Aquaman #7

Aquaman #7

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Ivan Reis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 28, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Who destroyed Atlantis? In the start of a new storyline, we follow the hunter as he stalks and kills his prey, claiming their weapons and armor as trophies. A golden shield, a golden helmand the final prize is the most powerful of all: a golden trident. The only problem is, he's going to have to go through Aquaman to get it. Who is he? What is the secret of Aquaman's trident? And how does this all tie into the destruction of Atlantis?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 28, 2012

    Once again, Aquaman delivers! This is such a great book, and if you're not reading it then shame on you because you're missing out on a great character with a great story featuring the writing of Geoff Johns and the pencils of Ivan Reis. It's a book the lives up to the hype. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 1, 2012

    Geoff Johns is a master storyteller who can give readers just enough information to make them think without giving too much away. Where writers like Brian Michael Bendis have a knack for creating stories more suited for graphic novels, Johns' talent lies in month-to-month, episode-style writing. Shin's photograph on the last page shows Arthur working with a group of warriors (at least that's what it looks like) teases readers by revealing a new chapter in Arthur's life without telling us anything about it! Anticipation counts for a lot when it comes to monthly series', and Johns does it so, so well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Mar 30, 2012

    The art from Ivan Reis is glorious. It's especially wonderful during the opening section with Black Manta. Reis just lets go in these panels and the violence and action are above reproach. I was also impressed with the storm scenes, Reis does a great job of capturing the power of the sea. With Reis on art and Johns using his full creative juices, Aquaman is constantly setting the bar higher and higher. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 30, 2012

    It's great to see Aquaman and Mera soaring high in a well-written series. They were long overdue for VIP treatment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Dave Berg Apr 11, 2012

    There's no laughing at Aquaman anymore. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Mar 30, 2012

    Overall theres nothing out of the ordinary for Aquaman # 7. It has good art and a pretty straightforward story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 2, 2012

    It's been said plenty of times and I'll say it again; Geoff Johns has made Aquaman cool again. Even if the story sucked, the art makes this book a must own. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 29, 2012

    Here is where Johns hits his stride, veering away from meta jokes in favor of real, old-fashioned, long-term storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Mar 28, 2012

    The seeds have been planted for an epic mystery yarn in the pages of Aquaman in the months to come. I'm a little skeptical if Johns will indulge himself a little too much in past Aquaman continuity and render the whole point of the New 52 relaunch moot for newcomers, but I might be thinking a little too much into things at this point. When push comes to shove, consider me excited to see where this heads next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 29, 2012

    Like many of the issues of "Aquaman" to this point, the story moves quite quickly. This is a fast but considerably enjoyable read. There aren't a lot of revelations, nor is there a great deal of character development, but the plot drives the story forward and for now, it really works. It heightens the sense of adventure and gives "Aquaman" a quality not unlike that of an Indiana Jones movie. The mystery of Atlantis and the history of "The Others" promises to bring some amusing stories and this installment is the perfect shallow end for new readers to ease in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 29, 2012

    There is a little bit of decompression to this issue " the last page is an act break that I feel would have been more satisfying in the first few pages " but the book looks good, and promises some fun new additions to Aquaman's world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew S Mar 31, 2012

    This looks to be the start of a very well layered story arc: but what this issue seems to do so well isn't quite the ideas, but rather, the execution of them. The closing pages of this is a great example, where we get a familiar situation written and drawn in a way that is both entertaining and interesting. It leaves us asking questions, and it leaves us wanting more. This is exactly what a first issue of an arc needs to do - and I'm sure it will have a lot more readers coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 1, 2012

    From Arthur’s past comes The Others as the malicious Black Manta returns with a vengeance! The mystery surrounding the origins of Atlantis slowly unfolds as Geoff Johns (Flashpoint) & Ivan Reis (Brightest Day) keep on delivering the goods. From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Apr 4, 2012

    So it still has problems but there is enough potential in this issue to at least be slightly interested in this new story arc. Black Manta is a welcome addition and Aquaman's mysterious past brings some intrigue. The art is as always the book's only real selling point. But on the whole this is a by the numbers set up issue which rarely moves above average. Read Full Review

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