Future State: Aquaman #2

Writer: Brandon Thomas Artist: Daniel Sampere Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 19
9.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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Andy Curry, daughter of Arthur and Mera, has had a pretty terrible month. Jackson Hyde, a.k.a. Aquaman, won’t stop calling her Aqualass when she’s told him a thousand times it’s Aquawoman. She’s manifested a new power that scares the absolute hell out of her. Oh, and she and Jackson just got ripped apart in the midst of a cosmic space ocean and she can’t find him anywhere! For the first time in her 14 years, Andy’s all alone-and it’s gonna take her wits, her will, and every single lesson Jackson ever taught her to survive.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Feb 24, 2021

    Two of my favorite DC characters are Aquaman and Mera, and if you told me that in 2021 I would be perfectly fine with neither as the lead in an Aquaman comic, I would've told you to take it easy on the wine. Somehow that's happened though, as writer Brandon Thomas, artist Daniel Sampere, and colorist Adriano Lucas have combined to deliver an inspired and wholly unique take on the Aquaman mythos, and all I want is to follow Andy and Jackson on their next grand adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 23, 2021

    Future State - Aquaman #2 is a sumptuously gorgeous book, with compelling characters and jaw-droppingly beautiful art. Don't let this one pass you by. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ryan Perry Feb 23, 2021

    The excellence of this issue is no small feat as Brandon Thomas, Daniel Sampere and Adriano Lucas make Andy Curry and her world one of the most fascinating of Future State. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Feb 23, 2021

    This was a solid read and worth checking out for even the readers who just havent gotten invested in Aquaman. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ryan Perry Feb 23, 2021

    The excellence of this issue is no small feat as Brandon Thomas, Daniel Sampere and Adriano Lucas make Andy Curry and her world one of the most fascinating of Future State. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 23, 2021

    It's another strong leap forward for the franchise after DeConnick's excellent run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 23, 2021

    Future State: Aquaman #2 beautifully explores how trauma and legacy can often go hand in hand, as well as the relationships in the Aquaman family. I would love to see more of Andy and Jackson's adventures, as the concepts and story could fuel an ongoing series for years. Thomas and Sampere have given theFuture State universe one of its most well-crafted stories; if you have been enjoyingFuture State so far or you're an Aquaman fan, I definitely recommend picking up this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Feb 25, 2021

    Future State: Aquaman #2 is superb. When everything with Future State shakes out I desperately want this series to continue (albeit with a different name). There is a lot of potential here. Jackson was clearly shortchanged here, but that means we can only hope for more time with him. My fingers are crossed. My webbed toes are crossed. I want more of Andy and Jackson. Yes please! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 23, 2021

    Daniel Sampere delivers some great visuals throughout the issue. There is some awesome action throughout and the characters are brilliantly designed and detailed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 23, 2021

    Future State: Aquaman #2 takes all the mystery and anticipation of the first issue and completely discards it in favor of a problematic, survival, coming-of-age story. The art is great and the character designs are imaginative, but what could have been an epic bookend falls flat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Antenovial Feb 23, 2021

    This is one of the stand-out Future State titles for me. Andy and Jackson will be sorely missed. I wish I could read some more about their adventures in this future setting.

    Their dynamic reminds me quite a lot of Dick Grayson's and Damian Wayne's in Morrison's Batman and Robin run, but their familiarity with each other gives the sibling relationship between them enough of a twist to not seem like a copy.

    Andy continues to struggle with her stubbornness paired with her powers in a way that feels natural to me. She can be mean when she doesn't get her way, but it's clear that she wants to grow and be better, even struggles with her decisions.

    The ending was incredibly heartfelt. I hope we get to see Jackson more

  • 8.5
    Nihilist Feb 23, 2021

    Aquaman ends on a high note. Maybe not as high as #1, due to one legged plot twist we've never seen coming which made everyone talk about the comic, but it still is a very, very entertaining issue I would recommend to anybody AND would like to see being continued, actually. Out of all new faces introduced or established in Future State, Andy is definitely one of the S tier ones I'd love to see again in the foreseeable future. Jackson too, but it's Andy who runs the show and gave this short story personality and emotional drama.

    Another thing worth commenting and praising is most definitely Daniel Sampere's art - it's consistently stellar and fits the tone perfectly. It's an amazing book through and through - worth reading, worth more

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Feb 23, 2021

    I was thoroughly entertained by this issue. I don't usually get that feeling from Aquaman, so I'm impressed.

  • 9.0
    F.T. Wolf Feb 24, 2021

    I'm happy to say that #2 is just as good as the #1. This time, the focus is on AquaGirl/Woman this issue. You get to see her survive, alone, after the events of last issue. This not only gives us a best glimpse ot here character that we've had to date, but also makes the final moments of the book that much stronger. We get to see how much she cares for Kaldur. Her mentor who she sees as her brother.

    The art is very nice as well, especially the background work if you ask me.
    All in all, a very interesting survivor/sibling story.

    Fully recommended.

  • 9.0
    Onomatopoeia Feb 24, 2021

    I had a fear that issue 1 was a fluke, and I'm extremely glad to have that fear subsided. I remember the new 52's Aquaman was a standout amongst the various titles, and once again the reputation holds true for Future State. Despite the fantastical world, we see real humanity from the Atlantian protagonists. Jackson is an amazing mentor, and Andy is a wonderful protege. I would love to see their dynamic grow, but if it comes at the cost of other Future State titles, I'm not sure that's worth it.

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Feb 23, 2021

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    Pantheon36 Feb 25, 2021

  • 9.0
    BitchWitcher Feb 23, 2021

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Feb 24, 2021

  • 9.0
    gui Feb 24, 2021

  • 9.0
    Radar Feb 26, 2021

  • 8.5
    TheKing Feb 24, 2021

  • 8.5
    imderekreide Feb 24, 2021

  • 7.5
    Merlyn Feb 23, 2021

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 Feb 27, 2021

  • 7.0
    Klaushenna Feb 23, 2021

  • 5.0
    TheBest Feb 23, 2021

  • 3.0
    Jurooo Feb 27, 2021

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