Justice League #10
Written By: Scott Snyder
Art By: Francis Manapul
Published By: DC Comics
Release Date: 10/17/2018
The prelude to the first big Justice League event from Scott Snyder has arrived. Justice League #10 focuses heavily on Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Firestorm as they search for a long-lost beacon that was once used by Poseidon. While they are on their quest, they are attacked by a space kraken and Aquaman is transported to the Blood Reef. At the Reef he encounters a group of beings known as the Flood. Who are the Flood and what do they want with Earth?
Ever since the start of the Rebirth era, I have been enjoying the current stories that feature Aquaman. This story by Scott Snyder is no exception. Snyder has started to build an event that is so cool and so unique, that I found myself saying “Wow” by the time I finished the book. The villains in this book are menacing and they remind me of The Court of Owls in a great way. These are villains that have been scorned one too may times and it’s time for payback. Let me also state that Snyder has done such a great job of building on not only the myth of Atlantis but it’s culture. This is such a fresh take on the legend and it works well.
When it comes to the art, I love everything that Francis Manapul does. Whether it be the current Flash series or this one, Manapul delivers on the art. Every panel in this book is gorgeous, but my favorites come when Aquaman is interacting with the Flood. Also, the space kraken looks absolutely fantastic. It is so big and menacing, that I thought to myself “How is Aquaman going to defeat this thing?” I just absolutely love the art in this book and Manapul is the perfect choice to take on this story.
When reflecting on this book, I would have to say that the weakest aspect of it is the use of the other members of the League. I feel that they are there just so that the readers know their whereabouts before the story gets going. It just seemed to take me out of the story. But knowing Scott Snyder, these League members won’t be sidelined for long.
All in all I really enjoyed this book and it makes me excited for the “Drowned Earth” event.
4 Aquamen out of 5