Saturday, July 5, 2014

Aquaman and the Others #4 Review

Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Lan Medina
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: July 2, 2014

Drop It Like It's...Not So Good

I have not liked this book from the get go.  I keep waiting for each issue to change my opinion, but it only solidifies my position.  I don't like the team, I don't like the story and I don't like the art.  The "epic" story of the stolen Atlantian gold is four issues in and seems like it's been going on forever.  Listen, I'm not like my Weird Science cowriter, Eric, who has been accused of hating for hates sake.  I love Aquaman and enjoyed the Others when they first appeared in his book.  However, I don't like this book at all.

I really don't know what else to write about this issue.  So, I put my review in Sonnet form.  Shakespearean rules, yo.

How do I hate thee, let me count the ways
Characters unknown, not a team makes
Adventure promised but boredom stays
Atlantean relics forced into high stakes

Arthur lay dying we know he will live
While Jungle girl searches, can't remember her name
the rest of the team, a shit I don't give
except Prisoner of War, he's fucking insane

A villain seems taken, sides she will change
While Legend keeps talking all sorts of doom
Jungle Girl ends up somewhere real strange
for a reunion with another, up on the Moon

I'd like to give the creative team my fist
but instead I'll just drop this off my pull list

Bits and Pieces:

It's four issues in and I don't like this book.  I barely can remember the team and don't care what "adventures" they get in.  The book seems to take place somewhere outside the New 52 by itself and if we're lucky, it'll just walk away without looking back.  Aquaman and even the Others deserve better than this.


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