Aquaman #26

Aquaman #26

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 14
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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"UNDERWORLD" part two! Enraged by rumors of Arthur's survival in the slums of Atlantis, the ruthless King Rath orders the use of ancient Atlantean techno-magic to track down the Aquaman at all costs! But the ex-king Arthur can't hide for long when his fate collides with that of a mysterious young woman on the run from Rath's own secret police. Her name: Dolphin.

  • 10
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jul 19, 2017

    God I love this book! I'm so deeply impressed by Abnett's total reconstruction and how he is casting the whole city of Atlantis in a new light. Not a moment goes by that something isn't happening. He's weaving action and plot together flawlessly. I'm so completely engrossed by the stunning art and sensational panels; everyone should give Aquaman a try in this new series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 19, 2017

    At this point with Abnett and Sejic, Aquaman is required DC Rebirth reading as it's delivering everything fans could ask for and more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jul 19, 2017

    I don't know how many times I have to say this for this series, but I will do it one more time: Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 25, 2017

    Sejic provides the most vivid and original take on Aquaman since Esteban Maroto who was Davids colleague on the Atlantis Chronicles. His Aquaman and Atlantis are not sci-fi based. They are vivid with colours even deep undersea but there is a feeling that the characters are underwater. Sejic knows how to draw water and textures that resemble scales and other see critters. Its all fun here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 20, 2017

    Regardless, this is a fantastic comic book. The art is gorgeous, the story is enthralling, and the characters are engaging. You should be reading this. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - James Portis Jul 20, 2017

    Amazing second issue to a new arc and an almost truer Aquaman than anything we've had in recent years. That's not to say Rebirth so far and the first half of New 52 weren't amazing, but this issue gives me everything a book about a hero from Atlantis should do. I definitely recommend it as well as the previous issue. Also I recommend Justice League #24 for a look into Mera's story during the whole "throwing the ocean at them" thing because other than existing shes just attacking the whole book. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jul 20, 2017

    So far, this has been a masterful way to turn this book into one of DC's finest superhero adventures. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 24, 2017

    Gorgeous and compelling, Aquaman #26 is the cream of the crop this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bad Manta - Josh West Jul 20, 2017

    Aquaman #26 continues the "Underworld" story arc with intriguing plot development and fantastic art. If you're not reading Aquaman right now, you're truly missing out on one of the best books in Rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Nov 30, -0001

    The many different character throughout the book enables Sejic to play around with different character designs as well as their facial expressions. Few artists are able to convey emotion as well as Sejic, and in conjunction with Abnett's script it gives the book an added layer of comedy or gravity, depending on the situation. This is just another example of how in sync this creative team is. Aquaman is a must-read title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Casey Walsh Jul 19, 2017

    Abnett and Sejic are a force to be reckoned with. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Jul 21, 2017

    Stay a while, and swim in Sejic's garden of underwater delights. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Jul 19, 2017

    Aquaman #26 is a gorgeous book with an intriguing plot that puts Arthur in his ideal millieu, as a rebel outcast fighting a corrupt Atlantean state. It depicts a weird and wonderful Atlantis that entices the reader into wanting to learn more about its mysterious depths. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jul 19, 2017

    As the second chapter in an epic arc,Aquaman#26 does its fair share of setup, but it's far from boring as Dan Abnett transitions Aquaman and supporting cast members, like Mera and the earlier mentioned Cetea into new roles. The villains aren't as interesting with the exception of Krush, who is a mutant, yet still is loyal to Rath for now. Finally, there's Stjepan Sejic's thrilling fantasy art that makesAquamanstand out from the other house style DC superhero books and transforms Aquaman into the king in exile, the Aragorn of the open sea. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 19, 2017

    A cool story about Aquaman slumming in the mean shoals of Atlantis is made more spectacular by the terrific drawing and coloring by Stjepan Sejic. When I saw this comic was going monthly and gaining a buck, I thought it was on a death march. Now, I think we're seeing another Rebirth for Aquaman, and it's one you should take a look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Jul 19, 2017

