Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Aquaman / The Flash: Voidsong #2 Review

Written by: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing
Art by: Vasco Georgiev
Colors by: Rain Beredo
Letters by: Troy Peteri
Cover art by: Mike Perkins, Rain Beredo
Cover price: $6.99
Release date: July 19, 2022

Aquaman / The Flash: Voidsong #2 take their fight to the streets and the bottom of the sea to stop the alien threat that's stopped the entire world. Unfortunately, our heroes soon learn the aliens aren't here by accident.

Is It Good?

I liked this issue a lot. Color me shocked. Kelly and Lanzing may have finally found a title where their unique brand of drama, action, and humor fits the characters like a glove.

Picking up from the end of the last issue, Flash and Aquaman spend some time fighting and probing the alien monster to learn its weaknesses. Through the action, Flash figures out that the aliens are not made of natural matter, and they've come to stop the world to feed on its kinetic energy (energy made by movement).

Everything about this issue works. Lanzing and Kelly capture the right voice for each character, their banter is amusing, the action sequences are fast-paced (no pun intended), and the revelations about the aliens are exciting and unpredictable.

This is a double-sized issue, yet not a single page feels wasted. The pacing is phenomenal, and you get plenty of engaging story development.

A twist revelation upends the entire story when you've got the story figured out and think you know where our heroes are headed. The twist changes the dynamic of the plot as well as the relationship between the heroes. When the pacing is strong, the characters' voices are consistent, and the story introduces unpredictability, you have the makings of a great issue.

Georgiev, Peredo, and Peteri turn in excellent work on the art. The aliens are imaginative, the action is kinetic (pun intended), and the heroes' little facial expressions and gestures add humanity to their interactions.

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About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces:

Aquaman / The Flash: Voidsong #2 may be the best comic we've read from Kelly and Lanzing. Despite the double-sized issue, the pacing moves like lightning, the character interactions are engaging, the action is intense, the plot drops more than one surprise, and the art is great.


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