Aquaman #13

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 31, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The finale of The Others. Aquaman pushed to the breaking point! Who is Black Manta working for?

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Nov 16, 2012

    I have trouble finding anything wrong with this, and I looked through this with a fine-toothed comb. It's Aquaman. I wanted to find something that didn't work, but there was nothing. The ending was great and really made it seem more like a movie. I can't wait for the trade so I can read/watch the story in its entirety. Go out and buy the whole series if you haven't started on this. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Oct 31, 2012

    In the end, Johns reveals that Black Manta's entire mission was simply building up to the upcoming "Throne of Atlantis" crossover with Justice League. Manta answers to someone, but we don't yet know who. It's most likely Arthur's half-brother, Orm (more popularly known as Ocean Master), but knowing Geoff Johns and his penchant for throwing curve balls, it may be someone even more sinister. Aquaman #13 is as perfect a conclusion issue as one can get. It neatly (but not too easily) wraps up "The Others", shows how the protagonist has learned and grown because of the events that transpired, and it deftly makes readers excited for the next story. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Poet Mase Oct 31, 2012

    Fans should approach this issue with no reservations. Be ready for powerful emotions, desperate battles, and intriguing implications. This purchase is a no-brainer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Nov 1, 2012

    While it is anyone's guess where the story goes from here, you can bet it'll be a fun ride. This Aquaman is a no-nonsense and formidable superhero, who demands the reader's respect and admiration. While he is far from the perfect do-gooder and noble king he once was, he is a character that has become much more relatable and world-weary. Rarely has he ever been this multi-faceted. I applaud Johns for what he has accomplished with this book. 9/10 Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Nov 1, 2012

    Aquaman is more exciting than ever. This series has been one of my favourites since it began and it has been extremely consistent. There are a lot of great comics out there, but I believe in diversifying your diet of not just different publishers, but also different types of characters and genres as well. This series offers a very different side of superhero-ism than essentially any other comic out there. The amazing Ivan Reis is at the top of his game, and Geoff Johns has created a bad ass out of a character that used to be a laughing-stock. The “Throne of Atlantis” arc is going to be amazing, both of these creators are just too hot right now to miss the mark. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 2, 2012

    Johns has always striven to find reflections of real life in the most implausible superhero stories and this issue has him succeeding beyond our expectations. Reis, as always, delivers top-notch superhero art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Graeme Emmett Nov 5, 2012

    So was it worth the extra months wait? Absolutely it was. Arthur has grown as a character through some fantastic story telling and we have new issues to explore in the future of this comic like the relationship between Arthur and Mera and who exactly was Manta being a puppet for? There is now way to say yet where the story will go or if it will be as good as we have seen but you can bet anything that it will be fun finding out. Read Full Review

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

    Aside from that quibble, this is a terrific series, and it continues to build to further revelations. As long as Johns is involved, I'll keep hanging around. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 5, 2012

    Still a leader in the New 52, Aquaman’s story quality dips a bit with issue #13. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Nov 3, 2012

    As always this issue packs in some great art and action. The panels of Manta and Aquaman's finale battle were done so beautifully and serve to show how a fight is done right. I can't say enough how wonderful Rod Reis colors are. Combined with Ivan's pencils, they have elevated the great stories Johns' scripts serve up. Kudos to the whole Aquaman team for shining a huge light on a character that really needed some shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Nov 1, 2012

    What Johns does best here is capture what he does in the first issue of the series: in other words, he shows a new and interested audience that Arthur Curry is a real-deal superhero and capable of all the passion and honor that comes with that title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 5, 2012

    "Aquaman" #13 would be one heck of an odd place to jump in and start on the series, but amazingly enough, the issue does a great job bringing all of the numerous plots, subplots and characters into focus, closing one chapter for Aquaman and company while delivering a solid tease for the next chapter. "Aquaman" has surprised some comic fans and won consistent critical and popular acclaim. Don't you think it's time to find out what all the hubbub is about? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Nov 2, 2012

    I didnt like how half the issue was on the boring side of a climax. I know when an arc ends it has to be final but that doesnt mean a large portion of the issue has to be a snooze fest. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Nov 6, 2012

    The book may look fantastic, but all the negative aspects drag it down. The title is no longer squandering its potential, it is just the simple fact that this is the quality of Aquaman stories us readers will get until a new writer comes on board. Read Full Review

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