Reviewing Aquaman feels like I walked into the wrong room and I’m too embarrassed to admit it so I just stay. I confidently reached out for Superman but I grabbed this instead and now I’ll look stupid if I put it down, since I told the counter guy I didn’t need any help. Well, since I read it I might as well tell you what I thought.

What’s Aquaman #23 about? From the publisher:

“CROWN OF ATLANTIS” part one! Beleaguered by ceaseless conflict with the surface world and rising frustration with their outsider king, the people of Atlantis take steps to depose Arthur from his throne. And he won’t let go without a fight! The next major movement of the AQUAMAN saga begins here!

The currently unstable state of the geopolitical environment of Atlantis isn’t what I had in mind. The only thing I care less about than real politics is fictional politics. I’m sure this is going to end up having significant repercussions across the DC Universe but I’m not the least bit interested. I believe Tywin Lannister said it best. “Any man who must say, “I am the king” is no true king.” Does Aquaman always whine like this or is that something new?

I’m glad the fight scene was as good as it was, but looking back the whole thing was unnecessary. The High Council could have just waited for Aquaman’s arrival in the throne room but whatever. I guess I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. At least the pictures were fun to look at.

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Aquaman #23
The Bottom Line:
Meh.....
Yes!
Give me a second. I know I can think of something.
No...
I get enough politics in the real world. Go fight a kraken or something.