Aquaman #26

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 12, 2005 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 25, 2005

    Patrick Gleason turns in a lovely issue, as the art manages to clearly detail the action while playing along with the writing's effort to keep the truth of the situation conceal until the last possible moment. This is turn results in a couple highly effective reveal moments, such as the page where Aquaman is introduced to the reading audience, or the final page twist. The art also manages to do a pretty effective job conveying the action, from the sense of looming danger in the opening pages as we see a group of teens fall victim to Aquaman's harsh brand of justice, to the visual excitement that comes with Aquagirl's arrival. I also rather enjoyed the new costume designs that he comes up with for this new reality, from the decidedly ruthless appearance of Aquaman, to the regal appearance of the Ocean Master on the final page. The cover image also gives us a good look at Aquagirl's costume, and I hope it sticks around after this arc wraps up, as it's a decided improvement over the non-c Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Olivia Woodward Jan 20, 2005

    Aquaman is a character with vast untapped potential. The thematic elements that underlie the character range from the mythic to the intensely personal. From the Sea King to an estranged husband, the various roles of the character have great promise for fine storytelling. I'm not confident that Arcudi is the writer that's going to realize it. Therefore, I do not recommend this issue if you're looking for insightful storytelling, but, if you're an art enthusiast, there's much to admire here. It's a mixed recommendation. Read Full Review

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