Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench (The New 52)
|Rating||:||4.73 (715 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Pages|
A #1 New York Times Best Seller!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!
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The King of the Seven Seas Has Returned Anarchy in the US Arthur Curry, AKA Aquaman, might be one the most underrated and unappreciated characters in comicdom. Or at least, he's up there. He's a character who's been around since 1941 and has felt like a B-tier character hanging out with A-tier characters in his 70+ years in comics. He wasn't always like that though. His solo series has (in my opinion) been pretty good through his comic life-span. His Silver-Age comics are pretty good (the showcase collection), . The start of a great run! I really like the character of Aquaman and feel Johns does a great job making him and Mera relevant in the 21st century. The first four issues of the trade are the summer blockbuster Aquaman story, lots of solid action interspersed with character moments that define the characters and their world. The other two parts offer more character pieces that fill things out. I've read the whole Johns run digitally and am now collecting them in trades because the . "Johns Does What He Does" according to M. Toomey. Geoff Johns takes publically discarded heroes and gives them the tlc that they deserve. You can tell he wasn't as enthusiastic to write for Aquaman as he was for Green Lantern, but he does his best to return him to a place of respect. In a very direct way he addresses all of the negativity Aquaman has received over the years. This can be a little preachy, but the result is a decent read to add to your collection