Aquaman #3

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The secret of the Trench revealed! Where did these cannibalistic sea creatures come from? What fuels their monstrous hunger? Why have they chosen now to invade the surface world? To unravel the mystery of the Trench, Aquaman must seek help from the last person on earth he ever wanted to see again.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Garth the Geek Nov 25, 2011

    In short, what began as a joke purchase three months ago has turned into my favourite new series. I cant recommend it enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Nov 30, 2011

    Needless to say, I was MORE than impressed and taken with this Aquaman installment. I rank this book right up there with my other favorites, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and Action Comics. Seriously? I have to wait another FULL MONTH to get issue #4?!?!? This sucks! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 23, 2011

    Aquaman has been consistently good. This is Aquaman as he should be written. Also, it's not just issues of Aquaman kicking butt left and right, there's a genuine great story going on. The introduction of the Trench last issue and this issue is setting the stage for a grand adventure. The ocean is a vast area and you can only imagine what other unknown creatures might be out there waiting to be discovered. Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis are the perfect team for this book and Aquaman has moved to the top of the reading list each month when it's released. There's plenty of fun, adventure, violence and mystery to satisfy every comic reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 24, 2011

    Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman may be the shining stars of the DC Universe but with this reboot, Aquaman is becoming the hero to watch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Dec 2, 2011

    Not a whole lot really happens in this issue that progresses and deepens the plot of this story arc aside from a little information that will help Arthur and Mera find the creatures. But a lot happens that enriches the world of this new Aquaman and provides just a taste of his background to cement this new legacy. Johns is building the world from scratch, and by dropping these little hints we can pull from previous Aquaman lore and define the new world in the post-Flashpoint universe. To Johns' credit, this doesn't alienate new readers either. It doesn't assume we know anything but doesn't spell everything out for us. I don't know about you but that's something I love in my entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 24, 2011

    Arthur's popularity may continue as a recurring motif in future issues, but after this one, you'll understand it's immaterial. Our hero doesn't care what you think of him; he'll do the right thing anyway. Slow pacing aside, this story packs good substance and deserves attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 23, 2011

    Aquaman has already had some great moments in the short span of his New 52 title, but issue #3 adds a grander scale to the series. Johns improves the sense of roundness for his title character and the direction for the series while Reis handles much of the nitty gritty of realizing those larger concepts. This issue concludes as though standing at the edge of a precipice, and I'm definitely going to be back in a month to join Arthur as he plunges into battle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Nov 28, 2011

    ...the book is always going to score high. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 23, 2011

    "Aquaman" #3 is good, and I don't feel like it's being dragged out at all, but at the same time I found myself wishing that it felt a little longer. Overall it's a good issue, though, and Johns and Reis are definitely making "Aquaman" a compelling read. With the lead-in to what we should be seeing next issue, it looks like everything's about to get even crazier next month. I'm looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Nov 25, 2011

    The bloody battle with the sea creatures simply known as The Trench ends when they decide to retreat to the bottom of the ocean. Aquaman brings the corpse of one of the creatures to an old colleague who’s a marine biologist for some answers. Plenty of action all around and a little a bit of light is shed on The Trench. Written by Geoff Johns & illustrated by Ivan Reis. From DC Comics. The New 52. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Nov 28, 2011

    But on the the whole there is nothing here for anyone wanting the depth presented in other DC titles. There is no massive problems that make the book unreadable, it's just an utterly mediocre read even with the great art that's on display. It's a book that will entertain people and have fans, but has not lived up to the hype surrounding it. Read Full Review

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