Aquaman #32

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Ricardo Federici Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 15
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"the crown comes down" part two! As Aquaman's resistance against King Rath gains momentum, a new kingpin of crime emerges from the Atlantean underworld-King Shark! But whose side is he on? He could be a powerful ally to the Undercurrent...or a dangerous new agent of evil!  
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  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Jan 19, 2018

    AQUAMAN #32 is a stunning example of a brilliant creative team. Dan Abnett tells an emotional, passionate story involving Arthur and Mera. Then, Riccardo Federici continues to amaze readers with his mesmerizing art. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 17, 2018

    Aquaman has slowed down to more of a monthly release schedule, but at this high quality its hard to complain about the results. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Have A Hulk - Nicola Austin Jan 17, 2018

    Aquaman #32is another solid entry to Abnett's on-going political drama/thriller whose storyline rivals that ofGame of Thrones. This issue really ramps up the stakes for Arthur and even though it features a lot of exposition, the reveal from the Widowhood furthers the story to a very exciting reveal at the end. The next issue will be a must read as I can't wait to see what happens in the huge high stakes battle that the story has been building up to. Aquamanis quickly becoming one of DC's strongest and most consistent titles for me, I would highly recommend picking it up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 22, 2018

    Aquaman #32 is a slower issue than #31, but it is a brilliant read regardless. With Abnett building up to a spectacular climax in The Crown Comes Down and Federici and Gho making this a visually astonishing comic, I have no doubt that this will be an Aquaman arc remembered for years to come. Give this one a read. I highly recommend it. You wont regret it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 18, 2018

    It feels like this issue is a road-map for what will come after this, and it's got an intriguing role reversal for two of the book's leads. That's why this is still one of DC's best titles, month after month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jan 22, 2018

    A well established continuation of the rebellion against King Rath with phenomenal artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Feb 16, 2018

    All in all, this book was trying to accomplish a lot in a limited amount of space.  Essentially, the entire issue is a series of conversations about the fate of Mera and Atlantis.  In lesser hands this could have been completely, mind-numbingly boring, but with Abnett it just seems like a slightly slower issue necessary for setup.  It could have used at least one big action sequence purely for pacing purposes, but the next issue will probably be heavy on the fighting, so it can be forgiven.  The creative team definitely has my interest for the next issue, based on the last page alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Jan 18, 2018

    Even though I feel it might be a step backwards for Aquaman himself, this is a great issue. Mera is the standout in an unexpected way. I'm really looking forward to seeing how her storyline progresses in the upcoming issues. With the growing tension, the final confrontation between Corum Rath and Aquaman looks like it will be explosive and I can't help but get excited for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 18, 2018

    My main complaint with this Aquaman series until now has been its rather slow pace, as it seems to drag out the battle against Corum Rath and Aquaman's struggle to gain allies over an extended period. Well, that finally ends in Aquaman #32, as several major plot developments occur in twenty pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Louie Hlad Jan 17, 2018

    Aquaman is the kind of book that rewards you if you stick around for a while. It always is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Jan 18, 2018

    Abnett has been doing some fantastic world-building over the course of this run, populating Atlantis with a variety of groups like the Ninth Tride gangs, the mutants, the Silent School, and Widowhood, and in Aquaman #32 it all begins to pay off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 17, 2018

    On the very last page of this issue, it's the moment we've all been waiting for. Otherwise, this book is mired in circular conversation and the same conundrums that have persisted for the last ten issues. This new art team is absolutely terrific and I hope to see a lot more from them to come. As for this plodding story arc, I hope it wraps up next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 17, 2018

    While the story does pick up near the end of the issue, it's still mostly running in place. The art, however, is fantastic and should be a point of discussion more than the story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supes' soups Jan 17, 2018

    This was a good read, Aquaman has been really good ever since he was dethroned and the art whether it's Sejic or Federici is top notch stuff with a grungy games of thronesy feel to it. I had a discussion about this issue with my local comic shop and we agreed the message buried in this issue is actually commentary on today's politics. Questioning Rath's mental stability and his growing obsession with recklessly using magic as a weapon. And then the Widowhood admitted that they only supported Rath as an interim and now realize it was a mistake but they couldn't stomach Arthur's liberalism and progressive agenda. It draws too many parallels to current events right now to be coincidence. Regardless, it makes for an interesting read.

  • 9.5
    jess212 Jan 17, 2018

    Dan Abnett knows how to play the long game and Ricardo Federici delivers some fine work in his issue of Aquaman. As the conflicts that have been bubbling come to a head cards are they played and choices made. Come February Aquaman will be in an interesting place. Aquaman has been a good book better than expected and it continues to deliver for me. Great world building and dialogue.

  • 9.5
    Fearless0610 Jan 17, 2018

    This series continues to get better and better every month. Dan Abnett knows how to grab your attention and draw you in to this fantastical world. Solid writing by him. I'm loving the whole gritty, dirty, and dark underworld of Atlantis it's quite wonderful. Kudos to Ricardo Federici who keeps bringing this world to life and making it constantly gorgeous to look at. I also loved the ramifications this issue has on everything moving forward with Arthur and Mera's relationship and the throne of Atlantis. I can't wait for more!

  • 8.0
    The bad who Jan 19, 2018

    I really thought about not continuing with Sejic not drawing the future issues. I got the first one as my local comic book shop forgot to take it off my pull list and I was not so let down by the last issue, but not impressed enough to come back on my decision. This time though, I had the feeling it would be nice and decided to pick it up, and I must say, I AM getting back on the Aquaman train! Federici has a MUCH different style than Sejic. More detailed, but less dynamic. But given time, I started appreciating it more and more. What sold it for me was the fact the to story FINALLY pick up the pace and things start to feel more urgent. It's really a nice, mostly underrated series that takes time to pull readers in, but does it the right wa more

  • 8.5
    Briton Feb 3, 2018

    Consistently excellent.

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Jan 20, 2018

    This was okay. I'm glad that this overlong story finally seems to be coming to an end and the art was really great, but the story is not very good. I hate the political aspect because it's like a shoddy game of thrones. Who knew this caricature of an evil person would be a bad king? The widowhood seems almost flippant in their decision-making.

  • 1.0
    Odin06 Jan 18, 2018

    First of all, I know this grade seems to be unfair, or exaggeration, but I would like to make a point here that I know some will agree with.
    Aquaman is an important character in the DC Mythos, but, for many years, he´s been target of mockery everywhere. Some years ago, Geoff Johns has made a superb work with the character, presenting a powerful and imposing hero, a warrior and a born leader. If you remember way back in the first issues of Justice League, the was the only league member to challenge Batman´s leadership. And above this, maybe the most impressive feature of the character is that he was the king of Atlantis; a good king, because he had a powerful presence but at the same time, was caring and concerned about his people. < more

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 17, 2018

  • 9.0
    T.K. Jan 18, 2018

  • 9.0
    Comix4fever Jan 27, 2018

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Jan 17, 2018

  • 8.5
    mufla Jan 20, 2018

  • 7.0
    TheFallenKing13 Jan 17, 2018

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 17, 2018

  • 7.0
    letskillrobots Jan 18, 2018

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