Aquaman #24

Aquaman #24

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 7, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"CROWN OF ATLANTIS" finale! Hopelessly at odds with the people of Atlantis, Arthur is finally stripped of his crown. In his place, and to Aquaman's horror, the previously imprisoned Atlantean fundamentalist Corum Rath is installed as the new king! Every step of AQUAMAN REBIRTH has been building to this!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 8, 2017

    Despite being the conclusion of the Crown of Atlantis arc Aquaman #24 would be an excellent first issue for new readers ready to dive into the world of Arthur Curry. The story is gripping, though light on physical action and the art team delivers quality, uniform work. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 10, 2017

    Pencillers Scot Eaton and Philippe Briones deliver a good farewell to the series theyve been drawing since 2016 but I have to mention the funny error that he tried to correct in the sequence during Arthurs trial. There is a blonde woman watching closely the trial. She wears what seems like a crown similar to Mera. But Mera was established as having left the city pages earlier. I bet that editor Andy Khouri had the inkers remove the scales from the womans costume and give her blonde hair instead! This woman was so prominently portrayed that at one point I even wondered if she was Aquamans mother, Atlanna! Similarly, there is another woman coloured differently who looks like Tuula, Atlantiss regent. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 30, -0001

    Since we're in the age of comic book movies, I'm always keeping an eye out for storylines that would translate well to a feature film. Crown of Thorns definitely has the makings for an epic movie or mid-chapter in an Aquaman trilogy. Until then, we'll just have to settle for it being one of the best arcs in the Aquaman Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 10, 2017

    But really, why is an ancient Atlantean weapon named after a Biblical reference? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jun 7, 2017

    That last panel is pretty amazing. If you have not read Aquaman before, you need to start right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bad Manta - Josh West Jun 13, 2017

    Everything Aquaman has been through in Rebirth has led to the events of Aquaman #24. Abnett has written another compelling story that goes straight to the heart of who Arthur Curry is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Casey Walsh Jun 11, 2017

    The creative team of Abnett, Eaton, and Briones have hit this issue out of the park and I wouldn't be surprised at all if this ongoing battle between Arthur's ideals and now Corum Rath's and the Elders dated traditions throws us through a few more loops before a resolution is made. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Noah O'Toole Jun 7, 2017

    Aquaman has taken the world of fantasy, kings, monsters, and betrayals from Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings and successfully integrated them into the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. It is exciting to read about the rise and fall of royalty, and Dan Abnett has done an excellent job of echoing history in the world of Aquaman and Mera. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jun 7, 2017

    The Council of Elder Jerks makes their decision on Aquaman's kinghood, and if you check the cover you'll see how it goes. Turns out Corum Rath's leadership style isn't all "compassionate conservative" at all, he's more of a "constantly yelling stuff" type. The ending will make you sad, partly because it seems like we have more to go on this Atlantean politics stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jun 7, 2017

    Fans of massive, wave crashing Arthur fighting or Mera raging will be disappointed. This action-lite issue is more about the political drama and the quick fallout at the end. It's the type of storyGame of Thronesfans can appreciate. It is also agood issue for new readers. While the names of one or two characters might elude you, it does a good job of establishing who all the principle players are and what is at stake. If you are like me then it might also sending you deep-diving into back issues. It could also leave you confounded as to how Arthur moves on from this story… and aren't those the best types of cliffhangers? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Jun 16, 2017

    The Crown of Atlantis did what good arcs should by furthering the story in an exciting new direction and leaving the door open for the next arc to be even better. One where loyalties are tested to their fullest and Aquaman is left picking up to pieces of the world he once knew. Dan Abnett has been quietly building quite the Aquman story since Rebirth and I look forward to where he takes this book next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    drdrot Jun 7, 2017

    Great set-up---can't wait for issue 25!

  • 9.0
    Briton Jun 18, 2017

    Excellent stuff. I hope Murk redeems himself soon.

  • 9.0
    ModestMoonMan Aug 5, 2017

    The final scenes of this issue are both breathtaking and heartbreaking. Dan Abnett started his run on Aquaman a year ago, and while it started out a bit slow, he's done an amazing job over the last 5 issues. Can't wait to see where the concluding events of this issue takes us.

  • 8.5
    JordanFromMN Jun 7, 2017

    Overall this was a good issue, but not great. I did feel a bit short. In the beginning Aquaman summons and rides some Sea Monsters for some reason, that’s not quite clear. Fastforward and Mera is trying to convince Arthur to leave Atlantis behind and start a new life with her on the surface, (even tho in Rebirth #1, Mera only wants to be on the surface for Arthur’s sake, maybe she’s tired of all the Atlantean stupidity?. Was there some character development we didn’t see?). Arthur is stubborn about her offer and decides to stay. Corum Rath, the nationalistic terrorist in Rebirth #1, is the candidate to usurp the current King. Apparently Arthur is too progressive for wanting to bring Atlantis out of the shadows and into the spotlight to ease tension between the worlds above and below the water. Arthur is ‘weak’ for stopping a war that was manufactured by a third party by ‘surrending’ to the United States, even though he did it out of strength. Aquaman doesn’t go down without a fight, but ultimately is overwhelmed and flees. Immediately after taking the crown, King Rath uses a forbidden type of magic to issue in the “Crown of Thorns”. These crowns surround the city of Atlantis. The issue ends with Aquaman feeling from the Royal Guard, trying to beat the thorns from closing. To no avail, Murk stabs arthur in the back, and Arthur sinks towards the city. This was a ‘Game of Thrones’ esque issue. Starting on #25, there will be a new artist, new appreance, and new adventure for our beloved King of the Seas.

  • 8.5
    Jack's Yattering Jun 17, 2017

    SCORE: 8.6

  • 8.5
    SpeedForce1973 Jun 28, 2017

    Fast read, great art. Some of the secondary characters are a bit flat, but Arthur & Mera are well written.

  • 8.0
    READ RUMBLE Jun 11, 2017

    Good solid comic with great art.

  • 9.5
    T.K. Aug 19, 2017

  • 8.5
    TheFallenKing13 Jun 7, 2017

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jun 8, 2017

  • 8.0
    letskillrobots Jun 14, 2017

  • 7.5
    CConn Jun 10, 2017

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