Shrine Correspondent Russell Burbage was generous enough to mail me a copy, and there it sat on my scanner, waiting for me to get around to scanning in a few pages. But I too damn lazy, so Russell went one further and scanned the book in himself, sending me the complete tome all ready to go. Good guy, that Burbage fella.
Anyway, I Am Aquaman is from Harper Collins, and was written by Kirsten Mayer, with art by Andy Smith (pencils and inks), and Brad Vancata (colors). Rather than an origin story, the book features Aquaman and Mera as they await a visit from the Justice League:
They all ride sea horses to Atlantis, where the King and Queen of Atlantis have prepared a feast for their friends (not before shushing Topo off the royal throne):
While outside, Topo gets attacked by Black Manta and King Shark (an unusual inclusion), which Aquaman discovers immediately. Our heroes drop the food and head out to stop them:
I don't think there's a whole lot to say about this book except it's awesome that it exists! Aquaman's been appearing in a lot kid books lately, and even though he has to spend most of it as part of the League, it's still fantastic he gets to headline his own volume. Working in Mera (who looks awesome along the League, I think we all agree?), Black Manta, and King Shark is a nice bonus, giving wee kids just learning to read past picture books what Aquaman is all about.