Aquaman #33

Aquaman #33

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
7.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

With threat after threat - including the arrival of the deadly Chimera - demanding Arthur's attention, it's fallen to Mera to hold Atlantis together, even if most of the city wants her dead! The conspirators hiding in the shadows of the city's darkest reaches can't hide forever - but can Mera get to them before Atlantis comes apart?

  • 8.4
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jul 24, 2014

    Chimera is the newest villain on Aquaman's block and it's certainly a terrifying one at that. Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier have worked together to craft a truly horrific villain that is more than a match for Aquaman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Jul 23, 2014

    As an entry inone of the better New 52 books that have been realized, this issue doesn't disappoint. With the powerful character designs flaunting in the pages, readers will continue to root for AQUAMAN and his quest to live up to his name as king of the seven seas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 27, 2014

    Aquaman #33 is some good creature double feature fun.   The Chimera is a real threat to Aquaman and Parker and Pelletier do a good job of making him scary and grotesque.  However, the issue itself treads a bit of water and leaves the awesome Mera behind in it's wake.  Parker does do a good job of getting everyone up to speed so this is a pretty good jumping on point for those interested in joining in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 28, 2014

    "Aquaman" #33 is a startling violent issue in Parker and Pelletier's run, with Chimera leaving a trail of damage and a pile of bodies. Parker makes it clear Chimera is as much monster as man and gives readers a story meant to make them uncomfortable -- as readers and as observers -- while Amnesty Bay and the medical ship "Haven" both sustain attacks from Chimera. Parker gives readers no guarantees in his take on the adventures of Aquaman and Mera, which is exactly how it should be. All of DC's less prolific characters should have the opportunity to shine with a creative team as solid as the one in place on "Aquaman" #33. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jul 30, 2014

    Aquaman continues to be a powerful character with a good supporting cast. I'm enjoying this book and looking forward to seeing how he manages to defeat Chimera. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Jul 29, 2014

    Aquaman, like so many other DC titles, has the potential for greatness. There are a lot of interesting ideas floating around in this book, but there just seems to be something missing that ties it all together. Once Jeff Parker can find what it is then this book will be one of the best on the stands. Right now, though, its just ok. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Infinite Comix - Joey Ulfsrud Jul 29, 2014

    To say that issue #33 of Aquaman has middle-issue syndrome would be an understatement. Lacking in story and character, readers wade through an ocean of unclear exposition, trying to understand why the Chimera exists, why he wants to hunt down Aquaman, why he is able to withstand bullets " and leaving without understanding a thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Jul 24, 2014

    Decent. Parker's run is getting stronger

  • 8.0
    Speeding Bullets Jul 29, 2014

    I really like what Parker and Pelletier have come up with in their design for Chimera.Everything from his being cooked up in lab and then turning on his creator a la "Frankenstein" origin,to his sort of modern "Creature from the Black Lagoon" look he's pretty bad-ass. Throw in some unique abilities and his tendencies for extreme violence and he provides a nice threat for Aquaman. Parker has done a nice job rounding out the cast as of late with his use of Mera ,Dr.Shin ,Vulko ,Tula ,and the people of Atlantis as well as the surface. Pelletier just gets better every issue.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Aug 6, 2014

    The Chimera is the best villain since Black Manta! It's been a rocky start for the new art team, but each issue shows improvement.

  • 8.5
    Stallonelythelonely Mar 6, 2015

  • 8.0
    kaulthelegend Jul 25, 2014

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jul 28, 2014

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Nov 11, 2014

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Jul 27, 2014

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