Aquaman #17

Writer: Will Pfeifer Artist: Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 14, 2004 Critic Reviews: 2
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Thousands are trapped beneath the ruins of San Diego, scared and starving--but somehow able to breathe underwater! It's up to Aquaman to dig them out of the wreckage with the aid of Martian Manhunter. "American Tidal" part 3.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Olivia Woodward Apr 23, 2004

    This is an intelligent story. Back when the retro look was announced, I harbored some misgivings about the title. I was worried that the costume indicated a creative direction that sought to imitate Silver Age-styled, light-hearted action/adventure stories. My worries were unfounded. Pfeifer has taken this title in a mature direction that stays true to Aquaman's tradition. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 15, 2004

    The big idea of this arc is an interesting one as Will Pfeifer looks to have set up a new underwater environment that Aquaman can interact with that I suspect will be more engaging than Atlantis, as if nothing else I suspect the people of this undersea community won't be looking to exile Aquaman every time the writer decides they want to have the character play around on the surface world. Now he could very well restore these people to normal at the end of this arc, but I have to say I'd prefer it if he left this community in place as they act as a nice bridging point between the surface world and the ocean, and in a way I suspect Aquaman would more comfortable interacting with this group than either his people in Atlantis, or the people he encounters on the surface world. The issue also does a pretty fair job of selling Aquaman as the squared-jawed hero that he needs to be in the crisis, as there's several moments in this issue where the character projects a sense of authority that ni Read Full Review

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