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    I've been low-key following Aquaman the whole time because he's like my favorite but it hasn't been wowing me since the creative team switch. Basically I just didn't care much about Sea Gods. But this issue, hoo boy, it was rad. I love that Brad Walker and he's another guy whose art really fits Aquaman really well. I mean his Orm is a little craggy here. Depiction-wise, Ocean Master should be sexy, just dark and handsome sexy, in a way very opposite of Aquaman. Brooding, eyebrow sexy. I mean he is basically Namor, so sex appeal important. So depicting him brutish strikes me as off. But very, very small critique there.

    We got an issue that's legit just a triage "too many people in the hospital", "soap opera stuff in the hospital" issue, with an argumentative family and the political players who keep screwing their lives up. A celebration of Mera even as she's in danger and out of commission. Aquaman has a little girl! Who is a premature! Who dear god I hope has playdates with Bruce & Selina's kid!

    So just lovely all around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K. Jones View Post
    I've been low-key following Aquaman the whole time because he's like my favorite but it hasn't been wowing me since the creative team switch. Basically I just didn't care much about Sea Gods. But this issue, hoo boy, it was rad. I love that Brad Walker and he's another guy whose art really fits Aquaman really well. I mean his Orm is a little craggy here. Depiction-wise, Ocean Master should be sexy, just dark and handsome sexy, in a way very opposite of Aquaman. Brooding, eyebrow sexy. I mean he is basically Namor, so sex appeal important. So depicting him brutish strikes me as off. But very, very small critique there.

    We got an issue that's legit just a triage "too many people in the hospital", "soap opera stuff in the hospital" issue, with an argumentative family and the political players who keep screwing their lives up. A celebration of Mera even as she's in danger and out of commission. Aquaman has a little girl! Who is a premature! Who dear god I hope has playdates with Bruce & Selina's kid!

    So just lovely all around.
    That’s how I see Orm as well. I hope KSD doesn’t turn him into a generic villain. I feel like he’s more DC’s parallel to Namor than Aquaman is.

    KSD kind of nerfed Mera in this chapter with that glucose thing...


    Wasn’t to big on the name Andy wasn’t wanting Eldoris but would of took her over sandy. Nonetheless it was a good issue. Seeing more of Atlantis and how it’s structured is always a good thing.

    Orm’s new ally reminds me of Deep Blue his and Aquaman’s sister Post-Crisis

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadFacedKid View Post
    That’s how I see Orm as well. I hope KSD doesn’t turn him into a generic villain. I feel like he’s more DC’s parallel to Namor than Aquaman is.

    KSD kind of nerfed Mera in this chapter with that glucose thing...


    Wasn’t to big on the name Andy wasn’t wanting Eldoris but would of took her over sandy. Nonetheless it was a good issue. Seeing more of Atlantis and how it’s structured is always a good thing.

    Orm’s new ally reminds me of Deep Blue his and Aquaman’s sister Post-Crisis
    She made a mech sized hard water construct while pregnant. I don't see that as a nerf. Having a kid does put a lot of strain on a woman's body and this reads like a way to get the baby in Arthur's hands for an arc so we can see him wrestle with fatherhood without Mera stealing the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robanker View Post
    She made a mech sized hard water construct while pregnant. I don't see that as a nerf. Having a kid does put a lot of strain on a woman's body and this reads like a way to get the baby in Arthur's hands for an arc so we can see him wrestle with fatherhood without Mera stealing the show.
    And then passed out after it. The pregnancy wasn’t even stated as the reason why due to this recent issue.

    She was said to use glucose in her body or something to draw her hydrokinesis..? From my understanding. That’s a limitation.

    She has better showings than creating a giant water wrath. Like holding up an entire ocean under Johns, or repelling a Global flood under Snyder. I’d assume both of those showings would be better atleast. By feats Mecha Manta should of been hit with the entire ocean.

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    [QUOTE=MadFacedKid;4844251]Wasn’t to big on the name Andy wasn’t wanting Eldoris but would of took her over sandy. Nonetheless it was a good issue. Seeing more of Atlantis and how it’s structured is always a good thing.QUOTE]
    I still just have a hard time wrapping my head around naming her "Andy."

    Like, I dunno, name her Atlanna and shorten it to Atly/Atlee maybe...

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    I would of liked Atlee just due to the fact the Post-Crisis Atlee was a female elemental(geo-mancer)

    Twins would of been cool too but might be weird given Don and Dawn

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    Long live the princess! Great issue. Loved the sense of place this issue had. KSD really sells a firm sense of place in all her Aquaman issues lately. It's beautiful story telling.

    I'll echo some hope that Orm is written more in the vein of his Year of the Villain one shot by Watters, and Johns/Abnett's stuff. I don't like him being a mustache twirling nemesis.
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