Aquaman #53

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Robson Rocha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 22
8.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

It's the reunion everyone will be talking about as Aquaman and Mera finally come face to face! Meanwhile, Aqualad and the Old Gods put the murder charges to rest when the true culprit is revealed... and Black Manta makes his move on Aquaman!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 27, 2019

    Aquaman #53 is better than the previous issues in the arc, carried by Tristam Maurer's life-story. While bringing the plotlines together benefits the issue overall, not addressing Mera and Arthur's conflict keeps a hopeful feeling at bay and casts a long shadow over one of the classic love relationships in comics. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Oct 16, 2019

    Aquaman continues to surprise us with new additions that expand the character in new ways, and we can't get enough of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 16, 2019

    Robson Rocha and Eduardo Pansica deliver some dramatic and beautifully detailed art throughout this issue. Everything from the action to the character expressions are done with care and purpose. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 25, 2019

    Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robson Rocha's superb, mature take on Aquaman and his world powers along, bringing the thunder - and the sea monsters, and the Mecha Manta - with skill and aplomb that would make most other creators blush. Don't miss this book just because it's not your standard-issue Arthur Curry! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 16, 2019

    Like the earlier half of this run, DeConnick is balancing a lot of elements and mostly hitting on all cylinders. Hopefully the tie-ins will resolve themselves quickly and she can continue building her master story uninterrupted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 16, 2019

    Overall this was a really fun and exciting issue. If you have been following the series you won’t want to miss this explosive chapter, and if you haven’t I recommend picking up the previous three issues so you can get caught up. It looks like things are only going to get more volatile going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Oct 16, 2019

    AQUAMAN #53 hits home with relevant themes of regret and loss. It also sets up a number of threats that will put our heroes to the test. We can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Oct 18, 2019

    Aquaman delivers another strong installment that dives into the fundamental themes of its narrative, while packing in fun history of Amnesty Bay. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 16, 2019

    If you're new to Aquaman, this is a good issue tojump on…and so are the most recent five issues, because they've all been recap.There's less forward progression in this story than the Mary Worth comic strip. Read Full Review

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