Aquaman #30

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
8.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"UNDERWORLD" finale! After Dolphin confronts Aquaman with the horrifying truth of King Rath's new regime, all hope for Atlantis is nearly lost until an emotional reunion with Vulko gives Arthur a renewed sense of purpose. Meanwhile, Mera attempts a dangerous new plan to penetrate the Crown of Thorns and reunite with the love of her life... at the cost of her own soul!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Nov 16, 2017

    Aquaman has consistently been one of the best books of this DC Rebirth era, and issue #30 shows why. If you've been looking for a place to hop on, now is as good a chance as any, and it will be a decision you won't regret. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 15, 2017

    Aquaman #30 is the next fabulous chapter in what has been an excellent series since the arrival of Stjepan Sejic on art duties. Abnett and Sejic are telling one hell of a tale here, and you dont want to miss out on the jaw dropping action in this issue. Its beautiful, the story is epic and big things are coming. Bring me more Aquaman as fast as I can get it. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 16, 2017

    Aquaman has been DC's best-looking books ever since Stjepan Sejic joined the series, and that trend continues here. Dan Abnett's scripts have also been strong since Sejic arrived, and now the series is picking up momentum by reuniting Aquaman with his supporting cast and furthering the rebellion storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Nov 15, 2017

    Last month I was a bit harsh describing Sejic's art in the previous book. I'm happy to say this book is much improved over last months. It's not quite back to where it was when he started this series, but it's nice to see the charters and colors shine again. Each face conveys emotion, each panel is clean, and the backgrounds are more than just monotone rubble. It looks good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bad Manta - Josh West Nov 15, 2017

    Since the beginning of this series, Dan Abnett has put this character through so much, and we've been able to see how it's affected and changed Aquaman. This finale shows exactly where he's landed in his understanding of his role, and gives us a clear idea of what we can expect from Aquaman moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Nov 17, 2017

    While this is an unexciting issue of Aquaman to discuss, it is still another solid entry in Dan Abnett and Sejics tenure on Aquaman. It lays the groundwork for the finale pretty well, and next issue should be quite something. I do still recommend this issue, and you should definitely read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Nov 15, 2017

    Dan Abnett continues to weave an interesting story that gets more and more intense as it leads to its climax. However, the climax is not in this issue nor is it part of the current arc. But this is still a great storyline with beautiful artwork. If you are new to Aquaman, this arc is a great starting point. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Nov 14, 2017

    Aquaman still brings some action while also slowing down in this issue to revolve more around its plot as we are setting up for the uprising of a new era in Atlantis. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 15, 2017

    Here, at what was intended to be the conclusion of this story arc, some new elements are introduced that render previous parts to the story pointless. So if you've been waiting to hop on the book, now's your time! But if you've been reading it regularly, you got hosed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Nov 15, 2017

    Everything about this issue is mediocre; the story is at a standstill, the art is crossing into bland territory, and even the lettering doesn't help the story. This series needs another jump-start soon in order to get me back on board. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The bad who Nov 16, 2017

    This is a satisfying ending of a very uneven story arc, but I hoped for more. Once again, Sejic delivers in depicting detailed, realistic faces with astoundingly well made emotions. This truly is the best looking DC series only because of him. The Mera arc is very underwhelming though as she pretty is just a damsel in distress at this point, which is a total shame as she should be so much more with previous issues showing her the one who should save the day. In the meantime, Dolphin became a very compelling character and a great help for Arthur. Rath also fall short of being a truly menacing villain. Let's see where the next arc takes us with a new artist and with the revolution storming Atlantis.

  • 7.0
    Bloodraven Nov 16, 2017

    The art is great but I think this story arc is beginning to drag on a little to long. King Rath is not the most interesting villain by any means. But overall I’m still enjoying the book.

  • 5.0
    Herushalaim Nov 15, 2017

    This issue suffers from being such a non-conclusion to the arc. It's just yet another installment, not an ending. Everything that's been built up in this arc has basically failed to deliver. Simply so that the story can continue. As someone who doesn't much care about Atlantis, I was looking for something to latch onto, something to make me care. But King Rath is a lame cliché of a villain and I just can't muster the gumption to care about anyone except for Aquaman himself. Dolphin, his trusty companion, is just a one dimensional character that can't be built up due to her being mute. Mera also doesn't garner my care because she's not been much but a standard lover interest until this arc. And everyone else, I honestly would have trouble naming. At least the art was an improvement over last issue.

  • 10
    drdrot Nov 17, 2017

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 15, 2017

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Nov 15, 2017

  • 8.5
    Comix4fever Nov 18, 2017

  • 8.5
    Gabriel Valões Nov 18, 2017

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Nov 15, 2017

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