The King of the Seven Seas Aquaman returns to his very own ongoing series for the first time in years at the hands of DC Entertainment Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns, who reteams with GREEN LANTERN collaborator artist Ivan Reis! Between proving himself to a world that sees him as a joke, Aquaman and his bride Mera face off against a long buried terror from the depths of the ocean!
I 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…[Read more]