Aquaman #18

Aquaman #18

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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"WARHEAD" finale! Aquaman's battle with Warhead leaves him trapped in the tortured mind of the telepathic beast, where the sea king is forced to experience the lifetimes of combat that define his tragic new foe!

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 1, 2017

    This story was good and added more background characters and potential conflicts for Aquaman to deal with. Id like to see how he would fare in a conflict involving China and Khandaq. These are not the type of stories that we see about Aquaman usually. This issue at the very least, opened the repertoire for new adventures. This story was also good because as he has done many times in the past, Aquaman had to use his brains to fight a threat as opposed to just his muscles. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 1, 2017

    You'll go from neophyte to expert where Warhead is concerned in this issue, but it's a pretty engaging story that deals with a very current topic. There's some great characterization of a compassionate Aquaman, as well as another diplomatic wrinkle that I'm sure will turn up in the future. The pacing and action of this series is very satisfying and consistent. You should give it a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 1, 2017

    Abnett throws in a new monkey wrench in the final page with the return of an unexpected foe with news of a larger threat. DC's best political superhero comic keeps finding intriguing scenarios for its lead making for an always engaging read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Mfossas Mar 3, 2017

    This final issue in the arc had some great characterization in showing Aquaman as compassionate. As well as throwing in some further plots that will surely make an impact soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - James Portis Mar 17, 2017

    This was a nice little arc. It ended not as I wanted, but it ended in a way that could build on events moving forward which I enjoy. I love stories that take pieces from the past. So, I will recommend this issue as well as the 3. This arc is very well written just a little anti climatic in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 1, 2017

    This is a good, but not great issue that imparts some interesting ideas about war, but does so in a fight comic style that doesn't suit the material. How aquatelepathy is used again in the future remains an intriguing idea though due to the event in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Mar 1, 2017

    Aquaman #18 is a good enough comic if you've been reading Aquaman. It wraps up the Warhead plot cul-de-sac in a decently satisfying way and ushers us to the next plot point. It nonetheless feels a bit thematically confused, a problem that has plagued the entire Rebirth Aquaman series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Mar 1, 2017

    Aquaman #18 is probably one of the weaker issues Abnett and company have put out in a while. While there are some strong characterization points, there are also some pretty weak ones that can be downright confusing and contradictory. The major character definer for Warhead is also not fully explored and doesn't give it the depth it truly needs. The art is solid with really good page layouts that help capture the multi-layered battle between Aquaman and Warhead. It's definitely one to pick up if you've been continuing the series, but it isn't a must-have. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Duke Harrington Mar 1, 2017

    Really, it was good. But just good. For me, there just wasn't enough there, there, and I can't help thinking how much better this same two-part tale would have been if published in 1978 as Aquaman #64-65, by Paul Kupperberg and Jim Aparo, instead of in 2017 as #17 -18, by Abnett and Eaton. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 1, 2017

    Even with great art this story is still one of the worst we have gotten in what has been a top tier series from DC. I can't really see anything from this arc being important to future issues so I honestly would skip it and come back at the next story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Aquamano Mar 5, 2017

    The greatest problem with this issue is the fact that it is a pretty rushed conclusion to a story arc. You get to know everything about Warhead's identity and arc in a feel pages of dialogue, jumping from 0 to 100 too fast to really feel the story flowing. It is, though, an interesting plot: Warhead's connection to two eastern powerhouses of old times (Bialya and Kahndaq) can be a good point to be further explored, and Warhead's own regeneration is worth being revisited in the future. But despite its rushed pacing, it has a solid artwork, without horrendous anatomy and shadowing mistakes, and a good color-palette, especially in the different telepathy scenarios. The more red-driven, brutal colors are used for war scenes and the lighter, blue-driven colors used in the Atlantis' scenarios. Ultimately, it's a regular issue. It has it's flaws, but it get good points for being a different kind of plot in a volume that is filled with things that had been already done somewhere in the character's history.

  • 9.0
    drdrot Mar 1, 2017

    This storyline started a little slow and was a little "quieter" compared to the much bigger Atlantis war. But it finished up as being a more engaging story with ties to the DC Universe and further exploring Aquaman's character.

  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez Mar 6, 2017

    Nothing bad to say other than a plain average adventure against Warhead that probably only deserved to be a one and not 2 issues.

  • 7.5
    Jack's Yattering Mar 13, 2017

    Dan Abnett continues to make his run on AQUAMAM my, all-time favorite. One thing I enjoy, in particular, is the fact that Mr. Abnett uses Arthur's conflicts to build up an intriguing, eclectic supporting cast. His run is more layered than your standard "villian of the week" fare...because the villains,themselves, are more layered (and not, necessarily villians at all). SCORE: 7.3

  • 6.5
    letskillrobots Mar 11, 2017

    Loooots of dialogue just to force it to the ending but at least they've set themselves up with some interesting storylines going forward, not just pushing it into a corner. Warhead isn't the most enticing character but it probably got as good as it could in its first run. The Dead Water tease is promising as well, which could create some cool combos with Warhead.

  • 6.5
    ModestMoonMan Aug 5, 2017

    Abnett's run on Aquaman has been up and down for me, but this Warhead story arc has been it's weakest. Hopefully this is just a quick fill-in arc until things get back on track.

  • 9.0
    PatrickF. Mar 25, 2017

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Mar 1, 2017

  • 8.0
    aimanalphaz Mar 1, 2017

  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson Mar 6, 2017

  • 7.5
    Nuckster77 Mar 5, 2017

  • 7.5
    Briton Mar 7, 2017

  • 7.5
    T.K. Aug 19, 2017

  • 7.0
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 1, 2017

  • 6.5
    Gunnarthehuman Mar 13, 2017

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