Written by Geoff Johns
Pencils by Ivan Reis
Inks by Joe Prado & Ivan Reis
This has turned into a wonderful action/adventure series. Evidently Arthur was a part of a team of heroes long before he was a member of the Justice League, and Mera is not very happy to find out one of them was a pretty girl that had a rapport with him. Black Manta has been wreaking havoc again and in doing so Aquaman deal with his past where he was an angry man following his father’s death. It is an interesting story that pushes the Atlantis plot forward while also steeping the story in rich character related material.
I still say Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis should have been on a book like Superman and made that character grand again. In fact, as much as I love this book (and I do), I cannot help but think that Reis is wasted on it to a certain extent. He is one of the best talents in the business. Nevertheless, together they are not just making Aquaman readable, but they are also developing a wonderful superhero story different from many other types of comics out at the moment. Sure there are many superhero characters in this; however, Johns is not using the book to crossover with other heroes’ titles. These are relatively unknown or new characters and using them builds the world of Aquaman up, making it much more important to the overall DCU.