NEW ARTIST ON AQUAMAN!!

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#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

Stjepan Sjeic

*drools*

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AQUAMAN #25
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art and cover by STJEPAN SEJIC • Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
“UNDERWORLD” part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands—and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to change the world. A whole new era of AQUAMAN begins as master storyteller Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone, Death Vigil) joins series writer Dan Abnett for Arthur’s boldest and most harrowing adventure yet!
On sale JUNE 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

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#2 Posted by Life_Without_Progress (23714 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet! the beard is back!

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#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio
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This guy's art style is absolutely gorgeous. I'm surprised DC were able to get Sjeic on board. I'm familiar with some of his DC fan art sketches but he's also worked on Aphrodite IX and The Darkness correct?

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#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger: Yeah, and he's a ridiculously fast artist as well which is unusual for art so detailed. Yep, he's done most of his work at Top Cow and Image and I'm surprised it took this long for either DC or Marvel to nab him. Maybe they weren't sure his art would play for the mainstream?

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#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

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#8 Posted by Lvenger (36267 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Again I'm surprised to hear that, that art style of his looks very detailed yet you say he can work it fast as well. I really don't know how his art wouldn't appeal to the mainstream, his faces are spot on, his action sequences are amazingly rendered and the colours are really rich. Also I know one way to give your thread more traffic.

@ecstaticgrace One of the pictures from the new artist for Aquaman has lightning on the trident. An indication that Aquaman's elemental abilities might be coming back.

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#9 Posted by EcstaticGrace (6947 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: You surprisingly missed some lol.

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Mr. Sejic has clearly been busy. Overall thought is his Mera looks amazing.

@lvenger:Appreciate the callout. Ever since Sejic's first Tumblr post with Aquaman was brought to my attention I started excitingly following the ones to follow. I feel like the Poseidon Blessing trident was scrapped just because the run's reception. Which I doubt the trident was a flaw on anyone's mind. His Trident going more arcane would be cool to see again and hopefully this time get the benefit of a different writers/different editorial, direction/perspective on the character.

@Vinomonster brought it to my attention at first.

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#10 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@ecstaticgrace: I actually like Cullen Bunn's run, the only reason I think it suffers is because there was no build to it and people baulked at the whiplash change (which Bunn agrees with) and that was kinda magnified by DCYou shift as a whole.

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#11 Posted by EcstaticGrace (6947 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: I loved the look to it. The more arcane myth like feel, the reintroduction to Garth, and the connection to Poseidon as well as the powers.

And honestly yeah I could see what your saying I think that was the exact problem, we kind of just jumped into a story where Mera was seemingly one of the antagonist after playing a co-role in the title for so long. The run might of been better if we got more buildup to the events rather than jumped straight in. Like seeing Mera getting kidnapped, and Siren taking her place.

I surprisingly missed some.

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Honestly the best in my opinion V

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#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@ecstaticgrace: Agreed on all. Although I thought it would have been pretty cool if they had leaned more into Roman mythology rather than Greek, I always liked that distinction between the Atlanteans and the Amazons. They could have even made it clear that Neptune and the Poseidon seen in Wonder Woman were the same gods just different aspects due to how they are worshipped.

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#13 Posted by EcstaticGrace (6947 posts) - - Show Bio

@ecstaticgrace: Agreed on all. Although I thought it would have been pretty cool if they had leaned more into Roman mythology rather than Greek, I always liked that distinction between the Atlanteans and the Amazons. They could have even made it clear that Neptune and the Poseidon seen in Wonder Woman were the same gods just different aspects due to how they are worshipped.

That sounds very creative and would make a lot of sense in a mystical standpoint.

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#14 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (14806 posts) - - Show Bio

Much better

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#15 Posted by vinomonster (5564 posts) - - Show Bio

I just hope they'll remove the green fins gloves. :|

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#18 Posted by EcstaticGrace (6947 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: I feel you man.

It reminds me if Reis Atlantis shown in issue 14 I think of the New52 run. Wondering who the statue is of.

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#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@ecstaticgrace: It's hard to tell from here, maybe Neptune or Orin, Arthur's name-sake

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#20 Posted by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

wowzers

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#21 Posted by EcstaticGrace (6947 posts) - - Show Bio
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One of the things I liked about YJ was the more armored look. Really liking this design.

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#22 Posted by daingermouz20 (312 posts) - - Show Bio

Its not bad but i prefer the guy who started drawing Aquaman in the New 52.

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#23 Posted by JoeTwoFace (91 posts) - - Show Bio

Those look great.

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#24 Edited by comicfan11 (1419 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks good.

Aquaman looks good, Mera looks good, Atlantis looks amazing.

Black Manta looks good, apart from the helmet. It needs to have 2 eyes, not some knock-off Cyclops / Cylon line.

And Orm needs to stick with the New 52 design.

He seems good with facial expressions.

Jury is still out, until we see how he handles the speed and movement of the characters and the fight scenes and how he fits with the colorist, but overall I'm excited, definitely a step up from the previous art team (which was good, but not great and somewhat incosistent)

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#25 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

What did you guys think about the first issue with the new artist?

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#26 Posted by Lvenger (36267 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Pretty good. His background architecture for Atlantis was fantastic but his character drawing is his main strength. Those close up panels were so detailed.

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#27 Posted by MightyKalEl (2202 posts) - - Show Bio

What did you guys think about the first issue with the new artist?

It was really good, both the story and the art. A little bummed that Aquaman has become monthly.

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#29 Posted by seastone98 (4541 posts) - - Show Bio

I like da art but paul pelletier & martin engeland will always be my fav ac artist

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