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WC11 | Ivan Reis and Joe Prado to draw Aquaman

Brightest Day #20, by Ivan Reis

The newly announced Aquaman series will re-team Geoff Johns with Brightest Day artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, the writer revealed today at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco.

“I don’t think you can get much better in comics,” Johns said during the DC Nation panel. “Everything the do elevates the characters they work on, and we hope to do the same for Aquaman.”

Announced last weekend during MegaCon, the new Aquaman will mark the seventh series for the 70-year-old character. Although he was left dead with the cancellation of Sword of Atlantis in 2007, the sea king was resurrected during Blackest Night before going on to play a central role in the current Brightest Day series.

Johns has insisted that Aquaman is one of DC Comics’ A-list characters, telling Comic Book Resources in December that, “He’s got to be showcased like that, and he’s got to kick ass like Green Lantern or Batman or the entire Justice League.”

Aquaman #1 is expected to debut later this year.

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DC is going all out putting their premier writer and artist on Aquaman is a huge sign that they are all in on making this relaunch a success. Not even Flash got this huge pairing on its relaunch, one thing is clear DC has no interest in stopping any momentum Aquaman got from BD because Reis is very fast and does incredible work count men in whenever this comes out.

F*** YEAH!

Can’t wait for this series

Apollokid9000

April 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm

The choice of Ivan Reis was expected but a pleasant expectation.

” Not even Flash got this huge pairing on its relaunch”

I think Francis Manapul has done some great work to the point
that the Flash is one of the best looking books by DC.

I get the point in terms of the artists’ name but certainly
not talent.

At days end, this is promising news.

And as soon as Reis has done a run on the series, a new artist will be assigned sales will drop and the title will be cancelled. That’s what it’s all about, DC-Pokey!

I am SO happy. If I can’t have Ivan Reis on Green Lantern, I am perfectly happy to have him on Aquaman.

Oh, and Geoff Johns too.

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