Aquaman is hands down the greatest revitalized character of DC’s “New 52“, Geoff Johns has taken a zero and made him a hero. The book was suggested to me by Brian of Cosmic Comics! and I suspiciously read the first issue thinking I was being set up for some sick joke, but the book was surprisingly action packed and Aquaman as a character was a bad ass. I’ve read every issue since and the 12 book run has been an emotional thrill ride thanks to Johns and Ivan Reis,so naturally learning Aquamans #0 was going to be one of the last #0′s to surface was a saddening fact, even more depressing is learning Johns’ run on Auquaman is coming to an end, making every issue until then that much more special.
All of the “New 52″ #0 issues this month are origin based books, and Aquaman is no different. The book takes Arthur (Aquaman) as an adolescent youth, discovering his true identity as the prince of Atlantis, and his ultimate search for his mother. Soul searching leads him to an exiled guard from Atlantis and learns his true place in the Atlantean hierarchy. With the help of the Atlantean guard, Arthur finally finds Atlantis, but at what cost?
After impatiently waiting for what seems forever, the Aquaman #0 book is finally in my hands. The hype is over and the wait was completely worth it. I don’t know anything about Aquaman lore, but this book tells you just enough history to make the running series prior to this even better. It’s my own fault I begin to get soured by this though, knowing Geoff Johns’ run is abruptly coming to a halt, questioning if I’ll continue to read this great book after he leaves. Is there more to Auquaman than just fighting with Black Manta? I may never know, but at least I’ll have these amazing issues to look back on, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, you guys are terrific at what you do. Thank you.
Back to the Farm.