Aquaman: Deep Dives #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 22, 2020 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
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Black Manta blasts into a museum looking for an Atlantean artifact!

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 23, 2020

    But nitpicking aside, Aquaman: Deep Dives is the sort of book that DC should be putting front and center for its expanded digital-first initiatives — it’s got high production values, and puts a creator on a new character for a refreshing and different point of view. Orlando and Sampere clearly are a team that work well together, and one can only hope that this Aquaman one-shot isn’t the last time we see them collaborate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 24, 2020

    While I'll hope that some other Aquaman stories in the Giants are more character-oriented, I'm glad we got a solid entry here that establishes Black Manta well and the dynamic between him and Aquaman. Orlando keeps things simple but has a nice lead-in about the way Atlantis is operating in the modern world and then shifts to a good bit of action. That really lets Sampere and Albarran shine as they deliver a good flowing piece where the back and forth is solid and you want to see more and more of what this snare weapon will do. A good opening chapter that has me looking forward to more Aquaman tales without having to invest in sprawling story arcs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 23, 2020

    Aquaman: Deep Dives delivers a fun, straightforward superhero story. There is no time wasted as the issue dedicates most of its page count to the fight between Aquaman and Black Manta. Steve Orlando sprinkles in some cool character focus dialogue that helps give the fight between rivals much more meat to the bone. With a $0.99 cover price, Aquaman: Deep Dives is definitely something you should check out if you're looking to get a superhero comic book fix. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 2, 2020

    Marginal through and through, Aquaman - Deep Dives #1 doesn't give new readers much to be interested in or vintage Aquaman fans anything all that new or interesting to care about. The art is strong, but everything else is serviceable at best and forgettable at worst. Especially when compared to the epic majesty of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robson Rocha's current run on the monthly book, Deep Dives is especially disappointing. Read Full Review

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