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Exclusive Preview: AQUAMAN #42

One time, Aquaman and Mera were a happy couple...

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AQUAMAN #42

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Trevor McCarthy

Mera joins the hunt for Aquaman as he continues to be an enemy of the Kingdom of Atlantis!

Item Code: MAY150134In Shops: 7/22/2015SRP: $3.99

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

I really, really, dislike this art.

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Posted By tensor

The art is ok but the story is great.

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Posted By scavengerFist

Zoom in on Arthur's face in the cover and realize he has his rape face on.

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Posted By JTMac005

That redesign is TERRIBLE imo

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Edited By Farkam
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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

I do like the art but it seems really rushed.

Good story either way.

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Posted By kfabz-23

Ok art, nice costume, very good story.

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Edited By MadFacedKid

That trident spin is cool and the title "The other Atlantis" is intriguing

His face does come off awkward in the cover though.

Wondering why Tula is blonde as well its bugging me.

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Posted By kfabz-23
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Edited By jojobinks70

I really don't get why they had to go in such a different direction in all ways with Aquaman. John's early work on the title was universally praised, Reis' art was fantastic. Even when the creative team switched it was still pretty solid and kept advancing the direction Johns started. Now they just do a complete change, which I fear that it really is just a switch to move the character more into alignment with what how he is going to be represented in the films. God forbid he loses his blond hair and learns he is actually Samoan.

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Posted By MadFacedKid

@farkam: @jtmac005: I wish Trevor played around more with the designs he had alot of the stuff would of looked well mixed together.

http://13thdimension.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/aquaman-costume-options.jpg

@jojobinks70: Im hoping they use Earth 1 to give a depiction of a more movie like appearance and not do it in Earth-0.

Each writer has had a different take though which if you look at could all connect.

1. Johns run was a bit dark focussed on Arthur not really fitting in between the two worlds he belongs to but taking responsibility to protect both. (Also taking the throne of Atlantis whether he wanted to or not)

2. Parker run was an epic of sorts where he was venturing out to find secrets to Atlantis on why its not accepting him. (Accepting his spot as King)

3. Bunn's run seems more of an epic as well almost a mythical hero and about the lengths he would go to protect his kingdom. Still in continuiation though my only complaint is the suit for now. Im digging the trident.

@kfabz-23: Its honestly hard to tell with the solicitations. Its said that issue 43 would deliver something im rewording to be known as a mind blower so I would of guessed that to be the midpoint of the arc. But then issue 45 goes on to talk about more revelations Id assume things are revealed in 45 giving it an ending maybe at 46 or 47 but that's me guessing. Avg has been 6 issues with no crossovers but could extend to 8.

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Edited By jojobinks70

I love Aquaman, so I am not giving up on him. And I only read #41, havent read this one yet, so I am hoping for the best. But the art work really is a step back from the calibre we have grown accustomed to, and the new outfit is too busy for my taste. I could see the artist getting lazy in panels already, as it is alot to draw in every frame.

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Posted By Vitalius

Did i saw Tempest in this comic?

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Posted By AriesWarlock

Aquaman was doing so good, and the art was so good, before Convergence, why did they have to ruin it?

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Posted By superhoodie

Can't wait to read.

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Edited By Wowlock

So he leaves the kingdom to Mera and she in turn hunts him down ? They love those ''WTF'' cliffhangers O.o

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Posted By JackalVenom

Zoom in on Arthur's face in the cover and realize he has his rape face on.

I guess Pseudo-Mythological Other Dimensional Creatures bring out that side of him?

@wowlock said:

So he leaves the kingdom to Mera and she in turn hunts him down ? They love those ''WTF'' cliffhangers O.o

Aren't they just amazing? I knew she would turn out to be evil! After I read her New52 Bio and how she's Xerxesian (er whatchamuhcallems)

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Posted By Trodorne

@tensor said:

The art is ok but the story is great.

This

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Edited By BlackWind

The dialogue still doesn't feel totally Arthur. And the art is nearly ugly to look at.

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Posted By JakeN7

Heh. Dig the MTG mention.

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Posted By timeman

The art is bugging me badly.

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Posted By Green ankh

Aquaman was my fav DC book. Till issue 41 art and plot are bad

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Posted By TheRyanHimself

The art doesn't bother me at all. And I like his new digs.

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Edited By BlackWind

Just read the issue. There is still a lot of mystery and not much is being answered, IMHO.

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Posted By HolySerpent

I try to read it. I couldn't get pass the art