Aquaman And The Others #1
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Aquaman And The Others #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Lan Medina, Allen Martinez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 6
6.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

A FUTURES END prelude! Spinning out of AQUAMAN, the King of Atlantis and his teammates find themselves targeted by an unknown foe that wants their Atlantean artifacts! Dont miss the start of this all-new series!

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Apr 2, 2014

    Aquaman and the Others #1 is a solid and well done first issue to this Aquaman spin-off. It does what every first issue should do with being able to introduce all the characters and story very well, while also having decent looking artwork. It may not set the world on fire like some other books, but if you have a superhero team itch that needs scratching, than this comic has what you are looking for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Apr 2, 2014

    A strong opening to what is somewhat of a momentous occasion for the King of the Seven Seas, Aquaman and the Others #1 has launched with a mystery worth coming back to and a cast with unlimited potential. Glad to see DC continues to take risks in developing new ideas and characters. This is one arena where the effort has definitely paid off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 2, 2014

    AQUAMAN & THE OTHERS #1 is quite a bit of fun, and it really starts to flesh out some characters created in the New 52 that haven't been around. The reason these characters are teamed up does not feel forced and the story Jurgens presents the reader is something that will keep this book going for a while. Overall, this is an impressing start to a new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 2, 2014

    Dan Jurgens does a good job reintroducing the Others while maintaining a sense of mystery around them. Lan Medina's art is really good showing off the cool characters in the book.  I was a little down on the Others as a team, but Jurgens and Medina have me back on board. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Apr 3, 2014

    The story plays safe, and the art isn't good either. From time to time I notice the characters' faces are out of shape, and it can kind of ruin the reading experiences. Overall, the first issue can be kind of weak, but it's still good enough that I will pick up another issue to try out. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Apr 3, 2014

    Overall I'd say this was an entertaining and promising start for a new series. If you already enjoy the Aquaman book, you won't be disappointed with Aquaman and the Others. It's every bit as fun with a little more violence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Apr 7, 2014

    Overall, Aquaman and the Others #1 was really an okay first issue. If I wasn't a fan of the characters, I might not continue with the second issue, though truth be told, this series does have potential. Writer Dan Jurgens could possibly be setting the ground for something really good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Gabe Carrasco Apr 8, 2014

    It's a pretty basic plot, but like I said, for generally obscure characters all getting their own monthly book, it's a good introduction, and a fun read. Jurgens is a strong dialogue writer, and he juggles this large cast of characters well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Joey Ulfsrud Apr 4, 2014

    All in all, Aquaman and The Others #1 is not the disaster many had anticipated. In fact, it's actually pretty good. It's impossible to judge a run based off of its first issue, but it would be foolish to entirely dismiss the Others at this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 4, 2014

    It's a weak start to the series, though there's time to turn it around. The story features several unique, compelling characters - they just need some room to fly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jason Motes Apr 5, 2014

    All in all, this book is very promising, but with John's departure from the main book and lack of involvement with this series, I'm not sure that Aquaman's halcyon days will last. But at least for the time being, Aquafans can smirk smugly that the King of the Seas who was so often mocked by comic know-it-alls (such as 'Robot Chicken' and others) now appears in more books than The Flash or any individual Green Lantern. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Apr 3, 2014

    Overall, “Aquaman and the Others” is an uneven book with a ton of potential. It's great to see DC taking a chance on these characters, and raising Aquaman's profile even higher. Say what you will about the logistics and execution of the New 52, but paving for a book like this is extremely impressive. Now that the characters and conflict have been established, it will be interesting to see if the team can overcome their foibles to create a long-lasting addition to DC's pantheon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Apr 3, 2014

    "Aquaman and the Others" #1 is both bold in its confidence as a sister title, and in its simplicity and similarity in style to its companion. While DC has historically struggled to put forth even one successful title, for this month at least, they've pulled off the largely unforeseen task of delivering two competent comics featuring their underwater hero. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 3, 2014

    Aquaman and the Others #1 isn't an entirely successful first issue. It's certainly accommodating for newcomers and Aquaman neophytes, but at the expense of building momentum and really establishing the series among the New 52. But the building blocks are definitely there, and this issue has no trouble capturing the most important elements of Geoff Johns and John Ostrander's Aquaman work. Assuming Aquaman and the Others can build and maintain an audience, we could be in store for something special here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Apr 3, 2014

