Aquaman #30

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 20
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User 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 - 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
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 23, 2017

    This is Stjepan Sejics last issue. I thought that he would stay longer with this series as he elevated the series greatly. Aquaman has not looked this good since the Atlantis Chronicles. I like how he uses negative space with painted colours. Sejics depiction of hair underwater is not always good but I like how he draws swimming and floating bodies. 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
    Comic Book Corps - 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

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Ned Ennion Nov 24, 2017

    As the finale to Underworld this book nearly perfectly sets up the arcs that a soon to follow. It brings the Undercurrent rebellion to fruition, introduces King Shark as a new player and lays the foundations for Corum Raths tyrannical regime to fall. While this issue feels shorter than previous issues it concludes enough of the plot threads from the arc to satisfy a reader and leaves anticipation for what is hopefully going to be a killer arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - James Portis Nov 20, 2017

    Aquaman #30 issue a great issue from a story perspective. We see a great deal of progression and we see what could be the start of an epic climax in the future and even a more developed Atlantis overall for future stories. The art sees a noticeable dive"no pun intended"in quality. Stjepan is achievable of greatness so hopefully he steps up his game moving forward. A solid issue for an outstanding series thus far. If you've been following it, definitely keep going. If not, wait for the trade or be ready to backtrack 5 issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 16, 2017

    Sejic has brought out the best in Abnett here, and I'm hoping that continues once he leaves regular art duties. 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
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 1, 2017

    This annual is a harmless yet ultimately forgettable "Elseworld", whose surprise ending will likely be figured out by most readers within a few pages. 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

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