Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Aquaman #23

Writer: Dan Abnett
Pencils: Scot Eaton
Colors: Gabe Eltaeb
Inks: Wayne Faucher


Is a traitor still a traitor if all the people are on his side? Arthur has faced many monsters and villains, but this may be his toughest fight yet.

***NON-SPOILERS and SUMMARY AT THE BOTTOM***

 


The Throne of Atlantis


Arthur is betrayed by his own people. The elders have decided that his actions are too progressive for their kind. To replace him, they’ve elected the murderer, Rath, to take the King's place. This issue is leaving us with more questions than answers. Will Arthur’s allegiance with the dry land finally break his authority in Atlantis? Will he be able to win back his throne? Are the prisoners being released from their cells apart of this outrageous impeachment? Next issue is Crown of Thorns…hopefully then we get some answers.



The King and I


I swear I can see the influence of Dan working with Benjamin Percy. There were some very pointed political parallels, and I loved them. When one of the traitors yelled, “not my king,” I actually snorted. The struggle of being a hero and a king is pretty unique to Arthur’s story. The only one that could relate would be Wonder Woman, speaking of, I hope to see those two in a cross-over some day soon. Anyway, Abnett is one of those authors that makes sure that every action has a reaction. There is no need to desire for a resolution, because in ‘Aquaman,’ we almost always get one. Which I love because it makes me feel that the writer really cares about his character and the story. Every move is calculated and flows naturally into the next plot line. It’s an A+ from me.


Sum it Up!


A scandal is upon us, and the King is going to have to fight to secure his throne. Abnett is filling the reader up with a million questions, and when those answers come around, it’s going to be immensely satisfying. A perfect time to jump on board, if you’ve been wanting to get into Aquaman.

7.5/10


Ariel DuPey | NCR














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