Aquaman #42

Event\Storyline: Drowned Earth Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Lan Medina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 23
7.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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A "DROWNED EARTH" tie-in story! As Aquaman and Wonder Woman race home from the Graveyard of Gods to turn the tide against the Ocean Lords, Arthur learns a stunning secret about his past! Armed with the knowledge that the Justice League may be fighting the wrong enemy, Aquaman must confront the ocean lords and learn the truth before the cosmic flood resets all life on Earth!

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 21, 2018

    Aquaman #42 is a worthwhile Drowned Earth tie-in that also effectively sets the stage for the new creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 21, 2018

    A good issue that adds weight to the bigger event. Aquaman is going through a major trial and his life has been upturned. This issue captures that well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 22, 2018

    An essential piece of the Drowned Earth mythos that offers fans a glimpse into the mind of a tormented hero destined to be king! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Nov 22, 2018

    In the end this is a pretty good ending to the run. It takes the character on one last epic journey, and while it never reaches the amazing heights of the Underworld arc, it still feels like a good note for Abnett to end his run with Aquaman on, with the main character once again put front-and-centre. And at the end of the day, thats exactly why this run, and issue, worked as well as it did. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Nov 20, 2018

    Lan Medina's art is haunting and beautiful in this issue and there are some great details in the panels. A great looking book above everything else. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Joe Bainbridge Dec 11, 2018

    Though the issue is nothing special. It acts more as a recap and an end of an era for Aquaman as he understands what he is meant to be rathe than a solid comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 21, 2018

    Abnett's run was by and large always entertaining, but I think a lot of people are ready for Kelly Sue DeConnick's distinct run to begin. As a tie-in and a tribute issue, this was a decent way to go out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Nov 28, 2018

    To put it simply, this being the legendary Dan Abnetts last issue of Aquaman, it should have been something special. The concept and broad strokes of the story are there, but being wedged into another writers mega-event didnt do Abnett any favors. This was a waste of a good writer, and a waste of a potentially great story. Heres hoping DeConnick is spared this treatment in her upcoming run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Nov 21, 2018

    In short, this issue isn't necessary, and only takes place between a page or two of the main "Drowned Earth" storyline, but if you're an Aquaman fan you'll still likely enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 21, 2018

    An inoffensive but very dry story that could probably be skipped, with no damage to the integrity of this "Drowned Earth" event. Do not pass "Go," head directly to Justice League #12 for actual story momentum. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Nov 21, 2018

    While the Drowned Earth arc has been a refreshing and different type of Aquaman story, this issue fails to deliver anything meaningful to either Aquaman or the Drowned Earth story. Im still looking forward to upcoming issues of Drowned Earth due to its potential. Read Full Review

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