I used to be one of the masses who thought of Aquaman as the less useful super hero in the Justice League. There was a time that I would’ve stood with those so eager to mock the “King of the Sea” and spout off insults in his direction. I decided to revisit the character when Geoff Johns rebooted him for the New 52 and am very glad I did.
Since his exile from Atlantis, Aquaman has been exhibiting strange new powers. The secret of these powers will be revealed as the former king comes face-to-face with Poseidon! And as the Atlantis of old wages war on Earth, the forces behind Arthur and Mera’s estrangement are revealed! All is not what it seems in Aquaman #43.
Aquaman #43 continues to thrill as a battle between two factions of Atlantis comes to a head. All sorts of secrets are revealed as Aquaman reaps the consequences of handing over his throne to Queen Mera to rule over. It’s a tense and action-packed chapter filled with enough drama and family squabbling to rival even the most serious daytime soap opera.
Issue #43 of Aquaman is rated T for Teen. The comic contains violence and scary and intense scenes. There’s nothing out of the ordinary which would cause readers over the age of ten to be frightened of.
The Behemoth which attacks the Atlanteans provides some great visuals and keeps the action and tension ramped up. A sinister reveal in the last panel of the issue is shocking and will leave readers hungry for more. The breathtaking artwork by Trevor McCarthy really ignites the passion of his narrative as he performs double duties for Aquaman #43.
Aquaman #43 is available now in print and Kindle editions.