Comics/Graphic Novels

Aquaman #1 (2016) Comic Book Review


Aquaman comes crashing into our shores with his new adventure. Continuing with the story from the Rebirth issue Aquaman is trying to be the bridge between the worlds of land and sea, which is no easy task to achieve.

Warning: There may be possible spoilers ahead.

He is someone dealing with generations of distrust and fear and he is doing everything possible to try and dispel that a man who knows that in his life time this will be almost impossible. It’s this political concept which makes it stand out from the rest of the current DC universe. The series deals with fear of the opposition which to me is a very important topic especially in the political landscapes of America and the United Kingdom/ European Union, where people are making decision based on fear, so it’s a very topical book.

Of course DC wouldn’t be DC without a good supervillain to oppose our underwater hero and here Aquaman faces one of his greatest foe’s the villainous Black Manta. Manta opposing Aquaman on any front he can, he is truly one of DC’s great if not underrated villains. Manta works in subtle and mysterious ways while Aquaman works in the light which provides a good counter balance between them. For me the stand out character is Queen Meera  as she is sees our world through her eyes and her temperament is fascinating and she is every bit the hero that her husband is.

With some gorgeous art and a great story this may be one of DC’s top releases this year.

Aquaman #1 is available to buy from today by clicking here or by visiting your local comic book retailer.

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