Today, I’m happy to have my son, Connor, return to the blog for yet another of his graphic novel reviews. Thankfully, this is becoming something of a regular occasion, and I personally will be enjoying it for as long as it lasts.
Aquaman: Out of Darkness by Dan Abnett
Genre: Superhero Comics
Series: Aquaman #8
Publisher: DC Comics (December 6, 2016)
Author Information: Twitter
Length: 114 pages
When I received this book at Christmas, I was excited to get it. As a huge fan of Aquaman, I always want to read the next book that comes out. Sure, I was sad this would be the final issue of the New 52 series before the Rebirth relaunch, but I figured our hero would go out with a BANG!
The story here is about how Aquaman wants to show surface dwellers that the Atlanteans are humans too. He sends Mera off to be the ambassador to the rest of the world and starts using “Spindrift Station” to allow the surface people and Atlantis to interact with one another.
There is stuff other than politics going on though. The villain here is this horrible serial killer named Dead Water, who can teleport through water. With ties to other villains, Dead Water gives Arthur a good battle, which is fun to watch.
Overall, I liked this final New 52 Aquaman story. It wasn’t quite as good as Vol. 7 though. Don’t get me wrong, this book was still fun to read. I just think the writer ran out of ideas. I mean, there were some good ideas her, just not enough of them.
As for the art, it was really good. Loved it. Aquaman is a great character, and he deserves great artwork, which he got in this final volume.
Aquaman, Volume 8: Out of Darkness might not have done anything amazing or unexpected, but it is a fun read and a good ending for the New 52 Aquaman. Hopefully, more people will pick this run up and learn to love it and the character, because Arthur Curry is one amazing hero.
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About Connor (In his dad’s words):
Connor is a preteen who enjoys graphic novels (DC Comics are preferred), superhero movies (Captain America is his favorite), watching episodes of The Flash, Arrow, and The Walking Dead as well as the NFL, NCAA football, and the NBA on t.v., will happily accept any and all caps (because you just can’t have too many caps), and whose favorite music right now revolves around old rock favorites of the past (Sammy Hagar’s Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy seems to be playing a lot.) And, no, Connor did not have any input into my paragraph about him. Being a dad does have it’s privileges.