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Comic Review: Aquaman and the Others #2

Book: Aquaman and the Others #2
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciler: Lana Medina
Inker: Allen Martinez


Summary from Comixology: “The Others’ plane is blown to bits at 40,000 feet! How will this group of non-flying heroes survive? Plus: who wants the team’s Atlantean relics?”

That summary really didn’t sell me on this issue. When I read that I thought to myself, “Well, this sounds exciting.” *said that in a sarcastic tone*. This book really didn’t do anything for me. I wasn’t excited to read it, and when it ended, I didn’t really feel anything. I didn’t have any pressing questions that I need answers too, and I wasn’t sad that the issue had come to an end. It was a fairly stale story.

The book is called “Aquaman and the Others,” and that’s exactly how it feels. There isn’t much character development for the team of Others that work alongside Arthur. In all honestly, I can’t tell you any of their names. That might be because you just don’t feel any emotion for them. As the team is falling out of the plane I wasn’t worried once. I already knew they would be OK even though no one on the team can fly. The characters did mention how they should look for a new member who can fly, and that made me chuckle a little, but not enough to keep me entertained.

The story felt rushed and I have no clue who the villain was in this issue. They just kind of appeared and did bad things. That sounds like such a blanket statement, or a weak description but that’s how it felt. I don’t even know what was going on for most of the story. I think I would enjoy this book if I felt more empathy for the characters, but so far they just feel so two-dimensional. I had high hopes for this book when it was first announced, but after two issues I’m losing interest fast.

Over all, I have to go with a 1 out of 4. This just didn’t capture me at all. The art wasn’t anything special, the story was a chore to get through and personally I felt this was a story that didn’t need to be told. If you really want to read this, go pick it up. Personally, I will more than likely not read another issue and just wait for the trade paperback.

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