Aquaman #48

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 15, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 25
8.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

On the cusp of recovering his lost memories, Aquaman must overcome one final obstacle-a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness itself-the lair of the mysterious Mother Shark! There, Aquaman will face his greatest challenge yet and look into his past, present and future-that is, if he has any future at all!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 16, 2019

    All in all this is one fine book that may make some more people into Aqua-fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu May 15, 2019

    Aquaman still gleams with ethereal beauty and elegance, elevating the character to new elemental heights. A fantastical direction that absolutely works. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller May 15, 2019

    This team is working wonders on Aquaman, and you do not want to miss out. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 15, 2019

    Viktor Bogdanovic's art is splendid. It's full of beautiful detail and every page has something interesting and amazing to look at. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti May 15, 2019

    This new arc continues the creative refocusing of Aquaman, and I'm here for it. This was a fascinating and gorgeous read and I can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 15, 2019

    There's more double-page spreads than usual in this issue, and some are the best work of Bogdanovic's career. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Legion - Rob Reads Comics May 15, 2019

    This issue was easily one of my favorites of any Aquaman comic book run. The focus of life, death and rebirth. The magic of life that clings to the King, the true warrior spirit we see within Arthur, as he endures unbelievable pain and torment is truly poetic. To have everything he has ever loved and holds dear taken from him and still he fights. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers May 17, 2019

    DeConnicks first arc was promising, but a little uneven, but this current one is off to a strong start. If she can maintain her momentum, and keep telling her quirky, character-driven stories, this could be one of the most unique Aquaman runs in decades. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - John Jack May 22, 2019

    Honestly a fantastic issue if you are new to the character and a really good one if you aren't, if not for the visuals alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 15, 2019

    Hopefully next issue provides more substance, but this one's cliffhanger teases a reunion fans won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 15, 2019

    Aquaman regains some of his memories, and fans ofthis series can gain some more footing in terms of what is in continuity andwhat is not. The new art team does a great job, both maintaining the designs ofnew characters and making this somewhat quiet story a joy to read. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson May 15, 2019

    A deep look into Aquman's history and the best aspects of the hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light May 15, 2019

    DeConnick's dialog moves easily between snarky inter-character quips and haunting narration. In the end, when the other shoe drops and we get the first hints to how Arthur Curry lost his memory in the first place, the cliffhanger is real, even if you've read previous Aquaman issues. I'm looking forward to how the team stitches this all up. Does Arthur return to his Queen? To the Justice League? This issue feels less like the start of a new arc and more like a natural continuation of the previous one. Just keep reading, there's so much more for DeConnick and team to explore. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis May 17, 2019

    I have not kept it a secret how bad I think this title has gotten. It took DC Comics literally decades to get Aquaman to a place that mainstream audiences didn't view him as a joke. Then once they finally did, they turned him into a joke with this new direction. Read Full Review

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