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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:52 am

The lesson is, never trust Ocean Master, he’s a douche whatever the universe (a bit like Jasper Sitwell, but worse). This issue was OK, I feel that Bedard was going for some kind of epic, Shakespearean tragedy where destruction was inevitable, even if Aquaman and Wonder Woman had been manipulated, but it didn’t really work. I did enjoy this mini, but it was kind of infuriating seeing as the whole war was based on a series of stupid misunderstandings. But then that is pretty realistic.
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:09 am

Loved it. Arthur choosing his hate over saving the world is epic. Really wish there was more.
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Sromkie

underclassman

Postby Sromkie » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:29 am

Amoebas wrote:Loved it. Arthur choosing his hate over saving the world is epic. Really wish there was more.

It was all pretty rushed. I wish there was more, too. I feel this way about several of the minis (well, the ones that were good/promising, at least).

It's not surprising that learning the truth didn't stop Arthur. Regardless of what's true, WW killed Mera and was wearing her helm for all to see. I think wearing the helm was her biggest mistake here. Sure, she wanted to use it as a warning to Atlanteans, but once she found out the truth, it became a liability more than anything else. She should have never approached him, expecting rationality, while she was wearing a strident symbol of the pain she has inflicted on him.

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