Brightest Day Interview at USA Today
USA Today interviewed Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi on Brightest Day, the characters that were coming back and also new characters introduced. They remark on Aquaman who they feel should be on the same level as Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman and The Flash. New characters D'kay D'razz and Deathstorm are mentioned with Tomasi remarking on the Black Lantern version of Firestorm, "[Deathstorm] has got some big surprises up his sleeve, which are pretty great. There'll be cool stuff coming up with him." While they don't mention who will survive at the end of Brightest Day, Johns teases, "Probably not necessarily what you expect" - will come out of it.