Aquaman #16

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: 14
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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"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.
RATED T

  • 9.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - 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
    ComicBook.com - 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

  • 9.5
    Supes' soups Feb 3, 2017

    Aquaman might be one of the most underrated books during this Rebirth era. At first I thought it's not much different in tone than during the New 52 but now I feel like the flow of Aquaman is one of the best. With each issue, the story connects cohesively. The weird part is the way Walker tells his sotry, I remember what happened in the last issue without having to go back to it. The villain that get's introduced at the end though? A telepath? Also looks too much like Dr. Doom in some panels...

  • 8.5
    Holyjiebus Feb 6, 2017

    Comic Book Review (8.5/10) "Great!" Aquaman #16 "Peace in Our Time" Writer: Dan Abnett Penciller: Brad Walker Plot: Black Manta and his secret terrorsit organization NEMO has been stopped by Aquaman and now Aquaman is seen as a hero after clearing his and Atlantis' name. Now it's time to rebuild and Aquaman starts in his home town of Amnesty Bay, but a sinister force is seeking to control him... After all the crazy political intrigue and intense crises, it was a nice change of pace seeing Aquaman cleaning up Amnesty Bay and painting newly boarded walls. I liked the interaction between Aquaman and his new fans as well as his childhood friend Kae. It's a very personal comic issue for Aquaman and even the conversation between him and Mera was pretty compelling. The new villain also seems very nasty as he mind controls a man to blow out his own brains in the first couple of pages and I am excited to see what happens next.

  • 8.5
    Jack's Yattering Feb 11, 2017

    SCORE: 8.4

  • 8.5
    Briton Feb 12, 2017

    Another consistently good comic, with plenty of subplots bubbling away in the background. I particularly liked the fleshing out of minor characters in this issue.

  • 8.5
    ModestMoonMan Aug 5, 2017

    For all the criticism I gave the last issue in regards to the art, it's good to see a change in artist, as this issue was gorgeous. Not a lot going on plotwise, but I always enjoy Arthur's interactions with the locals of Amnesty Bay, and this issue has plenty of that. We get a slight introduction to a new villain, and Abnett does a good job of leaving it on a cliffhanger to lead into the next issue.

  • 8.0
    Gunnarthehuman Feb 12, 2017

    This is a great issue and all, but how hard is it to have one or two competent people proof-read it? The damn issue ends with someone calling the titular character "Aqaman".

  • 9.5
    drdrot Feb 1, 2017

  • 9.0
    aimanalphaz Feb 1, 2017

  • 9.0
    PatrickF. Mar 25, 2017

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 2, 2017

  • 8.5
    T.K. Aug 19, 2017

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Feb 1, 2017

  • 8.0
    Nuckster77 Feb 18, 2017

  • 5.5
    letskillrobots Feb 1, 2017

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