Aquaman (Mini 2) #2
Title: Still Waters
Cover Title: Striking Back!
Cover Date: July 1989
Plot and Layouts: Keith Giffen
Script: Robert Loren Fleming
Pencils: Curt Swan
Inks: Al Vey
Colors: Tom McCraw
Lettering: John Costanza
Editor: Barbara Kesel
Cover: Curt Swan and Al Vey
Cover Price: $1.00
Aquaman is given a tour of the city by a kid. He returns to his prison after Jared's people make a hit somewhere in the city.
Aquaman meets the militia, apparently a group of nomads pressed into service by the invaders. They are the invaders tools, as none of the prisoners have ever seen any of the actual invaders.
Mera is having fits, and the medical staff is worried about her.
The kid that gave Aquaman the tour is captured, and Aquaman wants to rescue him. Jared thinks it's too dangerous.
The jellyfish continue to plot. They have killed off 23% of the population.
Jared gives Aquaman a demonstration of the resistance, but too late Aquaman realizes that the ship about to be blown up is a prisoner transport ship. They learn what is happening from the incident, that the invaders are killing them off. Aquaman now gets the resistance to concentrate on killing the real enemy, the jellyfish. They mix up a formula to kill them, and plan on pumping it into the palace.
Mera escapes from the Asylum.
Good cover again.
The art is still wonderful. The best art ever in Aquaman.
This is a grim story. Children dying, extermination plants... Not pretty at all.
Aquaman knew who the enemy was all along, but agreed to follow Jared's plans. He should've told them and got on with it, rather than let Jared run things.
Good filler, lots of plot, but not as good as the issue before it.