Where is Aquaman, when you need him?

Fathom Vol. 1 #0
by Michael Layne Turner,  Joe Weems (Illustrator) 

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This teaser is not uninteresting. Aspen, the main character, has a very weird body though. Barbie with a surfboard. Nobody stands like that on a beach… plus she doesn’t seem too bright, considering her first scuba lesson. Regardless, the artwork is not bad, the story has potential. 

Fathom Vol. 2 #0
by J.T. Krul (Goodreads Author),  Koi Turnbull (Illustrator),  Jason Gorder (Illustrator) 

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

I am reading these out of order, so I am missing a lot of information. Spoilers from here…

The Blue are the good underwater guys and the baddies are the Black, that one is easy enough. Aspen from the first issue I read did not make an appearance, but some flyboy, that seems to be her love interest. And he seems to serve on an aircraft carrier that is led by the human general, who seems to be committed to exterminating the underwater people. Ok then.

The artwork is just ok. The anatomical details are a little wonky. There is a lot of text in really ugly text boxes. I‘ll give this another few issues…

Fathom Vol. 2: Beginnings
by J.T. Krul (Goodreads Author),  Michael Layne Turner,  Koi Turnbull (Illustrator),  Jason Gorder (Illustrator) 

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Very short look at where Aspen came from and a brief recount why she ended up on that cruise ship. 

The artwork was good in this one.

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