I think it’s pretty great that we’re getting an Aquaman title again, though I am very worried about the way they launched this - with three different miniseries, leading to four Aquaman titles on the shelves at the same time. Since all of these series were written by the same teams as the ongoing, I feel it would have been better to just launch Aquaman as a 5 dollar book with a backup, use the story content they packaged as miniseries as an ongoing with a backup instead, and had a longer run of content all ready to go. I don’t think the miniseries approach really serves the characters involved well, given that they are all competing with each other for Aqua-fan dollars. But I could be wrong. Maybe all the Aquafans are just going to buy all four books?
Glad to see Travis Moore on the book - his art is a favorite of mine, though I’m sad to see him leave Wonder Woman.
I think it’s pretty cool that Aquaman’s getting so much attention (and I’m a huge fan of Brandon Thomas, so I’m excited that he’s getting good work). I just think the launch/marketing here was a bit of a mistake.
Then, wouldn’t Aquaman/Green Arrow be out of the loop as an Aquabook, since it co-stars someone who is distinctly not of the Aquaman franchise?
True. However, one book starred Jackson Hyde, while the other starred Arthur’s greatest nemesis. Both of those have ended, while the upcoming title stars two bearers of the Aquaman title.
If Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and other franchises can handle multiple books at once (with burnout always being on the mind, as the quantity of titles in each franchise grows), then Aquaman has earned his time in that sun, too.
In any event, I’ve enjoyed Aquaman in Justice League, and am looking forward to how things go in Aquamen. I’ll catch up with the other Aqua-books at some point, so as to have something to read between issues of Aquamen.
While not incorrect, since Deep Target is advertised as leading into Aquamen, and not into a GA series, I think the trajectory is clear - it’s an Aquabook.
Wonder Woman, much as I wish I could say this was not true, cannot sustain multiple books at once. I partly think this is a failure on DC’s part - they’ve tried over and over again (and currently have three or four Wonder books going on leading into their event). But the Aquabooks and the Wonder books are not selling nearly as much as I would hope for.
I agree that Aquaman has earned his time in the sun - but sadly, I don’t think my feeling is shared by enough fans to sustain the title.
At any rate - I have a pretty good trust in Brandon Thomas, so I think this title will be pretty good!
I must have missed that in the solicits, because despite it being written by Brandon Thomas, I haven’t seen anything about Deep Target leading into Aquamen, be it solicits, or cover copy like Aqualad and Black Manta have.
Agreed. Aquamen #1 will be my first read next Tuesday, that’s for sure. I’m just happy to see an ongoing Aquabook back in the line again.
Speaking of, I will forever beat a drum for Sub Diego and the vast majority of that volume of Aquaman (2003-2006) because it was just FUN, especially the issues that had Alan Davis covers and Patrick Gleason interiors.
Splashing good time that volume of Aquaman was, just splashingly good!