Saturday, April 22, 2006

My Review of Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #40

Everyone seems to want to know what I think of this issue. I'm much more interested in seeing how everyone else likes it, as I'm not the one who can bring the sales up and keep the book from being cancelled. But I'll indulge... and at some point I'll even write up a review of issue #41...

Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #40: "Once and Future": I knew about the prophecy before I read the book, as Kurt told me about that much in our phone call. I had no idea who the Dweller was, though (my suspicions were completely and utterly wrong).

As for Arthur, the new Arthur, himself... well, I'm going to have to reserve judgement. I love the idea of a fresh new character who is taking over the mantle... it's not so far-fetched in the realm of superheroes. I'm really glad the new guy is also named "Arthur Curry" (because he wasn't originally), I like the continuity even though it has caused some confusion and consternation among readers who prefer to have their stories spoonfed to them.

I also like all the nods to previous runs and previous continuity. Geist being a part of the project is a nice touch.

The mysteries set up in this issue, followed by the surprise reveal in the last panel (The Dweller is Orin (and I don't feel bad about spoiling it since #41 has already come out)), made for a great read. I put the book down wanting more right away. That's the kind of feeling I want from a comic. 4 starfish.

Reformatted and reposted from Bloggity-Blog-Blog-Blog.

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