Aquaman Discussion Thread

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#1 Posted by MightyKalEl (2202 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman comics since rebirth has been really good and I don't see any threads made to discuss his stories. So I have made this thread to discuss everything related to Aquaman post rebirth. Keep this thread active, lets give Arthur the respect he deserves.

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#2 Posted by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

Haven't read Aquaman since Bunn's short lived stint....glad he's doing well!

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#3 Posted by MightyKalEl (2202 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone know why Mera vs Justice League issue of JL is cancelled?

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#5 Posted by darthdeadpool (1278 posts) - - Show Bio

anyone hate this new artist everyone is circlejerking about? And why does every comic now devolve into making some right wing nationalist a villain. Been downhill HARD starting with dead water

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#6 Posted by MightyKalEl (2202 posts) - - Show Bio

@mightykalel: Ughh. I'll be pissed if true.

It was solicited for Justice League 25. But it has been re-solicited now, Hitch is writing a new story about a cosmic evil awakening on Earth.

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#7 Posted by MightyKalEl (2202 posts) - - Show Bio

@ecstaticgrace said:

@mightykalel: Ughh. I'll be pissed if true.

It was solicited for Justice League 25. But it has been re-solicited now, Hitch is writing a new story about a cosmic evil awakening on Earth.

EDIT : Ecstatic, a mistake has happened. JL vs Mera hasn't been cancelled. It is solicited for JL #24. Hitch's story is JL 25.

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#8 Posted by namelessnoname (110 posts) - - Show Bio

anyone hate this new artist everyone is circlejerking about? And why does every comic now devolve into making some right wing nationalist a villain. Been downhill HARD starting with dead water

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I don't care for the way Aquaman is being drawn, the long wild hair and beard went out in the 90s. The Far left and liberals have pretty much taken over the entertainment business and that would include comic books as well.

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#9 Edited by scott_summers52 (1686 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, where's this hate for issue 25 of Aquaman coming from? That was a MASTERPIECE

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#10 Posted by MightyKalEl (2202 posts) - - Show Bio

Recent JL issue was good. Mera has got some good showings and obviously JL members had few low showings. But it was fun reading the issue and the art was absolutely gorgeous. Churchill should be made regular artist in JL/Superman/Action.

Man, where's this hate for issue 25 of Aquaman coming from? That was a MASTERPIECE

It was.

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#11 Posted by darthdeadpool (1278 posts) - - Show Bio

@scott_summers52: it wasnt though.... In literally anyway. Art is decent, story is bad, dialogue is decent

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#12 Posted by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

@mightykalel said:
@ecstaticgrace said:

@mightykalel: Ughh. I'll be pissed if true.

It was solicited for Justice League 25. But it has been re-solicited now, Hitch is writing a new story about a cosmic evil awakening on Earth.

EDIT : Ecstatic, a mistake has happened. JL vs Mera hasn't been cancelled. It is solicited for JL #24. Hitch's story is JL 25.

why is she fighting the JL?

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#13 Posted by EcstaticGrace (6948 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam: She created a tidal wave that apparently could of destroyed a lot of cities without thinking about the consequences. The League is trying to talk Mera down from her approach on destroying the Crown of Thorns. Mera is in a fury.

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#14 Posted by Chimeroid (9183 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam: mera was super badass. She tried to raise the ocean and destroy the magical shield around atlantis. But it didnt break it. It did, however,create the wave that threatened the eastern seaboard. After kicking their collective asses she was invited to join the league.

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#15 Posted by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah that was pretty cool.

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#16 Posted by scott_summers52 (1686 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been loving most of Dan Abnett's run so far, but I hope after this arc we get short-haired Aquaman back.

I would also like to finally see the wedding between Arthur and Mera soon.

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#17 Posted by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

getting bored with Aquaman comics...

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#18 Posted by MightyKalEl (2202 posts) - - Show Bio

Underwater mutants is an interesting idea. Aquaman 26 was good as usual.

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#19 Posted by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

Teen Titans Black Manta story has been exceptional...

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#20 Posted by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

@chimeroid: @ecstaticgrace:

Aquaman was pretty cool in Metal, with him surviving in space without difficulty along with Wondy and Supes.

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#21 Posted by EcstaticGrace (6948 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam: can't wait to check it out, I've been falling off from my comic reading. Snyder's use of the term metal and his connecting Nth to everything in the DCU kinda bugged me to.

In regards to Manta I need to catch up on TT or tbh Start on it. Kaldur needs a composite thread!

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#22 Posted by agent41 (15036 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam said:

@chimeroid: @ecstaticgrace:

Aquaman was pretty cool in Metal, with him surviving in space without difficulty along with Wondy and Supes.

In what?.

Online
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#23 Posted by EcstaticGrace (6948 posts) - - Show Bio

@agent41: http://www.dccomics.com/comics/dark-matter-2017/dark-nights-metal-1

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#25 Edited by scott_summers52 (1686 posts) - - Show Bio

Mera's been appearing in Justice League recently, and I noticed that the covers have been coloring her costume to look just like Aquaman's (even though she's in her normal all-green costume in the pages). What's up with this?

