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COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Aquaman and the Others: Legacy of Gold

The New 52 was a great time for side characters. I mean look at the “Others”. They appeared in one Aquaman novel and then they get their own series. All jokes aside, it was nice to see that it’s not just the Trinity that get multiple books.

‘Legacy of Gold’ is essentially a conglomeration of stories all put into one book, but the focus throughout remains constant. The “Relics of Atlantis”, each one owned by a different member of the team. These mystical relics, and more importantly the power that they hold become a target, first from the witch Morgaine Le Fay and consequently by “Legend”, an ancient character whose claim on the relics means that Aquaman and the Others have to fight to keep their prized possessions.

The book is not a boring novel to read in the slightest, and the constant action meant that I was always itching to find out what happens. However, if you’re unaware of who the Others are, the book gives no backstories or indications as to the relationships between them, meaning that you feel a little behind.

The artwork was energetic in most parts and the covers were done by Ivan Reis and Rod Reis and you can tell because these are excellent covers. Overall, I enjoyed the novel, but I could understand how perhaps it can seem a little confusing!

Favourite Panel:

Why is Aquaman always firing passive-aggressive shots?

Favourite Character:

The Operative. He’s a very no-nonsense badass.


  • Story Arc: ★★★

  • Character Development: ★★½

  • Artwork: ★★★½

  • Enjoyability: ★★★

  • Re-readability: ★★½

Level: Intermediate

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