About a year ago, I was getting ill at “The Justice League” title. Every book had a backup story about Shazam. Someone who I never gave a sniff to. And the more they printed, the less I appreciated it. All the while I was reading AquaMan, and enjoying it quite a bit. So when it came time to renew, what did I do? Subscribe to AquaMan.
|I’m getting mad just looking at this cheese cheeseball|
AquaMan has been a read that I knew little about before I jumped on the New 52 wagon, but I knew enough about him to get me going from the old “SuperFriends” cartoon. I had seen a few images of the more wizened version, who was King of Atlantis, and looked the part, with a hook hand and all. The new AquaMan grabbed me as a throwback to the past, with strong character emphasis.
And character is one of the reasons I read comics. And character is one of the reasons why I hate Shazam.
There has also been a great side-story about “The Others,” AquaMan’s other team. These guys are cool. Maybe they’ll become their own series.
I have stuck with Aquaman through the “Trench,” “Black Manta,” and “Throne of Atlantis” storylines. The Trench grabbed me. Black Manta intrigued me. He’s a great villain. And “Throne of Atlantis” was gripping, but it ended a little flat.
And that flatness has followed into the next storyline about the zombie dead king, for about five issues.
If things don’t improve, I will likely find something else to subscribe to. YOU HEARD ME DC!
“Not fair. They changed the outcome by measuring!”