    The overall plot of this new series is terribly predictable so far, but there's a good amount of potential in the creative team's execution. This issue is definitely a rough start, but for such an interesting cast of characters, there's no harm in giving the series another chance. I've got a feeling the quality that the creative team delivers will only get better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 2, 2014

    For a first issue, this was well done by everyone involved. Jurgens and Medina seem to be on the same page and pull off a book that raises questions that the reader will want to see resolved. Jurgens gave everyone a little panel time to introduce them and Medina showed off his talent with a pencil. Hopefully this title can keep up the mystery and intrigue, because this was a solid start to a series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Apr 5, 2014

    As awhole this was a solid first issue to the series. This series is based primarily on original characters (and the one known character who few people take seriously) it's important to showcase why we should care about them and this issue does a good job of telling you what each character is about and why they're interesting. The issue does fall a little flat in terms of wow-factor, which I feel this series needs if anyone is going to stick with it since it's based on such obscure characters. That can be fixed easily later on though since it's much easier to add style than substance, and this series seems like it has enough substance to tell some good stories. As a fan of Aquaman I'm really excited to see this series play out, and I hope more people will give this series a chance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Apr 5, 2014

    The New 52 has done more for Aquaman than any other character in the DC Universe. Sadly, this particular issue does little to help his cause. The character lineup is set up and has come together but this story could have benefited from a little more background, and quite a bit more intrigue. At any rate, it's hard not to see the promise of a new Aquaman book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Apr 4, 2014

    I gave this a shot. Between the history I mentioned and the story not grabbing me, I won't be back for issue two. This just didn't impress me enough to make the cut for either time or budgetary considerations. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 5, 2014

    The issue makes a good case for the Others to have a miniseries, not an ongoing, in a case of too little, too soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 5, 2014

    Just because you can start a comic about Aquaman and the Others doesn't mean you should. But once you've got it going, you can definitely make it great. Unless, of course, this is just going to be some crummy tie-in to Future's End. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Apr 3, 2014

    As a prelude to Futures End, this is a null book. On it's own, it's good enough, but just barely. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Booked - Cal Cleary Apr 3, 2014

    There's nothing particularly egregious about Aquaman and The Others #1, but there's nothing in it that stands out as worth your time, money, or attention, either. Well, let me amend that: There's almost nothing egregious about it. Ending on an advertisement for another book entirely was tacky in the extreme. Everything else about this issue, from the art to the cover to the plot, screams 'practiced inoffensiveness', and while the setup provided could one day provide for some compelling stories, Jurgens does little to sell that potential in this particular issue. Anyone looking for something with a semblance of humanity is advised to look elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    seksienvoy Apr 3, 2014

    Aquaman has gotten a better comeback than Robert Downey Jr. The story is complex and the artwork is amazing. I'm saying that this storyline has a strong start, and I am biased. I feel very protective of the Aquaman comic series right now because I am so terrified that they will do something to ruin it. The spinoff including the others is a welcome storyline, the book starts off with a purpose. Something is going on, they have to get together to resolve it. So already I'm sold, because I want to see how it plays out. Lan Medina & Allen Martinez have a vibrant art style that pops off the pages. Two thumbs up.

  • 8.0
    the green death Apr 9, 2014

    Surprised how much I enjoyed this. A nice intro to all the characters, a good lead-in to Future's End and solid art. I'm on board for at least the first arc, which I truly didn't expect.

  • 8.0
    SwampyCA Apr 19, 2014

    Better than I expected. Not too excited about this tying right into Future’s End though.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Apr 20, 2014

    Aquaman actually has a team book! Who could have predicted this 4 years ago? A lot of space is slotted to reintroduce the characters for new readers but it is done in a way that advances the plot. My only concern is this Futures End business. Event tie-ins are fine when done right, but I hope this book is given a chance to develop on its own unlike some other team books...

  • 5.0
    JBL Reviews Apr 5, 2014

    This was an OK issue. If you didn't know the characters before you read it, you have some background now. There's a clear enough direction. The art does a fine job. The problem is that it's very predictable and generic. This could've come from any writer. To top it off, any first issue that is just a lead-in to an event is a poor first issue, to me.

  • 6.5
    Redeadhood May 23, 2014

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