Aquaman #41: Good story and art. Recommended. $1.95/$2.75Cn
Bryant Biek Memorial Women Troubles Award to Aquaman #41 (Biek's this guy I knew in college)
Aquaman "Babewatch": Stelfreeze's cover leaves a lot to be desired in the details (not to mention the scene depicted has nothing to do with the story inside on a literal level), but it does symbolicly cover things pretty well.
While the fight against Polaris takes up a fair amount of the issue (and with Maxima being more or less on his power level, the outcome is not really in doubt), the real story here is a reiteration that for royalty, one's private affairs are NEVER private. This issue is cram-packed with women who are either interested in Arthur romantically, once were, or who the citizens of Atlantis *think* are romantically linked to him. Even Poseidonis's computer intelligence gets an appearance in Arthur's "harem." Eventually, Maxima is convinced to take her libido elsewhere, which turns out to be a bad move...the populace had just decided they like her and would love to have her as a queen.
I used to know a guy who had relationship troubles like this. Okay, none of the women could level buildings with a thought, but still. This sort of thing happens often enough in real life that sometimes being single doesn't look like too bad of an alternative. }->
by Dave Van Domelen, "I can't say I appreciate [Power Girl] bossing us around." "I can't say she won't break you in half if you tell her that." "Good point." - Koryak and Tempest