concludes as Aquaman seeks revenge on Black Manta for the death of
his former companions Kahina and Vostok. The emotionally charged
final chapter of the arc explores how a haunted and guilt-ridden
Aquaman sees himself, while his wife and old teammates make him
realize how much he has grown and matured; this also seems to put an
end to the metatextual references of how the character is perceived
in the real world.
The conflict with
Manta is resolved in a satisfactory fashion -at least temporarily-
with lots of action, and of course, the start of a whole new mystery
in the form of the villain's atlantean benefactor. The characters
introduced by Johns and Reis in this saga were extremely compelling
and well defined; with only Ya'Wara, The Operative, and Prisoner of
War left, let's hope we see more of them in future stories and in
the larger DCU.