Nothing fishy about Aquaman No. 1Written by Jim Beard | | firstname.lastname@example.org
You’ve all heard the jokes about Aquaman — no need to repeat them here — so why is DC Comics going fishing with a spotlight book for the much-maligned Monarch of the Seven Seas? Well, they’re offering some world-class bait in the wriggling forms of their top writer Geoff Johns and one of their fan-favorite artists Ivan Reis, to reel readers in and dispel all the fishy funnies made at Aquaman’s expense. And it’s already working, because one of Toledo’s top comic a-fish-ionados seems to like this new No. 1 issue.
“Finally, after being the butt of jokes on ‘Family Guy’ and Craig Ferguson, the Sea King has a series to be proud of,” touts Jim Collins of JC’s Comic Stop. “This series from DC’s ‘New 52’ shows the founding Justice League member as he answers the question everyone thinks they already know the answer to: he doesn’t talk to fish — their brains are too primitive to hold a conversation. He just pushes them into doing what he needs. Aquaman No. 1 shows he’s more than capable of stopping a simple bank robbery and we’re introduced to an ancient threat from the darkest depths of the sea. We also see that Aquaman yearns for a simpler life and makes a decision that’ll change everything. All in all, Aquaman No. 1 was a most enjoyable comic. Congrats to DC Comics! If you missed this sold-out issue, the second printing will be out when issue No. 2 ships [this month].”
And just in time for Halloween, Collins reminds us that The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror has already dropped into shops and is ready for undead-like consumption.
“Three wonderful stories by top creators!” Collins said. “My favorite would have to be the homage to the EC comics from the 1950s, from the ‘yellowed’ paper, the mascot telling the tale to the … well ,that would be telling wouldn’t it? You also get a ‘Star Wars’/zombie parody that ties into ‘Itchy & Scratchy’ and which just has to be seen! The first tale is inspired by that first vampire Nosferatu, with the best possible person to play the blood-sucker … Mr. Burns!”