Tuesday, April 25, 2006

My Review of Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #41

As with my review of Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #40, I'm a bit late, and lots of other folks have already weighed in on the subject. But again, I'm not the one that DC should be concerned about pleasing, either. So what I think matters very little in the long run...

Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #41: "Over His Head": Let's see... the new Arthur Curry's great-uncle runs a lighthouse up on the Maine coast... could his great uncle be any relation to the Arthur Curry who (in the modern age origin) found a kid in the surf and taught him English? Aquaman's "father", Arthur Curry? Ok... I'm confusing some people, I know. Go read up on the Post-Crisis Aquaman, if you are curious.

Let me try to make this a little clearer: In the current era, there are three guys named "Arthur Curry" who lived in the DC Universe. The first was a lighthouse keeper. The second was the guy from Atlantis who was also named Orin, who got the Curry name from the lighthouse keeper. The third is our boy in the current run, who has a completely different origin but possibly some relation to the original Arthur. We may even get to find out how the whole thing links together sometime.

Right, going back to the issue itself... this is a tightly woven plot. King Shark stays until he's repaid his debt to Arthur. Makes sense. The Dweller accepts Arthur's determination to find his father. Also makes sense. And Arthur, for his part, is confused and irritated. And there's a lot more to him than is obvious from his actions. I'm looking forward to seeing what that "more" is. 4 starfish.

Reformatted and reposted from Bloggity-Blog-Blog-Blog.

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