Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Aquaman / The Flash: Voidsong #3 Review


Written by: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
Art by: Vasco Georgiev
Colors by: Rain Beredo
Letters by: Troy Peteri
Cover art: Mike Perkins, Rain Beredo
Cover price: $6.99
Release date: August 16, 2022

Aquaman / The Flash: Voidsong #3 takes on the alien armada bent on consuming all Speed Force energy in the universe. Only Arthur and Barry are left to take on the unstoppable army, but the Speed Force may hold the key to Earth's salvation.

Is It Good?

Aquaman / The Flash: Voidsong #3 is the bro-iest of bro comics, and for some strange reason, it works.

When last we left this unlikely duo, Flash learned Aquaman and Mera were running a secret research project to use Speed Force as a power source for Atlantean exploration ships. Those prototype ships were what accidentally called the Voidsong aliens to Earth in search of their next Speed Force meal.

Now, Flash must work against his feelings of betrayal to partner with Aquaman and find a solution to the invasion. Of course, it all works out in the end when the two heroes work together. However, superpowers and super-plans are not what make this finale so successful. It's wave after wave (*ahem*) of heartfelt moments, genuine emotion, deep-seated feelings of wanting to do right and wanting to belong, and more. In short, honest emotions are the true superpower in this comic.

That said, the down point in the writing is an epilogue that drags on for much too long. There were several scenes where the comic could have gracefully ended, but it keeps going and going. There's nothing wrong with wrapping the package in a pretty bow but not when the bow takes up eight pages.

The art is quite good. Georgiev has a pleasing style with kinetic action and powerful imagery. Beredo's coloring elevates the art further with top-notch coloring.

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 #3 ends the arc with big action and plenty of heart. The pacing, dialog, and plotting are all on-point, and the resolution is satisfying. However, the epilogue drags on way too long, overstepping several moments to gracefully end the story.



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