Tag: Comics: Aquaman series

Review: Aquaman: Maelstrom (vol. 6)

Posted 23 May, 2016 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Aquaman: Maelstrom (vol. 6)
By: Jeff Parker (writer)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

The ruthless Chimer—a new villain with links to Aquaman’s past—has arrived to destroy the King of the Seven Seas, and Arthur may not be powerful enough to stop him! Meanwhile, with threat after threat demanding his attention, it’s fallen to Mera to hold Atlantis together, even if most of the city wants her dead! The conspirators hiding in the shadows of the city’s darkest reaches can’t hide forever—but can Mera get to them before Atlantis comes apart?

Find out in these tales from Aquaman #32-40 and stories from Secret Origins #2 and 5!

So, fun fact: this is actually the last collected volume of Aquaman for the New 52! The next issue is the start of the new run (and after my brother and I got spoiled with the premise, we thought it was best that we were ending our collection with this issue (that decision was made beforehand, but learning the plot of the new series just confirmed it)). Anyway, new volume, hurray! It seems like a running theme since they became King and Queen of the Seven Seas that Atlantis is falling apart, but that book blurb does a poor explanation as to what is really going on in this issue. The following contains SPOILERS if you haven’t read the New 52 series to date!

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Review: Aquaman: Sea of Storms (vol. 5)

Posted 11 May, 2016 by Lianne in Comics / 4 Comments

Aquaman: Sea of Storms (vol. 5)
By: Jeff Parker (writer), Paul Pelletier (Illustrations), Sean Parsons (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

The “Sea of Storms” story arc begins with the debut of new “Aquaman” writer Jeff Parker (BATMAN 66)!

The Earth’s crust is grinding to life, releasing deadly volcanoes and bizarre creatures … so humanity’s first instinct is to blame Atlantis! And as the plates pull apart, the pressures of ruling a kingdom under siege are weighing on Aquaman and Mera as well!

Collects “Aquaman” #26-31, “Aquaman” Annual #2 and “Swamp Thing” #32.

It’s been a while since I’ve read an Aquaman title so here we are, volume 5 of the New 52 series! My brother and I were a little iffy whether or not we would continue following the series given the change in writer but we were rather curious whether one particular storyline would make its eventual appearance so we decided to continue on.

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Review: Aquaman: Death of a King (vol. 4)

Posted 22 November, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Aquaman: Death of a King (vol. 4)
By: Geoff Johns (writer), Paul Pelletier (Illustrations), Sean Parsons (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Unfolding out of the events of “THRONE OF ATLANTIS” comes a mystery that sends Aquaman to the ends of the Earth to solve an ancient murder—one that will reveal a horrific truth about Arthur Curry and threaten those closest to him today.

Also, as the Scavenger compiles more Atlantean weaponry and artifacts, Aquaman enlists the aid of The Others to help find one missing relic in the Southwestern United States before his enemies can get to it and possess untold power.

Collects issues #17-23 of the monthly series.

Gah, what else can I say in this preamble before the review? Regular readers of my blog know that I’ve been reading and enjoying the New 52 run of Aquaman 😉

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Review: Aquaman: Throne of Atlantis (vol. 3)

Posted 23 June, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Aquaman: The Throne of Atlantis (vol. 3)
By: Geoff Johns (writer), Ivan Reis (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Atlantis attacks! Aquaman, long having since severed ties with his people, watches as as armies rise from the water and attack the surface world. The Justice League–Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and Cyborg–answer the call, defending the shores from the invading Atlantean hordes.

But whose side is Aquaman on? With his brother Orm at the head of the undersea army, will Aquaman choose to side with his Earth-bound superteam? Or his own people?

Note: This is not the cover of the paperback edition (I could not find a hi-res image of the cover) but the cover to one of the single issues included; image source

Here we are, volume 3 of New 52’s Aquaman. The New 52 series has been getting a lot of flack for the uneven writing, continuity, etc. of the big characters, but I’ve been enjoying its run for Aquaman so far; Geoff Johns I think has done a good job in bringing Arthur Curry to life (and, let’s face it, has shown readers how truly badass this Atlantean superhero really is).

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Review: Aquaman: The Others (vol. 2)

Posted 1 March, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Aquaman: The Others, vol. 2
By: Geoff Johns (writer), Ivan Reis (Illustrations), Joe Prado (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Long before the King of the Seven Seas joined the Justice League, Aquaman was a part of another super-team: The Others. These young costumed adventurers traveled the globe, each trying to find their own individual road to redemption.

Six years later after a grisly murder, The Others are reunited. They know only one man could be responsible: Black Manta. Aquaman must lead the charge to stop his arch-nemesis, but will the years have fractured The Others just enough to keep them from bringing this villain to justice?

By the critically acclaimed creative team behind BLACKEST NIGHT Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, AQUAMAN VOLUME 2: THE OTHERS is the heart-stopping heart stopping follow up to the #1 New York Times best-selling AQUAMAN VOLUME 1: THE TRENCH. This volume collects issues #7-13, as well as the special #0 issue.

I really enjoyed volume one of New 52’s Aquaman so naturally I was looking forward to the next issue 🙂

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