Posted by:
Byron Brewer

Review: Aquaman #8


Geoff Johns turns in another brilliant script for Aquaman #8 and shows why this version of the Sea King is topping all other incarnations in terms of sales.

Johns knows how to build a story, and here in the underwater world of the New 52, he is totally rebuilding the history of everyone’s favorite mer-man, including his relationship with both Atlantis and Mera.

This issue is an exceptional flashback that fills in the gaps of the seeds Johns has been dropping about Aquaman’s back story. And while some may think the pace is slow, we are only on issue #8, for Neptune’s sake! Anyone who was a fan of Chris Claremont’s X-Men and its complex subplots would think Johns rather hasty, lol!

“The Others” saga is coming along swimmingly (pun) and I love the way Black Manta and the golden weapons have been woven in.

Also on feature, as usual, is the gorgeous artwork of Ivan Reis, Jon Prado and Rod Reis. Each little bubble is in its place and the facial expressions and panel layouts flow as swiftly as the sea currents.

I never thought this New 52 would return me to the seas of DC or to Aquaman, but he seems to be one of the best things going in an ocean of comic books that are dry as the desert Arthur fell into a couple of months ago.