    This issue is a solid, if largely transitional, chapter in the title's current political drama. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopnComics - Josh Edgley Jul 19, 2017

    Through the eye of Stjepan Sejic, the artwork has you enticed without the need of words. Visually, the series is stunning and captures not only your eye but your own twisted thoughts as to how this will unravel. We are introduced to a smattering of new characters, without seeing their full abilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 22, 2017

    Another solid installment of the growing Aquaman story keeps all the pieces moving, while introducing some exciting new ones. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Jul 19, 2017

    Stjepan Sejic's sleek pencils continue to make Atlantis a truly special place to visit. Sejic's intricate attention to detail and imaginative renderings of the Atlantean cityscape gives the art an immersive quality that holds the eye even when the script's not all there. Nor is Sejic a slouch when it comes to the characters themselves. His figures have an organic look to them, including those of a more fantastical nature. It is also worth mentioning that his double-duty on both pencils and colors give the art a perfectly seamless quality. The colors expertly fit a book set entirely in an underwater location. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 19, 2017

    While the art wasn't as strong in this issue, it still delivered with well-drawn dialogue scenes. Abnett seems to be having a lot of fun with this story, which looks to be the best Aquaman arc since Geoff Johns' conclusion in the New 52, despite some of the shortcomings in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    ModestMoonMan Aug 3, 2017

    Beautiful artwork. Mera is one of the most underrated female heroines in comics right now. Love seeing her undying devotion to Arthur, and willingness to do anything to free him, even if it seems useless. This Underworld story arc has been my favorite of Abnett's Rebirth run so far.

  • 10
    drdrot Jul 19, 2017

    amazing art and story

  • 9.5
    Supes' soups Jul 20, 2017

    The art wasn't as strong as last issue's but Sejic is still one of the best. It was just some of the lines were sloppy and you could tell he was under crunchtime to make the deadline. I like the feel and tone of this title. While it wasn't terrible before, it wasn't really memorable unlike this story arc. Although I expected something different after Mera made an appearance in Justice League, (honestly I thought the JL would help Mera in some way, shape, or form after the Fury issue in JL), this was a chapter that builds to the payoff. I still hope the JL make an appearance if only for the reason of seeing Sejic drawing Wonder Woman but we'll see what happens. I'm also curious about Garth and Dolphin, I do want them to eventually run into each other in this Rebirth continuity.

  • 9.0
    Jack's Yattering Aug 12, 2017

    I've commented in other reviews of this series, in other reviews on this site, how, this,current, AQUAMAN series is my favorite in the character's history. That, most definitely, continues to be the case. Aquaman has never been a favorite character and I've never found his solo books,even the better ones, to be anything more than average. I'm still a little surprised, after many years of reading comics,to like an Aquaman title as much as I do this one. So, imagine my surprise when I found found myself putting AQUAMAN #26 at the top of my read pile the week it went on sale (a week that saw me purchase eighteen new releases). I read it and, once again, enjoyed the hell out of it. Now, I don't know if it's the great new storyline from Dan Abnett or the terrific art from Stjepan Sejic (probably a little from column "A" and a little from "B") but AQUAMAN has gotten even better. If it isn't my favorite DC book, at the moment, it is definitely a contender (and one of my most anticipated). Not bad Aquaman...how pleasant it is to be surprised by a character after reading about him for so many years. SCORE: 8.8

  • 8.5
    Briton Jul 23, 2017

    The art was great and the story is building well. I'm not sure we need to ape the X-Men with a load of mutants though.

  • 9.5
    screamingDOG Jul 23, 2017

  • 9.5
    sovereignsfall18 Jul 28, 2017

  • 9.5
    T.K. Aug 7, 2017

  • 9.0
    Siksiks Jul 19, 2017

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jul 21, 2017

  • 8.5
    TheFallenKing13 Jul 19, 2017

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Jul 20, 2017

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Jul 20, 2017

  • 8.0
    letskillrobots Jul 19, 2017

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