Atlantis Attacks #2
One of Atlantis' dragons has been stolen and is being used to power an interdimensional city that lets people travel through gateways to wherever in Asia that they want to. When Namor shows up asking for his dragon back, it's up to the (new) Agents of Atlas to calm him down.
Ah, sometimes you can’t go home again. Case in point, this issue of Atlantis Attacks.
In a time when Marvel has a great big crossover every other month, would it really be so hard to have a big crossover effect more than like a dozen superheroes? It’s only the second issue, so maybe more will get involved, but this issue pretty much focuses on Namor and the Agents of Atlas teams, both old and new. Author Greg Pak thrusts a character he created into the spotlight to fill the “hero who’s not quite ready” role. It’s an interesting enough story, with a twist to make Namor mad (which is not really that hard to do) and then….you can guess the rest. It’s nice to see Jimmy Woo and the original Agents of Atlas, but the problem that I had with this issue is that all the heroes are fighting to help the real villain of the story. And it’s not a case where he’s secretly a villain, they blatantly know that he’s the one causing all the trouble. So, why are they fighting for him? I really wish I could tell you. Maybe that’ll be explained somewhere down the road. As you can tell, the story in this issue wasn’t exactly my favorite. It was mildly entertaining but full of a lot of head-scratching moments.
The art, on the other hand, is really good. The drawings of the underwater world and the kingdom of Atlantis are gorgeous. It’s a case where you’ll probably forget to keep reading the comic and just look at the art. There are some really challenging scenes this issue, but they are rendered extremely clean when lesser artists wouldn’t fair as well. You also get the underwater vibe without everything being “wavy” and distorted. Again, this is a great book to look at. Well done by the artist team of Ario Anindito & Robert Gill!!
Not exactly a home-run. Honestly, if I was you, I'd skip this issue and just read the recap page in the next issue.
Atlantis Attacks #2: Bottom of the Fish Bowl
Writing - 4/104/10
Storyline - 5/105/10
Art - 8/108/10
Color - 9/109/10
Cover Art - 6/106/10
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