The previews for the new Aquaman, Catwoman, and Hawkgirl are up.
NOW am I permitted to say how much I can't stand Sword of Atlantis after I've seen the first six pages and a story that starts with
"There was a storm. There was a mighty storm in the world above ... thus his legend began." ?
Well, well, well; it was a dark and stormy night. Does Snoopy get any co-credits on this title? What's the phrase I'm looking for to describe this; it's on the tip on my tongue...
That's it; PRETENTIOUS, FILLED WITH CRAPOLA. Thank you, incomprehensible sea-citizen, for the assist.
When Veitch started on Aquaman (with his pretentious crapola), I decided to be generous. At least he's out of Atlantis, I said. Let's give it a chance, I said. My friend Glen, more wise and worldly in the ways of Aquaman, replied, "There are mollusks laughing cruelly. I think that tells us all we need to know about where this series is headed." Needless to say, Glen was right and I was wrong.
No offense intended (really; most people who work on comics are wonderful people who care about the artform, even if I don't happen to like what they write) to anyone connected to this title, but I give it twelve issues, tops, before DC overhauls it to make it jibe better with the forthcoming Aquaman teevee show and to hook Aquaman back in with the rest of supeheroes where he belongs. Didn't we just go through all this....?
At least he's got two hands. At least he's named Arthur Curry....