Aquaman #16

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"WARHEAD" part one! "Deluge" is over, and now Aquaman and Mera lead the rebuilding of Amnesty Bay and other American cities drawn into the war with Atlantis. But Arthur's tenure as a hero threatens to be short-lived when a new villain emerges from the rubble.

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - James Portis Feb 7, 2017

    So, I feel proud to give this book for being a solid read. It wasnt over the top, but it was a great start to a new chapter for Aquaman with some amazing artwork. Hopefully this next arc isnt longer than the last. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 1, 2017

    Hopefully, Walker will stick around for consecutive issues through the Warhead arc as he takes the title to the next wave. So far so good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Feb 2, 2017

    Dan Abnetts job is to keep up the charm now that Aquamans first storyline has established the series as one to care about. Its a typical quiet issue where he introduces a new threat and resolves some dangling plot points relating to Mera and Aquamans relationship. Its all moving in the right direction. Its also a great jumping point for the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 31, 2017

    Aside from a minor quibble that reminds us a subplot was a waste of time, this is a good first issue to a new story arc. Aquaman has a new relationship with the public, his ability to speak to animals clearly is a major story element to be explored, and a villain with great power looms. New story arc, new direction, new reasons to love this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 1, 2017

    I can't recommend this book and series enough. It is probably my favorite book from DC right now. It has proven to be consistent with it's quality over the sixteen issues. This is a must read series that shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 1, 2017

    Serving as a mixture of epilogue and prologue, this issue provides an impressive transition from one story arc to the next, all while introducing an intriguing new threat. Dan Abnetts Aquaman is fast becoming the jewel in DCs Rebirth crown, and the series is starting to display an impressive level of consistency that is going to make it an essential fortnightly read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 1, 2017

    This issue acts as an epilogue to "The Deluge," and it's quite welcome. Aquaman is affable, funny, and helpful in the way that I like to see my superheroes behave once in a while. There's also a tease for an imminent conflict facing Arthur, but that's for a later issue. Today, let's celebrate Aquaman and why he's one of the great DC Comics characters! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Feb 1, 2017

    With everything taken into account,Aquaman #16 is an effective epilogue to the previous arc that also sets the foundations for what is to come as Abnett finds a way to balance both plots effectively in a way that one never overshadows the other.The fact that this series seems to be headed in a new direction as well also seems to be a welcome change, and based on this issue, Aquamanhas everything that it needs for it to be a successful approach. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Feb 1, 2017

    On the art front, Bradley Walker's characters are wonderfully expressive, including Arthur, who's warmth and compassion come through the page. The more tense and brutal aspects of the book are just as effective, and Walker is able to bounce from one to the other with ease. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Feb 1, 2017

    Aquaman continues to be a great comic and this interim story between arcs utilizes strong characterizationto build this fictional world. This issue allows for a solid recap of the status quo and what will be the next conflict both personal and external for Aquaman and Mera. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 2, 2017

    In terms of story, there's not a lot happening here. But Dan Abnett takes the time to give Aquaman and his supporting cast some interesting beats, including a confession that Erika Watson shares with her high school crush. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Feb 2, 2017

    A fine life raft for readers to jump on, but a safe local story in what could have been an exciting world building opportunity. Issue #16 floats safely on. Read Full Review

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