Monday, October 29, 2012
Albert Avilla Reviews: Aquaman #0
Reviewed by Albert Avilla
Writer: Geoff Johns
Art: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
The formula for success is team Geoff Johns with a good artist and let them do that thing. This story is a prime example of this formula. This story is a prime example of this.
Aquaman has been revealed to be an Atlantean. Before he dies, Thomas Curry gives his son a message to give to his mother. Then, Aquaman escapes a group of reporters into the sea. Then, Johns lets the artist do their thing. They take us on a fabulous journey through the oceans depths that National Geographic would envy. He battles a Great White Shark using his ability to control ocean animals to end the battle. Aquaman surfaces in a storm in time to save a yacht from crashing on a rocky coast. The man he saves tells Aquaman of another Atlantean named Vulko. Aquaman finds Vulko, who tells him that he is the rightful king of Atlantis. Vulko takes Aquaman to Atlantis.
Johns does one of the things that he is excellent at doing. He lets the artist shine. This is a great collaboration between writer and artists. A large part of the story was told through the art. The splash page with the shark, the panel where Aquaman saves the yacht, and the final two pages were masterpieces among masterpieces. I could go on about other scenes, but you should enjoy this on your own. The story reads quickly, but the joy of the story comes from the visual story telling.
I rate Aquaman #0 Buy Your Own Copy.