Comic Review: Aquaman #7 (DC Comics)

Aquaman continues to be a standout series in the DC Rebirth, the relaunch that the company so desperately need. I’m noticing that Aquaman and Mera’s relationship being used as the […]

Aquaman continues to be a standout series in the DC Rebirth, the relaunch that the company so desperately need.

I’m noticing that Aquaman and Mera’s relationship being used as the main example in of the heroes having love stolen from them was VERY intentional in the Rebirth one-shot written by Geoff Johns. Aquaman #7 continues to rebuild their relationship when, in the midst of crisis, Mera agrees to go through a ritualistic ceremony to prove that she is worthy of marrying the king of Atlantis.

The main conflict of the book focuses on an all too real symbolization of modern terrorism as Black Manta takes command of a terror cell that does not want peace between the surface world and Atlantis. The incredible politics of this book are written in such a way that it still feels like a superhero book and doesn’t come off as overly preachy. What it accomplishes instead is a provocation of thought that entertains the reader while forcing them to see a dramatic parallel to our modern world.

Aquaman continues to impress me month after month. This one gets a 5 out of 5!

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