P.O.W. is the worst super hero ever. Aside from D.O.A.
He's going to regret breaking that in the morning!
Whew! That was a long one!
Returning to the present, Aquaman is trying to explain The Others to Mera.
I'd connect all over that.
Aquaman and Ya'wara (and her jaguar) teleport to South America to examine Kahina the Seer's body. He leaves Mera to protect Shin. Uh oh. Here comes an old joke. Vomiting forth. Can't control it. BUT WHO'S GOING TO PROTECT SHIN FROM MERA!? Oh ho ho! Um, actually, I just wrote that joke! First time it's ever seen the light of day! I figure half of the readers on Tumblr are young enough to never have heard it! So once Mera is alone with Dr. Shin, she distracts him from doing his important Atlantis research.
Mera plays the part of the comic book reader. I want to know what she wants to know! And I'm holding up my comic book to my life-size cut-out of Geoff Johns with the glory hole cut in his crotch the same way that she's holding up her comic to Dr. Shin!
On second thought, I decided to scan these panels instead of the panels where he clicks his manacles together to form a shield to save everyone in the village except one little girl. I wonder if each dog tag from his fallen comrades grants a special power? But what I'm wondering most is, Ooh la la, Ya'wara!
"Okay, we saved your innocents. Can we get back to hunting fucking Black Manta now?"
This comic earned a +1 Ranking quite a few pages ago. Now it's fighting hard for a +2 to put it on top of Wonder Woman. Mmmm, on top of Wonder Woman.
Aquaman #8 Rating: +2 Ranking. Yes, yes. I rarely give out more than a +1 (unless it's a big +3 to a Blackhawks issue that I rewrote!) but this issue is more than deserving. The art is back to its well above industry standard quality. And the back story of the others, even though a lot of things are still missing (why are they hunting Black Manta? Revenge for killing Aquaman's father, I suppose?), the short scene shown by Johns tells a lot about several individual members. Terrific issue.
Although the cover was silly. Maybe it represented them trying to keep him from chasing crazily after Black Manta.