Aquaman #51

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Robson Rocha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 26
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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Lex Luthor's surprising offer to Black Manta is revealed! But is it too good to be true? Plus, a gruesome murder in Amnesty Bay shocks the town to its core...and the prime suspects are none other than the Old Gods! Can Aquaman and his new partner Aqualad solve this murder mystery?

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Ander Lilly Aug 21, 2019

    This book is clicking on every level for me and it's easily one of the best books being published by DC Comics. Make sure you pick this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 21, 2019

    Robson Rocha delivers some beautiful and detailed art in this issue. Everything from the characters to the backgrounds look amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Aug 21, 2019

    A delicious balance of slice-of-life, epic fantasy and even lovecraftian horror, that has a great voice for all the characters involved and promises big, new things. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 21, 2019

    Aquaman has become a much more enjoyable read now that Arthur has his memories back and the creative team is firing away making this title an easy read and one worth recommending again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 21, 2019

    I continue to be blown away by just how well Kelly Sue DeConnick weaves together the many subplots in her Aquaman run. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Aug 21, 2019

    DeConnick brilliantly brings back a fan favorite character while speaking to the real world issues of prejudice and self-identity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 22, 2019

    All in all, this is one of DC Comics most underrated series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Louie Hlad Aug 21, 2019

    It's a shame that this Year of the Villain marketing nonsense is infecting this book, along with so many others. Lex Luthor's "Mecha Manta" isn't what's bringing me in here, DC. But what this creative team does with it could definitely keep me around. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Aug 21, 2019

    Things stall out foran issue while this “Year of the Villain” business gets shoehorned in, but it'snot an altogether offensive little pause. It's also not terribly exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Aug 27, 2019

    The King of Atlantis saga continues as this issue reveals a little bit of the politics of Atlantis. We've got a new dynamic duo as Aquaman must get used to the antics of the new Aqualad. We also witness a queen who may not be as willing to see the return of the king and the return of the King's arch-nemesis plus a nice little twist at the end as we see"to be continued ***1/2 (8.7 rating) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 23, 2019

    The Kelly Sue DeConnick era of Aquaman still hasn't completely solidified yet, but #51 shows that it is getting there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Aug 24, 2019

    Aquaman #51 is a quiet, inoffensive issue that ends with a bang that introduces the next strife and drama for the characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 26, 2019

    The strength of this issue lies in DeConnick's skill in characterization, even if Aquaman himself falls too far from the mark. If you're ready for the "new" Aquaman then this title is now for you, but if a classic take on Arthur Curry is what you want, it appears that ship has sailed... Go buy some Skeates/Aparo books... Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Aguilar Aug 21, 2019

    Granted, some of these story points will assuredly pay off down the line, but at times it does feel as if the book is spinning its wheels, at least until the last few pages. That said, there's a lot to love here, and Jackson Hyde provides a welcome shot of energy, not to mention the stellar visuals from artists Robson Rocha, Sunny Gho, and Daniel Henriques. Read Full Review

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