Aquaman #7

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 27
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"Who framed Aquaman?" The investigation into the Atlantean attack on American forces kicks off a mystery as the criminal collective N.E.M.O. unleashes a new and terrible weapon that threatens the existence of Atlantis itself.

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Sep 25, 2016

    What is refreshing to see in Aquaman#7 is we actually see him in his role as a king. Usually we're used to seeing the Atlantean as part of the Justice League or just fighting with Black Manta. But this series has been excellent in showing Arthur as a skilled diplomat. In his defence, he's made every right choice in dealing with his situation at hand. We're intrigued to see how he handles a disaster on his home turf in the coming issue – it's likely that it'll change the entire dynamic he has with the Atlanteans. Aquaman is proving to have one of the most interesting Rebirth runs that DC can boast about. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 21, 2016

    Political intrigue continues in Aquaman! Aquaman #6 does well to show Aquaman unravel the truth whilst the truth is preparing to blow up right in his face. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 26, 2016

    Top marks got to Scot Eaton for the art on this story. I always love the detail of his work, and there is a panoramic view of Atlantis from the royal palace that is breathtaking in its beauty. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 21, 2016

    Scott Eaton is back on the title's artist carousel. Eaton is a dependable, solid artist and the quality doesn't suffer when it's his turn to carry the load. Eaton's art isn't as lively or dynamic as Brad Walker, but it's more than adequate. Particularly in low-level action issues like this installment.Aquaman has been a character in need of a focused, streamlined approach. Peter David and Geoff Johns offered that during their runs and Abnett is quickly establishing his take as one worth following. Aquaman has rarely been better and it continues to deliver each month Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Sep 21, 2016

    Ultimately, I enjoyed this issue even if it wasn't necessarily anything amazing. It was nice to get away from a lot of the constant action that was plaguing the title in the past few issues and getting back to what I personally am more interested in, a king trying to figure out the best course of action for not only his own kingdom, but the surface world that he also loves. It looks like some of this may be stripped away a bit in the next issue due to Black Manta, but I've enjoyed what I've read here and hope the future of the series contains much more politics to balance the super heroics. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 21, 2016

    Some dangling threads are sewn up, others are pulled, and the stage is set for an interesting mystery tale, despite the fact that we already know the culprit. Though there's a lot of dialogue, much of it fleshes out the world of Atlantis and explains some of the thinking behind those for and those against collusion with the surface dwellers. Would have been nice to see some more action, but Scot Eaton renders some terrific undersea landscapes that definitely kept me more tranquil and calm. Maybe Aquaman can be my personal therapeutic fish tank. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 21, 2016

    Things are interesting here. Abnett continues to really emphasize the crown that Aquaman wears which is a great thing to focus on. It makes the character stand out from the rest of the superheroes out there, it's one of his defining characteristics. A solid series when it comes to the writing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Sep 21, 2016

    In an era of divided real-world politics, it's refreshing to see a superhero who's actively inclusionary, even with his enemies. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 21, 2016

    Solid issue that pushes the story forward and sets up the next act of the larger narrative. There's enough here for a new reader to jump in and get a good sense of what's going on, as well. Aquaman continues to be a strong title for DC in the Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Oct 7, 2016

    Aquaman has grown quite a great deal over these past few issues. His idyllic desire to seeabsolute peace with the surfaceworld and Atlantis has been challenged to the point he had to adapt. It shows he is capable enough to know his desires may not always fall inline with what is needed at the moment. Often with stories like this you would get the stubborn leader he doubles down in order to make some sort of political point. So whythis issue is more dense and not as fun as some of the past books it does do wonders for Aquaman on a character standpoint. Read Full Review

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