Published on February 22nd, 2012 | by Robert Fish0
Stack Attack Wednesday (SAW) Reviews – Aquaman #6 & Mondo #1
Hello Geekdom! Its Wednesday and that can only mean one thing! Time for Stack Attack! BEWARE the follow comics are out today so SPOILER ALERT!
Written by Geoff Johns
Breakdowns By Ivan Reis
Art by Joe Prado
Published by DC
Before you ask yes this really is happening, I am about to review a Aquaman comic and a good one too. For those of you who haven’t been picking up Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, Flash) run on Aquaman the series has followed Arthur and Mera adapting to life on land and the stereotypical view of people towards heroes especially ones who’ve been ridiculed for years. As many of you know Aquaman is not everyone’s cup of tea and there has been many attempts at relaunches in the past to try and entice new readers to the character..most have failed. This one though maybe different, for me this run on Aquaman has been brilliant, the story has been consistent and the art is stunning. Geoff Johns has carefully reintroduced Aquaman into today’s society but at the same time been able to make fun of previous flaws in Aquaman’s appearance and attitude.
This issue however follows Mera and her attempt at socialising with the people on land, the whole issue revolves around (believe it or not) Mera purchasing dog food for their recently required pet dog. In the course of the issue she breaks a man’s arm for inappropriately touching her and saves a girl from the clutches of her killer dad, not bad for a days work.
Mera is also having flashbacks of when she was trained by her dad to kill Aquaman, not sure how Aquaman can sleep at night but I’m sure her overall appearance helps. The issue ends on a cliffhanger as Aquaman has got closer to discovering who sank Atlantis. If you see the first five issues floating around on the net I would definitely recommend picking up the comic, its a really well written fun comic if not I believe the graphic novel is out in September. 4/5
Created, Written & Drawn by Ted McKeever
Published by Image
What can I say about Mondo #1? I could probably come up with few words to describe it like crazy, weird and unique. With all of this in mind I did enjoy it, the golden age format and B&W pages complemented the story and art perfectly. The story follows a character called Catfish who works at a enhancing poultry factory, where they supply enormous sized chickens to retail stores.
However the day takes a turn for the worse and Catfish is tripped up by loose live chicken and becomes a victim to his own enhancing process. Leaving what was once a human into an unstoppable monster, add a roller-skating weapon-toting chick named Kitten Kaboodle, a gang of tattooed babies and a giant chicken and it definitely leaves you wondering what the hell is going on? I’ll have to be honest with you I did have to read the comic twice just to make sure what I was going to write was right as giant chickens aren’t in the usual comics I read. But the more questions I ask the more I want to read issue #2 so Ted Mckeever has definitely done something right in this mad and devious comic. Please give it a try because I think it might just surprise you. 3/5