Friday, March 30, 2012

Aquaman #7

Some issues inform, some advance, and some just tease.

This issue of Aquaman is the latter.

It starts with a brutal battle between Black Manta and a woman who can see the future. Apparently she and several other heroes we've never seen before have a connection to Aquaman - but we don't know any more than that.

Arthur is looking for the answer to the question, "Who sank Atlantis?" But his search is rudely interrupted when a member of "The Others" shows up demanding answers.

And that's about it this time around - writer Geoff Johns provides lots of teasing, lots of glimmers of events in the past and future - but not a lot of actual story going on here.

It's easy to forgive, though, since the story moves fast and frenetically, and the art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado is outstanding - I'd say it's the best art being produced for any of the "New 52" comics, and that's saying something.

It's great to see Aquaman and Mera soaring high in a well-written series. They were long overdue for VIP treatment.

Grade: A-


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