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Review: Aquaman: Rebirth #1

Aquaman Rebirth #1 CoverBorn to both the surface and the sea, Arthur Curry walks in two worlds but can find a home in neither. The King of Atlantis looks to reconcile his split heritage as he embarks on a new mission that may finally make him choose between his two paths.

I’ll admit I haven’t read a lot of Aquaman in the past. It was a character that I read here and there, but didn’t get into a whole lot other than following it for a while during the New 52. There wasn’t something that really hooked me, though I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read.

Writer Dan Abnett though has me really intrigued. In the lead up to this new direction, Abnett has described Arthur Curry as a political player and the leader of a world power. It’s an aspect that hasn’t been played up enough in my opinion, and much like Marvel’s Black Panther, it’s an aspect that really makes the character stand out. He’s a political leader with an environmental bent, and Abnett seems to be laying the groundwork for all of that iwth this issue.

Through it, Aquaman must deal with terrorists while reflecting on his role and history. We’re also introduced to the various players in our lives. Abnett is a writer whose work I’ve loved, and here he looks to have the concept of Aquaman down and is presenting things in a logical way while he sets up conflict points both external and internal. It’s a solid comic that really sets the tone of what’s to come and lays out who Aquaman is and why he differs from other superheroes.

The art by Scot Eaton and Oscar Jiménez is really solid at times. The first few pages where the water is much of the emphasis are fantastic and look really cool. From there, things get somewhat average and forgettable until the end of the comic when the villain Aquaman will be dealing with is revealed and the tone shifts a bit.

The issue is a solid one that builds off of what’s been building for the last few issues, but at the same time really sets forth what feels like a new dynamic for Aquaman. It’s a dynamic though that feels natural for the character. This is a comic to watch, and it’s one that went from some interest for me to a hell of a lot.

Story: Dan Abnett Art: Scot Eaton, Oscar Jiménez
Story: 8 Art: 7.4 Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for a review

Preview: Justice League: Darkseid War Special #1

JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL #1

Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Oscar Jimenez & Various
Cover by: Jason Fabok
Variant cover by: Kim Jung Gi, Neal Adams

The massive “Darkseid War” epic continues to set the stages for the future of the DC Universe as we reveal the secrets behind its newest major player: Darkseid’s daughter, Grail! And if the Justice League is not careful, the spoils of war will all end up with her! See the truth behind Grail’s role in this war and the future of the DC Universe as she tears her way across it.

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Preview: Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #3 (of 5)

Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #3 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by MD BRIGHT (OCT141705)
Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ (OCT141706)
Throwback Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ (OCT141707)
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | On sale DECEMBER 17

From legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright…the ORIGINAL Quantum and Woody are back with an all-new adventure set 20 years after their landmark original series!

The terrible mystery behind the existence of Quantum and Woody 2.0 has begun to unravel! What is Eric Henderson hiding? From his enemies, from the government, and worst of all…from Woody? Also sort of appearing in this issue…Vincent Van Goat! (Sort of.)

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Preview: Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #1 (of 5)

Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT (AUG141704)
Wraparound Variant by OSCAR JIMENEZ (AUG141705)
Throwback Variant by M.D. BRIGHT (AUG141706)
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS (AUG141707)
Blank Cover Variant also available (AUG141708)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE OCTOBER 15th

The most demanded return in comics is finally here! The original Quantum and Woody are back! Legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright return to one of the most acclaimed series of the modern era for an all-new mini-series event!

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

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Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody and The Complete Quantum and Woody Classic Omnibus, this October from Valiant

Valiant has announced the release date for Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #1 (of 5) which will be on October 15th – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new new mini-series reuniting legendary creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright with the world’s worst superhero team!

Set in the original series continuity, 20 years on from Quantum and Woody’s last adventure, Q2 marks the beginning of an all-new chapter for one of the most acclaimed series and creative teams of the last two decades.

Whatever happened to the world’s worst superhero team? Twenty years past their prime, the unlikely crime-fighting duo known as Quantum and Woody (not a couple) have long since parted ways…until a middle-aged Quantum suddenly reappears with a brand-new teenage partner. Now Woody is out to break up the all-new, all-different Quantum and Woody and put an end to Quantum’s recklessness…just as Quantum takes on a life-or-death personal mission for national security. Can these former friends set aside their differences…and their age…and their numerous health difficulties…to join forces one last time without driving each other crazy?

Also hitting stores alongside Q2‘s first issue on October 15th, Priest and Bright’s seminal run on Quantum and Woody’s original series will be collected in its entirety for the first time anywhere in The Complete Quantum and Woody Classic Omnibus!

The first in a new line of oversized hardcover omnibuses re-presenting the most demanded series and runs from the Valiant archives, The Complete Quantum and Woody Classic Omnibus hardcover will collect Quantum and Woody (1997) #0–21 and #32, The Goat: H.A.E.D.U.S. #1, and X-O Manowar (1996) #16 (guest-starring Quantum and Woody), the original backup stories from the Quantum and Woody trade paperback collections, and the never-before-collected story “Thunk” – plus a wealth of rarely seen sketches, character design, process art and promotional materials!

Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/15/14

THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST with BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art by M.D. BRIGHT with CHARLIE ADLARD, KEITH GIFFEN, OSCAR JIMENEZ, KEVIN KOBASICK, and BART SEARS
Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
$99.99 | T+ | 624 pgs. | ON SALE 10/15/14

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