Aquaman #12

Aquaman #12

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Philippe Briones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 17
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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"THE DELUGE" part one! It's war! With the undersea army of N.E.M.O. at his command, Black Manta draws the U.S. and Atlantis into the war Aquaman has been fighting to prevent. Now the sea king races to uncover proof of N.E.M.O.'s deception before the two nations destroy each other.

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Dec 10, 2016

    Come back next month for what promises to be a bitter-sweet conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 7, 2016

    If you aren't reading Aquaman you are missing some great comics. Abnett has laid such wonder groundwork on these characters that it makes this action/military story work and they character moments are a seamless part of the overall narrative. Don't miss the opportunity to read a unique and exciting Aquaman tale! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Dec 8, 2016

    Aquaman #12 is what every superhero comic should aspire to be. It has an excellent mix of action, intrigue, and romance. You get to see an excellent display of Aquaman's character as he puts on a number of different hats as he tries to put out multiple fires. The design is simple, making it easy to follow the story and the artwork has unique monster designs. You will definitely want to pick up this issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 7, 2016

    Phillip Briones is on deck for the art. Barring a few soft panels with character faces, Briones is up to the task and there's some nice expansive pages providing great scope to this pending war. The Deluge just got started, but I'm already swept up into what's looking like a great new arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Dec 22, 2016

    It's a very action heavy issue, but it also looks at the politics of two states engaging each other in a war. What's impressive about Aquaman #12, is the accountability that comes with Arthur's mantle of King. The other members of the Justice League are all vigilantes and superheroes, but none are royalty. That's probably why the America government were so quick to point the finger when it came to the attacks. Even from a political view, this story still finds ways to be impressive. Is it possible that this series is a political message of some kind? We're not sure, but it's great to see that the writing doesn't shy away from coming to the series with a real-world approach. We're loving Aquaman's Rebirth series, and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Comicbooknostalgia Dec 9, 2016

    The artwork for the whole Aquaman Rebirth series has been pretty amazing. Broines has done the art for several books in the new Aquaman series and they all have captured not just a rich vibrate pallet but some nice visual contrast between the surface and underwater realms. Although the cover and writing for the book are both excellent, the artwork for this issue edges out everyone else to take the winners circle. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 7, 2016

    I have one complaint about colourist Gabe Eltaeb. Black peoples palms are a different colour than their hands. Black people do not have black palms. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 7, 2016

    The story in Aquaman is ramping up ten fold and this issue balances all the table setting well with big reveals. Aquaman is shaping up to be the Michael Bay action blockbuster with all the drama of West Wing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 7, 2016

    We were promised a war, and a war we shall get! Some bombastic scenes and lots of intriguing avenues make for an exciting, compelling issue that's just what the doctor ordered after the meticulous set-up. The artwork looks better to me than usual, and it's never bad, so that's probably a function of how much I enjoyed this comic book. This issue was worth the wait! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Dec 7, 2016

    Ultimately, I enjoyed this issue, despite the fact that Aquaman is more or less relegated to the background. This was an issue of mostly set up and consequences, where we got to see Aquaman at his most reactionary, attempting to get the situation under control as it obviously spiralled into chaos around him. This issue focused significantly more on him as a king, making decisions in a war room, rather than as a hero, and it was a welcome change of pace. I eagely await the resolution to this arc, and I expect great things from it and the stories after. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 12, 2016

    A strong start to 'The Deluge' arc. Read Full Review

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