Aquaman #23

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"CROWN OF ATLANTIS" part one! Beleaguered by ceaseless conflict with the surface world and rising frustration with their outsider king, the people of Atlantis take steps to depose Arthur from his throne. And he won't let go without a fight! The next major movement of the AQUAMAN saga begins here!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 18, 2017

    If you have yet to give this book a try, Aquaman #23 is a perfect entry point to the world of Atlantis. The writing is as complex and action-packed as any political thriller. The artwork flat-out looks amazing. This is one of the best books on the stands and that's no fish story! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina May 17, 2017

    "We see their wars. Their poverty. The corrosion of their culture. Their wild metahumans and their degenerate leaders. You think yourself progressive, but you are part of the blight we seek to avoid." Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick May 17, 2017

    All in all, Aquaman #23 is a very strong opening chapter to what feels like an arc that will have consequences moving forward even as it uses the opportunity to comment on our own times and dig a little deeper than your typical super-hero slugfest. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 17, 2017

    Aquaman is the only DC comic that can make political jockeying interesting. I'm very curious where Abnett takes the story next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 19, 2017

    Scot Eaton continues to draw a clean and effective Aquaman although characters hair could be flowing much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West May 17, 2017

    Aquaman #23 starts a new story arc that finally puts the focus on Aquaman's role as King of Atlantis. With well-written dialogue, a unique plot, and good art, this issue sets the "Crown of Atlantis" arc off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey May 17, 2017

    A scandal is upon us, and the King is going to have to fight to secure his throne. Abnett is filling the reader up with a million questions, and when those answers come around, it's going to be immensely satisfying. A perfect time to jump on board, if you've been wanting to get into Aquaman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - JJ Travers May 17, 2017

    There's a gang of ten plus assailants against Arthur and Mera; things aren't looking particularly good for them. Yet because one man yielded it's suddenly a time out to a life or death fight. I'm going to need more than that to fully buy in. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 17, 2017

    If you're not getting enough politics in your waking life, well here's an extra-heapin' helpin' in your comic books. Art is phenomenal, but while the story's concept is intriguing, this bloated take is probably not integral to the arc. Save your three bucks, unless you're a completest (you're a completest, you know it and I know it.) Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick May 17, 2017

    I'm glad the fight scene was as good as it was, but looking back the whole thing was unnecessary. The High Council could have just waited for Aquaman's arrival in the throne room but whatever. I guess I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. At least the pictures were fun to look at. Read Full Review

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