Aquaman #15

Aquaman #15

Event\Storyline: Throne of Atlantis Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Art Thibert, Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 26, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Crossover with JUSTICE LEAGUE! Part 2 of “THRONE OF ATLANTIS!” Atlantis invades the surface world!

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate May 10, 2013

    If youve become a bit bored of Aquaman lately, jump on this current story arc (which began with last months Aquaman #14.) So far, Ocean Master is a more thrilling foe than Black Manta. Perhaps just as thrilling is seeing Aquaman work with (and clash with) the Justice League. The ending to Aquaman #15 only proves that Throne of Atlantis is going to get even better in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 26, 2012

    Aquaman has a lot of tough decisions to make, and it's going to come down to him having to choose a side, and we get to see how he deals with all of that mainly in this issue. Mera and Vulko both show that Atlantians are not to be messed with, and I love the overall direction that Johns has taken this book. On the down side of things, you have to be reading JLA to truly appreciate this book as a whole, and I had a few small problems with panciler Pellitier overusing medium shots in panels. Overall, I highly recommend this issue and JUSTICE LEAGUE 15. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 29, 2012

    And so far, this series is definitely worth hanging with. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 27, 2012

    THE VERDICTIt's a little early to be drawing comparisons between Throne of Atlantis and The Sinestro Cops War. Even so, this crossover is showing many of the same qualities that make Sinestro Corps such a standout comic book event. It's dramatic, engaging, and expertly rendered. Its's also a very straightforward crossover with no pointless tie-ins or filler. No muss, no fuss. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 4, 2013

    After dropping the series due to the first few issues being slow and boring Aquaman #15 was able to grab my attention in the series again. Geoff Johns is able to give us a solid background on why "Thrones of Atlantis" is happening as the foundation for this story. The addition of a third party will help keep the mystery of what will happen less predictable. It was also fantastic to see Paul Pelletier on a new comic book as his artwork delivers the big event feel to whatever story he is drawing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Jan 9, 2013

    Combining that with the Atlanteans' sudden and devastating assault, and the fact that old man Vulko was able to coldcock Superman with one punch, it looks like Geoff Johns is not only trying to elevate Atlantis to the status of world superpower, but also give the League a threat that might be over their heads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Jul 8, 2013

    This was a tremendous issue and a great continuation to what is looking to be an brilliant story. The only reason this loses a couple of points in the ratings is because the story hasn't progressed quite, as much as I hoped it to be, and the art isn't fantastic. I would however still recommend this issue, as well as Justice League #15 which was also out this week, and am looking forward to the continuation of this story in Justice League #16. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jason Motes Dec 29, 2012

    Aquaman has been consistently great from the start. Justice League hasn't. But by bringing them both together, JL is looking stronger than it has up til now. Aquaman… just continues being great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 29, 2012

    Another great chapter, for sure. The action slows down (no new attacks), but the slow down means more meaningful conversations. Batman and Aquaman have a great chat in the Batplane, the two heroes butting heads while also revealing the respect they have for one another. Orm is also very entertaining as he tries to threaten some fishermen. It's also cool that Orm isn't a super-villain (at least not yet). He's a king who is responding after he was attacked. Though perhaps we'll later find out that he's part of the conspiracy. We'll see. For now, he's a cool antagonist with a fairly understandable position. Here's hoping the rest of this crossover is as good as these first two chapters. Also, whatever happened to the Flash? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Favian C Dec 28, 2012

    What is there to complain about? Aquaman has been amazing since Geoff Johns took the title, and getting twice the Aquaman in one month is more than I can ask for! This month Aquaman does the usual job of keeping the readers interest peaked. If this is what the rest of the arc is going to be, well, Geoff Johns, you have me truly excited! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 2, 2013

    A satisfying follow-up to the first chapter of this latest major Justice League adventure. A solid start bodes well for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Dec 27, 2012

    Promising beginning to an epic Arc! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Dec 28, 2012

    We pick up right where the last issue of Justice League left off with this one, and it's a full-steam ahead part of a surefire soon-to-be classic epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Dec 25, 2012

    That said, Johns more than pulls his share of the storytelling weight, making Aquaman #15 a chapter not to be missed in this developing saga. The tale of the Sea King and his fearsome bride has never been this compelling, and any possibility to get these two back among their underwater brethren to lead or do battle is a very exciting prospect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Dec 26, 2012

    Aquaman #15 is a perfect and logical continuation from Justice League #15. Paul Pelletier's art is similar enough to Ivan Reis' clean style to not make this a jarring transition, even when reading both issues back to back. If this is how "Throne of Atlantis" is going to stretch across these books, then this is all gonna work out just fine. Johns has really developed the relationship between Aquaman and Batman in unforeseen ways, and there are some excellent and revealing exchanges between the two. What's more, it's always a pleasure to see Vulko, and Johns has clearly worked his magic with the supporting cast of this book. If we're looking at all-out war between the surface world and Atlantis, or just a ridiculous throw-down between Aquaman and Ocean Master, I'm happy. Not only is Aquaman #15 a great chapter of "Throne of Atlantis," it may have hooked me enough to catch up on the issues that I missed in the first place! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Dec 26, 2012

    Aquaman #15 is a fitting continuation of the “Throne of Atlantis” story arc and I can honestly say I can't wait to read what happens next. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Dec 28, 2012

    "Throne of Atlantis" has a lot of strengths as an epic crossover narrative, and it's worth picking up "Justice League" #15 and "Aquaman" #15 for the pacing, dialogue and atmosphere. I hope that as "Throne of Atlantis" further unfolds, the internal and external conflicts will take more surprising turns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 27, 2012

    I think Johns is so excited by the big crossover that he's forgetting how the slower unfolding plots and dark themes of Aquaman really helped to make the book so wonderful. He's bringing the bright pop of Justice League to the harder edge of the Aquaman book and it doesn't work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Dec 26, 2012

    Aquaman #15 is the worst issue of one of DC's best titles. I'm sad it had to be like this Mr. Johns but... Read Full Review

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