Aquaman Annual #2

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Vita Ayala Artist: Victor Ibanez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 18
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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A "Year of the Villain" tie-in issue! When an assassination attempt on Aquaman tears through Amnesty Bay's Founders Day festival, tensions between Aquaman and the people of his city reach an all-time high. Worse, Aquaman's dog Salty has gone missing! Can Aquaman save the festival and find his dog before Amnesty Bay tears itself apart?

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Kevin Vilim Oct 24, 2019

    It's clear the Legion Of Doom is going to have a major impact on the universe, but this incredible team gave us all a moment to slow down, breathe, and enjoy the little town that is Amnesty Bay. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 26, 2019

    If you haven't been reading the current Aquaman series, this is the perfect place to start. The artwork is solid and the story will introduce you to Aquaman, Aqualad and the city of Amnesty Bay and its people in an economical and amusing fashion. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Kyle Matz Oct 23, 2019

    Wholesome and uplifting, this is a must-read story for anyone, not just Aquaman fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Nov 3, 2019

    Aquaman Annual #2 proves to be a special kind of rarity: a quietly near-perfect comic that defies expectations and flies completely under the radar. You don't need to be an Aquaman fan to thoroughly enjoy this comic. You just have to be literate. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 23, 2019

    This is one of the best books I've read in a while when it comes to the supporting cast and the sense of place for a hero, and it continues with the biggest strength of the DeConnick run " everything matters, and even a small-scale issue like this works to inform the rest of the run. Easily the best Aquaman run of the modern era. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 24, 2019

    A really strong showing from all involved, and a great place to fall in love with Aquaman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 23, 2019

    Matches with Victor Ibanezs exquisite art and this was a very enjoyable annual worth picking up for Aquaman fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Oct 25, 2019

    Final Verdict: 8.1 – A good, character-driven story that helps connect readers to Aquaman's world and life in Amnesty Bay, backed up by great art and color work. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 23, 2019

    Ibanez' art was great. All of the characters looked amazing and the panels were filled with details that opened up Arthur's world on Amnesty Bay to the reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 23, 2019

    A Year of the Villain tie-in that doesn't feel like a Year ofthe  Villain tie-in. And it's a prettyenjoyable read. How about that? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 23, 2019

    Overall if you want a fun campy story with some exceptional art then definitely pick this one up. While it’s not groundbreaking in any way, it was still a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Oct 23, 2019

    This is not mandatory reading to enjoy the main series, but those who give it a chance will find a lot to like in this one-shot, and for Aquaman fans we definitely recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 3, 2019

    While DeConnick and Ayala have the right idea in slowing things down for a day in the life story of Amnesty Bay, this also turns out to be the issue's biggest weakness. It forces DeConnick and Ayala to focus on Aquaman's character, and the dense, slacker of Jason Momoa's portrayal in the DC Extended Universe films just doesn't feel right at all. Instead of giving the reader a warm fuzzy with Aquaman and the people around him, it begs the question, “when will the real Aquaman return?” And can we get that guy in the movies, too? Read Full Review

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