Aquaman #22

Aquaman #22

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

After being locked in Arkham Asylum, Jonah Hex goes on the run with a partner, who’s family he’s all too familiar with from his days with Amadeus Arkham. And in the backup story, the epic of the 19th century StormWatch continues.

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jul 24, 2013

    Overall, this was an action packed issue that had some of the best art I've seen in the Aquaman series so far. The amount of detail and color put into this issue made me stop and look at different panels for a while. If you are not reading this series I suggest you go and read all 22 issues, because you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 24, 2013

    It's a very satisfying issue. This will be a story that I think will read a lot better in trade. I find myself become impatient for future issues. I want to know more about why Atlantis sank, and I feel like it's taking us forever to get there. We keep getting teased, with no new answers, but that's my only real complaint. Well, that and the Scavenger story overshadows everything else. Each of the stories, mainly the Scavenger and the Aquaman story, since the Orm story is very brief, are incredibly fascinating, and it proves that Aquaman and the world he lives in can be interesting. He's not a second rate character and Johns has proven that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 24, 2013

    Geoff Johns has scripted this issue so that revelations come up naturally through the dialogue and bonk you on the head at just the right time. However, there's one particular line of Urn's -- "But I will!" -- which doesn't quite make sense given what is said right before and after it, but it's not that big a deal. This title is still chugging along like a fully powered steam boat filled with ice magic and badass redheads and plot twists so big they could fill the Marianas Trench. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 29, 2013

    This is another strong issue for Aquaman. As noted earlier, this issue sees Johns masterfully balancing multiple plot points, helping to update the mythology for Aquaman, whilst crafting a new epic story with hidden pasts and mysteries. I honestly cannot wait to see just where Johns is going to take us with Aquaman next issue. Especially considering how this issue ended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jul 31, 2013

    Aquaman #22 is fun because the Ice Wizard Numero Uno is a villain steeped in platitudes about destiny, rightful places, and dishonor. In many ways, Icy McFreezePants is the epitome of classic villains of the DC universe who don't have much to say beyond “I'm right and you're wrong”. It's catty, and it's a bit like Ice Cakes is a twelve-year-old girl whose friends are hanging out with the new girl. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Joseph Ulfsrud Aug 6, 2013

    Johns and Pelletier show their talents, and mostly, they shine through. The problems with this comic can be healed through future issues, but on its own, the issue stands as imperfect. Still, next month is going to be an exciting month for Aquaman, with potential for some of the greatest moments in the current run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 29, 2013

    "Aquaman" #22 merely moves things along, but Johns' setup and Pelletier's art promise that the eventual conclusion and fallout from "Death of a King" could be significant for Atlantis and its government by hereditary monarchy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 29, 2013

    The art and script are fine, but both can definitely use some extra zip. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fixer1140 Sep 25, 2013

    This comic really starts to get the series moving (part 4 of 5). Asking so many questions about the origins of Aquaman and the Dead King, and ending with a wrench in the machine, it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Aug 23, 2013

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood May 23, 2014

  • 8.0
    Ariel Aug 31, 2014

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