Aquaman #39

Aquaman #39

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Sean Parsons, Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Aquamans mother is alive and she wants him dead! Welcome to the family reunion from hell!

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 26, 2015

    Parker continues to strike a balance between delivering fun, rollicking adventure, emotional family drama and expanding and enriching the mythology of Atlantis. Paul Pelletier's art also remains in top form despite being five months into this storyline now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 26, 2015

    Aquaman #39 is another fun issue in what has been a very strong series for many months. Great character work, big action and strong artwork are the highlights and I definitely recommend this comic to anyone who likes grand adventure tales that span across large kingdoms. This title has been in its own world for a long time now and it works. No other parts of the DCU are needed, issue #39 has got all the right elements to make this story fly with just Aquaman and co. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 26, 2015

    This penultimate issue of Maelstrom is just as good as the rest and it sets up an action packed finale.  Jeff Parker has really been nailing it and Paul Pelletier is back in great form.  This is not an issue to just jump into, but if you've been reading the Maelstrom story from the beginning, I know you will enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Feb 27, 2015

    Aquaman #39 is a really fun book, plain and simple. Pelletier offers up some excellent artwork and character designs while Parker offers up a really exciting script, even if it is a bit lacking in the emotional department. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Kate Kane Feb 26, 2015

    Aquaman is now stuck in a time disturbance as the Atlantians are about to start an all-out war with their former Queen. Stay tuned to find out if Arthur will be able to keep some sort of peace or if they will just become put in the crossfire. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 25, 2015

    Parker is taking AQUAMAN out with a bang. Maelstrom has been an exciting and adventurous story that really builds on the legend of the titular character while delivering something that is a ton of fun. We finally get to see Atlanna in all her glory and she's a bit off her rocker and doesn't trust anyone, which is a cool turn for the book. This issue was a lot of set-up for the finale next month, but it's all really enjoyable. Once again, this is Parker's best story during his run and I highly recommend folks give this story a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Mar 5, 2015

    The quest of Aquaman's mother has been interesting, both for the guest stars and because it's exploring territory I don't believe has ever been covered. Aquaman has found her now, and nothing is going like he hoped. Aside from a bit of background information, there's not a lot of plot here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 2, 2015

    Solid and consistent but considerably more brisk than recent issues, the pace of "Aquaman" #39 is adjusted to accommodate some big-screen shots that give Paul Pelletier plenty of room to put the action in the readers' faces. The journey has led to this point, and the conflict is unexpected and exciting. With only one issue left before the "Convergence" crossover and the creative team change-up, Parker, Pelletier and company are doing a bang-up job of packing "Aquaman" full of everything a comic tied to Atlantis should have: regal majesty, stunning creatures, a fantasy thread and lots of water and energy splashing all over the place as "Maelstrom" preps for its final chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Mar 2, 2015

    But Jeff Parker knows how to build an effective plot, and he ends the comic at the perfect moment. There's a lot that still needs to occur to give Aquaman a neat finale (if that's Parker's intended goal), but beyond the story, there's the emotional connection that has yet to be tapped and I don't think one issue is going to give the characters the necessary and poignant conclusion they need. That being said, Parker shows that he knows how to construct a solid story, despite a few missteps, so hopefully issue #40 will achieve a satisfactory conclusion given all the set up that occurs here. Read Full Review

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