Aquaman #29

Aquaman #29

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Sean Parsons, Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 8
7.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Its all-out action as Aquaman feels the wrath Its all-out action as Aquaman feels the wrath of Hercules as he makes his first appearance in The New 52! And the environmental havoc seen in the pages of SWAMP THING may put Arthur on a collision course with a certain Avatar of the Green!

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 30, 2014

    If you are a fan of over-the-top fun action of the silver age kind, pick up Aquaman #29.  I hope Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier are having as much of a blast creating this book as I am reading it.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Mar 29, 2014

    With this issue, Jeff proves that he is more than a match for Geoff's past excellent on the title and that he is going to stick around for a good long while. And I can't wait to read the next issue now, knowing how the big bad villain is for Aquaman in this current arc. Want more immediately, particularly since it looks like there are events happening over in Swamp Thing which have some effects for Aquaman as well. Exciting! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 26, 2014

    Paul Pelletier's pencils and layouts are show-stopping, and his characters are so full of life that you'd swear there getting ready to jump out of the page to shake your hand. Rain Beredo's is no slouch in the coloring department either. This issue presents so many monstrous new characters, and the artistic team work together to give us Aquafans a damp but delicious treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 31, 2014

    "Aquaman" #29 is a magnificent example of what Parker and Pelletier bring to this series. The titular character is every bit human as he is hero and, like the rest of us, finds himself in situations that he may not always be properly prepared for. His heart is in the right place and his head is clear enough to do the right thing, but victory never quite seems like a guarantee. "Aquaman" does a great job of standing apart, while remaining plugged in to the rest of the DC Universe, continuing to add to larger picture around the maritime legend. In "Aquaman" #29, Parker and Pelletier show readers they need no long-standing history with the Sea King in order to enjoy a riveting tale that happens to be filled with world-building. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Mar 26, 2014

    Aside from some minor coloring and lettering problems, this makes for quite an issue. Parker and Pelletier continue to deliver one of DC's finest superhero books and, considering its $2.99 price tag, this book remains a bargain and a must buy! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Mar 27, 2014

    "Aquaman #29" was a good read. For the most part the art has been great. Parker, Pelletier and team have persuaded me to stick with this continuing narrative and with this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Mar 29, 2014

    Jeff Parker's run thus far on Aquaman has been great, but I'm still waiting for something big to happen. I honestly do get the feeling that we'll be getting something like that in the very near future, but for now it's still a wait-and-see game. I love the direction the book's taken and while the scale of the action is huge, the implications of the story don't feel universal. Maybe that's something we're going to see more of in Aquaman and the Others, but this book feels a bit detached from the rest of the DCU aside from the one reference this issue makes to Swamp Thing, which was really cool for me since I've been reading that book since its beginning. It's still a ton of fun and packed with as much action as you could hope for in a book. For that alone it's well worth the read! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 31, 2014

    One of the most enjoyable aspects of these past few issues has been seeing the dichotomy between Arthur Curry and Aquaman. It appears that Parker won't let that overshadow Mera, as she continues to be a strong character, getting business done in Arthur's stead. If nothing else, Parker's ability to juggle between all of the facets of the narrative is a testament to his abilities as a writer: although we see such different settings, between Arthur and Mera at their home, to Mera as acting queen in Atlantis, to Aquaman fighting on the battlefield, it all feels like an Aquaman adventure while still getting to the heart of these characters, which makes it such an enjoyable read despite its flaws. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins Apr 20, 2014

    This is yet another enjoyable issue of Aquman. Whilst it may be a tad too action-packed for the liking of some, casting aside any real room for character or the bigger story development, seeing Arthur go toe-to-toe with the stuff of legends was highly enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 27, 2014

    Although the New 52 DC prides itself on being modernized, its hard to escape that ol' Silver Age feeling in Aquaman #29. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 29, 2014

    Aquaman. Jeff Parker has been doing a fine job since taking over for Geoff Johns, and that streak mostly continues with this new issue. It's not as awesome as Aquaman's high school reunion, but it's still good"though Parker has some weird ideas about Hell demons. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephanie Estes Apr 1, 2014

    This issue of Aquaman was pretty okay. It wasnt anything spectacular, but it wasnt bad either. I havent decided yet whether Ill buy the next issue or not. As far as my recommendations to you on your purchase of this issue Ill say dont run out specifically to get it, but if you happen to be out and youre in an Aquaman kind of mood, or you have been looking for a good jumping-on point, then sure. Its only $3. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 1, 2014

    The plot requires an incredulous deficiency of human intelligence to operate, but at least the results are worth building on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - The Nerd Mar 28, 2014

    Cover Art by: Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons and Wil Quintana Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Apr 3, 2014

    This was a badly written issue. It's a simple statement that just overwhelms everything else that happened here. I'm hoping this was just an off issue and that they're going to get back to last issue's quality soon. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Infinite Comix - Joey Ulfsrud Mar 30, 2014

    Truthfully, this issue is a letdown. Pelletier and Parker are performing below expectations, and there is little substance to this issue in general. Read Full Review

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