Aquaman #58

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Robson Rocha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 18
8.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

There's a baby in the water, and the sharks are circling! Mera lies comatose following the birth of her child, and when it becomes clear that he who has the royal baby has royal power, Aquaman must flee with his young daughter. But will he be able to escape Ocean Master, who's been sharpening his trident as well as his plans for takeover with a loyal new army at his back? The hunt is on...and everything Arthur holds dear hangs in the balance!

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Mar 18, 2020

    Aquaman is more than a book about one hero, and those who give it a chance will find a wonderful oddball family of characters that have come together in the sweetest way. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 18, 2020

    Mendonca beautifully lays out the world of Atlantis as well as the lush and beautiful backgrounds of Amnesty Island. The art draws you in and the characters look amazing. I enjoyed how the art shifted with the tone of the story and the characters and brought those details together in the finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 24, 2020

    Enough praise cannot be heaped on just how great Kelly Sue DeConnick's Aquaman run is, and issue #58 is no exception. Character-first, subtle, and with wholly gorgeous art, this book is quietly one of DC's best right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Mar 18, 2020

    The issue does an exceptional job at setting up what’s to come by taking its time to set up the conflict on the horizon and giving believable motivations for all the characters. Not only are the characters written well, they’re drawn beautifully too! This issue hits all the marks and I’m excited to see what comes next in this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Mar 19, 2020

    Lastly, Mendona does well using subtle differences to set the scenery and, somehow, making Aquaman look even more presentable after a quick glo-up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 18, 2020

    Two months ago, Aquaman #56 detailed a story that took place in the past and was a stark reminder of what we've been missing with Arthur Curry. Aquaman #58 shows every sign of integrating that characterization into the status quo that's developed for Arthur's supporting cast in Kelly Sue DeConnick's run. This issue is a great extension of the emotional content of Aquaman #56, and appears to indicate that Aquaman's ship has been righted and is headed in the proper direction…. Now if we could only get him that shave! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 23, 2020

    When we look at superheroes, it’s easy to boil them down to secret origins and power sets, rather than the characterization that’s made us root for them for generations. And Aquaman — a character with numerous reimaginings, relaunches and reversals — might be more scattered than most. But it’s amazing what a little bit of humanity can do to clarify a character’s internal compass — DeConnick and Mendonca’s Aquaman is a man adrift but never unmoored, a guy who’s been dealt a bad hand but chooses to embrace the good things still in his life. He’s not grim and gritty, not an oversized beacon of hope, but a guy who seems to exude well-adjusted normalcy, even as a one-time king of Atlantis. It’s a quiet story that shows us that while things can be bad, we have the ability to choose how we stand up to it. And if that’s not a heroic origin story for today’s headlines, I don’t know what is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 18, 2020

    Kelly Sue Deconnick is taking this book back to familiar territory with Atlantian politics, but with Orm stirring up trouble and AQUABABY, it all feels fresh.  The cliffhanger has me worried, but in the way that makes me want the next issue right now and that is a sign that things are looking up for Aquaman fans like myself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 18, 2020

    There is some VERY good stuff in this book, but right now it's not living up to the early issues. Read Full Review

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