Aquaman #24

Aquaman #24

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 7
7.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Who is the Scourge of the Seven Seas?! All his life, Arthurs been told that he is the King of the Seven Seas. But hes about to learn exactly what that title meansand the dark power and legacy it carries with it. Is it possible for one man to rule every living thing in the ocean? Or is the King of the Seven Seas always doomed to die trying?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 23, 2013

    AQUAMAN #24 is one fantastic return after a month of villains books. This issue fires on all cylinders and has numerous moments that will floor the reader. The creative team nails it and makes this one of the best overall issues in the series. It may not answer all your questions about what happened in the last arc, but it does answer every question about what's been going on since issue one with this book. The only real problem is that it's hard to figure out where this book fits into the current timeline in the DCU, since forever evil is currently happening. Overall, I loved this issue and highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 24, 2013

    Aquaman #24 is such a good comic.  It brings any newcomers up to speed while providing long time fans with the answers they have been waiting for.  The best part is Geoff Johns does it subtly and effortlessly.  Everything is now in place for the finale next month and I can not wait.   Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 23, 2013

    The one thing that bothered me was how Aquaman sits in a magic ice throne that reveals the information to him, but it's unknown whom or what is speaking. The icy caption boxes would infer the magic of the chair is narrating, but it sounded odd to hear it use such a modern term as "Ninety percent of the population"" But believe me when I say that this is the tiniest of nitpicks and that this issue of Aquaman is well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 24, 2013

    With no disrespect intended towards future "Aquaman" writer Jeff Parker, it will be a shame to see Johns leave this series after next issue, as this title was one of the big surprise hits when it was restarted two years ago and has been terrific throughout its run. "Aquaman" #24 is representative of all the things that have made this comic great: terrific storytelling, superb artwork, treating an oft-ridiculed character with respect, and staying true to the character's nature while still freshening things up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 24, 2013

    It's great to see this venerable character getting treated so well by some of DC's top creative talents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 26, 2013

    I can only hope new writer Jeff Parker can manage the same quality of Aquaman stories as Geoff Johns, because this series is still one of the very best produced by DC month in and month out. Johns worked the same magic on Aquaman that he did on Green Lantern, and it's a shame we'll be losing him in the new year. Johns' Aquaman is bold, heroic, confident and a supreme badass. The rich history he's given to Arthur and his world is second only to maybe Batman in the larger DC landscape these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Oct 25, 2013

    While the pacing feels off, the story is still a lot of fun, and the art team of Pelletier and Rod Reis is as great as ever. Plus, bearded Aquaman. Bring on the finale! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 28, 2013

    This is fantasy comics, pure and simple, with a bit of a superhero twist. Johns and Pelletier execute their work well, but fall short of the inspiration needed for excellence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Oct 23, 2013

    Although it felt a bit like a filler issue in places,Aquaman #24breaks a lot of new ground in Aquaman's mythos while providing an interesting and tragic origin story of how Atlantis came to be. With only one issue left you still have plenty of time to catch up before Johns' run is over. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Oct 23, 2013

    Overall, Aquaman #24 allows Geoff Johns to set the foundation in place for what is going to be a thrilling end to the Dead Kings story, while also allowing him to recreate the history of this character to fit the world he is creating. Aquaman has become a character that is worth reading thanks to Johns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Oct 30, 2013

    Aquaman #24is a great read, as ever with this title. Whilst this issue doesn't do anything truly unexpected, it does do a nice job of firmly outlining the situation, whilst re-establishing the story's momentum. Just what was needed too, considering next month is the climatic, bumper-sized conclusion to not just "Death of a King," but of Geoff Johns' run on Aquaman! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Oct 29, 2013

    John's story is a bit plothammery, a bit too laden with facts and loose with emotions, but we're talking about the damn fall of Atlantis here. That's no time for emotions other than "holy crap, this is a thing that's happening!" Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Oct 24, 2013

    It's been two years since Aquaman debuted as the surprise hit in the New52 and Geoff Johns brings us the penultimate issue of his run. Alas, I just can't shake the feeling that much will go unanswered. I realize such is the nature of serialized comics, but this buildup feels very rushed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Joseph Ulfsrud Oct 25, 2013

    Unfortunately, this issue really seems to fall at the wrong time. After a rapid-paced Villains Month, Aquaman #24 feels very stale. We also get to see very little about Aquamans current situationjust a glimpse into his past. However, the issue does illuminate the Dead Kings motives, it shows the sinking of Atlantis, and it brings the revelation that Arthurs descendants were the cause of the downfall of Atlantis; all important aspects to Aquamans overall mythos. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Oct 26, 2013

    Aquaman #24 feels like a weak penultimate chapter. With it being both history and a history lesson, it results in a mixed bag of some great concepts punctuated by weaker storytelling. I honestly expected something more out of him before Johns closed off his run. Read Full Review

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