Aquaman #12

Aquaman #12

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 29, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
7.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The conclusion to The Others! The traitor in the team is revealed! Who is BLACK MANTA working for?

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Sep 3, 2012

    As mentioned earlier, this was another stellar issue. Very exciting, well paced, and beautifully drawn. I honestly can't find anything to criticize about this series. One year later, since the New 52 began, I'm still amazed at how much Johns has turned Aquaman around. I've always loved the character, to be honest, but what's being done in this series is nothing short of amazing. It's easily one of the best titles DC is currently publishing, if not THE best. The way things are shaping up here, this arc certainly looks to be one of the best in the history of the character. At the expense of sounding repetitive, this issue easily gets another 10/10 from me! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Aug 29, 2012

    I am positively stoked for Zero Month and for the conclusion to The Others in issue #13. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 2, 2012

    The finale to this series is being interrupted by DC's "Zero" issue event over the next month - after that, we'll see if Johns and Reis really have the nerve to write a final ending to the menace of Manta - or if they find a way to cheat their way out of this corner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 4, 2012

    A great sample of what the modern superhero comic should be. Even with all the action and outlandish ideas, there's room for heartfelt emotion from both script and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 29, 2012

    But again, in terms of plot, there's not much forward momentum in this chapter. Johns doesn't shed any new light on these mysterious artifacts or their connection to Arthur's legacy. There's a battle between Aquaman and Black Manta, but it's really more of a prelude to a later showdown. Oddly, Manta is brutally impaled by Arthur in one panel and appears completely unscathed in the next. There is one major development late in the issue that lends an extra bit of emotional weight to the proceedings. It's going to be a long, difficult wait for the finale in October's issue #13. Still, it's usually a good sign when a comic can induce that sort of frustration in readers. Let's hope issue #0 can manage to tide us over until then. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 29, 2012

    Another solid issue by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis. Did you expect anything less? I loved the variant cover to this issue. There was a ton of great action here, and I love seeing all the relics from The Others be a part of the mythos now. I'm very interested to see how powerful the Seventh Relic actually is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 31, 2012

    "Aquaman" #12 is just another fine example of what to expect with this character from Geoff Johns and crew. It's a classic good versus evil storyline where everything is in play. Characters will live, characters will die and there will be a whole lot of great looking art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Sep 2, 2012

    Despite my complaints, I still enjoy this title. I just wish the plot would be have a little bit more meat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jason Bowles Aug 31, 2012

    Like I said, the art is excellent as usual. This is one of the most solid straightforward super hero books out there right now. “The Others” will make for a great trade. But as a single comic… Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Boren Aug 31, 2012

    Overall, this issue is a little bit like eating popcorn for dinner. Sure, it is tasty, and it will tide you over, but it is not the most satisfying meal in the world by far. This issue does not deliver the dynamite conclusion that has been promised for a couple months, and so it just becomes a snack to tide us over for the real finish two months from now. “Aquaman” #0 better have eldritch knowledge from lost civilizations for me to devour in order for the next chapter in this story to be worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Sep 1, 2012

    So, yet again Reis outshines Johns and the title continues to be a beautiful mess. It seemed to be improving a few months back, but Johns has yet again dragged the whole thing down. It is a simple premise for a story, but Johns adds aspects that don't work. Amazingly for a writer that loves to use heavy handed exposition, he does seem to neglect characterisation. This has the knock on effect of making the book a shallow read, which is a shame as it looks fantastic. Read Full Review

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