Aquaman #3 by Ammar Al SubahiPublisher: DC Comics
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Ivan Reis
Inker: Joe Prado
Colorist: Rod Reis
Premise: Aquaman visits an old acquaintance in order to find the secret hide out of the monsters from the sea.
It's the epic conclusion of the harbor fight (well, maybe not epic, but it was pretty okay I guess) and Aquaman sets out to find the Piranha monster people's hide-out. To do that, he has to visit a man he swore he would never see again.
This issue is pretty hard for me to review, because I really don't feel anything about it one way or another. Stuff happens, the plot progresses, but I just don't feel it. The charm from the first issue is simply gone. Oh, and Aquaman being the big joke of the super hero community is starting to wear thin by now.
It's not neccesarily a BAD book...it just, sort of is.
It's a good looking action book. The art is very kinetic and action packed. Although I feel that the darker setting (night scenes) isn't doing the art any real good, as the Ivan Reis' pencils shine the most whenever Rod Reis' (any relation?) colors get to shine and be more vibrant. And I'm worried that next issue will be set in more dark places.
Maybe this will pick up again when it delves more into Aquaman's past and his relation with his parents. But for now, it's just okay; a weak 3.
A shame, as I really liked the first issue.