, Joe Prado, and Vicente Cifuentes.) That struck me as rather uncreative — “I need someone to fight Aquaman and Mera, so I’ll just make a woman who looks like both of them went through a blender together.” Her name is Siren, and she’s got some yet-unrevealed connection to the sea queen and her world. Also in this issue, Hawkman and Hawkwoman fight other animal-people in some alternate reality. Visually interesting, if I could tell exactly what was going on.

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