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Posted by Joeybagad0nutz

I really enjoyed this issue. What I enjoyed the most was the Firestorm stuff. It was awesome. Aqualad was cool but that last page? AMAZING!

Edited by Dr. Detfink

I'm going to assume Mera told Aqualad's adopted parents who his real dad was. They stayed from the water because activating his powers makes him trackable. When his step dad was about to tell him, Black Manta appeared. Hence, he knew he was no match for Manta but knew his step son had a fighting chance by hitting the water where his powers would be activated and be at their fullest. 
 
GREAT issue. LOVED it when a certain someone CAUGHT the harpoon, snapped it, and said, "MANTA..." I am worried it won't be till issue 13 before we seen the showdown that I have been CRAVING since issue 1.
 
Seems to me, they are retconning Firestorm's matrix...not sure I like it. Reminds me of that elemental Firestorm arc in previous volumes.

Posted by Shadowdoggy

yeah, even though it's mantle 
and probably a proud one to bear- I can't see him actually going by "Aqualad" 
it's too corny sounding for a seemingly intelligent young person
Posted by Archetype
I definitely liked this issue more than some recent ones or perhaps any of the other issues.The Firestorm stuff is cool and it's great to learn more about a character I wasn't into before.It seems to me that whichever guy inhabits the talking head portion of the Firestorm matrix has to know the chemical compounds; or was it that now they both have to know? Anyway the whole revelation with Aqualad was interesting if not a bit rough to get through because of all the angst,although it was justified.I really liked the truck stuff  and the fact that his father was willing to sacrifice himself for his adopted son without any hesitation and that just speaks volumes about his characterization in my opinion...it can't be easy raising a little fish boy. Manta is growing on me and he really does seem like a pretty awesome villain...at least for someone like Aquaman.Overall this may be my fav issue so far.
Edited by xSIZEMATTER

nice review......

Posted by lostlantern13

 It wasn't cheesy or shocking, but it felt forced to me. I was rolling my eyes that Aqualad would go heroic because of his adoptive father's sacrifice. It definitely didn't feel natural within the story's flow.

I really enjoyed the issue. Lots of action, lots of progression, great art, and I was rather entertained. Actually love how they are building up Aquaman and Black Manta....it makes them seem so legit.

Posted by Mumbles

didn't know black mantra was black. Aqualad might be cool.  was the old aqualad ever cool? i think not.

Posted by Archetype
@lostlantern13 said:
"  It wasn't cheesy or shocking, but it felt forced to me. I was rolling my eyes that Aqualad would go heroic because of his adoptive father's sacrifice. It definitely didn't feel natural within the story's flow.I really enjoyed the issue. Lots of action, lots of progression, great art, and I was rather entertained. Actually love how they are building up Aquaman and Black Manta....it makes them seem so legit. "
Would you go heroic to save your father's and your life if you could?From a stone cold killer like Black Manta? I bet you would. Survival is a natural instinct.
 
@xSIZEMATTER said:
" I can't stop staring at teh boobs guys. I feel like a 14 year old kid lmao.  nice review otherwise...... "
Yes I'm implying you are a 14 year old kid lmao.
Posted by Dominiquea22

I'm dying to watch this especially seeing Sara's face trying so hard to be perky about it. My computer stalled out right before you rated it... 
 
But Albert Einstein. Really. Is Johns shark jumping? Should I exclude this from my big bundle being shipped over the ocean? 

Posted by Shadowdoggy
@Dominiquea22:
they liked it 
a lot! 
make sure to pick it up
Posted by Timm
@Mumbles said:
" didn't know black mantra was black. Aqualad might be cool.  was the old aqualad ever cool? i think not. "
Why else would he call himself "Black" Manta? considering most Manta are black and gray.
@Ryonslaught Add it to the list!
Posted by No_Name_
@Dominiquea22 said:
" I'm dying to watch this especially seeing Sara's face trying so hard to be perky about it. My computer stalled out right before you rated it...  But Albert Einstein. Really. Is Johns shark jumping? Should I exclude this from my big bundle being shipped over the ocean?  "
*Trying*? 
 
um, ok. I was excited about the issue...
Posted by DEGRAAF

I want to know what Babs had planned for G-Man after the camera's were off
Edited by Jslab425

High ratings from both Babs and G-man...What made this issue your favorite so far???

