Aquamen #1

Writer: Chuck Brown, Brandon Thomas Artist: Sami Basri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 23, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 19
8.3Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Dive deeper following the thrilling conclusions of Aquaman: The Becoming and Black Manta! When a terrorist in Middle America is revealed as an Atlantean sleeper agent seemingly gone rogue, the Aquamen-Arthur Curry and Jackson Hyde-are on the case. But it soon becomes clear that the tragedy was not just a single bad actor, but the beginnings of a much larger and more dangerous chain reaction…and the heart of an explosive Atlantean conspiracy! If Arthur’s not careful, the secrets he’s keeping-from Mera, Tula, Tempest, Atlantis, the surface, and even Jackson-could cause a rift from which the Aquamen might never recover!

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Mar 2, 2022

    I've been saying this, and I'll continue to say it. These Aquaman books are in really good hands right now. If you aren't reading them, rectify that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 28, 2022

    Aquamen's debut issue is the right amount of fun, emotion, and action as it weaves a story built on pre-existing threads that is built to welcome in any new passengers coming on board for this grand journey. It's a bold and beautiful time for the Aquaman/Atlantis portion of DC Comics, and the fans of those realms are going to be eating quite well for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 22, 2022

    Aquamen #1begins a new adventure for Arthur Curry and Jackson Hyde as its creative team continues to make their mark on the Aquaman mythos. If you loved reading Aquaman: The Beginning or were introduced to the Aquamen via theAquaman film ortheYoung Justice animated series, you'll want to pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 22, 2022

    AQUAMEN #1 provides readers with nonstop action, unique twists, and story beats that will quickly captivate AQUAMAN fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Feb 22, 2022

    Brandon and Thomas have created an interesting and action-packed adventure that touches on issues of xenophobia and trauma. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 22, 2022

    This was a solid debut issue and one that suggests for as long as it lasts, this could be a fun ride of the Aquamen. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 22, 2022

    This first issue takes a while to get everyone on the same page, and the ending promises much more tension down the line. But both previous minis were consistently strong, and this debut continues the excellent character development all the main characters got. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 22, 2022

    If you're looking for a complex story featuring superheroes in a new configuration, you can't go wrong with Aquamen #1. This book has the look, feel, and complexity of a triple-A title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Harrison Stewart Feb 22, 2022

    Aquamen #1 kicks off with promise, providing a smooth continuation for old readers and a solid jumping-on point for new. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 22, 2022

    Aquamen #1 may leave some fans feeling like a fish out of water, throwing the reader into the deep end with little exposition to act as a life preserver. Thankfully, the action is engaging enough and the artwork attractive enough to make it worth treading water. Hopefully there will be smoother sailing in later issues, but I'd still say it's worth diving into Aquamen #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 28, 2022

    It's not really a number one issue, but it's got some strong character beats and action sequences, as well as a spectacular art job, so I'd love to see more, even if it's weird to call BOTH heroes Aquaman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 22, 2022

    Aquamen #1 kicks off with large-scale mayhem and stakes. The art is decent, there's plenty of big action, but the characters all feel off and bizarrely disconnected from what's happening around them.7/10 Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Matthew Aguilar Feb 23, 2022

    Writers Chuck Brown and Brandon Thomas team up with artist Sami Basri, colorist Adriano Lucas, and letterer Andworld Design to deliver an entertaining but relatively safe opening issue that succeeds in moving the chess pieces into position. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 24, 2022

    Final Verdict: 5.4 " ""Aquamen" #1 struggles to find focus between the dual protagonists. Read Full Review

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