Aquaman / Green Arrow: Deep Target #1

Writer: Brandon Thomas Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 27, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 23
7.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Aquaman and Green Arrow! The shadowy organization known as Scorpio has resurfaced, and it’s larger than before. While looting the past for artifacts and treasure, they have somehow altered the timeline, and only Aquaman and Green Arrow can fix it! Celebrating the 80th Anniversaries of Aquaman and Green Arrow, this high-octane story takes this unlikely pair from the depths of Atlantis to the surface world.

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Oct 31, 2021

    Thomas is also using a closed plot, at least for now, to really up the intrigue for the story. There are so many wild choices in this first issue that have left me with so many questions. There's no way I'm missing the next issue. And I can't believe I'm saying that about a book where the protagonists are Aquaman and Green Arrow. Alone. Nobody else. Just those two blond dudes. I'm telling you. You gotta give this a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 27, 2021

    Aquaman Green Arrow: Deep Target #1 is absolutely a title you could walk by at your LCS. But you'll find yourself pleasantly surprised if you give it a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 26, 2021

    This isn't like anything else DC is putting out"it's an oddity that never fails to surprise, and I'm curious what craziness awaits us in the next six issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Oct 26, 2021

    Aquaman/Green Arrow - Deep Target #1 is a fun start to the team-up. As a first issue, the story is set up with a nice amount of mystery woven into the comic. Some premier issues can get bogged down with exposition, losing momentum quickly. However, Thomas does so differently, often resorting to letting the reader figure out what is happening on their own. The concept of the plot is ridiculous and chaotic, which is not a criticism at all. The madness of what is happening, with a unique duo working together, means that the book is energetic and unpredictable. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 27, 2021

    This one's a fun sci-fi adventure, with a concept that's more about the characters than a big high concept. The writing's fun, the art is great, and it's well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Oct 28, 2021

    Aquaman/Green Arrow - Deep Target#1 feels like a book for nobody, with inconsistent and bland characters, but wonderfully rendering settings and vibrant colors. Hopefully in the next issue, with the premise and set-up out of the way, Thomas can dig into the characters of Oliver Queen and Arthur Curry, and reveal why this is a pairing the audience should care about. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 26, 2021

    This is a fun issue, with a fun premise that is more of a celebration than any sort of deep exploration of character. Fun comics are great and important. It doesn't quite hit the highest nostalgia moments, but it does show that Thomas is aware of the history of these characters. You'll enjoy Aquaman/ Green Arrow: Deep Target #1 in the way you enjoy an old Silver Age comic or adventure romp. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 26, 2021

    Aquaman and Green Lantern has a ton of potential, but this entry doesnt do a strong job of reaching those heights. Its even weaker at making a case for sticking with the mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Nicole Drum Oct 27, 2021

    For Aquaman fans, this might be an interesting premise, but it doesn't really seem to serve Green Arrow/Oliver Queen at all and it feels at times like Brandon Thomas doesn't really know where he's going with things. Ronan Cliquet's art is very nice, however, so even if the story feels messy, at least it's nice to look at. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 26, 2021

    This confusing and convoluted start took too long to get to our main characters, and did nothing with them once we got them.  I don't know who the target audience is for this book, I just know it isn't me. Read Full Review

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