Aquaman #28

Aquaman #28

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

He's saved a diver from a vicious shark attack - but he'll soon regret it. His most powerful weapon has been stolen from his care - and he's never even heard of the man who took it. But Aquaman's greatest challenge yet may be Amnesty Bay's ten year high school reunion!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 26, 2014

    This issue was a ton of fun. We take a break from Aquaman punching sea creatures and bad dudes in the face to remember that at one point, Aquaman was actually Arthur Curry, an average guy with huge potential. Jeff Parker did the impossible here. He made a high school reunion interesting and fun. Joking aside (not really a joke), Parker and Pelletier have a hit with this issue and really get deeper into what makes Arthur Curry. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Feb 26, 2014

    This issue exemplifies everything interesting about Arthur, both as a hero and as a man. We even get a nice tease of what's to come with this series. It's become apparent that with Parker writing Aquaman this book could do no wrong, but now that Pelletier is on full art duties this just became one of DC's best superhero books! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 2, 2014

    Aquaman #28 continues showing fans that Jeff Parker wont just maintain the quality of the book, but bring something very special to it as well.  The character moments and humor make this issue my favorite of his short run so far.  With the mysteries that were hinted at this issue, Aquaman better enjoy his down time because thing are surely about to heat up. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 26, 2014

    This is the first issue of Parker's run entirely penciled by Paul Pelletier, and the visuals are markedly improved as a result. Pelletier has no trouble switching from epic undersea action to surface world character banter and back again. More than ever, it's clear this series remains in very capable hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 27, 2014

    While readers who are craving over-the-top action and political intrigue may be disappointed, it's nice to see Aquaman be human, be vulnerable, and actually have even a little bit of a sense of humor. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 3, 2014

    The issue ends on a 1-page subplot which is like an epilogue to the whole thing. It serves to set up the upcoming Rise of the Seven Seas crossover that will happen soon enough between Aquaman and Justice League, something that I'm really looking forward to later this year. The dialogue on this page was a little stiff, but I liked the thrust of it well enough. We shall see how future issues pan out, but for now, I'm quite happy where Aquaman is going. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Mar 6, 2014

    It was a great story. There were so many bad cliches they could have hit, and they avoided all of them. The blend of humor, tension, and just plain human interaction was really enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Feb 26, 2014

    I had been enjoying the new run on Aquamanso far, but I hadn't been sure how much I was enjoying it. This issue cemented that decision in the “very much” camp.If you want a good ole-fashioned superhero comic that will leave you grinning ear to ear, then Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier's run on Aquaman is the place to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Feb 27, 2014

    Parker, Pelletier and team are steadily working their way up the learning curb. Aquaman #28 is an entertaining romp that needs work on keeping its story points in sync. As it stands, it is still a strong piece of DCs lineup. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 1, 2014

    This issue was absolutely delightful! This sort of story, where Aquaman reconnects with his roots in a very human, very personable way, is exactly what's missing from the New 52 reboot as a whole. Nobody is simply a person anymore, and as far as I'm concerned, people sell comics. I loved every minute of Arthur chatting with old classmates, worrying about old rivalries and blushing at the silly romance he had when he was a teenager. Fantastic scene all around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Feb 26, 2014

    Aquaman #28 may not be anything spectacular, but that doesn't make it any less pleasant. Seeing Arthur Curry, rather than Aquaman, for a change was a welcomed experience. If nothing else, we can thank Parker and the team for putting Arthur in a suit, because he really wears it well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Mar 26, 2014

    This is another decent issue of Aquaman. Following the somewhat action-packed previous issues, #28 nicely serves to allow both readers and Aquaman to catch their breath again, whilst other threats linger in the distance. And by distance, I mean that next issue will see Aquaman faced with a challenge of the Gods. Fun times? Read Full Review

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