It's interesting seeing which characters are the last to wrap up their "Rebirth" arcs in this series. With four issues left to go, I think we're looking at only Martian Manhunter and Firestorm still needing to get their "Life returned" officially. That said, with Deadman handing out a quick follow-up prize to the Hawks and Aquaman, we may need an issue to wrap that up too.
This issue is all about Aquaman. I'm pretty sure Geoff Johns has been writing the Aqua-portions of this series, and he's done a good job re-introducing the King of the Seas. I enjoyed seeing the Lorena Aquagirl show up, she's a fun character and one of the better creations of the 00's. I'm not sure if I'm sold on the new Aquaman yet, but at least he doesn't seem to be an angry kid, which could be very easy considering who his father is. I'm also pleased with how important Mera is to the plot. Her people are the main threat, but she deals with them herself, and also establishes herself as a pretty darn powerful hero too.
Now the big question is about Aquaman's hand. I'm assuming he and the Hawks will get one more "rebirth" or something, so will he get his hand back? I sort of hope so.
Ivan Reis' artwork continues to be the strongest in the series. I think this would have held up as a decent solo series reintroducing Aquaman.