Volume 1, The Trench

Graphic Novel - 2012
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The King of the Seven Seas Aquaman returns to his very own ongoing series for the first time in years at the hands of DC Entertainment Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns, who reteams with GREEN LANTERN collaborator artist Ivan Reis! Between proving himself to a world that sees him as a joke, Aquaman and his bride Mera face off against a long buried terror from the depths of the ocean!
Publisher: New York :, DC Comics,, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781401237103
Branch Call Number: YA JOH v. 1
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Trench


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Mar 22, 2016

A wonderful graphic novel. Gives insight into the character of Aquaman. As well as the wonderful story, the art is amazing. I was immersed into the novel.

Jan 16, 2015

Geoff Johns + Ivan Reis is fast becoming one of my favourite creative duos in comics, and the fact they could get me to love an Aquaman arc basically just sealed it. The story did well to acknowledge all the jokes (I never watched Entourage, but I guess it's "a thing") and then blow them out of the water (wink) with gorgeous action sequences and gruesome enemies. Check it out and he'll never be your least favourite superhero again!

Jul 16, 2014

Ehhh. Fast Paced Exciting but dull.

theorbys Jul 01, 2014

A good start for Aquaman's reboot, the story is above average and the art is better than the story.

Mar 01, 2014

This Geoff Johns reboot of Aquaman propelled the book towards the tops of sales charts and the story and art have been superb! This first volume nicely reintroduces Aquaman to the New 52 Universe.

Jan 23, 2014

I've been reading quite a bit of DC New 52 lately, just trying them out and seeing which ones really stick with me, and this one? This one totally stuck with me.

Geoff Johns does such a great job of getting you really invested in Aquaman, especially if, like me, you don't know much about him besides all the jokes about how he's a sub par superhero. Johns isn't afraid to address these concerns head on (most of the people in town think Aquaman's a joke) while also showing how great of a superhero Aquaman really is. I also fell in love with Mera, Aquaman's girlfriend, who is featured prominently in this book as Aquaman's equal. (Which she totally is.)

This book totally changed my mind about who Aquaman is as a character, and it made me crave to read more of his stories

Dec 02, 2013

A great read!, starts Aquaman off in a good and new light, shaping his personal life and current struggles as well as diving(no pun intended) into his intriguing and relateible past. Really solid art, fits well. The "running joke" on Aquaman does get old after first said though, but all in all I'm interested to see where this story goes.

Aug 13, 2013


Aug 02, 2013

Ok, I get it. Aquaman is the joke of the DC universe. Everyone makes fun of him for being a 'fish out of water'. But the narrative doesn't get past that one comment. Aquaman never becomes more than the joke. Also, his and his wife's powers are never really exploited to their full coolness. Sure there was one scene where Mera dehydrated a dude in 10 seconds flat, but Aquaman's psychic abilities were never explore further (what is the mechanism for this ability? Why can't he communicate with land animals?). There are better books out there. Go read SwampThing or AnimalMan.

Jan 26, 2013

Actually quite a surprise for one of the New 52 books. Aquaman and his wife have chosen a life above water, living in a lighthouse, and find themselves confronting new threats from below and above, as well as distrust or disrespect from surface dwellers. Johns paces himself well here, giving his two leads strong, believable characterization, and he has ideal art to back him up on the title.


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Jun 02, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The creatures may be frightening for some readers.

Jul 16, 2014

Sexual Content: Cleavage and some stuff

Jul 16, 2014

Violence: Gore. Death

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Jun 02, 2017

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