Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Aquaman #4 - A Review

As a show of good faith, Aquaman has allowed himself to be imprisoned in the wake of an apparent Atlantean attack on an American warship. As an increasingly impatient Mera directs the Atlantean investigation into the incident, other forces on both sides of the brewing conflict work to escalate tensions between the two nations.

While I expected good things from Aquaman #4 I wasn't expecting one of the best political metaphors in recent comics history. Abnett draws parallels between the surface world's fear of Atlantis and American xenophobia with surprising subtlety. The artwork by Philppe Briones is full of similar complexity, with an astonishing amount of detail fit into every panel. And Gabe Eltaeb's color art completes the book perfectly.

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