Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Ivan Reis
The story of Aquaman's early years as a member of "The Others" starts to unravel courtesy of Geoff Johns. Using the disbanding of the ragtag team as square one, this tale will apparently be told going backwards, while connecting it to events in the present to move the plot forward. Johns does a fantastic job taking Aquaman away from the water and actually getting him to thrive in unexpected settings; at the same time his Others are shaping up to become a hit in the new DC Universe. The issue had it all: explosive action, drama, mystery, and even humor thanks to the Mera-Ya'Wara exchange. The art, the art, the art... Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Rod Reis have become hands down the top artistic team not just at DC, but in the entire industry, delivering the most visually stunning panels page after page. With a strong story and top notch illustrations, this one goes up there with the winners.