We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Special #1 Review:
Written by Tim Seeley, Joey Esposito, and Ethan Sacks, with art by Miguel Mendonça, Ray-Anthony Height, and Scot Eaton, this one-shot tells three stories focusing on Aquaman, Black Manta, and Orm, aka Ocean Master.
Aqua-fan Pete Lepage kicked things off calling this “a great collection of stories… I appreciate the fact that they’re trying to build a bridge from the Aquaman movies into the comics… Art was fantastic.”
Alex Zalben copped to not being a fan of the first Aquaman movie but did note that if you are a fan, “this is a good thing to pick up… All three writer/artist teams did a very good job of channeling the characters in the first movie. The first story in particular from Tim Seeley, I could hear Jason Momoa’s dialogue in my head the entire time.”
He added that the main story didn’t feel so much like a DCEU story as, “What can we do in comics that we maybe can’t necessarily do on screen?” Zalben also thought the Black Manta story by Joey Esposito was “moody and intense.”
Said Justin Tyler, “Across the board, the art was really good, especially in the first one… The Miguel Mendonça really channeled the movie… We’re using actual reference in comic book form.”
“That was definitely Nicole Kidman,” Zalben added. “Amber Heard? Maybe not quite as much. But if you’re a fan of the movies, pick this one up.
Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Special #1 Official Synopsis:
Discover the shocking events that connect the smash-hit Aquaman movie to the eagerly anticipated Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom! Aquaman balances his duties as king and as a member of the Justice League, all while planning a wedding! Black Manta is on the hunt for Atlantean tech to help rebuild his armor! Orm plots to escape his Atlantean prison! Three action-packed tales crammed into a single special!