Aquaman #45

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 31
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

She's heeeeeere! Witness the epic origin of Aquaman's most dangerous foe yet-the nefarious Namma! Meanwhile, Aquaman, still trying to piece together his strange vision of a mysterious red-headed woman, agrees to accompany Caille across dangerous waters to meet her long-lost mother in exchange for recovering his lost memories. But as the two allies (or maybe more?) approach Namma's island, strange events begin to occur that reveal a shocking truth about Caille herself!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 20, 2019

    While I hope that we return to the adventures of Arthur Curry and Mera soon enough, I wouldn't mind sticking with this diversion a while longer. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Feb 20, 2019

    Aquaman's been taking some chances with "Unspoken Water", and it's resulting in one of the freshest runs in quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 20, 2019

    Robson Rocha's art is beautiful. The rendering of the sea is gorgeous and the character details are amazing. I really enjoyed the look of this issue immensely. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Feb 23, 2019

    This continues to be one of the most beautifully beguiling titles DC's producing, as Kelly-Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, Sunny Cho, and Clayton Cowles continue to demonstrate why they were born to tell this sensational and innovative Aquaman tale! Three issues in and I can say without a doubt, it's my new favourite DC on-going title! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Feb 20, 2019

    Aquaman continues to be a fantasy epic bustling with big ideas and expansive mechanics that push the franchise forward. DeConnick and Rocha deliver as expected. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - John Jack Feb 21, 2019

    If this is the series we're getting I'm so sold! If it dips back to the drudgery of the previous 2 I might not stay. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 20, 2019

    Thus far, this series has built a fantastic mystery, and Robson Rocha is doing the work of his career on the Gods and monsters. This could be an Aquaman run for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Feb 25, 2019

    Some great thought went into the creation of Aquaman's newest adversary and her origin is breath-taking. This issue is spent setting us up for a great confrontation, which we assume will happen next issue. In the meantime our heroes are preparing for the worst as they're not sure about their future. One because he can't remember much, the other because she doesn't know what to expect. But it looks like next issue is going to take us for a heluva ride! It's to early to tell if Namma is going to be as great a villain as, say Black Manta. But one things for sure. The creative team is pulling out all the stops to make her one of A's greatest adversaries To be continued! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 20, 2019

    A mystical tale stooped in fascinating mythology! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Feb 20, 2019

    Oddly enough, there isn't much to discuss here aside from how amazing the art is and how wide in scope the plot is. If DeConnick can continue with this momentum, then we should have something special on our hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Feb 20, 2019

    Summary, the art is fantastic. Huge splash pages of gods and monsters, colors blending and colliding. I scanned through this Aquaman #45 and didn't even read the words at first. Just looked at the pictures. This is an issue worthy of being collected, whether you're a fan or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 20, 2019

    This arc has been enjoyable enough, but I'm impatiently waiting for Aquaman to regain his memory and for DeConnick's take on the former King of Atlantis. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Feb 20, 2019

    An epic tale of the world's beginning, told a bit too late in this story arc. Perhaps its the story arc that should be truncated. PERHAPS EVERY STORY DOESN'T NEED TO BE SIX @#$%! ISSUES LONG. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Feb 22, 2019

    This issue is the first DeConnick issue that was even remotely worth reading. Unfortunately it has nothing to do with Aquaman, it has more to do with mythology building. This new direction for Aquaman is still a bad idea that regresses the character and I would never suggest this title to new readers. I would point them at the Geoff Johns, Dan Abnett or even Peter David run, but I would have them look the other way with this run. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Feb 22, 2019

    Overall, this was a sleepy, little issue that, while managing to add something to the story, did so in the least engaging way possible. If the rest of this arc is going to revolve heavily around Caille and her mother, then DeConnick is going to have to find a way to make the readers give a damn about them. Read Full Review

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