Aquaman: The Becoming #2

DC Comics

Written by Brandon Thomas

Art by Diego Olortegui and Skylar Patridge

Inks by Wade Von Grawbadeger and Skylar Patrridge

Colors by Adriano Lucas

Letters by AndWorld Design

The Rundown: Jackson Hyde and Mera deal with the fallout of a deadly event.

In Atlantis, Jackson is involved in a violent clash. Then he and Mera have an interesting conversation. Later, Mera is questioned by the Atleantean authorities regarding Jackson’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, in Amnesty Bay, the Atlanteans attempt to commandeer Lady Lucia is thwarted. Finally, Meera makes an escape and meets with someone unexpected.

The Story: Thomas presents a well crafted second chapter to this series that combines hard hitting action and a bold commentary regarding xenophobia. I was impressed by the honest discourse. Not only did it feel true to the current times, it explores the nature of power dynamics and natural sentiment. This episode also offers some intriguing reveals that tease the upcoming plotline. I am already invested in this limited series and can’t wait to find out what happens next.

The Art: This issue features modern drawings and a palette featuring blues and greens. The action scenes are well done and interesting. There is an energetic quality to the panels that is completely engaging and emotionally intense. I was completely transported throughout.

Aquaman: The Becoming #2



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