Aquaman #52

Aquaman #52

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Vicente Cifuentes, John Dell Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 11
6.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Aquaman faces his old enemy, Scavenger, who now has seriously upgraded armored tech! And if that wasn't bad enough, there's a third party in the fight...the ravening and vengeful Dead Water! Caught in the middle of this brutal free-for-all,  Aquaman's world is about to be rocked!

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Tim O'Reilly May 23, 2016

    AQUAMAN #52 is a satisfying conclusion to the Aquaman that Geoff Johns started in 2011 with the New 52. He is all at once proud and fiercely loyal to those equal and below him. By the end, though, you don't feel like this Arthur Curry is going anywhere. Somehow, someway, he will be incorporated into the fold of DC's Rebirth reboot because while this arc may be over, the story of this Aquaman certainly is not. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine May 21, 2016

    This is a good issue. The art is great and I think it's a solid conclusion to the story. However, it is mainly action so I think it would read better as part of a trade or just back to back with the previous two issues. It's not a stand-alone issue that one can enjoy on its own. I would recommend waiting for the trade on this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley May 23, 2016

    Far from being a great final issue, "Aquaman" #52 still features a glints of a hero who is deserving of further adventures at the dawn of "Rebirth". Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph May 19, 2016

    The Dead Water arc is tidily wrapped up, but this didn't quite feel like a conclusion to a volume that has spanned five years. Perhaps that's due in part to the fact that this is the same writer handling Aquaman Post-Rebirth and he knows there's more to come. While this wasn't as strong as the previous few issues, I remain optimistic about what the summer has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 18, 2016

    Aquaman #52 quickly wraps up our Dead Water story arc so that we can get into Rebirth next month and because of this quick wrap up, this conclusion comes off really lackluster and just leaves things that readers might have been really interested in....... like me....... lie.  We do have some fantastic art and colors in this book, but besides that, there isn't a lot to get excited about here.   Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 19, 2016

    Apart from a final sequence that hearkens back to the very beginning of the series, this issue doesn't do much to send Aquaman off in style. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    drdrot May 18, 2016

    Great Art. Fun Story to wrap things up before Rebirth. Dan Abnett is like the "comfort food" of comics with his work on Titans Hunt and Aquaman. Solid, fun, straight forward stories. If this is where DC is going with Rebirth, I will be very happy.

  • 8.5
    Joe May 19, 2016

    I rather liked this issue, it was a touch rushed, but the art was great, the fighting was fun, and I look forward to seeing what happens to Aquaman in Rebirth.

  • 8.0
    Gizmo May 23, 2016

    I didn't feel rushed reading this as others have expressed, I actually find this to be one of the strongest final issues of the New 52 thus far (but the only other ones I've read so far are Batman and Green Lantern). I liked that this didn't try to force some cheesy sentimental revisit to an origin or anything like that, it took advantage of the remaining issues in the series to tell the story that Abnett wanted to tell. The revelation of Dead Water's origin and his ultimate fate go hand in hand and it adds up to a tragic story.

  • 7.0
    Briton May 26, 2016

    A bit of a 'ho-hum' finale, but not bad.

  • 6.5
    JBL Reviews May 22, 2016


  • 6.5
    Nuckster77 Jun 5, 2016

    Art seemed rushed. No consistency in Mera's face which seemed to be different in each frame. Small frames lacking detail. Story was decent, but art dropped this rating down.

  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson May 18, 2016

  • 8.0
    Lotrbruno Aug 4, 2016

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 May 18, 2016

  • 6.5
    Redeadhood Jun 2, 2016

  • 4.5
    EggMath May 21, 2016

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