Aquaman #40

Aquaman #40

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Sean Parsons, Sandra Hope, Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 25, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

The family reunion turns lethal when the dark truth behind his dead mothers return is finally revealed to Aquaman and his kingdom!

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 26, 2015

    Jeff Parker has proven a more capable replacement for Geoff Johns on this book than anyone could have hoped for, so it's disappointing to have to bid him farewell with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 25, 2015

    It's a little bit of a bummer to see Pelletier, Beredo, and Parker leave this book, especially when this last arc was such a fun ride and the best arc from Parker's tenure on the series. While there are some issues with the pacing of the overall story, that's more on the fact that CONVERGENCE is making everything come to a grinding halt. Maelstrom really could have used another issue. However, for what it was, this was a great story and added a lot to the mythos of the character. I highly recommend checking this issue and storyline out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 25, 2015

    This final issue of the Maelstrom story may have had some forced and rushed bits, but it was still a really nice way to end the arc and Jeff Parker's and Paul Pelletier's run on the book.  I am glad that Jeff Parker got the chance to tell his story, I just wish he would have been given more time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 27, 2015

    Aquaman #40 is a rock solid comic and a great ending to what has been a fantastic run by Parker and Pelletier. One of the strongest solo series in the DCU, Aquaman has been strong month in and month out and issue #40 is another example of how awesome a well crafted Aquaman book can be. I raise my glass to Parker and Pelletier, it's been one heck of a run and here's to more good times for Arthur and Mera post-Convergence. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Mar 25, 2015

    Aquaman thus heads into Convergence with one of its weaker stories behind it. It is unlikely to have a dire effect on the character or the series as it is already plotted to return in June after the crossover, but this story arc left an unfortunate impression on the series before heading into hiatus. As DC brings back the old Aquaman for a bit, this story arc was one which was more representative of the older Aquaman's failures. It will be interesting to see how Convergence changes the character as the success of this character is interesting to note, especially that there will be an Aquaman movie at some point. For the time being Aquaman fans will have to be happy for the previous 40 issues, even if the end was a bit mediocre. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Mar 28, 2015

    For most of the story, they've had Mera be a useful, equal partner to Aquaman. She's not a damsel in distress, she's arguably more powerful that Arthur himself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 27, 2015

    Parker and Pelletier's time on "Aquaman" has been fun, and it's sad to see it conclude here. Hopefully, the duo has some collaborations in the future lined up, because they definitely work well together. Until then, this is a satisfying conclusion to go out on and a perfect way for the title to take a breather before the new creative team shows up in June. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Latest Pull - Thomas Harbaugh Mar 28, 2015

    While Jeff Parker's time on Aquaman always managed to nail the bare minimum such as pacing and clear dialogue, it never stood out from Geoff Johns' run on the book. Johns successfully silenced jokes about Aquaman being one of the most useless superheroes in comic books, as while as developing a tumultuous political drama, but Parker only ever wrote him as a man who was too divided to be deserving of the crown, and probably shouldn't ever have had it. If you're a huge fan of the character, Parker's issues might be worth reading. If you're just a casual reader, however, you will probably be better off waiting for Cullen Bunn's time on the book to begin, in June. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Mar 27, 2015

    I like Jeff Parker's take on Aquaman more with each issue that comes out but this one kind of felt flat to me. Read Full Review

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