Aquaman: The Becoming #5

Writer: Brandon Thomas Artist: Diego Olortegui, Paul Pelletier Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 12
7.8Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

All roads lead to Xebel! Jackson Hyde’s made some daring escapes in his time on the run, but there’s no avoiding the reunions that his underwater motherland has in store for him. Both surprise family time and a long-awaited romantic interlude leave Jackson questioning his life on the surface. And with all the problems Jackson left behind in Atlantis, it’s getting harder not to ask himself-is Xebel where he really belongs?

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jan 18, 2022

    Thomas crafts an interesting and thoughtful narrative in the penultimate chapter of this limited series. And while action is always at the forefront, this series is built on familial ties. And both Jackson's birth family and chosen family play an important role. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Jan 18, 2022

    Aquaman: The Becoming #5 (Brandon Thomas Paul Pelletier, Diego Olortegui, Wade Von Grawbadger, Norm Rapmund, Adriano Lucas & Andworld Design) allows moments of character intimacies and growth while raising the stakes and tension for the thrilling conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 18, 2022

    If this series is trying to sell us on Jackson going from Aqualad to Aquaman, it's definitely succeeding. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jan 19, 2022

    The cover for the series now bears a strip at the top calling it a "Prelude to Aquaman," and though to this point Aquaman: The Becoming has been strong enough that simply labeling it as precursor to the next thing would feel reductive, this issue does lean heavy on set-up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 18, 2022

    Aquaman: The Becoming #5 serves as the final step of Jackson Hyde's journey in becoming Aquaman, as he cements his place in the world. With one issue left in the miniseries, I look forward to seeing Jackson becoming the hero he was always meant to be. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jan 18, 2022

    Aquaman: The Becoming #5 is a wasted opportunity to take one of the newer and popular characters from DC Comics and actually do something meaningful to build his character up. Instead, the main character is barely an influence on his own story. If you wanted to get to know Jackson Hyde and find out why he deserves to be the next Aquaman, this ain't it. Read Full Review

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