Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Aquaman and the Others #6 Review

Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Lan Medina
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 1, 2014

Deja Vu

I haven't been a fan of this book.  In fact, I have no idea why it exists.  It's a team book, but we are at the sixth issue and I still don't know the team.  The art has been okay, but the story and dialogue are downright awful.  Well, this issue is a bit of a restart and while it's as good a jumping on point as any, what the reader jumps onto is still not very good.

This book tries to do a few things including giving every one's backstory, offending the reader and winking about what happens five years in the future.  Why are we getting this issue at this point?  I'm guessing that, like myself, no one knows the team and this is a crazy effort to introduce them.  It still didn't work.  It didn't help that the issue has no real story to speak of.  It's just Aquaman and the Others standing around talking.  Then they go their own ways and stand around and talk to other people.  The offensive part is when the Sayeh takes Ya'wara to her home and it seems like everyone has to mention that Ya'wara better not go outside.  We get it.  We get it and it's still awful.

Then, KGBeast shows up to fight the Operative.  It's so forced and the dialogue between the two is so bad.  Are you seeing a trend?  In the end, everything seems to tie back to one of Prisoner of War's ghost buddies murder.  I guess that's where the book is going in the upcoming issues.  I'd love to say I am excited about anything in this book, but that would make me a dirty liar.

Lan Medina's art is okay.  I wish I could say more, but that's all I've got.

Bits and Pieces:

This is not a good issue or a good book.  This issue is a good jumping on point since it over explains everything and reintroduces the team.  Nothing in the book passes as interesting and it should be canceled.


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