Aquaman #52

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Robson Rocha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 24
8.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Black Manta is reunited with his dead father...but at a great cost to both! Meanwhile, Aquaman's investigation into the Amnesty Bay killer takes a stunning turn, and Mera must make a life-altering decision!

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Sep 18, 2019

    Aquaman is spinning a very different sort of yarn, but we can't get enough of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 18, 2019

    Robson Rocha creates some powerful imagery in this issue and everything is filled with dynamic energy and details. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 18, 2019

    Kelly Sue DeConnick's run on Aquaman has been building since the first issue, leading to Aquaman #52, and developing its own mythology while tying in seamlessly to the larger DCU " and almost a year in, I can safely say it's probably my favorite run on the character in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Sep 17, 2019

    AQUAMAN #52 is one of the most action-packed books in this current run. It's also a coming-of-age story for Jackson as he learns an indispensable lesson many heroes struggle with: the good guys don't always win. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Sep 23, 2019

    Aquaman continues to thrill with both its wondrous and fantastical expansions of the mythology and cast. From Aqualad to Black Manta, the book feels classical yet fresh. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Ander Lilly Sep 18, 2019

    The story is great. The pencils are great. The colors, the inks, the lettering...everything is done masterfully. This issue is another beautifully-constructed chapter, and while it might not reach the heights of previous issues, it is well-worth the time and money. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 4, 2019

    Although a bit straightforward with its action beats this month,Aquaman continues to be the under-the-radar gem DC tends to specialize in, one that challenges readers' preconceived notions of what a superhero comic can be. The art is gorgeous and the narrative is big and graceful yet also subtle - a rare combination, but one worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 18, 2019

    Aquaman seems ready to start establishing itself as a player in the DCU again. The creative team is in place and now its time for them to make good on the promise theyve started they season with now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 18, 2019

    A sliver of story slicedthinner, this issue will prove to be without great meaning later on when biggerstories have usurped it. Or when Year of the Villain concludes, whichever comes first. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 27, 2019

    This issue is evenly balanced between the good and the bad. While the technical aspects of DeConnick's writing are hitting on all cylinders, it's very hard to feel right about the depiction of Aquaman. It's a far cry from Geoff Johns' “New 52” run or Dan Abnett's “Rebirth” issues. There's clearly an editorial directive here that is pushing DeConnick in a direction. While Aquaman feels like a stranger for the most part, Jackson Hyde is a truly enjoyable character to explore. The mystery of Tristan Maurer pushes things slightly over the middle. One might have to muddle through until reason returns and the Aquaman we know and love actually returns. Read Full Review

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