Welcome back to another weekly roundup of Ice’s comic reviews!
Comics for this week: Paper Girls #8 and Aquaman #4!
Paper Girls (Image Comics)
Written by: Brian K. Vaughan
Art by: Cliff Chiang
How is it that a story can keep giving you more questions, barely any answers and yet still be full of intrigue and sci-fi amazingness? That’s what you keep getting with Paper Girls. A series involving time travel, three versions of a character (or is it…? See what I mean!) and teen angst that feels as such and not someone trying too hard to make them sound like teenagers but failing. The story’s pace moves barely an inch forward, but with everything that goes on, that’s not even a problem. It’s so far down the list it doesn’t even belong on it. Cliff Chiang keeps kicking butt with his art, making weird slimy slug monsters look pretty cool and freaky at the same time. This series might be the best one Image is currently publishing and it always feels like an eternity in between issues, but so much like Christmas when the next one is out.
Aquaman #4 (DC Comics)
Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Philippe Briones
I started reading Aquaman when it relaunched for the Rebirth line. I didn’t before for no special reason— just didn’t want to, especially with the amount of other comics I read. But I decided to give it a try because I enjoy the character and he really isn’t a joke, as much as he’s usually portrayed to be in the comic book community. I’m glad I decided to give the series a try because Abnett so far is doing a great job. Aquaman is trying to make peace relations between Atlantis and the United States, but at every turn something or someone is screwing things up and making Atlantis look bad. This version of Aquaman, the more calm, cool and collected version is one I always preferred (over the more aggressive one that’s been written in the past and the Justice League animated series) because he and I share common visions and that makes him relatable, which makes him more likable and all. Aquaman is in one hell of a really tough situation and I can’t wait to read the next issue to see how he will even think to get out of it.