Aquaman #27

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 16, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 23
8.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

"UNDERWORLD" part three! Aquaman lives! Threatened by the return of Atlantis' natural-born ruler, King Rath accelerates his plan to scrub the sunken city of all its ancient magical treasures-but why is he stockpiling magic? Whatever the reason, Rath will need all the firepower he can get when Mera breaks through the barrier surrounding the city!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 17, 2017

    Dan Abnett has built upon the original mythology of Atlantis and its related characters in the DC Universe beautifully and strengthened the bonds between these characters which were sundered in the wake of The New 52. Of particular note is the interplay between Garth (a.k.a. Tempest) and Mera. This series is a must-read comic for any fan of the medium. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 20, 2017

    I like that many characters are playing parts and that Mera is still a part of this story even as she cannot reach Atlantis. Even Tempest has been brought back to the fold and new mysteries have been hinted at in this series and the Titans. I encourage you to read Abnetts Aquaman. His contribution to the character will soon reach and perhaps surpass that of Geoff Johns and Peter David. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 16, 2017

    Aquaman truly has never been better with this perfect mix of superhero action, mystery, political machinations and outstanding character work. Miss this one at your peril as Aquaman #27 is another great installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Aug 16, 2017

    Another excellent issue of Aquaman"I can't get enough of this book. Besides being a superhero, it's just a plain good book. Every one has a different agenda, and yet the stories are dancing and weaving with one another flawlessly. The art is a spectacle of beauty and talent. Just a wonderful book all around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Aug 16, 2017

    The crime lord known as Krush has captured Aquaman and his friend Dolphin. Together they must find out how to break free and save the 9th Tirade. Meanwhile, multiple factions plot to claim the throne of Atlantis. This is an exciting issue by Dan Abnett, and artist Stephen Sejic depicts an insular conflict in the ocean realm. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Aug 17, 2017

    It must have taken restraint for DC to put Stjepan Sejic on Aquaman rather than one of the bigger books like Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman. Sejic clearly has what it takes to be a superstar artist, but Aquaman is the comic that needed him the most, and his pages have revitalized this series in a major way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 19, 2017

    Despite some minor quibbles, this is still another fantastic issue of Aquaman. Its easily among DCs best books right now, and you should be reading it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Aug 16, 2017

    Great issue! Abnett and Sejic make a great team. They continue to elevate a character that has only become cooler and cooler over time. If you like Aquaman you will like this issue and if you are just curious about Aquaman, this issue will leave you wanting to know more about him. I recommend this issue as well as this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Aug 16, 2017

    This was stronger than the last issue in every way, restoring my faith for this creative team. Aside from a glaring lettering issue, the art was extremely solid and the ending has me fantasising about where the book might go after this arc is done. Pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 21, 2017

    Aquaman #27 may be meat-and-potatoes superhero comic books when it comes to plot, but the artwork is something that needs to be seen to be believed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Aug 21, 2017

    The addition of Stjepan Sevic as the main penciler and colorist truly has injected new life into this title. Much has already been said about his assumption of the duties of both penciler and colorist, and all that holds true here. Sevic's lines are sleek and clean. His characters look realistic no matter how fantastical their nature. But truly, the main highlight of his art is how perfectly the colors fit his pencils. His colors are genuinely atmospheric, immersing the reader in an underwater world that actually feels lived in. The perfect integration of pencils and colors would have been much harder to achieve if both weren't done by the same artist. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Josh Edgley Aug 16, 2017

    With this series, it's proving to be philosophical, pretentious, powerful and to a certain extent, maybe even political. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 19, 2017

    Aquaman is good and enjoyable, but it could use a bit more of a spark to really set it apart. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Aug 16, 2017

    Strong art and an interesting antagonist make this issue enjoyable, but it isn't a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 16, 2017

    The plot thickens, and perhaps gets more murky as the waters are ever-muddied...okay, forget this terrible water metaphor. This is a pretty solid issue that looks cool, but doesn't have any great moments. The mystery of how Aquaman yet lives persists, and we get some new questions and developments besides. Hopefully this all comes to a head next issue. Read Full Review

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