Aquaman, Volume 5: Sea of Storms, by Sean Parsons, Paul Pelletier, Jeff Parker

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Nice! Loving the ever-expanding universe of Atlantis, long overdue.

Can't wait for when the artists figure out how women's bodies (+clothing) work

Arthur, buddy, we're in it for the long haul.

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Short Version: This book is pretty fun, nothing else.

The first three, maybe four, issues really shine. They continue the New52 tradition of having Aquaman be a badass, which im fine with. There's also some nice small moments about Arthur adjusting to being a king and an issue about him and Mera attending a high school reunion. On those issues alone I would give it a 4. Then it leads (kind of abruptly) into a story about the Hell of Atlantis being opened. After this its pretty much all action with Aquaman having to fight different creatures/characters from Greek mythology. While it opened the door for creative monster design, it felt awkwardly similar to the New52 Wonder Woman series (big shocker that she shows up).
At this point, the action stopped being fun and started being relentless. The fun moments of Aquaman joking are gone; the interesting moments of him being king are gone. If the art had been better I think the non-stop action would've been fine, but its standard DC style (and to me it didn't have the clearest sense of space).

Theres enough good stuff in here for me to say it wasn't a waste of time but also enough boring stuff for me to say i'm glad it was a rental. Though i'll probably come back for Vol. 6 to see if Parker can keep a good story going.

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Not as good as the previous volumes, but not bas either. Still living Aquaman. One of my favorites of the New 52s.

This book fulfills two sections of my 2015 reading challenge - a book I read in a day, and a graphic novel.

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While Aquaman remains one of my favorite DC characters volume 5 of his series was a disappointment. There is no real direction here. Parker seems to just try to throw as many things as he can at the reader hoping something might stick but nothing really does. He tries everything, Hercules, escaped ancient monsters, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman, corporate gene splicers, and on and on but while these are okay as stand alones they never really add up to a whole story and the art throughout seems a little uninspired despite a host of other worldly, under sea settings.

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4 stars, loved the swamp thing cameo.

ayejay's review

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I know the new 52 isn't always popular, but I do love the Aquaman series