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Aquaman #39 Review: Atlantis Against the Suicide Squad

Aquaman #39

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Writers: Dan Abnett and Rob Williams,
Script: Dan Abnett,
Artist: Joe Bennett,
Inker: Vicente Cifuentes,
Color Artist: Adriano Lucas,
Letters: Steve Wands,
Cover by: Rafa Sandoval and Ivan Plascencia,
Variant Cover by: Joshua Middleton,
Assistant Editor: Andrea Shea,
Editors: Alex Antone and Katie Kubert,
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham,
Publisher: DC Comics,
Release Date: Out Now,
Price: $3.99

Mera struggles to gain control of the geopolitical situation Atlantis now that the nation has risen to the surface. She stands resolute, though, and she won’t stop until peace has been attained. Meanwhile, the U.S. is making a show of flying military jets over Atlantis and moving submarines into the water around the nation. Aquaman tells Murk to let him personally know should a Black Ops team enter Atlantis, specifying that Murk not tell Mera to keep her innocent. Inevitably, Murk detects the Task Force X. aka the Suicide Squad, entering the city. Aquaman and his team respond.

Aquaman #39 cover by Rafa Sandoval and Ivan Plascencia
Aquaman #39 cover by Rafa Sandoval and Ivan Plascencia

After the lengthy war against Corum Rath, Mera and Arthur must now grapple with Atlantis rising to the ocean’s surface and the Suicide Squad aiming to send it back to the depths.

I would have liked for an issue to reestablish the book’s status quo and give the reader a moment to breathe after the year-long saga of Corum Rath. Aquaman #39 tries to do a little housekeeping, but the Suicide Squad plot comings crashing in before long.

Also, I guess we’re not even pretending that Amanda Waller is morally ambivalent anymore if we’re committing unprompted nuclear strikes against foreign nations.

The comic writhes in agony every time Harley Quinn has a line of dialogue, unfortunately. Her lines are bad. I’m not blaming Dan Abnett for that — this is just the character that Harley is now.

All that aside, this book is enjoyable. We have some interesting character beats with Mera and Arthur. The latter’s friendship with Murk has been damaged. The team Arthur chooses to fight the Squad is pretty damn cool.

Aquaman #39 art by Joe Bennett, Vicente Cifuentes, and Adriano Lucas
Aquaman #39 art by Joe Bennett, Vicente Cifuentes, and Adriano Lucas

Joe Bennett joins up as artist for this issue. While I would have Riccardo Federici do art for Aquaman forever if it were possible, Bennett is a damn good artist and brings a more traditional comic style to the book. The characters look great, with Arthur himself being given a broad and impressive figure. Adriano Lucas contributes a bright color palette that gives the book additional life too, and the overall aesthetic of the book clicks well.

Aquaman #39 is a solid if unexciting continuation to the tales of Mera and Arthur Curry. I do look forward to more battling with the Suicide Squad, but the comic struggles against its two goals of reestablishing the Aquaman canon while fulfilling its duties as a crossover. That said, it still earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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Latin Pop Duo MyA to Perform at Kids’ Choice Awards Argentina 2018; Lio Ferro, Emanero and El purre to Host Special Show

Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) has announced the exciting news that Latin pop duo MyA, comprised of Maxi Espíndola and Agustín Bernasconi, will be performing at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards Argentina 2018!

Agustín Bernasconi is a popular singer, actor and social media star, winning the orange blimp for “Chico Trendy” at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards Argentina in 2016 and 2017. Maxi Espíndola is an Argentine singer, composer and actor who recently featured in the first season of Kally’s MashUp. Together, they become the Latin duo, MyA. Maxi and Agustín recently sat on the jury of Nickelodeon’s Mashup Star talent contest.

Additionally, Nickelodeon Latinoamérica has announced that Lio Ferro, Emanero and El purre will be teaming up to present a special show for the channel. Both Lio and El purre are nominated in the eighth edition of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards Argentina, for Influencer Musical Favorito and Chico y Chica Trendy, respectively.

Fans can vote for their favourites across 22 categories online at www.kcaargentina.com, via the Nick Play app (available to download for free on iOS and Android devices), and on Twitter. Fans can vote as many times as they wish to support their favourites from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and more up until Friday 24th August 2018. Click here for a list of Kids’ Choice Awards 2018 Argentina nominees.

Nickelodeon will reveal the winners of Kids’ Choice Awards Argentina 2018 at a star and slime-studded ceremony hosted by Verónica Lozano and Kevsho held at Estadio Obras, Av. Del Libertador 7395, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday 25th August 2018, which will be broadcast on Nickelodeon Argentina on Tuesday 28th August 2018 at 17:30. Fans can win tickets to attend #KCAArgentina by entering Nickelodeon’s exclusive competition at www.kcaargentina.com as well as enter Nick’s #RitmoKCAArgentina Instagram contest.

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MYA se suma a los Kids’ Choice Awards Argentina

Nickelodeon Latinoamérica informó que el dúo pop MYA, integrado por Maxi Espíndola y Agustín Bernasconi, se presentará en la octava edición de los Kids’ Choice Awards Argentina, que será grabada desde el Estadio Obras ubicado en Buenos Aires el sábado 25 de agosto y será transmitida el martes 28 de agosto por la pantalla de Nickelodeon Latinoamérica.

Entre tanto, la compañía también anunció que Lio Ferro junto a Emanero y El purre presentarán un show especial.

La votación sigue abierta en http://www.kcaargentina.com, la aplicación Nick Play y en Twitter incluyendo el hashtag oficial #KCAArgentina y el de cada nominado favorito. El listado completo de hashtags está disponible en http://www.trendybynick.com. Próximamente, se anunciarán más novedades del show.

La edición 2018 de los Kids’ Choice Awards Argentina se emitirá el 28 de agosto a partir de las 5:30 p.m.

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