Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Viktor Bogdanovic
Inks by Bogdanovic, Jonathan Glapion, Daniel Henriques and Ryan Winn
Colors by Sunny Gho
Letters by Clayton Cowles
The Rundown: Arthur’s time with Mother Shark is coming to an end and before he leaves with his intact memories, the deity decides to give him another look at the destiny and memories that brought him to this point.
Impressed with the wisdom in Arthur, Mother Shark gives him access to the memories of the woman he loves, Mera. Wanting to know more about how the woman he loves can also be his killer, Arthur is taken back to a time when Mera, as the newly crowned Queen of Atlantis, is worried about her position, his commitment to her and the secret she’s keeping that will change their lives forever.
The Story: Kelly Sue DeConnick seems to be building to an interesting and intimate story with Arthur. One that will most likely put him at odds with both Mera and Atlantis as he heads back home. All of the seeds she is planting are making this title more interesting and engaging to read from month to month. DeConnick is making a more personal series for Arthur and that works. Taking him away from all the outside conflict makes developing him as an individual more compelling. The dialogue between Mother Shark and Arthur has a great flow to it that makes it feel natural to the reader. I truly can’t wait to see what happens next with the characters, especially Arthur.
The Art: Viktor Bogdanovic has some impressive and beautiful art throughout this issue. All of the details look amazing and the scenes between Arthur and Mera are incredibly well done.