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LOLtron

Rain Partier

Postby LOLtron » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:57 pm

Aquaman And The Others #1   Preview

Aquaman's second ongoing title starts here!



Source: Newsarama previews

 

Aquaman And The Others #1 

A “FUTURES END” prelude! Spinning out of AQUAMAN, the King of Atlantis and his teammates find themselves targeted by an unknown foe that wants their Atlantean artifacts! Don’t miss the start of this all-new series !

 


Written by:  Dan Jurgens
Art by:  Lan Medina, Allen Martinez
Cover by:  Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
Variant Cover by:  Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
32 pages
$2.99  (US)
On sale:  April 2, 2014

 















Written or Contributed by IvCNuB4




READ THIS ARTICLE ON THE FRONT PAGE, HUMANS!
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syxxpakk

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby syxxpakk » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:00 pm

I'll give it a go, but Dan Jurgens writing it doesn't fill me with hope.

Evan Meadow

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Evan Meadow » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:00 am

Medina's artwork here looks like Reis. That's a very good thing.
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HNutz

Silly French Man

Postby HNutz » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:31 am

syxxpakk wrote:I'll give it a go, but Dan Jurgens writing it doesn't fill me with hope.


I feel the exact same way.
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:53 pm

Evan Meadow wrote:Medina's artwork here looks like Reis. That's a very good thing.


After reading this I'd say that Medina's art more closely resembles Pelletier's but it's still good on it's own merit.

Fear not, kids. Jurgens' writing isn't bad and the plot moves pretty smoothly. Basically The Others are under attack by someone who wants the Atlantean relics they possess. For some reason
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the relics all are now powerless.

And another mystery unfolds as Kahina's husband goes to visit his sister-in-law in a psychiatric hospital just as she is kidnapped by the same group that has been attacking The Others. Somehow she has has been having visions of
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the upcoming DC event "Future's End".


Color me curious 8)
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AngusH

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Postby AngusH » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:31 pm

Does the world really need another Aquaman book? Is he really that popular? I don't know, this book just seems destined to fail.
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HNutz

Silly French Man

Postby HNutz » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:49 pm

AngusH wrote:Does the world really need another Jurgens book? Is he really that popular? I don't know, this book just seems destined to fail.


How I feel about it.
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McMonkey Nut

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Postby McMonkey Nut » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:53 pm

First issue was good enough that I am going to buy issue two, so we will see where it goes from there. I really don't see it lasting more than 10 or 12 issues though.
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ElijahSnowFan

cheese

Postby ElijahSnowFan » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:31 pm

It might not last very long -- probably won't, if I'm being honest -- but I still think it's worth doing.

Companies still need to build worlds around their main characters. What has made Aquaman a second-tier character for so many years is that there has never really been any reason to view the character as important to all but a nameless/faceless set of Atlanteans who either love or hate him, depending on the day, Mera and Garth.

What makes Batman popular? Or Wolverine? There are many reasons, but some of them include the fact that their interactions with those around them have been so clearly defined over the years -- friendships, alliances, enemies, so on and so forth.

Even if this series lasts...oh, eight or 10 or 12 issues, it will still help to give Aquaman, if he appears often enough, another set of characters to interact with, which helps that character as much as it does define the Others.
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AngusH

crash test dummy

Postby AngusH » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:19 pm

That's a fair point and quite true re: world/character building. I have to say though that there are key elements to both the characters and histories of Batman and Wolverine that have played a big part in making them accessible/popular, while a character like Aquaman... well... I think what has kept him a 2nd-tier character is the nature of his character. I don't think a dude from a Kingdom under the sea is ever going to be a lasting 1st tier character regardless of who is writing him, without significant retcons.
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ElijahSnowFan

cheese

Postby ElijahSnowFan » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:00 pm

AngusH wrote:That's a fair point and quite true re: world/character building. I have to say though that there are key elements to both the characters and histories of Batman and Wolverine that have played a big part in making them accessible/popular, while a character like Aquaman... well... I think what has kept him a 2nd-tier character is the nature of his character. I don't think a dude from a Kingdom under the sea is ever going to be a lasting 1st tier character regardless of who is writing him, without significant retcons.


I totally see your point -- it is a little more difficult, because at some point with Aquaman, you do have to take it to oceans, and you're always going to lose some people when you do.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:31 pm

AngusH wrote:That's a fair point and quite true re: world/character building. I have to say though that there are key elements to both the characters and histories of Batman and Wolverine that have played a big part in making them accessible/popular, while a character like Aquaman... well... I think what has kept him a 2nd-tier character is the nature of his character. I don't think a dude from a Kingdom under the sea is ever going to be a lasting 1st tier character regardless of who is writing him, without significant retcons.


It doesn't help that DC did little to really make Atlantis interesting for the longest time. It's just been a generic sci-fi/fantasy place under the sea.
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:54 am

Nac's list of all things "generic" continues to grow :wink:
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GOSD

Everybody lies!

Postby GOSD » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:04 pm



That is his favorite word, isn't it? :lol:
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LoganRSA

penile prisoner

Postby LoganRSA » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:11 pm

GOSD wrote:
That is his favorite word, isn't it? :lol:


You're thinking of "neo-classic."

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