Aquaman #40

Writer: Dan Abnett, Rob Williams Artist: Vicente Cifuentes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 19
7.3Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

SINK ATLANTIS: FINALE-The finale of "Sink Atlantis", the four-part crossover with the Suicide Squad! The undersea kingdom of Atlantis is overrun with black-ops super-villains; a dethroned ex-King of the Seven Seas; and a former assassin-mermaid from the Bermuda Triangle, all locked on a collision course! The Suicide Squad, Aquaman and Mera: no holds barred!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Sep 20, 2018

    As a single issue, it was a decent end to a fun arc. It was great to see the Suicide Squad utilized as a strike force against Atlantis. But my concern is that an overall title, Aquaman is quickly losing my interest. I still suggest this title to new readers, but I think the New 52 Aquaman is a much stronger sample of what this character can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 19, 2018

    I really enjoyed this crossover more than I imagined when it was first announced. It wasn't too complex and stayed true to all the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 19, 2018

    If you wanted action, heart, and the meaning of sacrifice, Aquaman #40 was the full package. Normally a story like this might be where they pull the plug on Atlantis on the surface, but I think we all walk away happy that this was not the case. At the end of the day this story served as a perfect representation of the human fear of foreign enemies. What do we do when something seems like it surpasses us in power? We unfortunately try to nuke it. There's your daily dose of reality in comic form. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 23, 2018

    This incarnation of the Suicide Squad with Harley Quinn has always had a bit of dark humour. It returns in full force this issue with Master Jailer contemplating his future as a possible super hero. While his backstory is very similar to Deadshots, he has none of the assassins confidence. Aquaman in this issue plays a secondary role to the Suicide Squad but this is not a fault. This crossover has been very intertwined, and it has been difficult to decide where one series start and where the other one ends. This is highlighted in the conclusion where Amanda Waller and Mera have a chat together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Sep 20, 2018

    In essence, this is a crossover I didn't realise I needed until it happened, and now I kind of want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Sep 25, 2018

    In the end, this was an enjoyable issue, but by far the weakest of the arc. With a lack of any kind of development for Aquaman, and a focus on action instead of character to wrap up the story, it was a less than satisfying concluding chapter. Yes, everything wraps up neatly, but it still felt like Abnett and Williams were just going through the motions of ending the story, rather than providing a big finish. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Joe Bainbridge Oct 4, 2018

    A fun and exciting end to the crossover, but I am waiting for the next true issue of Aquaman. This still made for a good issue that was ultimately enjoyable Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 19, 2018

    The issue is action-packed, but the plot is kind of weak overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 19, 2018

    The ending is a little too pat for my tastes but it isn't bad. It just feels a bit flat after all of that build up. There was a lot of drama that didn't really have a big payoff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Sep 19, 2018

    Dan Abnett, Joe Bennett and Vincent Cifuentes have created an entertaining finale that uses wonderful character interactions played for comedic effect. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Sep 19, 2018

    Even if you are not enjoying the Sink Atlantis crossover or Harley's meta synopsis and general humor is not your cup of tea, it should not deter you from picking up Middleton's variant cover of issue #40, it is just that good. Wow! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Sep 19, 2018

    In the end while this undoubtedly feels like a bit of a step down from the previous three arcs of Aquaman, it also feels like a necessary diversion after three long and dramatic arcs. This feels like a chance to catch our breaths before we embark on much bigger things much like Scott Snyder messing with as many books as he can so he can tell his Justice League stories. But thats a rant for other day. This is a good read, just one that unfortunately is overshadowed by the preceding three arcs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Sep 19, 2018

    This team-up has been pleasantly surprising, and if you've enjoyed it so far, you'll be more than happy with story's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 19, 2018

    If you've been reading "Sink Atlantis" all along, then this issue likely ends exactly as you'd expected. If you haven't been reading "Sink Atlantis," then this would be a weird issue to have jumped on, huh?5.5/10 Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Sep 19, 2018

    When this crossover started, I was on board because it was entertaining. This issue, however, fails to deliver a strong conclusion due to its highly predictable nature and a number of missed opportunities that I outlined above. Perhaps its greatest flaw is reducing a character to a mere plot device to resolve the story's conflict. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 21, 2018

    Easily skipped by all but the most devout Aqua-fans. Read Full Review

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