Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Viktor Bogdanovic
Inks by Jonathan Glapion and Daniel Henriques
Colors by Sunny Gho
Letters by Clayton Cowles
It’s time for Arthur to begin the next part of his journey.
After saving the island and his friends from the threat of Namma, Arthur is granted the thing Wee promised as his reward; his memories. The ceremony prompts Aquaman to leave the island and descend to the depths where he encounters the Mother Shark, keeper of his memories.
What follows is a journey through the history of the hero and a retelling of his journey to give him an understanding of who he was, what he stood for and what he lost. As he dives deeper into his understanding, the Mother Shark gives him the choice to return with the memories he already has or dive deeper and harvest more at the risk of his sanity.
Arthur’s choice will bring him face to face with a revelation about his love and how he died.
Kelly Sue DeConnick delivers a somber, contemplative tale in this issue and everything from the plot to the dialogue works to both move Arthur’s story forward as well as engage the reader in his journey and what his revelations could mean. The reveal at the end of the issue is well done and opens up some interesting drama to come when Arthur emerges back into the world.
Viktor Bogdanovic’s art is splendid. It’s full of beautiful detail and every page has something interesting and amazing to look at.