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AQUAMAN #7

Who destroyed Atlantis? In the start of a new storyline, we follow the hunter as he stalks and kills his prey, claiming their weapons and armor as trophies. A golden shield, a golden helm…and the final prize is the most powerful of all: a golden trident. The only problem is, he’s going to have to go through Aquaman to get it. Who is he? What is the secret of Aquaman’s trident? And how does this all tie into the destruction of Atlantis?

Written by Geoff Johns
Pencilled by Ivan Reis
Inked by Joe Prado
Lettered by DC Lettering
Colored by Joe Prado & Rod Reis
Cover by Ivan Reis
Cover Color by Rod Reis

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  1. This story looks really intriguing, especially after seeing the preview for it on CBR.

    Expanding on the Aquaman mythos can never be a bad thing.

    • I just read the preview after I read your comment.

      I was on the verge of dropping Aquaman but by the looks of that preview, that may turn around!

  2. I dropped this series a couple of months ago but I think I might give it another try because of the new story arc. Hopefully its worth it.

  3. I have to say there is no way to just drop this title, I also read the small preview over at CBR and *SPOILER* if you have not read it….Black Manta looks bad ass!! Johns has done well to let this title breath a little before reintroducing Aquamans greatest enemy ever!! Others huh?? Well one thing is for sure they are’nt a very strong group. I like this title and again I say, come on comicbook Wednesday !!

    K

  4. 7 issues out and I’m eager as a puppy presented with a treat to read Aquaman month after month. Yes, I said it, AQUAMAN! 0_o

  5. the trident originally belonged to poseidon, right? is a meeting between the two inevitable? i would love to see the ocean god play a role in this book at some point. along with other mythological sea creatures like the cracken, sirens and man eating mermaids.
    am very interested in the direction johns is taking us. it’s been a blast

    • Technically, last issue of Wonder Woman gave a pretty good explanation of “sirens” being Amazons raiding ships and sleeping with the crew before slaughtering them. πŸ˜‰

      But yeah, Poseidon in Aquaman would be kick-ass and cool and a good way to connect the two books, it’s a shared universe, after all!

    • amazons are not sirens, nor do i see them compared as such.
      where in the book did you read that they were?

    • I never said they were sirens. I said they explained the myth of sirens. Sorry if I wasn’t clear. Sirens were talked of by greek sailors to be beautiful naked women sitting on rocks or at the shore of their island and trying to convince men to come and join them, most of the time they drowned while trying to reach them. Or they shipwrecked and were stranded. Only the romans, much later, compared them to “mermaids”, being half-fish and half-woman, just like Ariel… πŸ˜›

      50 naked woman jumping on board of a ship and fucking the sailors brains out and then killing them or throwing them overboard as depicted in Wonder Woman #7, is, to my eyes, a pretty good explanation for the sirens myth, mate! πŸ˜‰

      If you don’t believe me, read on it.

    • it’s just that the sirens are known for their beautiful voices. it was the lure of their song that made sailors want to abandon ship. jumping overboard to meet their deaths. they couldn’t help themselves even though the sirens are often depicted as being surrounded by rotting corpses.
      in greek myth, jason drew out his lyre as to drown out their beautiful song. and odysseus and his men plugged their ears with beeswax to avoid their irresistible death song.
      the amazons boarded the ships, had their way and then forced the sailors to jump overboard.
      a lot of differences there.

    • not trying to argue, i just don’t see the explanation you’re referring to πŸ™‚

    • It’s okay mate! πŸ˜‰

      This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object! πŸ˜‰ Cheers! lol

    • lol.

      salute πŸ™‚

    • @sitara & KillTheG1mp: You’re both right.

      The Amazons are just one of several versions of the myth. The Mer-People are only one of the races Diana, and Amazons in general, met. Sometimes you use the tactics of those you associate with. If your culture is old enough, stories become Legend and Myth.

  6. Really strong comic and Reis’ art is so great….he is one of my favorite artists working in comics today.

  7. Mr. Johns, you baffle me. Justice League rubbed me in all the wrong ways, but this? This is something right here. I love the blend of humor and action here as well as the literal fish out of water motif. I love the whole thing that i get to see the Aquaman mythos expand before my eyes. Heh, combine the writing and the Ivan reis’s art (the art that made me fall in love with green lantern and his merry band of spacefaring knights) all wraps up in one awesome and darn funny title. Aquadog? Arthur trying to order fish and chips? Him living in a lighthouse and introducing Mera to our world with mixed results? Badass menaces from the deep and from our world? A possible quest? SOLD.

  8. Wasn’t real thrilled with the 6th issue, wasn’t bad, but wasn’t great, after reading the preview for this it looks like it’s back on track to being badass

  9. While this is typical slow burn by Geoff Johns, I liked this issue a lot. I’m intrigued by this new past for Aquaman and this is a fucking gorgeous book by Ivan Reis. That man can make ANYTHING look good.

    4/5

  10. Another really solid issue of a book that’s becoming one of my favorites. Beautiful art and a very intriguing story that starts out showing Black Manta in all his evil glory. 4/5….plus there was no snarky Aquaman insults which was kinda nice for a change.

  11. the opening with black manta was viciously wicked.
    cool scars.
    awesome villain.
    i didn’t know he could shoot energy blasts from his visor.
    5 stars.

  12. This was so good black manta: awesome. And that brazilian chick with the cat: meow.

  13. I can’t believe I’d actually be reading an Aquaman comic and be this honestly interested in it. It’s really one of my new favorites out of the new 52.

  14. This series has gone back to being frustrating. Geoff Johns has the amazing ability to make it seem like both nothing and something is happening at the same time. A decent amount of action occurred in this issue yet it was still light on plot.

    The strongest issue of Aquaman so far was easily the desert issue and that was self contained. This is back to The Trench pacing which is a touch too slow for my liking.

  15. This is a book that I really want to like, but when issues come out like this which feel extremely slight it becomes difficult. I don’t think I have it in me to drop a book drawn by Ivan Reis, but the savagely slow pacing and non-characterization of ol’ Artie are making a compelling case.

  16. Solid issue however in my cut back I will be switching to either trade wait or $1 less digital for this series. I did love the art in this but overall I think I will be just as happy with this book waiting to read it. 4/5

  17. Aquaman #7 can easily become one of the best comics of 2012. Black Manta returns! The Others are introduced! A cat fight! And a real panther fights with one made of water! Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Rod Reis are the dream team!

    Please check my mini-review here:

    http://bit.ly/H0S47Z

    Comments and feedback are always welcome!

  18. I have to admit I really do not care for The Others at all really not interested. I do however, like Black Manta and Mera’s back story with the grocery store thing. I like to see how that all is going to turn out, I give Aquaman a 4 this month.

    K

  19. Very slight but still awesome

  20. This was the first issue I picked up since the reboot…I have subsequently picked up all 1-6. AWESOME.

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