Aquaman #44

Aquaman #44

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Trevor McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 30, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
4.8Critic Rating
5.1User Rating

The relationship of Mera and Arthur is on the rocks. After all, Mera wants Aquaman dead. Now, the estranged lovers are about to meet face to face. Is a reconciliation in the works?

  • 7.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Oct 3, 2015

    The writing was strong, the surprises ugly but well-executed. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Jacob Atom Reilly Oct 5, 2015

    Please, DC. Please tell me these past few issues are just a setback and that you haven't lost interest in keeping this book good. Since the first issue after CONVERGENCE, it seems to have been made in a state of compromise. I don't feel these creatorswantto work on this book, like they don't take it seriously – there's no pride in the work. Iknowthese creators are more than capable of delivering the goods, so I'm going to continue to have patience with thebook and it'sextremely talented creators. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Sam Riedel Oct 3, 2015

    While writer Cullen Bunn manages to get me up to speed in a hurry, I have to say I don't feel excited to be there. I appreciated Mera giving Arthur the business for a while, but after it turned out to be a trick, I lost my enthusiasm. Still, the art in this book is tight, capturing the oceanic setting beautifully in its motion and muted colors. It might not be the most exciting of the Justice League group, but I'm happy that Aquaman is still in talented hands–even if I do have some reservations about the plot. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 30, 2015

    The overall story in Aquaman is very interesting, but there's some twists and turns that have not helped at all, with art issues added on top of it. Just not the quality it used to be, and that's a shame. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 1, 2015

    It's far from the worst book you'll read this week but it definitely won't inspire anyone to really dive into the hero of Atlantis. Read Full Review

  • 4.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 1, 2015

    The result is an issue that somehow feels dull and upsetting at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Sep 30, 2015

    I say these questions are frustrating, because some of them I have answers for, and some of them I still cant conceive of. Some I will never understand. Im not thankful to Aquaman #44 for raising these issues, because clearly, were still always engaging in them. Today. Last month. For years and years and years. And sadly, I suspect it will be years and years more yet. We didnt need this here. It smacks of disrespect for women, and perpetrates the idea that consent is negligible at least if youre a man. And thats not OK. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 1, 2015

    This book continues to be terrible and I don't know why anyone would continue to read it...... except maybe if you're one of those "the glass is three quarters full" kind of optimistic freak and you're simply hanging on to see if anything can be salvaged from this train wreck of a story.  So yeah, the story just isn't there and sadly, neither is the art.  There isn't a damn thing that is redeeming this story at this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Oct 7, 2015

    Easily the best issue of Cullen Bunn's run so far, mostly because there is sex, but also because this is the most focused issue we've gotten so far; it's not jumping all over the place like the previous issues were. For the first time in this arc it truly feels personal and so the stakes are much higher.

  • 7.0
    drdrot Sep 30, 2015

    I have very mixed thoughts on the direction of Aquaman. Overall, I "get" that there is a thrust to have a Game of Thrones/royal intrigue perhaps to set the stage for the movie. Unfortunately, it just isn't working well for the title. There is no emotional investment in the story because there is no real introduction of the protagonists, so this story feels like part of a story. This storyline line needs to be wrapped up and new storyline and a new creative team needs to be ushered in. So why a 7? I am having fun with the soap opera style story that was told this issue. But overall, this is not the best portrayal of Aquaman.

  • 6.5
    JBL Reviews Oct 4, 2015

    Rough art. Ok story.

  • 5.0
    Juanpk26 Sep 30, 2015

  • 5.0
    Redeadhood Oct 9, 2015

  • 3.0
    Cefernina Sep 30, 2015

  • 2.0
    Chris G. Oct 1, 2015

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