Aquaman #15

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Philippe Briones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 21
8.5Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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 "THE DELUGE" conclusion! It's all been leading to this: Aquaman and his Atlantean army vs. Black Manta and the forces of N.E.M.O. in a final fight for supremacy over the seven seas. Whoever wins, one thing is certain: only one man will swim out alive!

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jan 19, 2017

    This was not a comics wide event, but it should have been. Tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of US citizens died and the eastern seaboard was destroyed. This is momentous. This is society changing. This is what you get when you have Dan Abnett write a story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 18, 2017

    This is easily the best issue of the post-Rebirth series so far, and a fitting conclusion to what has been one of the most enjoyable Aquaman arcs in years.  Abnett continues to cement his role as Rebirth MVP, managing to generate the same level of excitement about the character as Geoff Johns way back at the beginning of the New 52.  Highest of recommendations for this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 18, 2017

    The Deluge is probably one of my all time favorite Aquaman stories. I highly recommend you go and pick them all up and check it out. you wont be disappointed at all. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 18, 2017

    It finally dawned on me that Philippe Briones is inspired by John Byrne, heavily. The entire fight has the kind of kinetic movement one expects from a Byrne super hero fight. The angles, the postures all give away a clear Byrne influence. And thats why the way Briones draws technology seemed somewhat familiar in the past. If you long for a modern take on Byrne, pick up this issue. I havent seen anyone capture Byrnes energy and signature so well since the late Mike Parobeck. I must say that inker Wayne Faucher's inks also helped make Briones' work much better than usual. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 18, 2017

    All around this was a tremendous cap to what has been a very entertaining saga. Abnett again proves his mastery of what makes Aquaman such a unique and necessary character in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 19, 2017

    This was a satisfying conclusion to the war between the U.S. and Atlantis that featured a powerful and capable Aquaman. This puts Aquaman in a different light and certainly future Aquaman stories will be informed by this take on the character. Aquaman has been taken into the realm of world politics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Richard Gratton Feb 11, 2017

    That being said, Aquaman #15 is a fantastic read. Plain and simple. This is the Aquaman I want to read about. Dan Abnett obviously has a vision for his character, who he is, who he will be, and what he intends to do with him. Personally, I can't wait to see what he does next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 22, 2017

    Despite some minor flaws, Aquaman #15 is still a solid issue. The story, while simplistic, has many memorable moments. The artwork, while a little stiff at times, looks largely fantastic. This remains one ofDC Comics' best books. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 18, 2017

    Aquaman comes off as a hero in more than one way, which is a win in itself. An epic fight sequence to start the issue showcases the sheer awesome power with a war of words to close the book, showcasing his heroic heart. It's hard to deny this is a solid period on why Aquaman deserves the credit and credibility of other heroes in the DC universe. Unfortunately the conclusions don't feel as certain, which takes the teeth out of its endings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Corrianne Hamlin Jan 18, 2017

    As much as I love this story line I am so disappointed in this ending. I'm hoping the next arc is better, and I would love to see more of this Mera conflict. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 22, 2017

    Aside from the fact that Black Manta is a little bit overexposed for my tastes and the inconsistencies in the art, this issue is quite good, bringing 'The Deluge' arc to a close with a bang and reminding readers why Aquaman is cool and unique. Aquaman #15 works on a number of levels, even with the weaknesses of art here and there. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 18, 2017

    "The Deluge" comes to a satisfying, if not altogether entertaining, conclusion. Despite my relatively low score, I would say that this story arc that picked up from issue #8 has been a dependably fun time, and I would recommend it to a fan of Arthur Curry or even someone looking for a casual beach read. Read Full Review

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