Monday, October 22, 2007

Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #57

Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #57
What? That's it? Just as it was getting good again, it ends? Just like that? Why? What a shame that this series couldn't break the curse and last more than 77 months.
Unfortunately, the end of the story isn't really an end. "Joseph", realizing that his soul was stolen from Orin, swims off with Topo to find Atlantis. Koryak returns? and does...something. And Sub-Diego is still Sub-Diego. If I want to read more of this Aquaman, I'll have to read Outsiders. And unless the first issue is much better than most of the Five-of-a-Kind one-shots, I don't think there's much chance of that.
For what is essentially entirely an open-ended issue/ending, this issue remains OKAY. I could have done with more Sub-Diego in the post-OYL later. That was the best storyline ever written for this title, and, IMHO, the post-OYL-verse suffered for its lack.

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