The mystery behind
the relics in possession of The Others deepens in the fifth chapter
of their little band reunion. Johns takes advantage of their
re-encounter to disclose more about the Prisoner, the Operative, and
Vostok, which makes these characters interesting and fascinating; it
would be a shame if they get shelved away after the story ends.
While this is happening, Mera gets a shot at Manta in a fight that,
sadly, is too short and leaves the reader wanting for more,
especially after the dramatic cliffhanger of last issue.
The theme in this
chapter is the Others' belief that Aquaman does not care about
anything or anyone, and in his stubborness, Arthur does not put much
efforts into showing them how wrong they are. Now it looks like
Ya'Wara is going to test that theory. Bookended by two beautiful,
ominous splash pages in the tomb of the First King of Atlantis, the
art team led by the Reises and Prado delivers another monumental
installment of Aquaman's best story yet.