Dan Abnett is continuing his stellar run on Aquaman. He's been slowly laying down the pieces to make this book his own. He's not ignoring anything that came before, but instead building on it. He's developing the vast supporting cast and laying down stuff that seems like it will take him quite a while to get to the pay off stage. I like that. It's how comics used to be. It's nice that someone will take over a book, do a six or twelve issue run and then go on, but it fucks with continuity.
While I'm enjoying this book, there are parts that irk me. The Aqua Marines. They're stupid. They feel like a rejected late 80s or early 90s concept. I really hope this is the last we see of them. Seriously. I do not care for them at all.
This book also features yet another "Aquaman isn't fit to be King" story. We get them all the time. But I don't really mind this time around. I'm interested in seeing where this will lead.
Aquaman Vol 3: Crown Of Atlantis
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Scot Eaton, Philippe Briones, Brad Walker, Wayne Faucher, Andrew Hennessey, Scott Hanna