This....was not the story I thought it was going to be. Aquaman Volume 4 left off with Arthur Curry's half brother being visited by the king of Xebel, who was reuniting the rulers of the seven sea kingdoms to take down Aquaman. It had long been thought that Atlantis was the last one. Turns out that's false. So I was super excited to read that story.
Hopefully it's in Volumes 6 or 7?
Aquaman Volume 5: Sea of Storms was kind of all over the place. Aquaman discovers there's a human base in the sea. He wasn't able to deal with it at the time though (for reasons). The base is experimenting with a piece of the brain of an Atlantean monster that Arthur had to kill. After that, Arthur and Mera attended his high school reunion (where he discovered that many of the people he went to school with are still okay with him, even though he ran off from high school). While he was at the reunion, an archeologist stole Arthur's trident and used it to open a portal. He thought it would go to Atlantis. Turns out it just went to Hell, releasing the Giant children. So Arthur and Wonder Woman dealt with most of them. Mera and Wonder Woman dealt with the rest. But then there was a giant algae monster that Arthur had to deal with because it was killing a reef. He battled the green avatar for no reason (the green avatar kept telling him to stop, but apparently Arthur Curry is kind of dense like that). Eventually the green avatar went and dealt with it (but was almost nuked by Atlantis in the process).
So yeah. This was a super weird volume. A different writer took over from Geoff Johns, so that might have made a lot of the difference. Hopefully Volumes 6 and 7 will be more coherent!
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.