Aquaman #49

Aquaman #49

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Vicente Cifuentes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 12
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

In the aftermath of the Thule invasion, Aquaman must show the people of Atlantis that he was the target of a conspiracy and earn their trust once more. And no, its not going to be easy...

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 25, 2016

    Aquaman is back with Dan Abnett on writing duty now and the tone has seriously changed from what it was............ and goddamn, it is so enjoyable.  While we have a whole new problem rearing it's ugly head in Aquaman's world, it's almost dealt with as a non threat because of how subtly it's thrown in throughout this issue so that we could take the time and just breath and laugh with our hero and his friends.  On top of all of this we have great art throughout and while it may be a bit early to say........ I think Aquaman is back! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 24, 2016

    Overall, this was a really fun issue that brought Aquaman a bit more back to his roots. Abnett is working on who Aquaman is and what he means to the DCU on a very personal level. There's also this additional story being setup that's pretty fantastic, mysterious, and terrifying. Creatures from the deep are pretty scary, so why can't this book have a little bit of that in it? Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Feb 25, 2016

    Legacy, family, and love are heavily alluded to throughout "Aquaman" #49 and is a great change of direction for the series. Some of the best superheroes are made even greater because of their supporting cast and carefully built worlds. Abnett, Cifuentes, and Major are on their way to making "Aquaman" great again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    drdrot Feb 25, 2016

    Flawless. After several months of a less than stellar storyline, Dan Abnett brings Aquaman back at his best. While it's good to see the Atlantis storyline moving forward, it would be interesting to know about Arthur's human side-are there more Curry's out there? Keep up the great work!

  • 9.0
    Joe Feb 27, 2016

    Nothing to crazy happens, we get some exposition for what I hope will continue to be Aquaman's (And Mara's) status Quo into Rebirth and we see them interacting with people and showing actual emotion. Also, Mara in that Aqua Suit, Gorgeous and Awesome!

  • 8.0
    Vancha Apr 2, 2016

    The story is wonderful. You couldn't ask for more in the first issue of a transition in writer. Abnett recognizes and includes elements from Bunn's run, rather than mostly ignoring it as we saw in the recent Catwoman transition. He also sets up multiple story threads and manages to fit in a lot of fun interactions along the way. The art's a little more hit and miss, mainly due to the inconsistency in the faces. Mera regularly switches between maiden and crone throughout the issue, while the last time we see Tula her eyes are so off-set she could be in the midst of a stroke. Overall though, the future looks bright for Aquaman if Abnett handles all his issues this well.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Feb 26, 2016

    Transition issue

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Feb 28, 2016

    Dan Abnett starts his run off with a solid foundation. This is a subdued issue, there is no action, it is meant as a breather to get reorganized and set up for the big #50. The dialog works well and the art looks good, aside from one panel where some woman has crooked eyes. Whoever this villain is, I already like it. I hope the next issue brings some life back into the series so it can finish strong before Rebirth kicks off.

  • 9.5
    Lotrbruno Aug 4, 2016

  • 8.5
    Nuckster77 Mar 6, 2016

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Mar 10, 2016

  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson Feb 24, 2016

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Feb 25, 2016

  • 7.5
    EggMath Feb 25, 2016

  • 6.5
    letskillrobots Jan 16, 2017

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