The classic saga that saw Aquaman exiled from his own kingdom now gets a new edition in AQUAMAN: THE WATERBEARER.
In the aftermath of the Obsidian Age—when the King of the Seven Seas was forced to re-sink Atlantis in order to save it—Aquaman is now hated by his former subjects and exiled from the life-giving ocean he once called home.
But in a mysterious freshwater lake, home to the legendary Lady of the Lake, he finds refuge as he is granted amazing new powers and a brand-new mission in life, along with an unfathomable new enemy thirsting for Aquaman’s newfound abilities!
Experience Aquaman as you’ve never seen him before from writer Rick Veitch (SWAMP THING, QUESTION), artists Yvel Guichet (STORMWATCH), Mark Propst (LOBO) and others. Collects AQUAMAN #1-6, AQUAMAN SECRET FILES 2003 and a story from JLA/JSA SECRET FILES & ORIGINS #1.
There is a very good reason there have been so many attempts at a successful solo Aquaman series. The reason is that Aquaman just can't support his own title. The character actually isn't that interesting. His supporting cast are one note and his villains are normally pretty lame. Now all this doesn't mean all the books are bad but there just isn't enough there for longevity. Here, in I believe the sixth volume of Aquaman, the status quo changes for him and Atlantis, but its still pretty boring. You can only have so many adventures in the deep before they seem repetitive. The story by Rick Veitch is pretty bland. The art by Guichet is good and makes the undersea stuff look dynamic at times but its pretty hard to convey cool looking stuff when Aquaman is inhabiting the body of a fish who has been eaten by another fish. Overall, an average read. Par for the course for Aquaman.