Wow! And I mean WOW!
This single comic by Geoff Johns may as well be the storyboard for a
cinematic production. Black Manta is introduced to the New 52
through a fantastic opening sequence that also features one of
Aquaman's old associates, and a pretty cool swordfight. From the
get-go, readers will be able to see the subtle but significant
changes made to Manta's character, and start making assumptions
about his role in this new continuity.
Ivan Reis returns
with the best of his talent to deliver the most amazing art he's
done thus far. Panel by panel, one can appreciate the extreme amount
of detail and the exquisite lines that only get enhanced to the nth
power by Joe Prado's inks and Rod Reis' colors. Yet, none of this
compares to the best part of the issue: Cat Fight! (literally!) Once
again, Mera proves why she is da bomb, and now she has met her
match. "The Others" promises to be the best Aquaman story ever told;
and this is only chapter one.