Aquaman #36

Aquaman #36

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Sean Parsons, Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Aquaman races to find his mother, who is suddenly very much alive even though her presence threatens to destroy everything he has built in his kingdom!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 26, 2014

    Part two to Maelstrom offers a fantastic amount of mystery and adventure which will keep readers hooked. Parker has done a lot of cool things with Aquaman since jumping on, but this story has a lot of potential to be amazing and so far, it's living up to the potential. The only downside is what feels like a really forced fight between character, which also takes up a giant chunk of the issue. However, Maelstrom is a really cool idea that keeps growing, so if you've stepped away from the book, now is the time to come back on. Pick up issue #35 and #36 and you'll be set. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Nov 26, 2014

    Overall the issue does what it needs to do. It is by no means a stand out issue, but it would seem that the creative team here has something much bigger in mind for the Maelstrom story arc, and the seeds of this potential are visible here. As the story unfolds there are certain to be an abundance of surprises as is common with this series, and this issue fits as one of the pieces, albeit a slightly distracted one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 27, 2014

    The mystery of Arthur's missing Mother continues this month with the help of Martian Manhunter.  Jeff Parker uses him to advance the story in such a cool way, but then throws him into an unnecessarily long fight.  In the end, however, this issue continues the Maelstrom story in style and leaves the reader wanting more...now. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Dec 6, 2014

    It was nice seeing Arthur and J'Onn together again, and also nice that they didn't go the "It's a mystery, call Batman," route. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 30, 2014

    There are a lot of interesting connections to make between the Manhunter from Mars and the King of the Seven Seas, but Parker's too interested in his own plot to explore any of them. Read Full Review

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

    This was another solid issue of Aquaman with a rather neat, albeit slightly confusing, guest appearance. Aquaman remains a pretty solid book overall. I like that Parker has a real good grasp of his character and the world he inhabits, and I definitely like that Parker is focused on Atlantis and its politics. That's a unique and potentially fascinating avenue to explore as far as superhero comics are concerned. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 26, 2014

    "Aquaman" #36 is another dependable issue from an equally dependable creative team. It's not reinventing the form but it doesn't need (or aim) to. If you're looking for a solid, reliable superhero comic, you'll do well with "Aquaman." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Dec 2, 2014

    With a new path to tread this weeks Aquaman has left Arthur and his troop only asking more questions about his past. Stay tuned for the next issue to see if Arthur can find what hes looking for and stop Atlantis from sinking further into the deep. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhiteLantern Nov 26, 2014

    What do you get when you cross two of DC's most underrated characters in one comic? the fantastic work that is "Aquaman" #36. Jeff Parker has done a fantastic job, in just two issues, of weaving together a great mystery, that's a fantastic twist on a normal "whodunit" story. Everything about this issue works: the inclusion of Martian Manhunter, the return of Vulko, the tension around the night Aquaman's mother died - everything just works. Parker is one of the best writers in DC right now, and this book shows just why he deserves that recognition. And of course, Paul Pelliter's artwork on this issue is fantastic. This guy can draw better than most artists today. He conveys the action in this book well, making it exciting to see, but still clear enough to follow. Everything about this book is fantastically done. It comes highly recommended.

  • 9.0
    Supes' soups Nov 27, 2014

    Aquaman hasn't been this good in awhile. I hated the Chimera story arc. It just seemed pointless other than introduce a villain I don't really care for. The worst part is, Aquaman didn't kill him, so the Chimera is bound to make future appearances. However, in the meantime, we are getting some good stuff with Maelstrom. The Martian Manhunter's appearance was relevant to the story and wasn't just a random appearance. J'onn's psychic abilities helps reveal some of the mysteries regarding Atlanna's death and at the end Arthur becomes aware of a portal used by his mother which is looking like it's gonna lead to some sort of hidden city. It'll be interesting to see Arthur confront his mother and the plot is thickening so I'm committed to see this story until the end. I'm getting a little sick of Vulko's pathetic personality but other than that Parker's writing is still solid.

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Dec 4, 2014

    Best comic book of the week. I am absolutely in love with this arc. Can't wait for more.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Nov 28, 2014

    Formulaic but interesting

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Dec 4, 2014

    Martian Manhunter's appearance makes sense as a plot device, but I must have missed the part where he and Aquaman became friends in the New 52. J`onn was on the JLA, not the Justice League. Although they did team up at the end of Forever Evil, I doubt they got close in that time, before that the Justice League had a bad experience with J`onn. That aside, the art looks great and the story is entertaining enough, but something still fails to come to life. Hopefully there will be some heart to the story if/when we find Arthur's mother.

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Dec 4, 2014

  • 8.5
    wooble89 Dec 12, 2014

  • 8.0
    Elmeth13 Dec 16, 2014

  • 8.0
    SwampyCA Apr 6, 2015

  • 7.5
    letskillrobots Jan 6, 2017

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