Alliance With The Old Gods In Aquaman #47
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Namma is unleashed, and she is on her way to spread death across the world’s oceans. Andy (Aquaman) currently stands alone in trying to stop her, as Caille has been immobilized by the trauma she’s just faced. Thankfully, the old gods of Unspoken Waters have just arrived in their true forms, and they will do whatever it takes to stop Namma from wiping out the planet’s waters. Their plan? To offer themselves up as sacrifice to Namma.
Aquaman #47 brings “Unspoken Water” to a conclusion, as Aquaman must tap into his gifts and the help of the old gods to stop an apocalyptic threat to the world’s oceans.
It’s a nice climax to Kelly Sue DeConnick’s first Aquaman arc, but, if you’re expecting a return to the Arthur Curry status quo after this issue, I wouldn’t hold my breath.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing; this offers an opportunity to explore Aquaman’s character in a different perspective. That seems to be DeConnick’s goal, and I can respect that.
The battle is quite cool on the whole. Arthur is left to make desperate plays to try and stop Namma, but he has the backup of the old gods. There is a distinct lack of immediate consequences at the end of this issue, but that doesn’t put a total damper on the story.
Robson Rocha’s artwork continues to greatly elevate the story. His styling and detail work is very fitting for a tale of gods and heroes. It gives the comic a very legendary feeling, and Sunny Gho’s color work adds additional depth and texture to it all. Daniel Henriques’ inking is damn good too.
Aquaman #47 brings a solid finish to “Unspoken Water.” “Andy” gets more hints about his true identity, and Caille comes into her own as an independent being. Mix that with the excellent artwork of Rocha, Henriques, and Gho, and you have a book worth recommending. Feel free to check it out.
Aquaman #47 comes to us from writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, artist Robson Rocha, inker Daniel Henriques, color artist Sunny Gho, letterer Clayton Cowles, cover artist Rocha with Henriques and Alex Sinclair, and variant cover artist Joshua Middleton.