While he's only listed as having provided the layouts for this issue (which I'm guessing translates into rough pencils that that Andy Clarke had to flesh out while he was inking), Leonard Kirk is one of the best artists that DC has under its banner. I'll gladly welcome even his rough pencils on this title, especially when one gets a look at the finished product. There are some loving visuals in this issue, from the credit page shot of Aquaman's little power stunt, to the explosive scene where Aquaman smashes his way into Atlantis. The art also effectively sells the little moments, from the embarrassed expression on Esther's face as she mistakes Aquaman's innocent comment for something else entirely, to Aquaman's discomfort as he shares a father/son moment with Koryak. The big scene where Aquaman deals with the Black Manta before he realizes that it's not going down how he expected it to is also nicely conveyed by the art. I enjoyed the little visual touches like the fact that Esth Read Full Review
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