Aquaman: The Becoming #6

Writer: Brandon Thomas Artist: Serg Acua, Diego Olortegui Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 16, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Final issue, leading directly into the Aquamen #1 launch! Alongside family old and new, Jackson Hyde races to stop the next big undersea terrorist attack-and this time, Mera’s the target! But if he hopes to overcome his greatest enemy yet and protect the people he loves most, he’ll have to stop waiting for someone to give him permission to lead. It’s time for Jackson to reach out and take the mantle of Aquaman!

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Feb 18, 2022

    I don't know about you, but I can't wait. With this and the Black Manta series finale, we have been in a renaissance of new and nuanced Aquaman-centric stories. I can't believe I've loved it as much as I have, but here we are. I'll see you all when Aquamen drops, because you best believe I'll be reading that series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 15, 2022

    Aquaman: The Becoming #6 marks the end of a story fraught with family drama and tragedy, as Jackson Hyde finally inherits the mantle of Aquaman. This miniseries is worth a read for DC fans old and new, especially if you're a fan of Kaldur'ahm in Young Justice or just love Aquaman in any shape or form. and I'm looking forward to the story continuing in Aquamen, a series that Thomas will also pen. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Feb 15, 2022

    The final chapter of this series is a direct tie-in to the upcoming series Aquamen. In it, Thomas delivers an emotionally drawing narrative that introduces Jackson Hyde as Aquaman to the world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 15, 2022

    Aquaman's mythology has always been one of the less fleshed-out of the DC stable, but that seems to be changing. Of course, the elephant in the room is that the Justice League is apparently dying soon"and maybe Arthur with them"so that gives Jackson's transformation into a lead all the more weight. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 23, 2022

    A new Aquaman rises as the hero of multiple worlds, as the baptism of fire and character developing mini-series for Jackson Hyde comes to a satisfying yet tragic ending. As the variety of underwater locales and battles (as well as various parts of the DC Universe) have been brought to gorgeous life, the care and detail put into growing Jackson and his part of the DC Universe have been tremendous. This is not just a must-read for any Jackson or Aquaman fans, but just for comic book fans period. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Feb 16, 2022

    Fans of Zack Snyder's Justice League should keep an eye on this one though as it brings a key piece of his version of Aquaman into the mythos, setting up the all-new series that promises to be a must-read for the two characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 15, 2022

    Aquaman The Becoming ends on an intentionally open-ended note as it feeds in to Aquamen. Given the fate of Arthur coming shortly in Dark Crisis, its a good thing Jackson is being groomed for the role. This mini-series delivered on that foundation with some intriguing directions going forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 21, 2022

    The back-and-forth in time conceit makes it a little difficult to follow, but it's got some lovely art, Jackson Hyde at his finest, and a cliffhanger that makes me want to come back for the new Aquamen ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 15, 2022

    Aquaman: The Becoming #6 is as effective a single issue finale as the whole series - meaning not effective at all. There's plenty of action and forced emotion to keep your attention, but the attempt to make Jackson a worthy successor to Arthur Curry as the next Aquaman is no more eventful than Jackson saying, "I'm Aquaman now!" Sure you are, little buddy. Sure you are. Read Full Review

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