Review: Aquaman #26

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[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Dan Abnett

Artist: Stjepan Sejic

 

Summary

Corum Rath continues his tyrannical rule over Atlantis by having his soldiers, the Drift, round-up all Outcasts — Atlanteans with a mutation. Aquaman has found an ally in a silent, female Outcast named Dolphin. She leads Aquaman to some others she knows who could help.

Meanwhile, using her aquakinetic abilities, a very angry Mera begins an all-out assault on the enchanted walls isolating Atlantis.

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Positives

Sejic’s artwork is stunning and compliments the storyline wery well. Corum Rath continues to be a very interesting antagonist that makes me excited for his eventual showdown with Aquaman. But the highlight of this issue is seeing Mera attack the enchanted walls known as the Crown of Thorns. Her loyalty and commitment to Aquaman are only matched by her sheer power.

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Negatives

It’s hard to pinpoint a negative, but if anything, then it’s the political undertones that still bug me a little bit, but to be honest it actually does work in this issue.

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Verdict

Another excellent issue. The pacing, the artwork, the new characters, everything works really well in this issue. I highly recommend this one, and I’m very much looking forward to the next issue.

 

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Cameron Tevis

Hi, I’m Cameron Tevis and I’ve been a comic book, anime and film fan my entire life. While I like Marvel and anime my true love is DC Comics. My father, who was a fan himself, introduced me at a very young age to the amazing characters in DC (especially Hal Jordan Green Lantern).
I think it’s a fantastic time to be a comic book fan and I’m happy I get to write about the company that I love so much.
Besides being a DC fan, I am a designer and I recently started a comic book series of my own called Event Cycle 6 published through Aporian Comics. I recently wrote and directed a short film “The Misadventures of Harley Quinn”.
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