Aquaman #30

Aquaman #30

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Sean Parsons, Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 8
7.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Centuries ago, he aided Atlantis in a time of great need and suffered great betrayal for his efforts. Now hes back but is he bent on revenge, or has he been consumed by madness? Dont miss The New 52 introduction ofHercules! Good luck, Aquaman!

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Jonathan Closner Apr 24, 2014

    There is nothing that I didn’t like a about this issue in my eyes it’s a perfect issue with action, sorrow and an introduction to a new character. It’s left me wanting more I can’t wait to see how he incorporates Swamp Thing into the fray and also the evil scientist who seems to be brewing a disastrous plot against Aquaman. Bravo Jeff parker, Paul Pelletier, and Alvaro Martinez. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 24, 2014

    Overall, another satisfying issue, although there's still a hint of something missing from the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 24, 2014

    Hercules makes for a fine antagonist in another winning chapter of Jeff Parker's Aquaman run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith May 1, 2014

    Aquaman is a strong character, and I enjoy it when a writer manages to use him well. Parker's run has been a bit uneven, but this was one of the good ones. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Apr 24, 2014

    The fight between Aquaman and Hercules is incredibly satisfying and fits nicely into the plot. That fight alone would have made the issue worth reading but we also see the advancement of a couple other subplots that are entertaining as well. Nothing particularly eventfulhappened in the issue in terms of the larger narrative and this current arc could use some more direction and consistency. Overall this issue was a fun read. Even if the focus of the series shifts more often than I'd like it to, it still feels like there are great stories on the horizon and the end of the issue promotes some upcoming team-ups that I can't wait for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Apr 28, 2014

    Though the story ultimately feels lackluster, that's only because there wasn't much variation in the pacing of the story, especially in the main scenes with Aquaman. While the action was done well, the characterization fell short and stopped Hercules or the giant-borne from becoming villains that deserved our attention. It'll be nice to see heroes like Wonder Woman and Aquaman work together, especially when Parker's reasoning makes the story feel so organic and believable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Sam Hawkins May 16, 2014

    This is another decent issue of Aquaman. Whilst the battle between Aquaman and Hercules may have somewhat overshadowed other aspects of the story, this still is an entertaining read which does a good job of setting up the next Aquaman Annual. Let's just hope it isn't as irrelevant as the last one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 29, 2014

    A lot of action fluff to pad the way for bigger, more important storylines to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Apr 25, 2014

    I really hoped that "Aquaman and the Others" would take the need for monthly updates from the Atlantean council away, but that clearly isn't the case. This is a solid comic, on the precipice of being a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 26, 2014

    Aquaman continues to just cruise right along, and I continue to read about it. No fuss, no muss! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 28, 2014

    Aquaman #30 has some interesting things going on, it's just a shame Jeff Parker concentrated on filler. Granted, it's a fun and action packed fight between Aquaman and Hercules, but the meatier parts lie with Triton Base and Mera.  I hope to see more of them next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Apr 24, 2014

    This isn'tParker's best issue of the series but it still has its moments. Plus, Pelletier is turning in some fine artwork. So, if this is the worstAquamancan do right now,we have little to worry about. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Apr 24, 2014

    So whilst Aquaman #30 may not be the best book on shelves, Jeff Parker writes an entertaining issue that will keep readers around for the next. Itll be interesting to see where things go next month, because despite the problems, this is still a book thats worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 25, 2014

    "Aquaman" #30 does a nice job of wrapping up the Hercules storyline, even as it also opens the door for a follow-up. But more importantly, I like how Parker is letting this book connect a bit with "Wonder Woman." It's easy for a title like "Aquaman" to feel like it's playing on the fringes of the DC Universe, unconnected to the other books (the earlier crossover with "Justice League" being an exception). This makes it feel part of a greater whole, without at the same time tangling itself too tightly with other story threads. It's a nice touch, and the sort of continuity that works well. All in all, this was fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 23, 2014

    It's a bit of a middle-of-the-road issue. While the fight scenes are a ton of fun here, the issue doesn't really progress any form of actual story. What fans will want to read is all pushed onto the first page of the issue and the end of #30 is a team-up set-up for the upcoming annual, which from the looks of it, won't be anything too exciting. This is not a bad issue, but it's just not winning me over. I give this issue a mild recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Joey Ulfsrud Apr 28, 2014

    While the art and the subject matter are not the most exciting or revolutionary, the issue is alright, saved by interesting side plots. Readers will be interested to see how the political intrigue and the new villain continue to develop. It's also nice to see that the boring quality of the demons and Hercules can be mitigated by a future team-up with Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

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