Aquaman #8

Aquaman #8

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Part 2 of "The Other League"! As a deadly hunter continues his murderous quest for the Atlantean trident, an unknown chapter of Aquaman's life is revealed! Before he was a part of the Justice League, Aquaman was Arthur, the man from Atlantis, and leader of a mysterious team of adventurers. Armed with weapons forged in Aquaman's past, these men and women were on their way to becoming the most powerful people on Earth until it all came crashing down.

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Apr 30, 2012

    Aquaman continues to be a book I don't hesitate to read. Many of the titles I pick up have me wondering if I'll enjoy it month after month. There are only a few I don't worry about at all…and Aquaman is among that elite group of titles for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Dave Berg May 7, 2012

    If you thought Aquaman was a joke, give the book a try. I think you might change your mind. You might end up saying to someone, If you're NOT reading Aquaman, you SHOULD be. And it won't sound like a cliche. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 29, 2012

    There's still a lot of story to unfold here (this is just chapter two), but I'm certainly hooked. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Apr 30, 2012

    Retrieving Atlantis as a mythic place, and refuting it as just another exotic locale, has got to be one of the finest moments in the genre of adventure stories over the last century. Truthfully, you'd probably need to go back to Hemingway to encounter any adventure stories that were as vivid or as vital or as important as Aquaman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 25, 2012

    Penciller Ivan Reis and inker Joe Prado continue their excellent collaboration. This arc is far more visually diverse than the first and allows the duo to tackle a number of interesting and unique situations not normally glimpsed in an Aquaman book. Together, the entire creative team show a willingness to push Aquaman in new directions without ignoring what made him work in the first place. That's exactly what the New 52 is supposed to be about. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 26, 2012

    Though a bit slow and stingy on details, the issue has a strong emotional pulse which quickens when the action gets going, and you can't deny Johns introduces a number of interesting plot elements here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 27, 2012

    My only gripes with Aquaman #8 would be the a general lack of real movement in plot. While we get a lot of backstory, the present-day panels and flashbacks didn't flow as well as they could have, and Ivan Reis' art this issue seemed a bit sloppy, a bit rushed. But like I've said many a-time, Aquaman is still one of my favorite series of the 'New 52' and issue eight still impresses beyond most of the other top-tier books in DC's lineup. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 30, 2012

    While she is loyal to her husband and obeys the kings authority, his safety is paramount to her and she will defy any decree and break any bones necessary in order to maintain Aquaman's safety. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 25, 2012

    Aquaman does exactly what it's been doing for 8 issues, blowing minds away with how cool Aquaman can truly be given the right creative team. I love how this issue delves more into Aquaman's past and I loved the Others working together as a team. There are some great characters on this team, including Seer and Prisoner, and hoepfully we'll see a lot more of them... In the past, since Seer is pretty dead right now. Geoff Johns has been great on this book, and I'd love to see The Others as an on-going series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 25, 2012

    "Aquaman" #8 is ultimately a nice issue and while I'd like the pace to pick up a little bit more, for now the book is working. One gets the feeling that Johns and Reis have carefully mapped out both the future and past of "Aquaman" in great detail; in doing so, they've certainly created a route that everyone is eager to follow. For now, that's enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew S Apr 28, 2012

    Mera, though her time in this issue is short, is written fantastically. This is an average issue in terms of story, but thanks to Ivan Reis' art, it elevates it to being something so much more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole May 3, 2012

    So, Aquaman has come a long way from previous issues. Johns has an interesting plot here and has managed to finally infuse the book with some characterisation. This is turn leads the audience to get invested in the book. This is helped greatly by Reis' great handle on the character and the world he inhabits. Lets hope it continues down this path at least for the time being. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 27, 2012

    Some interesting flashbacks from Aquaman’s past as the Justice League wasn’t the only super-powered team he was associated with. This series keeps me coming back for more every month, because of the talented works of Geoff Johns (Green Lantern : The New 52) & Ivan Reis (Blackest Night). From DC Comics. Read Full Review

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