Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth by Scott Snyder

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19 thoughts on “Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth by Scott Snyder

  1. One thing that has ALWAYS left me leery of cross overs is the various styles of art. If there are several various comics about Character X, there is a reason I’m not reading them all. So to put it into an omnibus is just jarring.

    I’m telling you, stop the crossover madness, focus on the core and let the deadwood burn up. Sales will drop for a bit but what remains will be strong with potential for growth. Until the cycle has to repeat. I KNOW you have the pull with DC to accomplish all that! 😉

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    1. Indeed. Unless the change of artwork has a story-telling purpose, I just find it sad to see them collected only to leave us with that jarring feeling.

      Hahahah if I had that kind of influence, I think I’d have done something about it all a long time ago, making fans happier with solid stories and artwork instead of orienting decisions based on how much money I could make. Which by the way will be a pretty huge point in my next review this week. 😦

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  2. Excellent write-up Lashaan, I’m actually currently making my way through this crossover volume (I’m around the half-way point) and so far I’m in full agreement with your rating. It’s fairly enjoyable but a little messy, particularly in a visual sense – I tend to loath larger crossovers that span multiple titles for this very reason. There’s also a sense of ‘too many cooks in the kitchen’ with the plethora of writers as well. To be honest, I wish this whole ‘Dark Multiverse’ thing could be put to bed for a while.

    Have you read the Aquaman/Suicide Squad crossover – “Sink Atlantis”? I found that to be a much more consistent, accessible and coherent read and a short but sweet mini-event in all.

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    1. I like that analogy of having too many cooks in the kitchen. It really does give that impression. I’m going to pop out my review of JL: Graveyard of Gods soon and it won’t any more positive than this one too for obvious reason (you probably know if you picked it up). I really hoped for Snyder’s JL run to be a huge hit but it’s already super hectic unfortunately.

      I haven’t got around to trying that event yet, or anything Suicide Squad-related actually. I do remember you saying that the JL vs. SS event was pretty decent though. I’ll have to look into it.


      1. Yeah JL v SS was pretty good, if you liked that then you should enjoy Sink Atlantis. I think part of the problem with the JL title is the twice monthly releasing rushing/muddling things up. That can be applied to other DC titles as well but luckily they’ve announced all their books are returning to monthly publishing from 2020.

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  3. I had the same probs you had, but at writing of my review I ended feeling that I actually liked this one. I cannot say the same for the Aquaman that “followed” after this…

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    1. Yeh, it’s a bit sad that they made it a bit too messy for my taste. At least the Abnett Underworld story arc was excellent both in terms of writing and artwork. Did you get the chance to try that out? It’s maybe volume 3 or 4 of the ongoing Aquaman series actually haha

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