Dan Abnett has crafted a mythology for Aquaman as rich as any fantasy world in existence. The sequences between Mera and The Widows feel like something taken from A Game Of Thrones. And the revelation behind Black Manta's secret weapon is an honest surprise and a nice nod to the classic history of the DC Universe.
The artwork proves equally wonderful. The action sequences are top-notch and Scot Eaton draws some fantastic expressions that add a sense of motion to the static scenes of the characters merely talking. Wayne Faucher's inks are perfectly balanced and Gabe Eltaeb's color palettes are well-chosen throughout the issue.