Aquaman #8

Aquaman #8

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"UNSTOPPABLE" part one! Arthur's investigation into the mysterious Atlantean terrorist attacks on the surface is cut short when Black Manta taps his newfound weapons cache and unleashes an unstoppable weapon upon the undersea kingdom: a relentless behemoth from the deep that lays waste to anything in its path.

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 5, 2016

    Aquaman continues to be well paced, action packed, and interesting through and through. Abnett is making Aquaman complex and intriguing every step of the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 5, 2016

    The thought of Aquaman battling an unbeatable force initially sounded uninspired, but I'm very excited about the direction Abnett will take this storyline. Aquaman has clawed and scratched and at this point, it warrants inclusion among DC Rebirth's best titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 5, 2016

    A great issue of Aquaman full of underwater action, heroism, and a surprise character revealed at the end! And this character is awesome! Mera is presented with a conflict that could have dire consequences, but probably won't because Aquaman is completely smitten with her. The art was never a problem in this series, and looks really nice here. Put it all together, and you're looking at a dang good comic book, I tell you what! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 5, 2016

    Aquaman continues to be a strong title and Abnett is challenging the characters with conflict that forces them to reveal something about their quality. There's also some innovation with the particular storylines. While Aquaman has always dealt with some of the same themes over the years, Abnett has found a way to embrace the traditional take on the character but tell a new story with some different angles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Oct 5, 2016

    Ultimately I thought that this issue was good, but not great. We get a mixture of action with Aquaman and some more information about Atlantis, it's culture and it's politics with Mera, giving enough material regardless of what your draw to the series is. I'm interested in where the series is going with the monster, being one that I am unfamiliar with, but I'm not sure about the idea that we may be missing Mera for a little while in the future while she learns of Atlantis. Hopefully her sections will be more interesting than they are presenting in this issue, but I do look forward to seeing where this whole situation goes. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 5, 2016

    Then there's the monster of the issue. Yes, it obviously has larger plot ties to N.E.M.O. and Black Manta, butAquaman #8 doesn't really acknowledge that at all. And then the supposed twist mid-way through the issue is hugely overrated and feels thrown in for the sake of it. Plus, he looks like Chewbacca and King Kong had a lovechild… no one needs to see that. It's a very odd choice of antagonist for a series that has excelled in crafting genuinely captivating, three-dimensional heroes and villains. So whilst the rest of the series has been absolutely superb so far, I guess the streak had to stop somewhere – and that place is here. It just doesn't live up to the other 7 issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    drdrot Oct 5, 2016

    This was an all-around great book. It's a hidden gem of the Rebirth titles that is solidly set within the DC Universe, but managing to create its own. what worked? Atlantis- I've never been a big fan of Atlantis-based stories because the characters aren't relatable. But Abnett is really exploring and developing the word with a sense of humantic. What worked? The big reveal of the monster and Aquaman facing a foe that required the whole JLA to beat. What worked? The art! what didn't work so well? Some of the dialogue came off a little "cheesey". It's a small gripe.

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  • 9.0
    the green death Oct 6, 2016

    I love this title and it's ability to balance action with ongoing plot lines is great, reminds me of an intelligent update of the sort of comics I loved as a kid. The first book I read every time it comes out.

  • 8.5
    Briton Oct 15, 2016

    This is really great stuff. I really like the cast of characters being assembled in Atlantis. I just hope that the Mera story doesn't reduce her appearances in the comic.

  • 7.5
    The Villain Oct 5, 2016

    This new villain will probably serve as a pretty strong threat to Aquaman and his crew but that story didn't really hit with me in this first issue of the arc. I was more interested in the story with Mera.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Oct 23, 2016

    A good old-fashion slug fest. The subplot with Mera is going to be be just as much of a test of her character, if not more so than Aquaman's arc. Each character is being put through the ringer and one can only hope that they come out stronger for it in the end.

  • 9.5
    Lotrbruno Oct 5, 2016

  • 8.0
    Gunnarthehuman Oct 11, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jack's Yattering Oct 16, 2016

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 5, 2016

  • 7.5
    Nuckster77 Oct 10, 2016

  • 7.5
    Rico Oct 17, 2016

  • 7.0
    stijlleben Oct 10, 2016

  • 6.0
    EggMath Oct 7, 2016

  • 6.0
    Andrew Oct 30, 2016

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