Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1
So, despite the lame mini bringing him back, I ended up liking Barry Allen and was sad when I was told that his book was ending. Second time they've made me care about Flash and then pulled the rug out from under me. But surprise, surprise, Flashpoint, the big summer epic from DC is all Flash centric and abit of a mind/time fuck. I love that kind of stuff and am even hella excited for massive linewide reboot in September (assuming Flashpoint was done when they gave this information out, cause Kubert ain't exactly Mr. Timely).
Then there are the mini-series, an onslaught of alternate versions of characters, given the time screwiness of the main series. Honestly, it all stinks of House of M (except thus far not as boring). While some have been awesome, Citizen Cold, Frankenstein; some have been pretty craptacular... I couldn't even finish World of Flashpoint, that was some yawn inducing shit.
This brings us to this pick... well I already said there were two awesome ones released this week, however, Mammon the Fool Breaker (who I am unsure who is) picked Aquaman for some fucked up reason. First of all, Aquaman is lame. Second off, Aquaman is lame. Thirdly, evil Aquaman is even more lame.
There are some neat plot points here like when his wife (whose name escapes me) explains why the citizens of Atlantis are so pissed off. However, the story format, while similar to others in this line, is near incomprehensible, mostly because I am unsure who everyone is and as usual with a book like this (read Fan Fodder)... I am given no reason to care. Obviously there was some kind of double cross, YAWN!!!
To make matters worse, the big teaser for next issue is "THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMPEROR AQUAMAN"? For reals? WHO THE FUCK CARES? God dammit DC, here you are in the middle of one of the most exciting experiments in the big two in ages and you return to you must unliked well... fuck off, assholes.
The art is servicable. To be honest, I don't recall liking it or disliking it, so it must be average.