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Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #2
Score: 8/10
Few covers have shocked me as much as this. The raw anger and violence on issue #2’s cover was stifling. and I was curious if the contents of the issue would be as intense as its cover.
FLASHPOINT: EMPEROR AQUAMAN #2 opens with Aquaman, Prince Orm, and Siren plotting the assassination of the Meta-Human Terra. Terra is the one who, under the instruction of the Amazons, raised Great Britain half a mile into the air. Despite some warnings form his advisors; Aquaman dispatches Orm and Siren to do the Job. They arrive to find Terra sitting outside, seeming harmless enough. As Orm and Siren are ambushed by a less than welcoming group of Amazons, we flash back to the story of Aquaman. Beginning like many Aquaman stories before, the flashback slowly begins to take that oh so familiar FLASHPOINT turn for the worst. It becomes angry, violent, and truly disturbing. Snapping back to a reality of equal ferocity, Wonder Woman appears and unleashes her “Furies” on the Atlantean flagship. She is on the rise to confront the leader of her underwater foes. And to think, they were once almost married. 
This issue was a complete opposite of CITIZEN COLD. Issue #2 was much stronger than issue #1, though the story of issue #1 was strengthened a bit by Wonder Woman’s #1.  The story flowed better and even though there were some wonderfully shocking moments, the comic didn’t feel to ride their momentum. I felt it dragged a little at times, but Bedard did a great job with his cliffhanger ending. The art is done very well, but something bothers me in how vastly different Aquaman looks before the assassination of Diana’s mother and after. A haircut is not the only difference; his whole body shape and bone structure changed as his first marriage failed. 
I was very happy with issue #2. Tough I didn’t think the first one was awful, I felt issue #2 caught the essence of the anger and tyranny that Aquaman has boiling over. I do however hope either WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #2 or the next issue of EMPEROR AQUMAN goes more in depth into what happened to Mera. She has been in a mess of covers and panels, but we still don’t know the true details of her death. Great issue. Go pick it up. 

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #2

Score: 8/10

Few covers have shocked me as much as this. The raw anger and violence on issue #2’s cover was stifling. and I was curious if the contents of the issue would be as intense as its cover.

FLASHPOINT: EMPEROR AQUAMAN #2 opens with Aquaman, Prince Orm, and Siren plotting the assassination of the Meta-Human Terra. Terra is the one who, under the instruction of the Amazons, raised Great Britain half a mile into the air. Despite some warnings form his advisors; Aquaman dispatches Orm and Siren to do the Job. They arrive to find Terra sitting outside, seeming harmless enough. As Orm and Siren are ambushed by a less than welcoming group of Amazons, we flash back to the story of Aquaman. Beginning like many Aquaman stories before, the flashback slowly begins to take that oh so familiar FLASHPOINT turn for the worst. It becomes angry, violent, and truly disturbing. Snapping back to a reality of equal ferocity, Wonder Woman appears and unleashes her “Furies” on the Atlantean flagship. She is on the rise to confront the leader of her underwater foes. And to think, they were once almost married.

This issue was a complete opposite of CITIZEN COLD. Issue #2 was much stronger than issue #1, though the story of issue #1 was strengthened a bit by Wonder Woman’s #1.  The story flowed better and even though there were some wonderfully shocking moments, the comic didn’t feel to ride their momentum. I felt it dragged a little at times, but Bedard did a great job with his cliffhanger ending. The art is done very well, but something bothers me in how vastly different Aquaman looks before the assassination of Diana’s mother and after. A haircut is not the only difference; his whole body shape and bone structure changed as his first marriage failed.

I was very happy with issue #2. Tough I didn’t think the first one was awful, I felt issue #2 caught the essence of the anger and tyranny that Aquaman has boiling over. I do however hope either WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #2 or the next issue of EMPEROR AQUMAN goes more in depth into what happened to Mera. She has been in a mess of covers and panels, but we still don’t know the true details of her death. Great issue. Go pick it up. 

FLASHPOINT: EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1
Score: 7.75/10
I have to be honest, I’ve been wanting to read this FLASHPOINT tie-in ever since they released the first posters. I thought it looked really intense and epic, especially for Aquaman. This week I got to find out if it was.
Issue #1 opens with Aquaman swimming through, a now sunken, Rome reflecting on what lead to this day. In the Flashpoint universe the Atlanteans and the Amazons are at war. The Amazons have taken over Great Britain and the Atlanteans have sunken Western Europe. With this first issue we find out about the months leading up to their drastic moves. We discover one of the biggest reasons that the gentle Arthur of Atlantis has become the tyrant Emperor Aquaman. 
The writing in issue #1 is solid, for the most part. It doesn’t flow amazingly  well though. It has pockets of awesome and pockets were it drags like crazy. Bedard has done a good job with this twist on Aquaman. The art in issue #1 is actually done really well, and I don’t really have anything negative to say. The color use is really good, a little heavy on the red spectrum, but I think there are obvious reasons behind this and it serves as a great contrast to the blue tones of Aquamans Ocean home. The saturation used by inker Cifuentes is done really well, giving us a dark feel with hitting us in the face with panels that are half covered in black ink.
This was a really good pick up and covers one of the biggest stories going on in the Flashpoint universe. I’m excited to continue this series and getting to nab Sarah’s copy of WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1 next week to see how the other end of this epic war looks.

FLASHPOINT: EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1

Score: 7.75/10

I have to be honest, I’ve been wanting to read this FLASHPOINT tie-in ever since they released the first posters. I thought it looked really intense and epic, especially for Aquaman. This week I got to find out if it was.

Issue #1 opens with Aquaman swimming through, a now sunken, Rome reflecting on what lead to this day. In the Flashpoint universe the Atlanteans and the Amazons are at war. The Amazons have taken over Great Britain and the Atlanteans have sunken Western Europe. With this first issue we find out about the months leading up to their drastic moves. We discover one of the biggest reasons that the gentle Arthur of Atlantis has become the tyrant Emperor Aquaman. 

The writing in issue #1 is solid, for the most part. It doesn’t flow amazingly  well though. It has pockets of awesome and pockets were it drags like crazy. Bedard has done a good job with this twist on Aquaman. The art in issue #1 is actually done really well, and I don’t really have anything negative to say. The color use is really good, a little heavy on the red spectrum, but I think there are obvious reasons behind this and it serves as a great contrast to the blue tones of Aquamans Ocean home. The saturation used by inker Cifuentes is done really well, giving us a dark feel with hitting us in the face with panels that are half covered in black ink.

This was a really good pick up and covers one of the biggest stories going on in the Flashpoint universe. I’m excited to continue this series and getting to nab Sarah’s copy of WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1 next week to see how the other end of this epic war looks.