Aquaman #42

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Trevor McCarthy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 11
5.8Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

Mera joins the hunt for Aquaman as he continues to be an enemy of the Kingdom of Atlantis!

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Loukas Jul 28, 2015

    We are finally getting answers of a kind, although they don't quite make sense. Still, there seems still to be secrets within secrets, and troubles within troubles. One cannot help but believe that, in part, the story is convoluted for the sake of being convoluted, but the premise is intriguing enough to earn the creative team the benefit of the doubt a while longer. But patience can wear thin very quickly, and it will soon be time for simple answers in this complex tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 23, 2015

    There are more layers to Bunn's story than there initially appeared to be. That being said, the constant shifting between time periods gets to be a little hectic and the twists and turns are happening too fast. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Jul 23, 2015

    Overall, this book has impressed me enough the last two issues to keep getting it after I'd decided to drop it. That speaks really well of it right there. I'm curious to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Jul 23, 2015

    Aquaman #42 is a number of missed opportunities. It tries to do something different, but what it gets is something far too similar to a number of other books. The rogue hero on the run is nothing special. The "then/now" narrative has been used countless times (Superboy, Batwoman, Captain Marvel, Wolverine, and Justice League United to name a few) and rarely does it elevate the story. McCarthy provides some interesting layouts, particularly in his two-page spreads and boasts from fun sea creature designs, but it's not enough to patch the other holes in Aquaman's story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jul 27, 2015

    I typically enjoy Bunn's writing but "Aquaman" #42 is a mess. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 23, 2015

    Aquaman has a new look and a new mission, but I really don't know what any of that means because besides for what feels like only an initial idea about what this arc should be, this story doesn't seem to be going anywhere.  Pretty much if you read the previous issue, you're caught up on all the information that you'll get here.  Just a really disappointing issue with equally disappointing art.  Hopefully this series picks up from here on out because as of right now, this story does nothing for me. Read Full Review

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