Aquaman #50

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Robson Rocha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 17, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 34
8.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

As Aquaman settles the Old Gods of Unspoken Water into their new lives in Amnesty Bay, Jackson Hyde, a.k.a. Aqua-lad, seeks out Aquaman to be his new mentor! Back in Atlantis, Mera makes a move that shocks the Widowhood. Meanwhile, Black Manta, recently kicked out of the Legion of Doom, prepares to make his next move against his greatest nemesis...but Lex Luthor is about to make him an offer he can't refuse. Don't miss our landmark 50th issue and the start of a brand-new story!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 19, 2019

    If you haven't been reading Aquaman, this is a fine place to start and see what you've been missing. The artwork is excellent and the story explains it all without feeling like a history lecture, even as it sets up the next age of Arthur Curry's adventures. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Jul 17, 2019

    In short, this is everything you could possibly want in an Aquaman story and, luckily, things are just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Jul 17, 2019

    A powerful and effective celebration of Arthur Curry and his world that displays all that is wonderful and terrifying about it, while pushing past to new waters Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Legion - Rob Reads Comics Jul 17, 2019

    This book was beautifully written and full of emotion - a must read for all Aquaman fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 17, 2019

    While it went on a little too long, the Old Gods story was pretty entertaining, but reading DeConnick's spin on Aquaman's regular life has me very excited about what's to come even without Black Manta's return. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 17, 2019

    This is easily the best Aquaman run since the days of Geoff Johns in the New 52, and it feels like we're just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jul 28, 2019

    A really good issue, one of the best I read in recent memory. Just great. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 17, 2019

    Robson Rocha and Eduardo Pansica provide some stunning art in this issue. Everything from the characters to the backgrounds is filled with stunning details and the underwater scenes are amazing in how fluid they make the characters look and move in that environment. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Weird Science - Dispatch Jul 17, 2019

    New readers see the promise of some amazing stories ahead while old fans who have hung in there will feel like their favorite hero was left in great hands as the series continues. If you jumped off AQUAMAN after Abnett left, this is your time to come back and swim with the fishes. DeConnick seems to have some great stories to tell moving forward with an amazing art team at her side. The world is her oyster and Arthur is her guide. Pick this issue up and let me know what you think!8.1/10 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 26, 2019

    Aquaman #50 is a hefty chunk of superhero goodness, an accessible jumping-on point for new readers and the compelling opening chapter of a promising new story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jul 17, 2019

    AQUAMAN #50 integrates the previous storyline seamlessly into this new direction. Arthur Curry returned to the world from the brink of death, but it's clear he's arrived with a new perspective. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Zack Quaintance Jul 17, 2019

    This run is eight issues old, having started back in December, but it's quickly becoming my favorite stretch of Aquaman comics since Geoff John's phenomenal New 52 run work with the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Jul 17, 2019

    There looks to be plenty of action and drama coming in on the tides with this latest story line. Hop in while you can. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Jul 17, 2019

    The artist team has shifted a little since the run began, but the comic remains lovely. Strongly colored, with good shadows and lines. The panels with Wonder Woman are my favorite. She throws some serious attitude here, and I love it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 19, 2019

    Mercifully, the "Year of the Villain" tie-in is negligible, which means it will probably come to fruition next month. Despite a heavy focus on character this issue, Aquaman #50 has trouble rising above mediocre because of content. While technically it's an extremely well done issue, the details leave a lot to be desired. It's hard to tell if last year's feature film is informing the comic editorially or through DeConnick's own story direction. Never the less, it's not coming across successfully. No one wants Jason Momoa in the comics"let's leave that for the questionable movies and let a classic Arthur Curry and Mera have a place to thrive. Or you could just buy back issues". Read Full Review

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