Thursday, November 1, 2012

Aquaman #13

Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Ivan Reis

The Others concludes as Aquaman seeks revenge on Black Manta for the death of his former companions Kahina and Vostok. The emotionally charged final chapter of the arc explores how a haunted and guilt-ridden Aquaman sees himself, while his wife and old teammates make him realize how much he has grown and matured; this also seems to put an end to the metatextual references of how the character is perceived in the real world. The conflict with Manta is resolved in a satisfactory fashion -at least temporarily- with lots of action, and of course, the start of a whole new mystery in the form of the villain's atlantean benefactor. The characters introduced by Johns and Reis in this saga were extremely compelling and well defined; with only Ya'Wara, The Operative, and Prisoner of War left, let's hope we see more of them in future stories and in the larger DCU. Next: Throne of Atlantis!

1 comment:

  1. Although this was the official conclusion of this arc it didn't feel like the end of the story for any of The Others (except the dead ones, of course!). I particularly liked how Prisoner of War found a meaningful mission for his life.