Aquaman #41

Event\Storyline: Drowned Earth Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Vicente Cifuentes, Lan Medina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 24
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE, the road to "Drowned Earth" starts here!
Aquaman is missing-and the world has gone to hell! With Arthur imprisoned by Black Manta, Queen Mera is left to deal with the arrival of an alien armada aiming to punish the Earth for the sins of Atlantis. As the cosmic tides begin to rise, Mera finds herself in a fight for her very life when the flood unleashes new horrors of the deep!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 18, 2018

    If you are a fan of Mera, then this is an issue you can't miss. Not only does it focus on her character and highlight her attributes and status, it connects to her recent self-titled mini-series. The prospect of the “Drowned Earth” event is harrowing, but Mera seems capable and willing to thrown in with the Justice League to make a go against the aliens. Read Full Review

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

    Aquaman has been in a weird position of just going from one mini event to the next. Its hardly led to a drop in quality though and this will definitely leave readers hyped for Drowned Earth. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Oct 17, 2018

    Overall, a very fun, engaging outing that allows for Mera to have the spotlight and shine! A great example of how to write and plot a tie-in to show off the supporting cast of an on-going series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 17, 2018

    The art compliments the story well. I think this storyline is going to be bigger than anyone thinks it's going to be. And that's damn exciting indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 25, 2018

    Lan Medina was the artists on the Mera comic book series. I like seeing him here too as it ads to the continuity of the visual storytelling. His art infused with inks by Vicente Cifuentes is tight, clean, and beautiful, although Im not always a fan of how he draws Meras face. Those are just personal quibbles. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Joe Bainbridge Nov 7, 2018

    My excitement for the Drowned Earth Saga has increased massively through this issue with Aquaman's world becoming more prominent with Mera ruling the scene and Orm out of prison. The team behind this story are doing a great job so far and I hope the quality keeps steady Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Brazen Bull - Dylan Surmonte Oct 17, 2018

    Aquaman (2016-) #41 resuscitates this series with a featurette on Queen Mera and her heroic journey to save Atlantis and New York City. A fresh take on the odysseyof a wonderful woman, this issue of Aquaman captures something really beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 17, 2018

    Mera shines through and may be the DC universe's only hope as doomsday comes to us all. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 17, 2018

    Dan Abnett does a great job of taking this story and tying it to the larger Drowned Earth arc in a way that keeps the humanity and the stakes to the people in the forefront. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 17, 2018

    Dan Abnett is bringing his long run on Aquaman to a close in a few months as Kelly Sue DeConnick jumps on board, and his final act will be this tie-in to Drowned World. It's also one of the best acts of his series, as he gets to close out plot points from his Mera: Queen of Atlantis miniseries and give the character a major spotlight she was lacking during the extended Corum Rath storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Oct 17, 2018

    You won't want to miss this issue, but do yourself a favor and pick up Justice League for the full experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 17, 2018

    This issue is a rollicking, fun read with lots of peril and hopelessness--just the way we like our comics! The story within is a little short on content, but the impressive visuals more than make up for that: you'll want to linger over these panels again and again. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Oct 17, 2018

    While this issue is a prelude tie-in for the Drowned Earth event it still had plenty of Atlantean themes and character development to still make it feel like it wasn't. It's a good read and should be read if you are interested in the event that starts October 31st. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Oct 17, 2018

    A watery apocalypse is here and a desperate act might mean a sudden turn for the worse in the coming. Will Aquaman and the Justice League be up to the task? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Oct 24, 2018

    In the end, even though this gave some nice story time to Mera, it was lacking as a leg of a big Justice League story. Despite all of the world being overrun by toxic water that transforms anyone it touches, this issue just felt like filler while readers were waiting for Snyder to continue the real story over in his book. If youre picking up this title just to complete the Drowned Earth arc, its really not necessary, and if youre picking it up because youre a regular reader, youre probably just going to be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 19, 2018

