Aquaman #42: Good art, okay main story, promising side stories. Mildly Recommended. $1.95/$2.75Cn
"Fuzors!" Award to Aquaman #42
Aquaman "Necessary Poisons": The main plot has Aquaman fighting the Sea Wolf, who I *think* was created as a villain in Young All-Stars, but I'm going on decade-old memories of reading Who's Who. Sea Wolf is a sort of aquatic lycanthrope, and as revealed at the end, a possession-style undead as well. But, for the moment, the Sea Wolf doesn't seem to be that important. At most, it's an introduction, with the character due for a reappearance somewhere down the line.
The two main events are what occur while Aquaman's distracted by the fight, by what he perceives are his greater duties to life in the ocean as a whole.
One: After he nip's Vulko's sedition in the bud, Arthur gets Garth thinking. And we all know how dangerous that sort of behavior can be. Maybe he reads a little too much into Arthur's words, but Garth takes them as a tacit request to take up a position in the governing of Poseidonis. If nothing else, he's going to further his own destiny, that of protector of the humanoid life under the waves (as pointed out in his own Limited Series and/or the events leading up to it).
Two: Typhon pulls a Pippin. Or, to use something other than allusion to a musical, Typhon has it up to *here* with Poseidon's berating and chastizing, and kills his father, taking his power. Somehow I doubt Poseidon's actually dead (a: gods are hard to kill, b: someone would be having kittens over at DC), rather it's a ploy by Poseidon to goad his son into action. Get him to pull himself together and make something of himself. And, of course, have plausible deniability of Typhon does anything rash like kill Aquaman.
by Dave Van Domelen