Aquaman Annual #1

Writer: Philip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Max Fiumara Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 29, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 14
7.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Aquaman's dream of unity between surface and sea has come true! A utopia of human and Atlantean ingenuity, and a symbol of harmony between the two cultures, the city of Crownspire is Arthur Curry's greatest achievement. There Aquaman, Mera, and Tom Curry live in content. But who built Crownspire? Where is Murk? And what exactly is Tom Curry?
Something is very wrong with Aquaman's world, and if he doesn't find out soon he may never live to see another day.

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Nov 29, 2017

    Phillip Kennedy Johnson's story in AQUAMAN ANNUAL #1 is full of some crazy twists and turns that will have you engaged all the way to the issue's poignant conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Dec 1, 2017

    Johnson & Fiumara's "Aquaman Annual" is a self-contained wonder of a comic, tucking a commentary on a very relevant issue with superhero comics inside an engaging and gorgeous adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Nov 22, 2017

    I want to give the reader visions of grandeur, of what their life could be with this amazing book. Explaining too much is snatching that vision from them, and that is something I would never want to do" unless" No. NO! I will not. So all I will say is this, Yup, this good, you should buy it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 30, 2017

    While you might see the ending coming, Johnson is still able to adequately tug at your heartstrings. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Nov 30, 2017

    Aquaman Annual #1 tells a beautifully sad tale of Arthur and Mera being given the exact world they want before it is stripped away. Its paced well, its tone is consistent, and the finale is a gut punch. While the art leaves a lot to be desired, the overall book still gets a strong recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Dec 31, 2017

    It's a great addition to the world of Aquaman, some of which I want to see more of from these two talents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 29, 2017

    Suffice it to say that this issue is Aquaman's take on one of the most iconic DC stories of all time, and it's got some great emotional punches towards the end, making good use of multiple DC icons. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Nov 29, 2017

    I do think this is an issue worth picking up. It tells one over-sized story, and fans of Aquaman and Mera should pick this up since their relationship is at the centre of this story. People who saw the JUSTICE LEAGUE film and who were interested in Aquaman should also pick this up if they want a one-shot story to jump into. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 29, 2017

    Ultimately, while the art is rough, this is a worthwhile pickup for Aquaman fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Robert Reed Dec 6, 2017

    Though perhaps a bit derivative, Aquaman Annual #1 tells a good story while also complimenting the narrative arc of the main series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 30, 2017

    Long time comic book readers are probably going to see the twist coming in this issue, but there's still something to be said about creating suspense for the fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 24, 2018

    Having written this, there is not much that I need to say as this story has been written in a much better way for Superman by Alan Moore no less. Max Fiumara is an eclectic artist. Its really take it or leave it with him. I dislike his Aquaboy but like the oddness of much of his work. He makes characters ugly and deformed but on purpose, not because he cannot draw. It gives them a form of expression and in some ways it is suitable for this story. I just dont like his Aquaboy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Nov 29, 2017

    Despite the artwork being inconsistent and the story being lifted from Alan Moore, this is still a great read. As a story it's great; as an original story it's horrible, so it loses points for originality, but I still enjoyed the issue overall. The visionary and optimistic characterization of Aquaman alone is worth the read and the one thing the ongoing title is missing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 29, 2017

    We see a future as it might be, if Aquaman had his druthers, but of course it turns out looks are deceiving. Loyal readers of DC Comics will know what's coming by the fifth page. Some cool-looking artwork goes a long way to make this issue interesting. Read Full Review

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