GRAPHIC NOVEL
Aquaman
The Waterbearer

Author: Rick Veitch
Artists: Various
Titan Books
RRP: 11.99
ISBN 1 84023 766 X
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Aquaman has been branded a traitor and dethroned by his human-hating subjects, who leave him for dead.
But, as Atlantis prepares to wage war on humanity, Aquaman is visited by the legendary Lady of the Lake who convinces him to fight for his kingdom!...

If stories about men who smell of fish, pee in the sea, and ride around on saddled dolphins are your idea of entertainment, then The Water Bearer will appeal to you. If, on the other hand, you are a strictly land-based comics fan, then this won't be your cup of tea at all.

There are comical moments - like Aquaman trying to convince anyone who'll listen that he is the exiled King of Atlantis, and the fact that "Shark droppings" is apparently an expletive - but on the whole there is nothing of interest to casual readers.

While this collection never takes itself too seriously, the sad fact is that it is fairly average stuff.

There are no real surprises here... while it will certainly appeal to Aquaman fans, it holds nothing of interest for casual observers.

Pete Boomer

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