The Rebirth run of Aquaman has quietly been one of DC Comics’ best comic reboots, and now he’s getting a new look that’s a bit more in line with what fans will see when Momoa makes his big-screen debut in Justice league later this year.
Artist Stjepan Sejic is stepping in to work with writer Dan Abnett on the series, and as the storyline takes a turn, so does Arthur Curry’s look. As fans are well aware, Jason Momoa’s big-screen version of Aquaman is a burly, bearded hero with shaggy hair — which wasn’t the best fit for the King of Atlantis on the comic page, fighting to put Atlantis on the world stage as a recognized superpower.
All that changes with the next story arc, though. In the new story, Underworld, Arthur finds himself on the outs with his country and leading a rebellion to retake the capital. To that end, Arthur takes on a more rebellious look, sporting a beard and coif that should be familiar to fans connecting Momoa with the character. Of course, it’s not uncommon for characters’ looks to change a bit when a new artist comes aboard (and both studios often try to align the aesthetics around movie releases), so it seems like perfect timing all around to upgrade Aquaman’s look.
Aquaman #25 will kick off the new story on June 21.
Check out some of the art above, and below, and let us know what you think: