Convergence Aquaman #1
Written by: Tony Bedard
Art by: Cliff Richards
Cover by: Becky Cloonan
Released: April 15, 2015
The characters of Convergence may be trapped in a bubble, but at least it’s a bubble they find familiar. Unfortunately for Aquaman that’s not quite the case, as the Sea King finds himself stranded in Metropolis when the dome comes down. Tony Bedard and Cliff Richards tackle this literal fish out of water tale, offering a slow yet interesting chapter of loss and isolation. It’s not the most complete of the Convergence titles, but it does serve in offering a unique look at a unique character.
While every super powered hero and their mom find themselves powerless in the wake of the dome’s appearance, Aquaman maintains many of his gifts courtesy of his Atlantean ancestry. Knowing that, Bedard instead focuses his first chapter on the things he did lose, namely his connection with the sea and its countless inhabitants. Hook Hand Aquaman is pretty well known for being on the more crotchety side, but here his aggression and general surliness makes sense. It would have been nice to have seen this struggle more internally rather than through copious blurbs of exposition, but Bedard nevertheless succeeds in giving Aquaman a plight beyond the usual “you fight now!” tendencies of the event. In all I would rate this issue a 8/10 that’s all for today and as always keep on marveling.
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