I was hoping this would be a good book. I didn't expect it to jump to my top 3 favorites of the New 52.
Aquaman tries to fit in with the surface dwellers and despite his best efforts, it just doesn't work as the people in eastern Massachusetts (and elsewhere one would assume) figure him to be a joke. Still, he's committed to trying and vows to remain on land, giving up his throne. Meanwhile some nasty creatures from beneath the ocean emerge - and are hungry.
There's plenty of laughs (at Aquaman's expense) but I get the feeling the humor could finally turn towards respect for the Sea King again - and with whatever the hell these "Trench" creatures are, that turnaround could come quick.
I loved that Arthur is giving up on Atlantis. I've never been a fan of my heroes being rulers - and let's face, Atlantis only has so many stories to tell before it gets boring. Kudo's for making Aquaman a land lubber!
And a big HELL YES! for the "created by Paul Norris" in the credits. I this would happen more and more often.
Writing - 9
Art - 9
Overall - 9