Aquaman #38

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Ricardo Federici Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 13
8.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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Behold King Rath, wielder of the Abyssal Dark magic and destined to conquer all of Atlantis! What power exists to turn the tide? Aquaman's trident? Scuttled! The armies of Atlantis? Circling the drain. It's all on Aquaman... or is it? What allies will rally to the Sea King's side in the epic conclusion to the King Rath saga? The final battle is joined!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 26, 2018

    Those who are already enjoying this series, however, will find more of the same quality action and adventure to which they've become accustomed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Jul 25, 2018

    Great issue, with a great ending. I have some issues with aspects of the arc as a whole, especially the unnecessarily long length it took to tell it, but overall it was a great story. Im curious to see where the story goes from here, but I am relieved to see this conclude. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Joe Bainbridge Jul 30, 2018

    A spectacular ending to this arc and I cannot wait for Abnett to continue writing his stories. King Rath was an intimidating foe and I do not believe this is the last we have seen of him. As good as Gho and Federici were for this I hope that Cifuentes brings another art style that is just as good as this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 25, 2018

    Ultimately, this arc delivered on what Abnett promised when he started this arc over a year ago. With the finale in hand, now is a great time for readers to fully take it all in the way it was meant to be consumed and marvel at one of Aquaman's most elaborate and well conceived arcs in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Jul 26, 2018

    AQUAMAN #38 provides a satisfying end to Dan Abnett's "Kingslayer" arc and the larger Corum Rath storyline. Some of the plotlines are predictable, but the underlying emotion and fantastic art makes for another awesome issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Jul 27, 2018

    Abnett's writing and Federici's art combine for an strong conclusion to a story that might have went on a little too long. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 28, 2018

    Aquaman #38 isnt perfect, and these past arcs concerning the reign of Corum Rath could almost certainly have been trimmed. That said, this book is a cover-to-cover thrill ride with an engaging conflict and marvelous artwork. This one comes recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 25, 2018

    The art by Federici is wonderful. He gives Aquaman a strong visual identity and paces the book nicely. He is just what this series needs. This book has been on the upswing this last year and this is another issue that fits perfectly in that trend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Jul 25, 2018

    This is how you create a finale worthy of royalty. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jul 27, 2018

    In the end, Abnett delivered a satisfying ending to what has been an epic story of Aquaman losing his kingdom and fighting to regain it, even if it means he cant be king anymore. This arc, right down to its mind blowing final pages, has literally changed everything about Aquamans current status in the DCU. If Abnett isnt remembered for being one of the best Aquaman writers of all time, there is no justice. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 25, 2018

    I've been pretty critical of the pacing of Aquaman for a while now, as it seems like the Atlantis Civil War has been raging for years, with Aquaman banished and the mad Corum Rath on the throne. This issue, it all comes to a close, and despite the massive build-up it feels a bit rushed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 25, 2018

    It all comes to a rapid conclusion, thanks to the events detailed in Mera #6. Oh, you haven't been reading that miniseries? Sucks to be you, bud. That's the underwater series that's actually had some stakes and forward movement. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Jul 25, 2018

    Big things are on the horizon in Aquaman, and now that the Corum Rath arc is all tiedup, it would be wise for Abnett to now apply a different mode of storytelling to show that he can deliver speedy results on big events. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Victoria Wilton Aug 10, 2018

    This comic is fast-paced, action-packed ends with a mega change to the world of Atlantis and Aquaman and it will be interesting to see from here on what happens. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Nuckolls Jul 27, 2018

    Despite some gorgeous illustration by Federici and Gho, this book's lackluster conclusion leaves it feeling rather anticlimactic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jul 25, 2018

    This thirteen issue story could have been condensed into a four-parter and it would have been much more enjoyable. I have to knock this issue down because of this, despite some of the fun I had with it. The art is great and I'm curious to read the upcoming Suicide Squad crossover. Read Full Review

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