continues to unravel in the fourth chapter of "The Others," at the
same time that team member The Operative is introduced to the story.
In a time when comics are trying to be as diverse and inclusive as
possibe, Johns adds to the mixed super hero bag by making grandpas
look über-cool. Arthur's moment of shame is revealed in the middle
of a superb confrontation with Black Manta, with whom one can't help
but sympathize a little bit.
Ivan Reis is really
spoiling readers; he is setting the bar so high, that it will be
very hard to be accepting of anyone else should the time ever come
to pass the torch -please don't let that time ever come. Rod Reis
also deserves kudos for his magnificent skill with the palette. I
might be reading too much into this, but it looks like there are
more than the six relics in the possession of The Others, and even
more interesting, Mera could unknowingly be carrying one with her.
Next issue promises to be a 9.5 at the very least.