Aquaman #44

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 23, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 30
7.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Aquaman no more! Still reeling from the stunning events of last issue, the onetime Sea King becomes obsessed with finding the mysterious redheaded woman from his vision. But where to even start? Don't worry, Arthur: that mysterious redhead is looking for you, too, as Mera begins the hunt for her missing mate. Amnesiac Atlanteans, redheaded mermaids and more, all on a collision course inside the mysterious town called Unspoken Water.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Jan 23, 2019

    Overall, this book is as flawless as they come. The story grabs you and pulls you into a world breathtaking in its beauty as well as its potential for danger. The characters are strangely angelic, alien and magnetically mesmerizing. This is unlike any Aquaman story before and for that alone its worth checking out, however there is so much more to this book that its uniqueness. If you haven't read Aquaman before, jump on now, if you read Aquaman in the past and fell off, jump back on now. This is a new creative team with a new story to tell, jump on now. 5/5 Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Jan 23, 2019

    Aquaman walks a brave path these days, and the risk is more than paying off. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 23, 2019

    Robson Rocha's art is outstanding. Everything from the details in Mera's dress to Caille's cabin are brilliantly detailed. This was a beautiful issue to look at from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jan 23, 2019

    If youre looking for a change of pace from the same old Aquaman comics, this is the story for you. It can honestly be said that no one has done this type of character arc with Arthur Curry in recent memory. Hes no longer the hero the readers know, and sure, hell inevitably remember who he is...but there is no guarantee that hell be that same person once all is said and done. Arthur is about to embark on a journey of self-discovery, and by definition, no one remains unchanged after that type of event. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Jan 23, 2019

    DeConnick, Rocha, Henriques and Gho are building something truly special here with their take on the Sea King. Taking him into the realm of myth and fantasy is working wonders. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Jan 23, 2019

    This series continues to be a delight to read, with incredibly alluring artwork, compelling mysteries and wonderfully punchy-dialogue! And now my fav DC character Mera is here! This storyline continues to be a must-read, one of the best current offerings from DC Comics! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jan 25, 2019

    I am so glad Aquaman has finally found a unique voice in his latest run of writers. As a character, he has seemed to occasionally miss his potential, but wonderful writers like DeConnick seem willing to go beyond what has been done before and forge a new narrative path. This storyline, with her exploration of the aquatic gods and legends, is one of the most satisfying Aquaman tales I have read. I strongly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 23, 2019

    A lot of people reading Kelly Sue DeConnick's Aquaman will probably only be familiar with her writing style from her extended Captain Marvel run " a peppy, fun, optimistic superhero comic about the impact Carol Danvers had on her civilian fans. But they might be surprised because that's not at all what she's drawing on for her run here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jan 24, 2019

    Continued below(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Final Verdict: 8.5 " “Aquaman” #44 pays off huge questions while enriching the mystery of Arthur's new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Jan 23, 2019

    Continues to serve up the mystical mysteries on a silver platter! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 23, 2019

    Despite being a bit slow, this issue is still skillfully done on every front. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Jan 23, 2019

    This issue is tense right up to the last page, from Aquaman's contained frustration to Caille's matching emotions. The faces and pauses continue to tell fascinating stories. The backgrounds are sketchy, but that only makes it feel more like a myth. I can't wait to see how the team weaves all the stories of these gods and goddesses together into Aquaman's. I didn't think it was possible for Arthur Curry to become more iconic, but this arc is definitely driving to that end. Depending on how it goes, will Arthur earn his seat among these fallen gods? Or surpass them? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Jan 25, 2019

    Aquaman #44 is a strong entry in Deconnick, Rocha, Henriques, Gho and Cowles' tenure. From the looks of things, this arc is going to be a foundational touchstone for a much longer story. The team is preparing for a fresh, accessible take on DC's master of the oceans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 23, 2019

    This was just the second of this five-part arc so theres much more story left. Right now, DeConnick has set up a fun fantasy mystery story thats got plenty of depth. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jan 31, 2019

    Hopefully this arc goes somewhere good but you could skip this issue with minimal repercussions. Even the god reveal will be (hopefully) done better next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 28, 2019

    Aquaman #44 did not turn out to be as strong as the previous issue. The mystery around the Unspoken Water and Aquaman's amnesia help drive the story forward. Unfortunately the lack of development for key supporting characters have caused Kelly Sue DeConnick to not hit its intended mark. Hopefully with how Aquaman #44 ended these problems can be fixed so the story can quickly turn around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 23, 2019

    We learn some more about the people inhabiting the mysterious village where Aquaman is being held--including the name of the village, from the solicit's copy--but precious little happens in this story to advance it or create any compelling moments. Nice-looking book, for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 25, 2019

    Overall, this book doesn't really come together for me as anything particularly super or heroic coming off of the recent "Drowned Earth" event. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Jan 24, 2019

    Aquaman #44 is well written but doesn't really feel like an Aquaman story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 26, 2019

    The new Aquaman direction just gets more impenetrable and confusing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Jan 23, 2019

    I was willing to give this run a bit more leeway after last issue but I was disappointed yet again. I'm sure someone out there will find something to like here. Other than the art, which itself felt rushed, there wasn't much for me to enjoy here. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Jan 24, 2019

    Peter David, Geoff Johns, Dan Abnett, James Wan, Zack Snyder and Jason Momoa all did their part and it seems DeConnick is determined to see that progress flushed down the toilet. Read Full Review

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