New 52 Aquaman was one of the few bright points of DC's whole New 52 fiasco. It brought Aquaman back to the A List. What worked best about the book is it really didn't discard all of his past, it didn't drastically alter the character and it was well written. And with the exception of Cullen Bunn's short run on the book, the whole run has been solid. Dan Abnett took over for the last New 52 arc and continues on to the Rebirth run.
The trade starts off with the Rebirth Special. I wasn't that impressed with it. It honestly felt like a fill in issue rather than a new start. Even the first couple of issues of this story felt off to me. Really, it felt like a fill-in issue in between the regular creative team. But as I read, I got pulled deeper in to the story. I like the direction it's going in right now. I do have an issue or two with the series, but they're minor. First, I don't know if Dan Abnett has really captured who Mera is. She seems a little off. I'm willing to give him time, though. The other gripe is the art. I think it's the reason this partially read like a fill-in story to me. While there's nothing bad about the art, it's just not that remarkable to me. It's fine, but unmemorable.
Aquaman Vol 1: The Drowning
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Scot Eaton, Oscar Jimenez, Mark Morales, Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, Wayne Faucher, Philippe Briones