The depths of Aquaman's underwater world may differ from another world, as may the farthest corners of DC Universe, and this sensitivity is fully included in the new DC Black Label Aquaman: Andromeda series.
Written by Ram V with art by Christian Ward, the miniseries brings an overtly science fiction approach to the Atlantean superhero and his watery world, with building horror undertones as the story progresses.
With a terribly beautiful drawing and a deliberate sense of storytelling, Andromeda has evolved rapidly unlike any Aquaman story in the past and is one of DC's most editorial titles in recent years. .
In Aquaman: Andromeda # 1, the Pacific Ocean region, Point Nemo, serves as an impromptu water graveyard for decades crashing astronauts.
However, when an alien ship near Point Nemo, which has been inactive for many years, suddenly begins to reactivate, it is clear that the area has older and deeper mysteries that disrupt the Earth's natural order.
The crew of an experimental submarine powered by a singularity investigates, while the alien spacecraft attracts the attention of both Black Manta and Aquaman as something sinister awakens at the bottom of the ocean.
Most of Rama's previous work in DC focused on unfamiliar topics, from The Mysteries of The Green through his run in The Swamp Thing to the whims of the magical world of DC Universe in Justice League Dark.
The themes remain the same in Aquaman: Andromeda, but Ram brings cosmic horror to this particular story and works more in line with like-minded movies like The Abyss than with typical superhero food. .