Serving as an epilogue to the “Throne of Atlantis” crossover with Justice League, this issue of Aquaman gives readers a new start and promises to move our hero into a new direction. What’s the verdict on this nautical adventure? Take the jump and check the Major Spoilers review of Aquaman #17…
He is the master of sea creatures and a member of the Justice League; a hero caught between the surface world and his ocean world of Atlantis. Unfortunately for Aquaman, he is also the butt of many superhero jokes in mainstream media, ranging from Family Guy to Robot Chicken (he needs to be near water for him to be useful, apparently). With the new 52, Geoff Johns had the daunting task of making Aquaman relevant. After a year and a half, he has succeeded so far. Now, this title and Justice League crossover to face off against Aquaman’s half-brother, Ocean Master.
After a year and a half as a team since the 52 reboot, their roster has not changed. Besides Hal Jordan a.k.a. Green Lantern leaving the team, their core has consisted of a six member team: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and Flash. However, with promotions for a new Justice League (of America) from DC Comics, change seems to be coming very soon.
Two men, enter, one man leaves, it’s the slug fest you’ve always thought about, but never had the time to voice your opinion on… until now!
Statue company Kotobukiya has been rolling out a new statue the last few months representing a character from DC’s New 52. Kotobukiya has already announced Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Superman, and the Flash and now they have added a hero who has found more respect since the relaunch, Aquaman. Check out the pictures after the jump.
In order to keep up with the DC’s guaranteed monthly release of titles, there are going to be times when guest artists and writers are going to be needed to fill in to keep the schedule on track.
Remember to stay hydrated if you are at the convention!
Aquaman’s past may have been more troubled than we initially thought. With Black Manta’s return and a slew of people from Arthur’s past, what really happened? Take the jump for a Major Spoilers look at Aquaman #10.
Or – “Let’s See YOU Get By Underwater, As Well As He Does On The Ground!”
One of the great surprises of the New 52 for me has been which characters have grabbed the spotlight and held it. Batman and Superman have been mediocre to okay, but books featuring Animal Man, Andrew Bennett, O.M.A.C. and Voodoo have held the most readability for me. And amazingly, the orange-scalemail-wearing butt of a million cheap stand-up jokes has raised himself from Superfriends-also-ran to butt-kicking hero-king in the space of a few issues, and now he has ventured deeper into the mysterious oceans than ever before in search of the truth about The Trench! (Hellblazer fans can tell him that it just needs a good dry-cleaning, I’d expect…)
The King of the Sea came out of nowhere and turned readers’ minds around about the hero from the deep. The second installment has arrived, and everyone is wondering if this issue continues to bring Aquaman to the front of the hero line.
Recently, DC Comics announced they would be “relaunching” their entire line of comics, with new number ones. Along with these new number ones, will be a line-wide redesign for every character. Many of these redesigns have already been criticized, so instead of hating on a bunch of costumes from comic books that haven’t even been published yet, I will be taking a stroll down memory lane, in the hopes of digging up redesigns that should never be forgotten. Join me, will you?