Aquaman #41

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Trevor McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 24, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
7.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Aquaman is on the run from Atlantis! The kingdom he once saved now wants him dead and nothing will ever be the same again!

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Jun 24, 2015

    I don’t think many comic readers still look at Aquaman as DC’s laughing stock. He’s become a very well respected character in the new 52 and it looks like Cullen Bunn is here to make sure that status remains. Bunn portrays Aquaman as a vulnerable and powerful figure that feels more human than ever. Aquaman #41 shows Bunn taking over the world of Atlantis with ease as he excellently begins what is likely to be yet another memorable Aquaman run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 28, 2015

    Aquaman #41 by Bunn and McCarthy is a solid start for a new direction for the comic. McCarthy's artwork sells the new angle and this pair have me intrigued enough to continue. Aquaman has been rock solid for 40 issues to this point and I think this arc has the potential to continue that streak. I'll be checking back for in for #42. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Jun 25, 2015

    AQUAMAN #41 is a great start to Bunn and McCarthy's run on the title. I'm reallye excited to see what they have in plan for the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jun 24, 2015

    Aquaman #41 was a great read. Bunn and McCarthy combine to deliver an entertaining read that offered an excellent balance of action, adventure, mystery and drama. I am stunned at how much I enjoyed this issue. I would definitely recommend giving Aquaman #41 a try. I have a feeling that Bunn has something special in store for us with this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jun 30, 2015

    It is much too early to judge the DC You initiative. It is even too soon to say what the main features of this new approach are, other than an impressive diversity of tone. But, whether part of the initiative or not, a lot of DC writers have been playing games with time of late. Jeff King, Scott Snyder, Greg Pak, Gene Luen Yang, and others have produced narratives that in some way bend chronology, usually by moving between two points in time, simultaneously exploring actions and outcomes. Author Cullen Bunn likewise uses this technique inAquaman #41 to lay out a new status quo for the King of Atlantis, or former King of Atlantis as he seems now to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 27, 2015

    This was a good, solid return to Aquaman, if a little confusing at times. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 24, 2015

    This is unfortunately not the best turn of events for this series. If part of the problem of the history of the character is a lack of a focus, then it seems to be back here with the new creative team. If another problem has been cliches like Arthur being kicked out of Atlantis for some transgression, or being separated from Mera for whatever reason, then the same problem applies here as well. Cullen Bunn is evidently a talented writer that has produced some amazing stories elsewhere, but in tackling Aquaman it seems as though he might have been better off understanding the characters history before seemingly starting to undo all the good that was done for the character in the past few years. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 25, 2015

    Bunn's new status quo is intriguing, as is the frequent intercutting between past and present. But as much as this series has dealt with Aquaman's struggles for acceptance in Atlantis, in some ways it feels as though the book is retreading old ground. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 25, 2015

    It seems like all our heroes in the Justice League are getting drastic makeovers this month and in a world where Superman's depowered and Batman's a robocop, it would be easy to overlook a character like Aquaman, but boy can I tell you that this is the most powerful Aquaman that you've ever seen........ It's just too bad that the story didn't do all it could to grab readers right away with a sufficient amount of exposition to make us at least feel like we know what's going on and the art really left me wanting more.  The power ups and the ending should keep you interested in finding out more about this story, but I can't help but feel it could have been better. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jun 24, 2015

    Aquaman #41 is a comic that is going to greatly depend on how much you are willing to go with it. While the writing is good, the premise is intriguing, and the art is nice — you'll have to be willing to accept the new status quo for Aquaman in both story and character for the time being to see how it plays out. This comic will put some people off and it's easy to understand why. If you read my review and if you like the sound of everything, definitely go for it. If not, hold off on the book for a while until things become clearer. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 26, 2015

    There is a mystery afoot that Aquaman is heavily involved in, so much so that he travels to St. Louis. Through Aquaman, Bunn refers to St. Louis as "doubly landlocked," but there is not a more welcoming city for Aquaman in the heartland, or even off of any coast. The issue opens by the Gateway Arch, which is close enough to Mississippi to actually legitimize the notion that Aquaman should have been here before. Instead, this mystery puts Aquaman on his heels. Following suit with Hal Jordan's new status in the DC Universe, two of DC's magnificent seven characters (that are the backbone of the Justice League, no less) are on the run from their former allies. Like "Green Lantern," "Aquaman" #41 teases potential but fails to offer any sort of hook or reward for readers to return. Read Full Review

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