Aquaman #38

Aquaman #38

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Arthur feels the fallout from his monstrous battle with Gorilla Grodd, and the true threat of his mothers return grows closer!

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Feb 1, 2015

    Next issue is going to be the final piece of this puzzle I think, but either way we are not far from the end, and I'm damn excited to see how it is all going to shake out. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jan 29, 2015

    Parker has clearly been having a great deal of fun introducing all sorts of new and interesting concepts to Aquaman's world, and issue #38 is no exception. A great spark of creative energy continues to propel this series forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 28, 2015

    AQUAMAN #38 is the issue that really solidifies what Jeff Parker is doing with this book, or at least with this story line. Aside from one line that got me a tiny bit fanboy-mad, the writing and dialogue on this book is great and leaves the reader wanting more, and as always, Paul Pelletier and Rain Beredo on colors provide some spectacular art, including that final splash page, which is awesome. I highly recommend checking out AQUAMAN and more importantly, Maelstrom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 29, 2015

    Aquaman #38 is a rock solid comic book. Parker writes these characters well and his work with Paul Pelletier has made Aquaman feel like a strong stand-alone story in the DCU. They are forging forward without being pulled into much in the way of crossovers and have carved their own little space to do some fun things in. I'll be along for the ride as long as this pair is on the book, and I can't wait for the next issue to continue this adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Feb 1, 2015

    Aquaman and Mera now find themselves in unfamiliar waters staring down a foe that doesnt seem to fit the perceived expectations. Will Aquaman be able to reason with his long lost mother or will the tides turn red with disappointment? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 9, 2015

    I have really enjoyed the Maelstrom story and this issue really pushes it forward.  While it can be considered setup for the final issues, I enjoyed it for the action packed battle and finally getting to see Atlanna.  I can't wait to see more of this crazy family reunion. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jan 28, 2015

    This is still not a bad issue, only that it is more focused on action than needs to be. Of course the readers are more interested in finding the fate of Arthur's mother, and this issue helps to drag out the story arc by an extra issue. There may have been a better story to be told here, but this nonetheless fits in with the remainder of the story arc thus far, only that it is the weakest entry of the three. With the revelation at the end of the issue, it would seem as though the story arc is going to hit high gear in the next issue, but for the mean time this was a long interlude to get there. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Feb 1, 2015

    I am enjoying the book, and it's one of the few original "New 52" titles that are both still around and I'm actually interested in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 4, 2015

    I've been feeling the familiar numbness of indifference seep into my readings of Aquaman for the last few months, but I've never really been able to pin down where it was coming from. Parker's put a lot of effort into taking Arthur new, unexpected places each issue, and that's been a reliable source of interest. But it still feels like the series is lacking some vital spark to take it from diverting (read: worth perusing in the store) to critical (read: worth buying for many readings to come). Read Full Review

  • 10
    CosmicInkwell Jan 28, 2015

    A continually great series from DC.

  • 9.0
    Supes' soups Jan 28, 2015

    Aquaman is still a very fun adventure comic to read. The art is still gorgeous and it's fun to see Arthur and Mera tour through some mythological kingdoms. Tons of action in this issue and it seemed nonstop. I absolutely love Mera's character and as far as couples go in the DC universe, Arthur and Mera are one of the best natural pairings. We finally see Atlanna but it ends abruptly at a cliffhanger after her appearance.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Jan 31, 2015

    Fairly skippable, but decent

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Feb 7, 2015

    A fun and action packed issue, Jeff Parker seems to have hit his stride with his writing and the artwork looks fantastic!

  • 7.5
    CharlieRock Feb 8, 2015

    Same great story but art seems to have been better in other issues.

  • 8.5
    Slayer666 Feb 2, 2015

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Feb 6, 2015

  • 8.0
    wooble89 Feb 1, 2015

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 8, 2015

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Jan 30, 2015

  • 7.5
    Speeding Bullets Feb 4, 2015

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Apr 8, 2015

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