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AQUAMAN #41

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

Aquaman is on the run from Atlantis! The kingdom he once saved now wants him dead - and nothing will ever be the same again!

Item Code: APR150217In Shops: 6/24/2015SRP: $3.99

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So the "lets make the comics like the movies" virus is spreading to DC now, Uh?

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#2 inferiorego  Staff

So the "lets make the comics like the movies" virus is spreading to DC now, Uh?

It's impossible to know since we haven't seen anything about Aquaman in the DCCU.

But besides that, Aquaman, moreso than most DC characters, has gone under extreme changes numerous times as a character. From the classic version to hook hand, to water hand, to sword of Atlantis to modern to this. Change is a BIG theme in this character's history.

Also, I don't really see how this version matches the one picture we've seen of Jason Mamoa. There's literally nothing in common.

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@master_thief: How could you possibly know if this is like the movie?

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My God! That water looks so good, almost as good as the wake.

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Seeing the sword transform to the spear remind me of the Thundercats for a second.We got shnnk,ch-chak,shkkt instead of Thunder,Thunder,Thunder, Thundercats Ho.

Aquaman is one of the few new 52 books what has not drop the ball for the new 52.

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I might get this now.

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I don't like the art, but I look forward to this new run.

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I want my seven kingdoms. I was really looking forward to that

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So this is after finding his mom, Hercules, etc? Or one of those wacky "stories will trump continuity" stories they touted?

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The art is decent... but not on the level of Paul Pelletier or Ivan Reis. I can only hope the quality of the series, in terms of writing/story, hasn't suffered. Geoff Johns and Jeff Parker really made me enjoy Aquman & Mera.

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Digging the new threads.

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So this is after finding his mom, Hercules, etc? Or one of those wacky "stories will trump continuity" stories they touted?

Yes

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I've always liked the idea of retractable trident, mainly so could switch from hand to hand to weapon fighting easier, but the blade form is that sort of weird length of not quite feeling like a sword or a dagger, and the trident seems a bit generic.

I always thought one of Aquaman's problems was his colour scheme (despite it being made of two of my favourite colours) the orange just made him look like a goldfish, although the gold belt is a bit much but I willing to give the black and green colour scheme(with a bit of orange and gold) a try.

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@tensor said:

Seeing the sword transform to the spear remind me of the Thundercats for a second.We got shnnk,ch-chak,shkkt instead of Thunder,Thunder,Thunder, Thundercats Ho.

Aquaman is one of the few new 52 books what has not drop the ball for the new 52.

I felt a big Masters of the Universe vibe, myself. The thumbnail on the front page actually fooled me into thinking it was He Man for a second and then I mentally pulled a "By the power of Greyskull!" when his sword morphed in the preview.

Ah, the 80's how I miss you.

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@master_thief said:

So the "lets make the comics like the movies" virus is spreading to DC now, Uh?

Nop, is the same virus the DCCU has.

The EDGY VIRUS!!!

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I'm sold

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I've always liked the idea of retractable trident, mainly so could switch from hand to hand to weapon fighting easier, but the blade form is that sort of weird length of not quite feeling like a sword or a dagger, and the trident seems a bit generic.

I always thought one of Aquaman's problems was his colour scheme (despite it being made of two of my favourite colours) the orange just made him look like a goldfish, although the gold belt is a bit much but I willing to give the black and green colour scheme(with a bit of orange and gold) a try.

There's also the whole thing where the blade is a weird kind of shape, also is it just me or does the sword seem to completely change size in between panels? In the second to last page it looks like a sword (albeit a small one) but on the last page it's a little knife. The blade is only about twice the size of the handle whereas a sword will usually be about 4 or 5 times bigger than the handle at least. It's an idea I like but man is it executed weird.

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As cool as this seems and as much as I like seeing Aquaman holding a trident with mystical abilities that are evident.

Im not big on Arthur's dialogue Bunn's needs to remember Arthur grew up in Maine not Atlantis so his speech comes off weird to me. I wouldn't mind characters like Garth, Mera, Tula and other homegrown Atlanteans talking in that high sophisticated manor but I dont think Arthur should.

