And we thought our politics could be brutal!
If you’ve been following the dramatic events taking place in the “Crown of Atlantis” storyline in Aquaman, and have read this week’s pivotal AQUAMAN #24 by Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton and Philippe Briones, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But for the rest of you, let me bring you up to speed.
Full disclosure before I get started: I love the Teen Titans and all of their extensions beyond reason. The first comic book I ever bought on my own with my own money (okay, it was a quarter from my father), was THE NEW TEEN TITANS #39.
He’s a member of the Justice League, has just celebrated his 75th Anniversary and will soon get his own feature film, and yet you still don’t hear too many people talking about Aquaman. That’s a shame because as his many fans know, Aquaman is one of the most interesting, creatively rich characters in the DC Universe. He’s both a super hero and a king—two roles that are often dynamically at odds with each other. He has a fiery paramour who comes from a shunned segment of Atlantis. And he can wield sharks as weapons!