Aquaman: The Becoming #4

Writer: Brandon Thomas Artist: Scott Koblish Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 29, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 20
8.0Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

When it rains it pours! Jackson Hyde’s no stranger to dark family secrets, but the one he just uncovered is so big it might just blow his whole life to smithereens. With the Atlantean guard closing in, who can Jackson trust when even the closest people in his life have been lying to his face? It couldn’t possibly be the very same person who blew up Atlantis and framed Jackson for the crime…could it?

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jan 5, 2022

    Passing the halfway point, Aquaman: The Becoming loses no steam as the series continues to flesh out Jackson Hyde's world while taking the character on an emotional roller coaster ride. This fourth issue presents another fantastical yet grounded artistic journey through the widest realms of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Dec 31, 2021

    It's a situation that's more nuanced than what's right and what's wrong, but with Aqualad's hero status, his moral compass sits far and away from most nuances. With his past unraveling in front of his eyes, it's going to be interesting to see how he navigates this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Dec 29, 2021

    Writer Brandon Thomas pulls off a tremendous feat with Aquaman: The Becoming #4, making an issue light on action and heavy on character background and an extensive dialogue exchange compelling and fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 28, 2021

    The characterization is great, but most of the high-octane action of the series is missing this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Dec 28, 2021

    Aquaman: The Becoming #4 upends Jackson Hyde's life in devestating fashion, leaving him at a crossroads with his mother. With only two issues left in the miniseries, I'm ready to see how Jackson weathers this tragedy to become Aquaman and how it carries over into the Aquamen series. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Dec 28, 2021

    Though the pacing of Aquaman: The Becoming #4 may fluctuate, Brandon Thomas. Scott Koblish, Wade Von Grawbadger, Adriano Lucas & Andworld Design continue to deliver an interesting story of the kind of hero Aquaman will become. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Dec 28, 2021

    Aquaman: The Becoming #4 is a well-drawn and well-structured comic, but the creators fall short by forcing a "ripped from the headlines" narrative that doesn't focus enough on the main character. If you're looking for an exciting adventure that shows why Jackson Hyde is worthy enough to be the next Aquaman, this isn't it. Read Full Review

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