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This issue is a prologue to the “Throne of Atlantis” event. I’m pretty tired of these events, though I suppose they drive sales. At least in this case Aquaman is the focus, and I’m also reading JUSTICE LEAGUE, where the story goes next. While the story opens with an 1820 shipwreck, the main storyline focuses on a meeting between Aquaman and his brother, apparently the current ruler of Atlantis. It’s a meeting that intrigues, but poses more questions than it answers. Meanwhile, Black Manta is a prisoner in Belle Reve, DC’s prison for super villains. There he has an interesting encounter with his jailers. And in Norway we see life for former Atlantean Vulko is getting more complicated. Okay, so far so good. The art by Pete Woods and Pere Pérez is pretty good, though not as good as the previous regular team.
In WONDER WOMAN, the focus is on the children of Zeus. Perhaps it’s not giving to much away to say the other children of Zeus, since Diana has been revealed as one, too. Diana is on a quest to find and apparently befriend her siblings, and they are a suspicious and violent bunch. With good reason, as they’ve been persecuted by Hera, Zeus’s wife, as we learn about Siracca, the one shown above. Another is in Antarctica, motives still uncertain, and on Olympus the backbiting and intrigues continue. I’m enjoying this book, though the Wonder Woman here doesn’t seem to have much in common with the one in JUSTICE LEAGUE. The art by Tony Akins and Dan Green looks good.
Both books are recommended.