UPDATE 4: DC's BRIGHTEST DAY w/ David Finch!
by Lucas Siegel, Site Editor
Date: 11 January 2010 Time: 11:16 AM ET
Newsarama Note: We'll be continuously updating this story throughout the day. Click through the image gallery to the right for new images as they come in.Update 4: 3pm EST: For the final update of the day, David Finch, who recently signed an exclusive with DC Comics, was announced as the cover artist for Brightest Day. DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio said of the artist's first announced gig for DC, "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." More announcements about "Brightest Day" and other DCU 2010 happenings throughout the week. Update 3: 1pm EST: DC is bringing Justice League of America under the "Brightest Day" banner, starting with April's issue #44. A bright indeed character is featured on the cover, along with the Justice Society of America, marking the new teams' first team-up. Also of note is Jesse Quick appearing in her new speedster costume, straight out of The Flash: Rebirth #5.
Update 2: 12pm EST: The Source just keeps pumping out more information today, about "Brightest Day" as an initiative, not just a book. Titans will be seeing a relaunch under the banner, with a new direction and new creative team, as well. Eric Wallace and Fabrizio Fiorentino will be the new writer and artist, respectively, starting with Titans: Villains for Hire Special. The team will now be lead by classic Titans enemy Deathstroke the Terminator, and feature Tattooed Man and Cheshire, amongst other unnamed villains on the squad. Update 1: 11am EST: Other titles will launch under the "Brightest Day" Banner, the first of which is The Flash, the already-announced series starring Barry Allen and from the creative team of Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul. A full Cover for The Flash #1 is in the viewer to the right. More to come shortly! This morning on DCU Blog The Source, DC Entertainment "kicked off 2010 with some major news." The follow-up to Blackest Night, as some deduced, is simply called Brightest Day. Starting in April (just after the conclusion of Blackest Night in March) with an issue #0, the series will be 26 issues long and ship biweekly. Writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi, who currently write the two Green Lantern series, will be writing the new book. Fernando Pasarin will do the art for issue #0, but no regular artist was announced on the main series as yet; it will however have multiple art teams to facilitate the every-other-week schedule. It was heavily implied that Johns and Tomasi will also continue writing Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps, respectively, and that both books will tie-in to the series. More news on Brightest Day will be coming later today. This also kicks off another week of DCU Announcements, so stay tuned all week long for more on DCU 2010.