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#27  Edited By AwesomeHobos

@justthatkid: that's true but you also have to remember he spent a good amount of time after the death of his father in Atlantis, and entrenched himself pretty deep so it isn't far fetched to think he would pick up a bit of their dialect, and I don't mind it much cause then I can read it in the voice of the Batman The Brave and The Bold Aquaman cause it gives the same since of grandeur.

On another note, I like that they're going for something different but the brown/black top just doesn't seem to fit on the color pallet with Orange and Green. Not saying it can't turn around and wow but there was some really cool concept art shown on DC All Access today that I would've loved to see

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#28  Edited By MadFacedKid

@awesomehobos: Its abit weird to me though cause his way of speech is so drastically different compared to how Johns and Parker wrote him. I honestly wouldn't mind if he spoke that way to the Atlanteans to try and show them he's adapting for them. But in his head id expect his casual speak.

Im not big on the color of the top either. Personally cant stand not just keeping it Gold/Orange/Green really dont care the placement as long as ita noticeable. I had an idea for a costume design as well that would seem a bit more likeable I think.

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Dig the new costume and new way of using the Trident.

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the black and green do not go well together.

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It's a mix of He-man and Thor? I didn't like the sword to trident thing neither his monologue. =/

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#32  Edited By shinobi62676

okay, two issues I have with the art: 1) something about it, probably the colors, reminds me of a porno comic that I saw a good while back that wish I could forget exists and 2) the biggest issue I have with the redesigned outfit so far is the hair, it reminds of the hairstyle in that Infinite Crisis video game, which I also didn't like (the hair, not the game).

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okay, two issues I have with the art: 1) something about it, probably the colors, reminds me of a porno comic that I saw a good while back that wish I could forget exists and 2) the biggest issue I have with the redesigned outfit so far is the hair, it reminds of the hairstyle in that Infinite Crisis video game, which I also didn't like (the hair, not the game).

He's on the run, his hairstyle reflects that, I doubt he has the time nor the concern to cut his hair.

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#35  Edited By Zeeguy91

@inferiorego: Its the way of the comic book fan, Matt: bitch about anything and everything even if you don't have anything to go on.

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I think this seems great and I can't wait to read it!

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I think that now looks like a he-man character

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@jack16ichigo said:

I've always liked the idea of retractable trident, mainly so could switch from hand to hand to weapon fighting easier, but the blade form is that sort of weird length of not quite feeling like a sword or a dagger, and the trident seems a bit generic.

I always thought one of Aquaman's problems was his colour scheme (despite it being made of two of my favourite colours) the orange just made him look like a goldfish, although the gold belt is a bit much but I willing to give the black and green colour scheme(with a bit of orange and gold) a try.

There's also the whole thing where the blade is a weird kind of shape, also is it just me or does the sword seem to completely change size in between panels? In the second to last page it looks like a sword (albeit a small one) but on the last page it's a little knife. The blade is only about twice the size of the handle whereas a sword will usually be about 4 or 5 times bigger than the handle at least. It's an idea I like but man is it executed weird.

I think it's just you. I looked it over again, and throughout the size seems consistent for what looks like a Gladius-like sword, going by the length and partially design.

Personally, I think this looks better as a trident than his old one. I could never get around a supposed trident having five prongs.

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ehi what's the deal with the trident? And the Italian or Latin title?

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Looks good I'm sold.

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#41  Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

Aquaman used to fight these Lovecraftian monsters all the time back in the day called Midnight Gods, I hope they are bringing them back.

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McCarthy's art is always fantastic. I might buy this for him alone, even though I'm generally not a Bunn fan.

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@scouterv: Oh I totally agree, when it's in trident mode it looks completely badass when it's a trident. Screw those tridents that have more than 3 prongs, they're not real tridents, they're just really big forks.

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I would be more inclined to pick this up if they kept the previous creative team

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@justthatkid: I've been saying the from the start. His dialogue is weird. He doesn't sound like Arthur.

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Intriguing, but i wouldn't say i'm sold on the art or writing just yet.

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whoever did the convergence interiors needs to do Aquaman's main series forever.

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#49  Edited By Cap10nate

I really enjoyed Johns/Parker/Reis/Pelletier on the book but had fallen a bit behind and still need to catch up on Maelstrom. A little sad to see the drastic art change in this preview from Reis and Pelletier who I really enjoyed as well as Bunn taking over whom I have rarely enjoyed.

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@veitha: "terra incognita" is Latin and it means "unknown land"