Aquaman #39

Writer: Dan Abnett, Rob Williams Artist: Vicente Cifuentes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 18
7.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Guest-starring Task Force X, and continuing from SUICIDE SQUAD #45, also on sale this month! After Atlantis rises to the surface once more, Aquaman finds himself outnumbered and outgunned when Amanda Waller sends in the worst of the worst-the Suicide Squad-to send the Lost City straight to Hell in "Sink Atlantis!" part two!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Aug 17, 2018

    Despite a couple minor concerns, this was a fun, action-packed issue. Im looking forward to seeing how the world, either, accepts or rejects the newly risen Atlantis. But before that, Im excited to see the team that Aquaman puts together to counter the Suicide Squad which continues in Suicide Squad #46. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Aug 15, 2018

    All in all, this was an enjoyable book that mixes the fun of a crossover with the epic change that Atlantis is going through in a very organic way, thanks to the storytelling of Abnett and Williams. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Aug 17, 2018

    I have to say, I really am enjoying this run so far. Although we're only two issues into it, I can see it being a real hit the fans. It's got conflict in places you wouldn't think there'd be any. There's action at every turn. The writing is spectacular, as is the artwork. It is just genuinely a pleasure to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 15, 2018

    Were halfway through this small-scale crossover thats been better than I imagined. Abnett and Bennett hold court strongly as they serve it back to Suicide Squad for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 15, 2018

    This remains a more compelling plot overall than either of the involved books have had in awhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Aug 15, 2018

    With Aquaman about to become mainstream (pardon the pun) you should definitely get back into the comic books. This new arc, while not quite as great as Underworld, The Crown Comes Down or The Kingslayer, continues Dan Abnetts great run on Aquaman and gives the character the respect that the (former) King of the Atlantis truly deserves. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Aug 15, 2018

    This is an cxcellent comic written by the duo of Dan Abnett and Rob Williams, (very) good art by Joe Bennett, the inks of Vicente Cifuentes and the colors of Adriano Lucas leaves us with a good feeling and eager to know what will happen now under the sea. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Joe Bainbridge Sep 5, 2018

    With a possible underwater suicide squad vs suicide squad about to happen, I am very excited for the coming issues, and I also want to see Mera develop more as a Queen. Though she commands power in her panels, we need more ruling Atlantis to understand what makes her better than Arthur at being King. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Aug 15, 2018

    This arc has been quite enjoyable so far with a premise that is quite exciting. If the script can improve a little it could be quite the sign-off for Abnett on Aquaman beforeKelly Sue DeConnick takes over. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Aug 15, 2018

    So far, this crossover has been a good read. There are a few continuity inconsistencies between this and Suicide Squad #45, but if you can overlook those, the rest of the comic is well worth your time if you are into extended brawls and don't mind offbeat quips and banter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 21, 2018

    Joe Bennett has been working at DC Comics for years and has filled many gaps. This is not a good thing. I feel like his talent is used to fix problematic series because he can deliver on time and work on any kind of series. Here, there is an attempt to reconstruct the loose illustrative style used recently in Aquaman and it does not work. Bennett needs a strong inker, not soft shades. The comic looks odd and does not play to Bennetts strengths even though he is usually a serviceable and solid illustrator. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 17, 2018

    Aquaman #39 is a solid if unexciting continuation to the tales of Mera and Arthur Curry. I do look forward to more battling with the Suicide Squad, but the comic struggles against its two goals of reestablishing the Aquaman canon while fulfilling its duties as a crossover. That said, it still earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Aug 18, 2018

    The story is a little predictable, but the characters make Aquaman #39 a fun installment in DC's latest crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 15, 2018

    This crossover event plods on incrementally as we wait for the climax to happen. I figure it's got to be just around the bend, by rights. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Aug 15, 2018

    All in all the issue is enjoyable, just not everything it could be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 15, 2018

    It serves well enough, however, but this is hardly the best this title has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 10
    drdrot Aug 15, 2018

    fun cross over and good to see Aquaman and Mera appearing in other DC books besides JLA. Hopefully, this will help to show that Aquaman and Mera can be just as versatile as land-based characters.

  • 8.5
    Comix4fever Aug 16, 2018

    Good to see most of us enjoyed this.

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  • 8.0
    daddyT Aug 15, 2018

    not bad at all. while I'm as sick of the "America versus Atlantis" storyline as everyone else in the world, it looks like we might finally get a different take on it at least.

    Mera forming a "black ops" team to strike back with seems awesome. Sadly I'm betting Aquaman doesn't go as far as she'd want him to.

  • 7.0

    Crossover's been okay. Decent enough, nothing special.

  • 6.0
    Briton Oct 4, 2018

    I hate cross overs and refused to buy the linked titles. It doesn't seem to matter here as the story is weak, and the artwork poor.

  • 4.5
    ohhaimark Aug 15, 2018

    A very weak crossover issue in my opinion. Very bland, nothing makes it stand out. Not even the art, which is okay, but far, far from the best art I've seen from Joe Bennett, a very hit or miss artist. The characters have no personality, except for those that do, which end up coming across annoying (cough cough Harley Quinn cough). Very unoriginal, cliched storytelling. I don't know how many comics, I'm going to read, with oh no, a magical bomb that will sink Atlantis, sigh. All in all, I have really, nothing good to say about the issue. I will forget it in a single hour and the best part was the five page sneak preview of Batman Damned. Unfortunately Aquaman is yet another good series ruined by a terrible crossover.

    + LikeComments (3)
  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Mar 5, 2019

    Ugh no thanks. We don't even have good art anymore.

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    Rocker97 Sep 19, 2018

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Aug 15, 2018

  • 8.5
    letskillrobots Aug 20, 2018

  • 8.0
    NWME Aug 15, 2018

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 15, 2018

  • 7.5

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    mikesbr42 Mar 20, 2020

  • 7.0
    DoctorLaze Dec 23, 2018

  • 6.0
    TheFallenKing13 Aug 15, 2018

  • 4.5
    Psycamorean Oct 9, 2018

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