Review: Aquaman #6
“THE DROWNING” conclusion! As this first epic concludes, Aquaman and Mera are on the run for a crime they didn’t commit. They’ve fought through every kind of firepower the U.S. military has thrown. Now all that’s left between them and Atlantis is the Man of Steel…
It’s a knockdown, drag out, fight as Aquaman goes up against Superman and so much is laid on the table. Writer Dan Abnett has made Aquaman #6 the issue where Aquaman lays a hell of a lot on the table, including how he thinks others view him.
It’s a cathartic issue in a lot of ways where things are just vented as Aquaman and Superman trade blows as the Man of Steel attempts to get Aquaman to settle down and deal with the consequences of things. And as we saw in the last issue, those in Atlantis aren’t playing anymore.
Artist Bradley Walker puts things together nicely, especially the battle. The issue is much better as far as art. The series up to this point has been pretty inconsistent in that department, but Walker’s art here looks good. Hopefully, things can get settled down and he handles all the issues going forward as he’s been the strongest of folks so far handling art duties on the series.
The issue is really good in that it not only gets a lot of there as for as where Aquaman stands but it also really ups the pressure that he resolves the issues that have gotten him in so much trouble. Abnett is really upping the action and has given us a hell of a take on the classic character.
Story: Dan Abnett Art: Bradley Walker Ink: Andrew Hennessy
Story: 7.8 Art: 7.6 Overall: 7.8 Recommendation: Read
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