Aquaman #6

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 33
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"THE DROWNING" conclusion! As this first epic concludes, Aquaman and Mera are on the run for a crime they didn't commit. They've fought through every kind of firepower the U.S. military has thrown. Now all that's left between them and Atlantis is the Man of Steel...

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 7, 2016

    Aquaman is a lot of fun. The action in this issue is fun to read and look at due to the sharp visuals and the story continues to impress. Aquaman doubters need only pick this title up and see he's the real deal. Read Full Review

  • 10
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Sep 22, 2016

    There are still a lot of things I could say about this issue alone, but I better end it here. I'm loving Aquaman, I'm loving Dan Abnett and the rest of the creative team, and I'm loving most of DC Rebirth so far. This issue just ticked all the boxes for me as far as ratings go so I'm going to give it a perfect score. Beautifully sets up the next arc. Can't wait to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Sep 7, 2016

    Overall, the plot of Aquaman #6 begins to spread it's wings bigger than the political side of the confrontation. The series didn't stretch out that side of the plot too long, and spent enough time exploring it to become unique. The writers have really created a thoroughy interesting take on the King of Atlantis and so far, we can't get enough. And now that they've pushed Black Manta back into a position of power – it's only a matter of time before his villainous schemes kick-start back to life once more. Although now the question remains, who framed Aquaman? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 7, 2016

    This was a strong finish to the opening arc in the Rebirth era of Aquaman. The Sea King is at a cross roads that he must find a way to navigate. Aquaman has been through this a few times before, but never quite like this. He seems to be painting himself as the Black Sheep of the Justice League almost out of spite. This struggle appears it will keep Aquaman and Mera busy above and below the surface. Black Manta is still out there lurking, consolidating power and will continue to make things more difficult for Aquaman. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 7, 2016

    With the return of Walker and a big time clash of superhero titans, Aquaman #6 shoots the title right back up to the top tier of the DC Rebirth titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 12, 2016

    Ultimately, Aquaman #6 might not wind up having a ton of lasting fallout for Arthur and Mera Curry, but as far as concluding its first arc, Abnett and Walker have done an admirable job, using standard superhero tropes as a backdrop to a surprisingly rich and nuanced political landscape. And that makes perfect sense - Arthur Curry isn't just a superhero, he's a world power, and as Abnett has shown us, great power doesn't just equal great responsibility, but it also entails great complications as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Sep 14, 2016

    Due to some well-paced storytelling Aquaman #6 does exactly what the final issue of a story arc should. The action progressed to its apex giving us loads of fun while not forgetting to tell a story along the way. For nearly every problem that was resolved a new one has arose giving the series many different directions to travel down in future stories. Here is hoping this success continues as we move onto the next series arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 8, 2016

    I also want to mention Blackjack, another member of N.E.M.O., the woman who recruited Black Manta in the first place. While not much is done with her in this particular story, I am very glad to see the use of an Aquaman villain named Blackjack. For those who have been following my history of all the DC series, Blackjack will be familiar as the first recurring villain that Aquaman faced, way back during his run in More Fun Comics, and continuing to be a constant problem for the hero throughout his first decade of stories. Blackjack had faded into obscurity long ago, and I am glad to see this character, or at least the characters name, resurrected. Or should I say, given a rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 7, 2016

    The issue is really good in that it not only gets a lot of there as for as where Aquaman stands but it also really ups the pressure that he resolves the issues that have gotten him in so much trouble. Abnett is really upping the action and has given us a hell of a take on the classic character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Sep 14, 2016

    Brad Walker's art looks more than fine and with a panel layout which flows smoothly, and he's done his job admirably. It's just a shame that his skills have been wasted on a story which doesn't go anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 8, 2016

    Ultimately, though, the Aquaman/Superman battle comes across as a bit forced and unnecessary. And in the end, a little pointless given Superman's peacekeeping mission. But despite that, this issue manages to bring the current conflict to a close while offering a sobering reminder of the cost if Aquaman can't balance his dual responsibilities to his kingdom and his friends on the surface. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Sep 7, 2016

    Overall, I wasn't thrilled with this issue. While the issues being tackled during the fight could be compelling, they really just come across as Aquaman whining about things that we've heard before. I enjoyed seeing Arthur and Mera working together to take on a stronger opponent, both giving the other a chance to breathe as they fought, but the dynamic simply wasn't enough to offset the tone of Aquaman's complaints. Hopefully in the future, when this is inevitably brought up again, the argument has a bit more nuance, because otherwise it is getting old really fast. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Sep 7, 2016

    It seems to be a continual problem, but Aquaman just isn't working for me. The creative team is one I normally enjoy, but Rebirth is one of the few books that just doesn't really work. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 7, 2016

    The pointless conclusion to a meaningless, meandering story. Some great artwork is all that saves this book's score from being a vertical line. Superman's in it, but you won't like his inclusion. Tune in next week when we have an entire issue of Aquaman making a pot of coffee. Read Full Review

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