Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Aquaman Answers the "Siren's Call" in Issue #44

The exploits of Arthur Curry continue to get more complex in Aquaman #44. Writer Cullen Bunn continues throwing deadly punches and hurdles in the course of our super hero's mission to save not only the world under the sea but above. Our eyes are given the pleasure of taking in the magnificent artwork of Trevor McCarthy as he breathes life into Bunn's scripting.

In Aquaman #44, the relationship of Mera and Arthur is on the rocks. After all, Mera wants Aquaman dead. Now, the estranged lovers are about to meet face to face. Is a reconciliation in the works?

Issue #44 of Aquaman is rated T for Teen. It contains violence, profanity, adult situations, and sensuality. Mera is in a bra and panties through most of the book. There's also a two-page spread of Arthur and Mera having sex that borders on something we'd see on late-night cable channels. What the whole thing boils down to is an obvious pandering to horny fanboys hanging out in their parent's basement. I know I sound like an old fogey, but someone's got to point out the unnecessary.

Aquaman #44 is filled with the tension and excitement readers of his monthly comic have grown accustomed to. The story gains even more momentum with a touch of deceit that pushes the rightful King of the Sea into a rage that will not easily be extinguished. It'll be interesting to see how the present story-arc ends or where it will lead our hero next. However, I would like to point out the issue is overshadowed by unnecessary sex scenes that might tantalize the pervy fanboys but will also limit its younger audience and encourage parents to terminate their subscriptions.

Aquaman #44 is available now in print and Kindle editions.

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