Review: Aquaman and The Flash: Voidsong #1
An unknown alien force has come to Earth enslaving its populace to sing a song and at the same time seemingly freezing time. Only two heroes weren’t impacted, Aquaman and the Flash, opposites when it comes to personality and approach. Aquaman and The Flash: Voidsong #1 kicks of a miniseries that is more about its heroes interactions than the villain they’re taking on.
Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing are together again and bringing with them a duo of heroes who couldn’t be more different. And that’s where the fun is for Aquaman and The Flash: Voidsong #1. The opening of the comic takes the very smart approach as to who Kelly and Lanzing think these heroes are.
The Flash/Barry Allen is a hero who thinks things out and can see the bigger picture but misses the small details. Aquaman/Arthur Curry might be a leader but still feels he needs to get his hands dirty and can’t delegate. Both are a bit headstrong each having an argument with their significant others. The two together of course are going to clash if they have to cooperate to solve this issue as they both see their way as best. I’m sure the answer will come in their working together and somewhere in between the two’s separate approach.
The art by Vasco Georgiev is interesting. With color by Rain Beredo and lettering by Troy Peteri, the art has an animated cell quality about it at times. There’s a cartoonish aspect that’s interesting to see on the digital page. The colors make it all pop in style with solid moments of action as well as some great moments between the two heroes and their spouses. This is one where the body language and a look on the face really tell so much. Small visual details just add everything to the interactions.
Jackson and Lanzing have delivered another fun debut giving us high stakes, lots of action, and some great moments between Barry and Arthur. It’s another example that if you see their names on a comic, it’s one to pick up and give a chance, you’ll rarely be disappointed.
Story: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Art: Vasco Georgiev
Color: Rain Beredo Letterer: Troy Peteri
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy
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