Aquaman: Andromeda #1

Writer: Ram V Artist: Christian Ward Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2022 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 32
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Deep in the Pacific Ocean, at the farthest possible distance from any land, sits Point Nemo: the spaceship graveyard. Since the dawn of the space race, the nations of the world have sent their crafts there on splashdown, to sink beneath the silent seas. But there is something...else at Point Nemo. A structure never made by human hands. And that structure seems to be...waking up. The crew of the experimental submarine Andromeda, powered by a mysterious black-hole drive, have been chosen to investigate this mystery. But they aren't the only ones pursuing it. Anything of value beneath the ocean is of value to the master pirate Black Manta...and more

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 7, 2022

    Black Label has been riding an incredible hot streak, and so has Ram V, so it's no surprise that when you put them together, you get a full-on masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Steve Baxi Jun 7, 2022

    Aquaman Andromeda is engaging on every level, and operates as the platonic ideal of what a DC Black Label book should be. From stunning art, to subtle lettering choices, to high concept thematic material, it delivers everything you hope for and more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Jun 7, 2022

    A masterful script from Ram V combined with the singularly unique talents of Ward on art for a series opener that captures the ocean's vast openness, mystery, and depth and why it's thrilled and captured the human imagination. With immediately resonant character writing and gorgeous visuals, AQUAMAN ANDROMEDA #1 is a superb psychological mystery of the ocean wrapped in a sci-fi and human drama setting with depths like the ocean itself. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 7, 2022

    Ram V once again bestows readers with a beautifully crafted tale, this time in regard to the deep sea. His unmatched ability to capture the essence of a character is both haunting and mesmerizing. More impressive is the distinct tonal differences in the inner monologues of the various individuals. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jun 7, 2022

    Haunting, enchanting, and as deep as the sea itself, Aquaman: Andromeda is a gift from two of the comics medium's best storytelling talents - and one of the most exciting books DC has published in recent years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 7, 2022

    Aquaman: Andromeda #1 is an absorbing first issue that's at once haunting and intriguing. It walks a line between the fear of an unnatural alien threat and our inability to control what is the unknown. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Matthew Aguilar Jun 8, 2022

    Aquaman: Andromeda #1 is a little sluggish early on but shows bountiful potential, and issue #2 can't get here soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jun 7, 2022

    Aquaman: Andromeda #1 is an interesting premise about a horror from space crashing in the ocean with only the King of Atlantis to stop whatever horror is coming. The character, vessel, and creature designs are cool, and there's plenty of moody mystery to build tension. However, the line work ranges from detailed to unfinished, the color palette is mostly dark and drab, and the writing is pretentiously bloated throughout the dialog and narration.7/10 Read Full Review

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