Mera enters Atlantis but the spell meant to keep outsiders out nearly drowns her as she can not breathe underwater when in Atlantis. Aquaman agrees to lead the rebellion against King Corum Rath and even agrees to work with Vulko, his old foe to topple their common enemy. King Shark returns to Atlantis and plans a gang war to take over the lowest trenches of the city. Will he succeed?
I liked this issue. If you want to read another mockery of Donald Trump’s presidency, Corum Rath is as close as it gets in Aquaman’s world. Xenophobia and the attention span of a goldfish is how Dan Abnett characterizes Rath as a Trump-like figure. It’s not very funny but the megalomania is fully displayed and meant to remind of a real figure. The Trump allusions did not annoy me much. The rest of the story entertains.
This is Stjepan Sejic’s last issue. I thought that he would stay longer with this series as he elevated the series greatly. Aquaman has not looked this good since the Atlantis Chronicles. I like how he uses negative space with painted colours. Sejic’s depiction of hair underwater is not always good but I like how he draws swimming and floating bodies.