Aquaman #27

Aquaman #27

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 10
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

From the depths of the ocean comes the Karaqan - a monster so immense, Aquaman doesn't even know how to start battling it! And while he may have no idea what it is, the people of Atlantis do - and the LAST thing they want is for their king to try to stop it!

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Jan 30, 2014

    I'm so happy that I started reading this series when Jeff Parker took over. I still mean to read the Johns run but this will more than suffice for now! Parker is definitely working towards something much bigger than just a battle with a legendary beast and I'm definitely intrigued to see where he's going to take Arthur and his Kingdom. If you've been on the fence about picking up this series then let me tell you it's worth your time and your money to look in to; issue #26 is the perfect jump-on point since Parker took over writing it! All that being said, this book is creeping up my read pile every month; while it's not perfect, it's definitely a good read and for that I give Aquaman #27" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Feb 12, 2014

    Aquaman #27 is worth reading, worth owning. Wrestle it down and it will keep rewarding you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Feb 3, 2014

    With the way that this issue ends, I'm really looking forward to how things pan out in #28 later this month. Should be quite fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 29, 2014

    With a winning balance of intrigue, action, and sentimental reflection, this issue further establishes Parker as a worthy heir to the Aquaman throne. The series hasn't radically changed from where it was a couple months ago, but Parker drops just enough hints about the future of the series to suggest we won't have too long to wait before he makes the series entirely his own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 1, 2014

    Aquaman #27 is a really good issue that shows Jeff Parker gets Aquaman and what has made him a hit in the New 52.  He isn't going for a big splash, but instead is slowly setting up his own stellar story.  The art is inconsistent, but it doesn't sink the ship. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Jan 29, 2014

    It's nice to see that this issue hasn't lost any steam since Geoff Johns' departure. Parker has quickly established that he will be adding just as much to the Aquaman mythos as Johns did, and with Pelletier at his side it's going to look damn fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Jan 31, 2014

    The issue was a visual feast of action and the plot is moving forward at a good pace. The issue did go by pretty fast and left little room for reflection and character development, but there are little moments here and there that will add up to something more compelling as the story goes on. The issue was largely just one big action scene that will lead into a more complex narrative. This issue on its own was definitely worth reading and I eagerly anticipate what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Feb 24, 2014

    Aquaman #27is another strong issue for the series. Whilst the main battle unfolds as expected, there's plenty to be enjoyed this issue, with Parker's story nicely developing the other plot threads to hold your interest. And that's a good thing too, since next issue Aquaman looks set to meet those pesky scientists" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 29, 2014

    AQUAMAN continues to be a hit. Parker delivers an incredibly fun issue that delves deeper (no pun intended) into the world of Aquaman, while keeping some secondary characters in the spotlight. If youve ever wanted to see Aquaman go at it with a giant sea monster, this is an issue just for you, but there is more to it than that. Parker is building up to something greater, using some of these secondary characters. I was a bit bummed with the art change, but Rod Reis colors really nailed it home for me. This is still a fantastic book and worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Pawz Man Feb 1, 2014

    Even after an almost total turnover on the creative team (Rod Reis is still coloring the King of Atlantis), Aquaman remains one of DCs strongest titles. Jeff Parker has a good handle on Aquaman and Mera and handles them wisely. Hopefully the art will right its course by next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jan 31, 2014

    Unfortunately, the curse of the fill-in artist strikes again. Netho Diaz is an otherwise competent artist, but his facial work is atrocious. It wouldnt be as noticeable if it werent sharing the same book as regular artist Paul Pelletier. Colorist Rod Reis saves the day, keeping the look of the issue looks as consistent as possible despite the changing pencillers and inkers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jan 30, 2014

    Stepping back a bit from the multiple intrigues of the Geoff Johns run, Parker unleashes Aquaman's powers on a behemoth with murder on its limited mind. He does a great job showing what Arthur Curry is capable of, but also manages to get in some character moments and sets up subplots to pursue later. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 1, 2014

    I'm not yet ready to make any sort of decision about Jeff Parker's take on Aquaman. It's mildly entertaining so far. He seems to just be carrying the ball after Johns. I hope he makes a real mark on the series soon. There's so much more to explore! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 3, 2014

    Nothing new to see here, or very little, anyway. Parker's execution is fine, but he hasn't proven himself a source of great ideas yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 30, 2014

    Before drawing a conclusion to "Aquaman" #27, the creative team re-introduces an obscure one-time Aquaman foe, at least by name, and teases out a subplot development from this story's conclusion as Aquaman's supporting cast begins to solidify. At the conclusion of the fight, Parker goes out of his way to show the surface world's appreciation of Aquaman following the conclusion of the battle, despite the obvious collateral damage set upon the coast of Reykjavik, Iceland. This is a nice way to emphasize Aquaman's concern for others and his willingness to share his time. This is a fine second issue for Parker's run on "Aquaman," but visual consistency would have helped elevate it beyond merely being "fine." Read Full Review

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