Aquaman #56

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 17
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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The countdown to Aquababy has begun! As the birth of Aquaman and Mera's child grows near, don't miss this special interlude issue! In a story that takes place days after Aquaman and Mera's engagement, a violent encounter with the resurgent Kingdom of the Trench leads to an unexpected outcome, and the conflict sheds new light on Aquaman and Mera's plans for their future.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 17, 2020

    If you've missed the real Arthur Curry, look no further than Aquaman #56. It may only last this one issue, but this flashback is a great reminder of what he's like. Even if it leaves you more disappointed with what you're missing, it's definitely worth it to check out this (mostly) stand alone tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Aaron Roberts Jan 15, 2020

    Ultimately, Aquaman #56 is a wonderful story. Its a necessary story about two superpowered people dealing with a very normal dilemma. The POWS and ZAPS may get you through the door, but its the humanity that keeps you in the aquaclub. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 15, 2020

    This issue might not have the dense, mythological storytelling of DeConnick's run, but it delivers an entertaining Aquaman story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 15, 2020

    Kyle Higgins jumps on Aquaman to get readers ready for Aquababy with a bunch of callbacks and an enemy I .0/10was not expecting.  It's not a must-read, but Aaron Lopresti's art and Higgin's writing make it a worthwhile pit stop. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 18, 2020

    If you're looking for a good place to start with Aquaman, this is it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Jan 15, 2020

    Kyle Higgins nails the story beats, and the art is simply outstanding (especially once The Trench shows up). Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jan 15, 2020

    Higgins's writing in this issue gives readers an up close look at the chaos revolving around the lives of superheroes. We see that these larger-than-life characters have real human emotions anyone can connect with. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 15, 2020

    Aaron Lopresti does some great classic looking artwork in this issue. There is a definite vibe in the art that this issue happens at a different time than the regular story and that works for me as a reader. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 24, 2020

    Aquaman #56 defies the odds and proves that a fill-in issue can be not only fun but also expand upon the regular creative team's ongoing story and themes. While not a must-read, it definitely isn't an issue you'll want to skip just because it's a fill-in, either. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 15, 2020

    Overall did we need an interlude issue all about Arthur and Mera deciding if they should have children? No. Especially since we already know they decided to, and will have their baby next issue. I am thankful this writer is not back for the next issue, and hopefully this filler issue will be quickly forgotten. Read Full Review

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