Comic Review: Aquaman #6 (DC Comics)

For many years Aquaman has been he butt of too many jokes. People think of him as this guy who can only talk to fish. I even have to admit […]

For many years Aquaman has been he butt of too many jokes. People think of him as this guy who can only talk to fish. I even have to admit that when I was in high school I wrote a sketch about to guys getting in an argument about who was better, Aquaman or Namor with the base of the script revolving around how they were both pretty lame.

 

Dan Abnett is building on that very “joke” and making that feeling of being the butt of a joke a major part of Aquaman’s character. This is issue continues the story of Aquaman trying to unify the governments of land with his own Kingdom, Atlantis. When things go terribly wrong Aquaman is confronted by his friend and fellow Justice Leaguer Superman. Aquaman and Supes exchange fists, of coarse, but the real brilliance of this story comes when Aquaman explains how he has always felt like the outsider of the league.

I’ve said for awhile now that Dan Abnett is DC’s greatest secret weapon. This first story of “rebirth” has only strengthened my theory with a story that perfectly blends themes of politics, betrayal, and relationships in way the makes Game of Thrones look like another day in the office.

5 out of 5!

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