Saturday, February 18, 2017

Aquaman #17 - A Review

With a rough peace established with The United States, Arthur Curry can now pursue the next step of his plan to improve relations between Atlantis and the surface world - winning the United Nation's recognition as an allied nation. Unfortunately, his diplomatic mission is interrupted by the emergence of Warhead - a cybernetic being who can control people and weapons systems in the same way that Aquaman "talks" to aquatic life...

This may be the second part of this story but this is still a fantastic first issue for new readers. Dan Abnett's script does a good job of setting up the premise and explaining Aquaman's current goals. What really sells this issue, however, is the battle with Warhead, who is easily one of best and most original ideas for a super-villain in sometime.

The action of the issue is ably illustrated by Scot Eaton and Wayne Faucher. Together they are one of the strongest inker and artist teams working in modern comics and Gabe Eltaeb's colors provide the perfect finishes to one of the best looking books on the stands.

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