Trevor's Reviews > Showcase Presents: Aquaman, Vol. 1

Showcase Presents by Robert  Bernstein
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Aquaman started out really, really badly, which i had more or less expected. It was worse than Superman (see my review on the first volume of that...). What was surprising was how good it became. After about the first 100 pages of this volume, the stories really pick up. There's still a turd here and there, but for the most part, not bad. Unlike other heroes of this time period, Aquaman's plans tend to go awry with some frequency, and the true value of the stories is in how he deals with these unexpected developments. This is especially interesting given the limits of his powers (talk to fish, breathe underwater...yeah that's about it). Also, Aquaman's weakness is a little easier to exploit than most (dies if left out of water for over an hour). All in all, a good read.
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