Aquaman #11

Aquaman #11

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Phil Briones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 16
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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“THE DELUGE” prologue! Aquaman’s mission to unite the sea and surface has taken a great leap forward. But N.E.M.O.-the secret terrorist organization-has other ideas. Black Manta deploys the agents of N.E.M.O. to provoke hostilities between Atlantis and America. The Deluge-the prophesied, all-out global war-is about to begin...

  • 9.2
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Dec 22, 2016

    Black Manta's plan becomes clear at the end of the issue, and it spells disaster for Atlantis…and America. It's an interesting place to leave the story off on, and immediately grips the audience for the next instalment. The Aquaman series has been one of our favourites coming out of the Rebirth event. AndAquaman #11 is no exception. It ties up plot points, and brings in some more. It's an issue that actually doesn't actually have the hero do much. But it certainly solidifies his role in the DC Universe. Say goodbye to “the creepy fish guy”. And say hello to the King of Atlantis. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 16, 2016

    Aquaman #11 is another chapter in a wonderful take on Aquaman that establishes the character as powerful and significant. His position as King of Atlantis makes him vulnerable in ways unlike the other super heroes in the DC Universe. This series is taking full advantage of those opportunities. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Nov 17, 2016

    Aquaman is one of those heroes everyone likes to joke about instead of giving him the proper respect he deserves. This new run has helped to showcase what he is as a hero and as a character. If more people were willing to give this story arc a read it may just help change the publics perspective on who Aquaman is as a character. Especially if the Deluge storyline is as good as this prequel is showing it to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Nov 17, 2016

    If issue #11 of Aquaman is merely the prelude to "The Deluge," then clearly we're in for one wild ride. Dan Abnett gets the ball rolling on his next major story arc quickly, a remarkable accomplishment given that the first third of the issue takes place in Arthur's hospital room. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Nov 16, 2016

    Briones brings a sharper level of detail with his pencils that has previously not been seen on this book. He captures the alien monstrosity of Atlantian war machines and the insides of a hospital with equal attention to detail. Briones truly excels, however, in capturing the visible emotion of his characters, especially the panels focusing on Mera and Arthur at the hospital. Eltaeb's coloring is my only issue with the art, but his colors are serviceable enough to maintain the issue's momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Nov 16, 2016

    As we all know i'm biased towards Aquaman, but this is a great read. For many issues now the tension between Atlantis and the US have been building and an on coming catastrophe has been imminent. With the appearance of the Justice League one begins to question if a cross over event is coming or if Aquaman is going to face N.E.M.O alone? Now if you remember, the Widowhood had predicted the Deluge. But in their prediction the Deluge came after Arthur's death. Also, this isn't really the Deluge, just some bad guys posing as the Deluge. Hopefully you're not lost, but i'm hoping there's a neat and tidy clean up to these intertwining stories. I'm in favor of the more realistic looking art and this book gives me just that. There's pops of color, and playful back splashes, but the features on the characters give them a more realistic look. I will continues waiting excitedly for the conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 16, 2016

    The Deluge prelude shows promise, but hopefully Abnett has more in store for this arc than a rehash of a popular Justice League story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 16, 2016

    The final preparations are made for what looks to be a real humdinger of a city-destroyin' slugfest! This issue reads a little slow, but we learn some important information, and more importantly characters learn things we already knew. I've enjoyed this lull before the storm, now it's time for some good ol' over-the-top comic book action! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 16, 2016

    This issue sets the stage for a huge battle that should not be missed with issue #12. If you dig quieter character moments, or just want to start reading this series, this is a great issue. That said, it does more to set up and resolve conflicts so as to make the next issue enjoyable, rather than delivering a satisfying experience here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Nov 22, 2016

    On the whole this felt a bit like too many plot lines being reigned in then let loose and only barely under control. Read Full Review

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