?As alluded to in Jill’s awesomely silly Daily List, DC’s Blackest Night finally ended this week, and Brightest Day is about to start. Of course, Blackest Night ended with a few… let’s just call them additions, which might be of interest to nerd-dom at large — although that means spoilers abound after the jump.
As revealed on DC’s Source blog (or, you know, the actual Blackest Night #8 comic), that white light brought back 12 DC heroes and villains from the dead: Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Firestorm, Maxwell
Lord, Captain Boomerang, Jade, the Reverse-Flash, Hawk, Osiris and…
uh… Deadman. I am personally very confused about how and/or why Deadman was brought back to life, but I suspect I’m supposed to be.
While you might suspect that this is just a way for DC to to a little house-cleaning — mainly by sweeping those unsightly character deaths back under the sofa — Geoff Johns promised that they’re all back for a reason. I don’t know how important or vague that reason is, but I do like the idea of these guys being brought back with a specific purpose as opposed to “just cause.” Resurrection should be about more than a reward for good behavior, although if Wonder Woman snaps Max Lord’s neck again in the first couple of pages in Brightest Day #1, I’ll probably never stop laughing.