The artwork by penciler Paul Pelletier has stepped-up from last month's issue. I credit this to new inker Sean Parsons. While the artwork in Aquaman #15 was far from bad, the shadows were a bit heavy at times. With Parson's assistance, Pelleiter's work looks so much like that of regular Aquaman artist Ivan Reis that I wasn't certain that the splash pages below weren't Reis' work!
To give Johns one more acclaim, I must tread carefully. This book reveals a sudden twist in the plot but it does so in an effective manner I shan't spoil. I'll need to reread the series thus far to see if there were any hints of this coming but I was honestly surprised. In these days when Diamond Previews takes much of the mystery out of our comics that is a welcome thing.
Bottom Line: This is a great issue of Aquaman and the Throne of Atlantis storyline has been a riveting one. If you can't track down the back-issues at your store or prefer not to buy digital editions, you should definitely pick up the inevitable trade collection in a few months time.