    There's a fun final page, but there's nothing here that feels really essential or particularly fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Oct 19, 2018

    An unfortunate beginning to Abnett's sendoff from "Aquaman," this tie-in to 'Drowned Earth' is not worthy of some of the great stories of this run and offers little to old or new fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Oct 17, 2018

    In the end, it's sadly hard to recommend this one as it's a tie-in to an event I already hate. I wish Scott Snyder would just leave talented writers in peace to tell their own stories instead of taking all the toys for himself. There's a good Aquaman story here, it's just sadly buried underneath a disappointing Justice League one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    waltgator93 Oct 17, 2018

    For a tie-in issue, it was a solid issue! Abnett, impressed me with his Batman's voice. This will be an issue that I can relax and read anytime just to kill time, can't say that about many books these days. However, with all the praise I give this issue, the Mera miniseries is fresh in the brain so the reveal to who will help her was not a fan of, wish they went with Aqualad instead.

  • 5.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    Oh nooo there are so many aliens and so much water and the water is poison what’ll we dooooo.

  • 1.0
    ohhaimark Oct 19, 2018



    THE BAD:

    -Very rushed, no buildup or tension, it just kind of kept moving.

    -I wasn't a fan of the art. It was a little too comical for me.

    -If Dan Abnett wanted to continue his Mera miniseries, which was admittedly pretty good, it doesn't have to invade the Aquaman title, where its kind of expected the main character will be, you know, Aquaman.

    -This issue is just reaching for the sky in trying to be part of the Justice League crossover. Batman is in there for no reason, and the issue rushes through a paraphrased redo of the Aquaman/ Triumvirate confrontation from Justice League #10.

    -The end felt thrown in. It made this seem even more like a more

    + LikeComments (8)
  • 9.5
    Comix4fever Oct 19, 2018

    Abnett just does Mera justice! 🌊

  • 9.0
    Dorival Oct 17, 2018

    This was better than the beggining of the event in Justice League #10, Dan Abnett does a great job here.

  • 8.0
    daddyT Oct 17, 2018

    its crazy what good art and writing can do. SO MUCH BETTER than the Justice League lead-in.

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 8.
    +1 because: the art was definitely above average.
    +1 because: I really like Mera and she was portrayed well

  • 8.0
    Briton Oct 28, 2018

    I am really sick of all these crossovers, but this is a decent issue and the artwork is good too.

  • 8.0
    GTMedia Reviews Oct 26, 2019

    Aquaman/Justice League Drowned Earth was the DC crossover that was released in conjunction with the Aquaman movie last year. (This review is Late AF).

    I reviewed Justice League #10 which was the first prelude. I don't recall being all that impressed with the comic. Thankfully Dan Abnett steps it up. This issue does a great job of setting up the conflict for our heroes.

    Prior to seeing Aquaman last year I had no idea who Mera was. She was a great co-lead in the film and that portrayal of the character meshes well with her depiction in this issue as she takes center stage.

    Various ocean deities have decided to drown the Planet Earth. They have already captured Aquaman (Justice League #10). While thos more

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 17, 2018

    This was the best issue of Aquaman in a while. I chalk it up to Dan Abnett being forced to follow someone else's story, that someone else being a much better storyteller. Hopefully, Titans is similar.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jan 9, 2019

  • 8.5
    Jorge Mendes Oct 17, 2018

  • 8.5

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    letskillrobots Nov 24, 2018

  • 8.0
    ActionCity Oct 17, 2018

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 18, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Oct 19, 2018

  • 8.0
    Watchtower022 Oct 20, 2018

  • 7.5
    ComickerPerson Oct 17, 2018

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 Oct 17, 2018

  • 7.5
    DoctorLaze Dec 23, 2018

  • 7.5
    EdNothIng Oct 5, 2019

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    mikesbr42 May 6, 2020

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    KFuqua Oct 22, 2018

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