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Writer Jeff Parker has created a creepy and dangerous monster with a strong wish to kill Aquaman. The Chimera combines some elements of a giant sea creature Aquaman killed some issues back with a human diver also killed by accident in the same confrontation. There are underwater scientists involved in his creation, and both the human and monster parts want revenge on Arthur Curry. Chimera’s ability to switch between human and monster forms is a clever plot device that allows the entity to sneak up on his prey quite effectively. Meanwhile, Aquaman is briefly reunited with Mera, and gets caught up on the problems she’s been facing in Atlantis. The art by Pelletier and Parsons continues to be quite good.