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  • Rob McClellan reviewed Book logo of Aquaman Vol. 1: The TrenchAquaman Vol. 1: The Trench: 3 months, 1 week ago

    1 star2 stars3 stars4 stars5 starsI feel pretty comfortable saying I’m not a huge fan of Geoff Johns. When it comes to comics, he’s not my favorite writer. However, he absolutely knocked it out of the park with Aquaman.

    I have long been a suffering Arthur Curry supporter, so to see the character brought back so strongly into the spotlight really hits me in the feels. From stopping an armored car with his trident to confronting the monsters of the trench, this book was non-stop excellence.

    Another huge selling point was the presence of Mera in the story, and in Aquaman’s life. So often she, as a character, is left adrift in the DC universe. Sometimes damsel, sometimes harpy, sometimes little more than arm candy. But, not so here. Here she is a complete person, a powerful, caring, and loving partner. It’s nice to see a super hero romance shown in such a way. Kudos to the team.

    From the characters to the art to the story, it’s really hard to imagine a better Aquaman story and I, for one, and glad to see it.