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Justice League #10 Review Drowned Earth Prelude

Scott Snyder (Author) • Francis Manipul (Pencils, Cover, Colors)

Jim Lee, Scott Williams, & Alex Sinclair (Variant )

DC Comics (Publisher) • Get it Now (Wait for the Trade)

How sad is it that I'm still reviewing comics from 2018. I know its weird but I truly feel that It's worth my time because comics are in a rough spot in 2019, and maybe you've missed this issue or any other on this blog. Maybe it inspires you to visit your local comic shop and pick up the issue or trade.

Drowned earth is a pretty obvious Aquaman centric story. This issue was released in advance of the Billion dollar movie and works as an introduction of the character to new readers and advance the Justice League vs Legion of Doom that has been going on since the beginning of the series.

I've never been a big Aquaman fan. Not because I dislike the character I'm just fairly new to DC comics and never got into him. The material I've seen featuring the character has been decent and this issue is no different.

The gist of the plot is that invaders from cosmic oceans come to earth to invade and begin flooding the planet. Aquaman and the League must deal with it.

It's a serviceable plot and nothing stands out as bad but the story feels really generic. This may be a prelude but I feel like we won't remember drowned earth about a year from now other than as a random Justice League arc.

As an intro its solid. I had fun seeing Adam Strange and Firestorm even though they don't get much to do. They get the best lines of the issue. The art is okay but nothing depicted in the issue stands out or is particularly memorable. Most of the colors are washed out which doesn't add anything to the pencils.

The story may get better but I'm not expecting much. The issue feels like filler and I'm getting the impression that the arc may be as well.

Sorry, I can't give much of an in-depth review but there isn't much here other than a McGuffin search and a cliffhanger ending.

Hopefully, we'll have more meat to discuss in the next part to this story arc.

Rating C+

#ScottSnyder #FrancisManipul #JimLee #AlexSinclair #DCComics #Aquaman

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