The Saturday Issue is a feature I created to showcase and review graphic novels.
Source: Purchased from Comixology
Series: Aquaman-New 52 #2
Edition: Ebook, 160 pages
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy/Science Fiction
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Long before the King of the Seven Seas joined the Justice League, Aquaman was a part of another super-team: The Others. These young costumed adventurers traveled the globe, each trying to find their own individual road to redemption.
Six years later after a grisly murder, The Others are reunited. They know only one man could be responsible: Black Manta. Aquaman must lead the charge to stop his arch-nemesis, but will the years have fractured The Others just enough to keep them from bringing this villain to justice?
By the critically acclaimed creative team behind BLACKEST NIGHT Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, AQUAMAN VOLUME 2: THE OTHERS is the heart-stopping heart stopping follow up to the #1 New York Times best-selling AQUAMAN VOLUME 1: THE TRENCH. This volume collects issues #7-13, as well as the special #0 issue.
I found that this issue wasn’t as ‘fun’ as volume 1, but it’s just as dynamic. In this volume we get to see some more of Aquaman’s past including his parentage and also the time he spent as a part of a different team, the Others.
The Others are a rather motley crew consisting of Aquaman, Kahina the Seer, Prisoner of War, Ya’Wara, and The Operative. After the events of The Trench Arthur gets a visit from Ya’Wara and he’s plunged back into the days of his youth and his battle against Black Manta. We get to see a very different side of Arthur as the flashbacks continue, he was cold and the only thing he cared about was revenge. The change in him is drastic and definitely for the better, however he still has to face his demons.
The art is even better in this one, we get to see more emotion and even more scenery. The details and colors just capture the reader. There are some scenes that I’d love to have as posters or prints, they are that pretty. I’m going to be rather impatient waiting for the full volume 3 to come out.