Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1
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Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 8, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Months ago, the war between the Amazons and the Atlanteans escalated and spilled over into the rest of the world after Emperor Aquaman submerged Rome underwater. Now, learn the truth behind one of the biggest events in the world of FLASHPOINT.

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 8, 2011

    Considering the importance of Aquaman and Wonder Woman's conflict to the events of Flashpoint, it's a relief this tie-in is both informative and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 16, 2011

    Emperor Aquaman was one of those books I was really looking forward to because of how it can focus on one side of the story going on and let it shine without much interference from Barry. That it goes and deals with the lead up to the present day while showing just how far he's willing to go is spot on. Tony Bedard tells a good tale here, though it leaps about a bit too much for my tastes, and he makes Aquaman both sympathetic and scary at the same time. His reasons for revenge are sound and it's natural in his heightened rage to go to the lengths that he is. An issue like this left me wanting the next one right away, but still aware of its weaknesses in how it has only so much space to really tell the tale that it has to tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 8, 2011

    Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1 delivers what is, thus far, one of the essential Flashpoint tie-ins. It works as both an expansion of the Flashpoint Universe and a self-contained Aquaman tale. If Bedard can break free of trying to explain the setup, the delivery could be remarkable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 10, 2011

    It's the Civil War thing all over again - personally, I prefer heroes who are actually... well, heroic! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 9, 2011

    I'm going to head out on a limb and say that "Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman" isn't the template for the upcoming "Aquaman" series by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, but that's all right. The important thing here is that it's a reminder to readers that Aquaman can be quite dangerous, and that his powers aren't a joke. Oh, and if he wanted, he could wipe out part of the globe very easily. This Aquaman might not be your friend, but as a bad guy he's entertaining reading. Read Full Review

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