Aquaman #59

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Robson Rocha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 17
8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Underwater fishticuffs! It's a battle royal as Orm's army, a bloodthirsty elemental,and Arthur go fin-to-fin-to-fin over the future of Atlantis's heir apparent. Alarm bells are ringing, and Mera better wake up soon, lest the kingdom come undone!

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar May 29, 2020

    It's been a delight seeing this team breathe new life into the Aquaman mythos and cast, and it's only getting better from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 26, 2020

    Robson Rocha beautifully renders both the characters and the undersea atmosphere. There is a beautiful sense of scale and scope to the panels and the characters are wonderfully expressive. The final pages are amazing and the final image was thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 26, 2020

    This is another strong outing for Aquaman and the creative team seems in lockstep now making for an unpredictable and eventful monthly read again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. May 26, 2020

    Aquaman #59 continues the “Echoes of a Life Lived Well” arc and sets up some interesting developments for what Arthur and family will have to face in the series. The tensions continue to expand in this issue, and I am excited for when it all comes to the inevitable boiling point. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 27, 2020

    I'm still not thrilled with Mera being sidelined so frequently in this series, but this is probably the most compelling issue of DeConnick's run in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jun 3, 2020

    Aquaman #59 shifts and spins its narrative deftly, keeping readers off-balance as to who is responsible for Andy's kidnapping. Don't ask questions, just check out the best Aquaman run in years ASAP! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson May 27, 2020

    AQUAMAN #59 provides readers with a thrilling clash between brothers, employing the forces of nature in the process. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd May 26, 2020

    Now, where's that underwater barber of which Aquaman is so desperately in need? Maybe for the wedding…. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 29, 2020

    The ending perked me up however. Orm makes an appearance and it is an awesome moment. It is also the cliffhanger moment of the issue. The next issue looks promising. I am looking forward to seeing how this continues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 28, 2020

    So while the "new" Aquaman is still fun as a leading man, Aquaman #59 sails some choppy waters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 26, 2020

    While I enjoyed the first half of this issue, the second half felt unfocused and forced.  Kelly Sue Deconnick ties a bunch of things into her story, but not everything fits perfectly.  Overall, this was a decent issue with great art, and I can deal with that, though I was hoping for more. Read Full Review

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