Every time I do me a review of Aquaman, I keep writing how wonderful this series is like I’m a recording skipping on the name Abnett… Sejic… Abnett… Sejic… Abnett… But, that’s because the writing is just so good and the art is the perfect compliment. So I’ll keep this review short and the gushing minimal.
So Arthur Curry, the deposed king of Atlantis, the Aquaman, is in the clutches of… Klutch, a crime boss from Atlantis’ underbelly. Klutch has decided to use Dolphin as chum to test Arthur, to find out if he really is who he thinks he is.
Meanwhile Arthur has some hidden allies from the widowhood, who have busted General Vulco out of prison and have a plan to bring down the magical barrier “The Crown of Thorns.”
Meanwhile, Meanwhile, Mera is visiting Titan’s Tower to try to talk Garth into using some of that sweet, sweet, ancient Atlantian magic to help break into Atlantis.
Klutch, despite being a crime boss who thinks he can outsmart the guy that ran “The Deluge” and overthrew the king of Atlantis, is pretty dumb using a sea-monster to try to threaten Dolphin. Arthur uses his Aqua-telepathy to save his friend and then bust themselves out of their captors hold. Kadaver, gives chase and the comic ends with the start of the fight we wanted to see last issue.
The story is compelling. It has good pacing and great dialog.
The art is dynamic. It’s colorful and action packed.
What’s not to like?