As a stand alone issue it's quite good and Cullen isn't displaying any real displeasure in his writing, but knowing what came before this issue and no reference to it sours it completely. Read Full Review
This entire issue of Aquaman felt really forced and when you really get down to it, everything our hero gleamed from his experiences in this story was all just him jumping to conclusions....... that's no way to tell a story, especially one as convoluted as this has been. I can say that the art seems to be improving with each issue and thankfully, I no longer feel pulled out of the issue when confronted with a deformed looking hero. Still some rough patches, but improving nonetheless. Aquaman has just been a mess lately and this issue doesn't do anything to help that out. Read Full Review
Another month and another less than stellar issue. I want to like this direction, but the delivery is just not meeting expectations. While I like Aquaman being placed in unusual situations, this storyline is just lacking in complexity. We get a whole issue dedicated to Aquaman on an alien world and absolutely no advancement of other portions of this storyline. Where is the imposter Mera? Imprsoned Mera? The mercenaries from fake Mera including Aqualad?
Sad to say, but Cullen Bunn and the editors are not doing this book or character justice.
I gave it 7 b/c there's enough in here that's interesting and fun.
DC-Please get this book back on track!!
On the plus side, the art has gotten much better; on the down side, NOTHING HAPPENS! The whole issue is Aquaman monologing assumptions about this other world's backstory, which might be a little interesting if there were illustrations to go with it instead of just various angles of Aquaman standing next to a gibberish-speaking alien queen. I feel like this whole issue could have been done in just 4 or 5 pages and then we could get back to the real story at hand.