Convergence: Aquaman #1

Convergence: Aquaman #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Cliff Richards Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
6.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Aquaman has lost his home, his powers, and his hand but now he faces his most difficult challenge: a battle to the finishwith Deathblow!

  • 7.5
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Apr 16, 2015

    I hate events. I hate them even more when I have basically been on a two month sabbatical from nerd-dom and know even less about what should be going on in them than usual. Despite those general sentiments, Convergence Aquaman #1 has some upside that evades those initial negatives. Are those positives enough to carry the day? Almost. Almost. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 16, 2015

    Convergence: Aquaman #1 is a darker take on the event and Bedard and Richards give readers a brooding Aquaman that operates at Batman levels of grumpiness. This darker take works, for the most part, and when the art is on, the issue excels. When the art is lacking the emotional wallop it could have, it is a middle of the pack read but I will be back for more of this take on Aquaman when the second issue drops. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Apr 16, 2015

    Tony Bedard has a good handle on a monarch disposed from his home, his people, and his love. It's a shame the issue needs to rush towards the conflict. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 18, 2015

    Tony Beadard really does the most with what he was given here.  The darker 90's Aquaman coupled with the Wildstrom villain, Deathblow, had no right to be this good.  I'm not saying it's a great issue, but I like how Beadard sets things up and makes everything fit.  I did not like Cliff Richards art, however, and that knocked the score down a bit. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Apr 15, 2015

    Richards also does a fine job elevating the read, his line work clean, if not a bit simple. There's not a lot of movement to the issue beyond the last few pages, the panels mostly similar in style and direction, but there's enough moxie to Deathblow's explosive appearance to expect greater things from their eventual showdown. Here's hoping this team delivers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 15, 2015

    CONVERGENCE AQUAMAN isn't bad, but it is a disappointment. The issue spends so much time explaining what happened to Aquaman and why he's in Metropolis, but the problem is more with the situation that he's in rather than the writing. The final pages of this issue are where this book really kicks off and it leads the reader to believe that the second part of this book is going to be awesome, so while this issue gets a mild recommendation, it leads to what can be an awesome conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Apr 19, 2015

    The character stuff is solid as well at the art, though I don't really care for Rauch's coloring. My main problem with this issue is the villain. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Becky Armstrong Apr 20, 2015

    A wonderful character piece that unfortunately gets sidelined by the Big Event. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Apr 17, 2015

    Bedard and Richards do succeed in giving Aquaman a stage of his own beyond "Convergence's" battle to the death. Nevertheless, the "Convergence" framework is heavily limiting and contrived and they don't overcome it. The story in "Convergence: Aquaman" #1 is struggling against the event limitations, and it shows. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    drdrot Apr 15, 2015

    The Convergence titles have been a bit hit and miss thus far. But I think DC has strived to respect the time period that these stories are based on and for that, I'd say the event works...whether you liked where these stories are plucked out of. The main book Convergence, isn't holding my interest like the side books mostly because I feel like Batman and the Batman family are everywhere as it stands. Aquaman is no exception. I like that the story filled in details to catch less familiar or forgetful older readers up to speed. The art was exceptionally good and the characters' felt "real" and not overblown. I guess that's one thing from the 90's where there was some artistic license. Looking forward to Part 2.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Apr 17, 2015

    I liked aspects of it, but it wasn't amazing.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Apr 25, 2015

    Mostly consists of Aquaman being a sad sack puss, however he seems to think he's a badass anyways. I did rather like getting to know this Aquaman, but I'm thinking this series will not amount to anything more than a quick mashup, so it is easily shippable.

  • 7.5
    Juanpk26 Apr 16, 2015

  • 6.5
    mrDovydas Apr 18, 2015

  • 6.0
    Gunnarthehuman May 7, 2016

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