Johnny Bullet
DC Comics
Aquaman #33
By Hervé St-Louis

July 24, 2018 - 20:17

Publisher(s): DC Comics
Writer(s): Dan Abnett
Breakdowns: Rick Leonardi
Artist(s): Riccardo Federici
Colourist(s): Sunny Gho
Letterer(s): Steve Wands
Cover Artist(s): Stjepan Sejic; Joshua Middleton


Aquaman and his allies from the trenches take on the Crown of Thorns so that they can bring Mera to the surface where she will be able to breathe again. But King Rath and his loyal supporters refuse to give in. Which side will succeed?

What looks like the end of a long storyline with the Atlantean version of Trump is not over at the end of the issue despite the wording early in this issue that the Crown of Thorn will fall. Dan Abnett has been careful not show Mera as a weak damsel in distress. However, this issue, it’s really Aquaman’s time to shine and save Mera. It becomes a traditional hero saves girl and seeks a victory because he is motivated by love.


My favourite part of the comic is of course the gorgeous artwork by Riccardo Federici. Having just seen the Aquaman trailer this past weekend, it appears that Federici’s work in in continuity with the Aquaman film. His beasts and Atlantis feel familiar. This is good and hopefully will be something new Aquaman readers will enjoy once this story is collected nearer to the release of the compiled edition.

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