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#26 Posted by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

Been reading Peter David's Aquaman run, pretty damn good stuff. I think I actually like the Barbarian Hair, Beard and Pincer-Hand for Aquaman. Gives him his own distinct look. No wonder those DCEU guys went for that look instead of the orange-green princely look.

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#27 Posted by comicfan11 (1419 posts) - - Show Bio

The writing has been kind of average in the last arc. Abnett is kind of shiting on Aquaman, to play up other characters. The overall plot is cool, but Arthur is getting shit on in every issue since 24 (although 27 was the best so far). And the possibility of Atlantis possibly electing someone like Mera for their leader in the end of this arc is ridiculous and contradicts the entire run so far.

My guees is Mera will be queen and Aquaman will be joining JLA full time and live on the lighthouse. And he gets the Trident back for good (see Metal) with extra powers or just more consistent use of it's existing powers, (multiple upcoming covers seeem to confirm that)

On the other hand Metal has been perfection, and Aquaman has more great moments in the 2 issues of Metal than in issues 24-28 of his own run (although I believe Abnett will unleash him on issue 30). Metal is shaping up to be one of the greatest DC events ever, pure fun and celebration of DC's history, concepts and world.

Teet Titans / Black Manta crossover was short and great. One of the better contained Manta stories and a cool story under Jackson's belt (great use of his powers also).

Can't wait for Hitch to leave JL. The funny thing is, that his best story so far has been the first arc (issues 1-5), and everything else has just gone downhill from that. And considering the reaction that story got, this automatically makes this one of the worst JL runs ever, ending with the disaster this last arc with the JLChildren is.

@farkam: He has been great in many of his guest appearances at tha period too. Mostly JLA, but some other issues also.

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#28 Posted by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the way Aquaman was written in JLA Y1, soft-spoken, shy guy looking to belong with a lot of resentment and anger under the surface.

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#29 Posted by scott_summers52 (1686 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman 29:

Damn, I did not see that ending coming. Another solid issue. Excited to see how Underworld ends.

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#30 Posted by scott_summers52 (1686 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome to hear Mera's getting her own mini-series. It's about time DC gave her the spotlight.

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#31 Posted by MightyKalEl (2202 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, excited for Mera's mini.

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#32 Posted by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

So still reading PADs run; Orin > Arthur in terms of character arc and personality. With all the other stuff i've been reading about pc aquaman i can clearly see why he ended up as some disgruntled beared guy who was ok with a harpoon hand. Arthur > Orin in terms of badassness. Arthur is much more regal and godly and clearly has complete confidence in himself despite all the put-downs he suffers from others lol.

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#33 Posted by MightyKalEl (2202 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't know if you folks already know this, the second arc of Snyder's Justice League is a big Aquaman story.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Ssnyder1835/status/994207322929950720

Expect a team up with Diana and a trip to Earth's core.

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#34 Posted by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

@ecstaticgrace: Once again Aquaman and Wonderwoman were written as physical equals in the latest justice league book. Cool.

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#35 Posted by EcstaticGrace (6948 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam: I haven't been keeping up with JL but I'll check it out. Especially wasn't expecting Snyder to give Aquaman any justice after being trapped by bubblegum as Batman's contingency or talking to fish in Metal.

So pretty excited to reading it

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#36 Edited by Farkam (11983 posts) - - Show Bio

@ecstaticgrace said:

@farkam: I haven't been keeping up with JL but I'll check it out. Especially wasn't expecting Snyder to give Aquaman any justice after being trapped by bubblegum as Batman's contingency or talking to fish in Metal.

So pretty excited to reading it

Snyder's Aquaman is just...there. He lacks an independent voice. The fight between Aquaman and Wonderwoman lasts just two panels, so I wouldn't get wet over it, but it shows them both equaling one another for the ??fourth?? time in these characters history.

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#37 Posted by EcstaticGrace (6948 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam: Yeah I get the same impression with Aquaman just being there cause he's part of the team rather then having much value other then sea/fish puns to compare whatever crisis too.

Snyder says the next Arc I think will be heavy Aquaman centered though so that should be exciting.

Appreciate the call out as well. The Arthur/Diana clash for the most part sadly seemed to be off panel but it did show Arthur take a hit from Diana that was meant for Cheetah.

4 times?? Hmm

Jeff Parker fight Aquaman Annual 2

Geoff Johns Throne of Atlantis

And this Snyder instance might make it 3 times they come off even.

Flashpoint would be 4 if you want to count that

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#38 Posted by ursaber (9619 posts) - - Show Bio

Super worried about Kelly DeConnick apparently taking over the Aquaman book next year. She's from that crowd of sjw feminism that destroys everything in its path.

Dan Abnett has been doing a pretty good job on Aquaman with great artists such as Stjepan Sejic and Riccardo Federici really giving the book some life and power.

A little bummed story-wise that Arthur and Mera won't have a more personal hero lifestyle a la Brightest Day or early New 52 Aquaman which was so good.

I just want the two to get officially married and be King and Queen of Atlantis even after Arthur's screw ups as king.

Now in the solicits for Drowned Earth it seems it will end with Aquaman making a huge sacrifice and I don't like the sound of that.

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