Aquaman #50

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Norm Rapmund, Brett Booth Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 30, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 18
8.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Dead Water is a killer and a monster. No matter where you go, he can reach you if theres even one drop of water present. Pray that Aquaman finds you first! And the most famous oceanic hero on Earth is Aquaman, right? In our gala 50th issue, make way forAquawoman!

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 30, 2016

    Good story from cover to cover and absolutely no filler as Aquaman #50 establishes a new direction, a new hero, and a very compelling new enemy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Apr 8, 2016

    This is an excellent issue. The lead characters are the definition of great heroes, the action is fun and the art is great. I definitely recommend picking this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Mar 30, 2016

    A witty, intelligent and entertaining comment that will turn you into an Aquaman fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Apr 4, 2016

    Aquaman #50 clocks in at forty pages. Abnett and Booth aren't so much world building as sorting and sifting through concepts and ideas, which keeps the issue smartly paced and enjoyable. If Rebirth weren't just around the corner, Aquaman #50 would be the perfect jumping on spot for new readers, but given the window between now and DC's line-wide refresh, this is simply a fun comic that is actually worth the hefty pricetag for readers who like their Aquaman adventures quick, self-contained, and amusing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Mar 30, 2016

    Packed with charm, adventurism, and some police procedural elements, this oversized anniversary issue is an accessible read even for those who have never read an Aquaman comic. As I hintedearlier, it's probably a good idea to read this in preparation of Rebirth. Not only that, I believe this to be one of the better #50's DC has released this month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Tim O'Reilly Mar 30, 2016

    AQUAMAN #50 is a fun ride that plays true to much of who Aquaman is. There'stension, action, and enough humor to start its own Wednesday night stand-up. Does it always work? No, but what comic does? The important thing to take away from AQUAMAN #50 is that, strangely enough, DC seems to have a better grasp on how to handle a fish-talking mer-man than it does its oldest and strongest icon. I won't take potshots, but give AQUAMAN a read, even if its just for the skin tease. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 31, 2016

    Aquaman reaching its 50th issue doesn't carry the same significance as many other DC books given how much creative turnover there's been on this book of late. But if this issue doesn't feel especially momentous, writer Dan Abnett does make use of the boosted page count to deliver and fun and occasionally dramatic look at Aquaman trying to foster relations between Atlantis and the surface world and confronting a mysterious oceanic killer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 31, 2016

    This 50th issue anniversary for Aquaman may be inconsistent, but I have to give Dan Abnett credit for trying to lend a fresh breath of characterization for Arthur Curry and his supporting cast. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 31, 2016

    If you're into big ass fight scenes and forced jokes than this issue may just be for you, but personally I found the whole thing just a little heavy handed in padding out this over-sized fiftieth.  Aquaman just repeated the same things over again, while fighting a big ass monster, but despite these things that I wasn't on board with, I found myself liking some of this issue and continue to like the direction that this series is taking.  Also, we have some kick ass art and colors rocking this issue so that doesn't hurt. Read Full Review

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