By Dan Jurgens, Lan Medina and Matt Milla
Nothing lasts forever. This is true of everything; empires, riches, friendships and especially comics. Aquaman and the others #11 is the final issue in the series and we get one last battle between Aquaman’s crew and the villains that stand in their way.
This series has been Dan Jurgens from beginning to end and he has done a great job. While most of the issue focuses on the battle, there are some touching moments. One of the main stories in the series involves Vostok coming to terms with who he is and who he could be. Jurgens allows that to come full circle as Vostok proves to himself that he is worthy of life. Jurgens also gives us a nice final talk between Vostok and Ya’wara that feels honest and real. The issue had problems with the amount of pages it needed to wrap up the series, some fights ended a bit premature, but overall it was a good sendoff to a nice little series.
The pencils were handled by Lan Medina with colors by Matt Milla. Medina turns in another good issue as he gives us the biggest battle he’s had to draw yet. The opening double page spread of the battle is the highlight of the issue as we get the chance to see everyone engaged at one time. Medina packs the action into the opening sequence and it sets the tone for the rest of the book. The final image of the book shows a character driving off into the sunset, which is beautifully drawn, leaving us with a final image that should put you in a good mood and provide hope for the future. The colors by Matt Milla are outstanding as normal. His colors blend very well with the pencils Medina lays down.
Even though this is the end of the series, it’s by no means the end of these characters. There is a lot of potential with many of these guys and they will surely be back. Dan Jurgens did a wonderful job and put together a fun series for 11 issues. Aquaman and the Others may be over, but Jurgens has left an imprint on the characters and readers alike.