Aquaman and Mera's first round against the creatures from the trench continues in a story written by Geoff Johns. Worthy of mention is how shamelessly powerful Mera is portrayed; you go girl! This issue also lays the foundation for an updated origin for Aquaman, and although we only get some bits and pieces, it already looks interesting. It is good to know he had a normal and happy childhood; so thank you Geoff for doing away with the campy "raised by dolphins" thing. We also get hints of a potential big baddie looming in the horizon and maybe even a link to another Justice League member. The Reis/Prado/Reis trifecta continues delivering A-grade art with detailed work and vivid colors. My one question by the end of this issue as Aquaman and Mera dive into the trench looking for round two is: Can they fly or just jump really high? Now that is a mystery!