Aquaman And The Others #2

Writer: Dan Jurgens Artist: Ed Tadeo, Lan Medina Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
6.1Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

The Others plane is blown to bits at 40,000 feet how will this group of non-flying heroes survive? Plus: Who wants the teams Atlantean relics? And why?

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 13, 2014

    This is a middle-of-the-road series - well-crafted comic book entertainment from writer Dan Jurgens and artists Ian Medina and Allen Martinez - but it's building slowly, and the team members are mostly ciphers so far. But it's getting there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio May 8, 2014

    While it's place time-wise in the DC Universe is still questionable, Aquaman and the Others shows that there's room for more non-traditional superhero teams (RIP The Movement). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Jun 26, 2014

    However, until now the series has been struggling to find its place in the current DC Universe. It is struggling to be very original, and when we consider that it is one of the few titles to feature that many characters who didn't exist prior to The New 52, it seems like it could lead to interesting things. But it needs to deliver more than just new characters if it wants to achieve greatness. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 8, 2014

    Aquaman and the Others #1 was a decent, if cluttered offshoot of the main series. Issue #2 makes some further missteps and proves a little less satisfying than the first. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Joey Ulfsrud May 12, 2014

    To say that Aquaman and The Others #2 is bad would be wrong. The real problem is that Jurgens and Medina have yet to justify the existence of this comic, which means it has to be great, it has to be something special, and it's just not there yet. It's brutal to judge this issue on how it can succeed rather than judge it on the comic's merit, but if it doesn't garner enough readership, it will be gone. There's definitely still time to redeem the comic, but it needs to happen soon or this will be yet another run that will see the axe before its potential is reached. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 9, 2014

    I'm not sure what to make of this book after a pair of issues. It's nice to see Aquaman being used as the anchor of a team, but the overall vibe this book is giving me is very similar to how I felt about "Primal Force" following "Zero Hour": I like the concept, I like the creators, but I can't help but feel that there could be more or that this could be bigger. With the mystery and allure of the Atlantean relics, Jurgens and Medina pack a lot of story and development into "Aquaman and the Others" #2, including a nice little scene that showcases just how resourceful the King of Atlantis can be for his teammates. That team is on rocky terms to say the least, but they do unite strongly against a common foe, salting this comic book with clich ideas a bit. In doing so, however, Jurgens is at least defining the personalities present on the team. Now that the challenge is met, Aquaman and the Others have a chance to take on a foe not steeped in history as a solo foe of Aquaman. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 7, 2014

    I hate to sound like a negative Nancy, but I thought this issue was pretty mediocre.  We should still be in the "can't do no wrong" part of this relationship, but I'm already looking for the door.  I will give Dan Jurgens a little more time to right the ship, but so far I'm not impressed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 10, 2014

    The Others still feel kind of new, but they don't feel as vibrant as they once did when they were first introduced. And Aquaman being a member is really more of a fluke than a fixture. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 13, 2014

    Weakly, even shoddily constructed at nearly every turn in almost every manner. Even if things improve from here on out, it's impossible to believe it'll be dramatic enough to redeem the damage already done. Dropped. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Gizmo May 10, 2014

    The art is good, but the dialog is extremely forced and stale. Dialog between team members is important with a book like this, so this needs to be tightened up asap. The basic plot is not bad but it is flushed out in questionable ways. At one point the Others encounter some kind of rock monsters that serve no purpose other than simple to fill an action beat. The team doesn't seem surprised at all, proceeding to engage the rock creatures in combat because "We need to see what we're up against."

  • 6.5
    Jack Ketch May 12, 2014

  • 6.5
    Redeadhood May 23, 2014

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