Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #2

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Vicente Cifuentes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 13, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.1Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

FLASH QUESTION: Will his loss destroy the world?

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 29, 2011

    With the variety of Flashpoint miniseries that we have, some have obviously stood out better than others. This is one of those as we get a good look at how different Arthur's life could have gone and how those changes so early on in his upbringing can change things significantly when it comes to his worldview. While lengthy origin stories don't help in this particular event since it is short term for the most part, Bedard spends the right amount of time conveying things here to make an impact but without overdoing it. Combined with the solid artwork and the overall pacing of the book, as well as how brutal it gets at times with the killings, Emperor Aquaman has definitely been a favorite here and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jul 13, 2011

    Even though I did have some trouble with the anatomy of some of the characters in this issue (baby Arthur's face looks off, as though they shrank adult Arthur's face). I really enjoyed the writing and the direction that Bedard has taken the character and the story. I think adding a glimpse into Arthur's past we can better understand his decisions and we in turn become more invested in the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 14, 2011

    "Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman" ultimately stands out because it's telling a story that keeps getting hinted at elsewhere, and which feels slightly more interesting than that other book's main story. I suspect, like so much of "Flashpoint," it will be primarily forgotten come September. But for now, it's a pleasant read. That's enough to have me stick around to the conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 13, 2011

    I thought Bedard had managed to turn in a fairly solid showing last time, but weak writing will catch up to you, sooner or later. Read Full Review

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