Posted by Baddamdog

lol at the beginning I thought Babs was gonna tear this issue apart! Until she gave her rating lol

Edited by ckal
@Babs said:

" @Dominiquea22 said:

" I'm dying to watch this especially seeing Sara's face trying so hard to be perky about it. My computer stalled out right before you rated it...  But Albert Einstein. Really. Is Johns shark jumping? Should I exclude this from my big bundle being shipped over the ocean?  "
*Trying*?   um, ok. I was excited about the issue... "

Yeah, I was going to say I don't think I've seen you that excited or into an issue for a little while. You and G-Man both seemed enthusiastic about it.
 
I haven't been reading Brightest Day but I'm kind of interested, would you recommend it as a whole so far?
Posted by ForbushBug

Tony's face when Sara asked if she could spoil something was priceless.

Posted by longbowhunter

This series has really picked up the  pace since issue #7. It was nice to see Jackson be the front runner in this title finally. He seems to be the premeire character of Brightest Day.
Posted by ImperiousRix

If Aqualad's story is like Star Wars, does that mean we can expect him to get his hand chopped off soon?  If so, can he have Aquaman's totally rad hook hand?  I always liked that thing... 
Yes, I'm aware none of this has to do with anything.

Posted by sora_thekey

I wanna read this!

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Posted by edcerc

i thought this issue was pretty lame. I thought aqualad was lame and the firestorm part was stupid.  This series is losing me. Im spending a lot of money reading all this stuff and it's not paying off.

Posted by carnivalofsins00

wow, wow, wow. i loved that last page. ;]

Posted by lostlantern13
@Archetype:  I meant that the whole "parent death" angle has been done a lot. Not that it was unbelievable, but it just seems overdone.
Posted by Green Lantern 2814.5

Truck Scene = Cheesy

Posted by jakob187

I enjoyed the issue.  I thought a bit too much of it was clichéd as hell, like how Firestorm just happens to be this super dangerous powerful threat of ZOMGness...and how Aqualad finds out his parents aren't really his parents and that he's actually the son of Black Manta, who is some super bad villain dood...how the father decides he needs to sacrifice himself for his son's safety...etc etc.  Other than that level of overwrought "you've read this before a million times over", I think it's interesting to see how all of this will play into the event. 
 
I want to ask you all:  do you really think that there is a big overarcing reason for some of these characters, or do you think they are making it up as they go along?  I keep getting this mental image of Geoff Johns frantically trying to figure out how to piece this all together.

Posted by difficlus

nice video guys, two high ratings huh? sounds worth a check out...

Edited by ArtisticNeedham

The stuff about the cover reminds me of this Batman comic I got drawn by Todd McFarlain.  Its Batman holding this woman.  She seems really upset, his cape is flying all around covering them both.  Inside, nothing about Batman saving a woman at all.   He helps two orphan children.
Aw man, I want some spoilers.
Great review, love the conversations when you both review the comic.  Solos are good too, but I like it when its like a conversation about the issue.  Good job.

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Posted by The Sadhu

Always good to see G-Man and Babs doing a review together.
Posted by G-Man
@Green Lantern 2814.5 said:
" Truck Scene = Cheesy "
Thank you.
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Posted by Bestostero

Smores! lol

Posted by GraveSp

i prefer the Deadman stuff most of all.

Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar
@edcerc said:
" i thought this issue was pretty lame. I thought aqualad was lame and the firestorm part was stupid.  This series is losing me. Im spending a lot of money reading all this stuff and it's not paying off. "
I kinda liked the FIrestorm stuff but this series is really starting to wear on my nerves as well. I think I might drop it f the next issue doesn't pull in.
Posted by Eyz

Still kickin' ass!

Posted by The Stegman

LIAR!!! GMan no one is stronger than the mighty Batgirl!!!

Posted by D34dM4n

the most powerful being in the universe is obviously Batman

Posted by Krak0

I really have been loving the cover art David Finch is putting out for this series.

Posted by Theodore

Seeing Black Manta in the rear view mirror was pretty eerie.

Posted by Arkham J

i do see where you're coming from on the whole Star Wars Thing you do expect Manta to go "Jackson I AM YOUR FATHER!" and yes the truck scene was a bit of the top. 
It was all Jackson i love you i will protect you.....*drives into the sea and dies* well done.

Posted by Havenless80
@Jslab425:  The art on Black Lantern Firestorm was my favorite part.  Can't wait for him to unleash his fury.  Aside from that, the story was engaging with no slowdown.  Made me want more. 
Posted by kevin88wk

stupid women lol jk