Monday, November 10, 2014

Aquaman and the Others #7 Review

Written by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Lan Medina
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 5, 2014


I'll admit it, I have not been a fan of this book.  There are many reasons, but the main culprits are uninteresting characters and stories, awful dialogue and average artwork.  Unfortunately, all of these are in effect this month and that pretty much spells disaster for this book.  I agree with Mera when she wonders why Aquaman hangs out with this bunch.

This month continues the KGBeast/Operative showdown, but now we also get a convoluted Vostok and Prisoner of War tie-in as well.  It seems that everyone has a history together, but they either can't remember it or it's repressed in one of the ghost's in their head.  It all comes down to a USB drive that KGBeast stole and now we see he's brought friends.

KGBeast is a member of a confusing bunch of villains led by Cheshire.  It's a who's who of nobody cares.  It is hilarious how the team is introduced.  As each new member talks, another member calls them out by their name for the reader's benefit.  To demonstrate, I will give you an exchange that I imagine happened backstage at an NSync concert:

"Hey, what happened to all the food, JC Chasez?"
"Don't worry Joey Fatone, we'll get more."
"Says you, Justin Timberlake, you know you're nothing without us, right Lance Bass?
"Leave me out of it, Chris Kirkpatrick, I want to go to the Moon.
"Hey why is Nick Carter here, Justin Timberlake?
"I don't know, ask Joey Fatone."
"He's too busy stuffing his face, William Howard Taft"

After all this, the reason they stole the zip drive is straight out of an 80's action movie and I love it for it's cheesiness.  Unfortunately, what little fun it promises is dashed to bits by the cliched cliffhanger that will pit the Others against each other because of "sins of the past".  I wish I cared, but I am past the point that I would read this for any reason other than to review it.  It's a sacrifice I'm growing weary of.

I'm also getting tired of Lan Medina's art.  It's so up and down with one page looking detailed and great followed by two that are just plain bad.  Oh well.

Bits and Pieces:

Why does this book exist?


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