Year of the Villain: Ocean Master #1

Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Miguel Mendonca Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 11, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 16
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Orm Marius lost nearly everything following the events of "Drowned Earth"-his crown, his love, and his freedom. Now, in the battle between justice and doom, Ocean Master struggles to find his place. But don't count him out just yet-Ocean Master is about to prove exactly what makes him the true king of the seven seas when he discovers a new power that will change the tide forever!

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Dec 11, 2019

    This book is totally worth your time and money. Enjoyable from start to finish and filled with breath-taking art and surprises. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 11, 2019

    Watters' writing is usually best known for twisty, dark storytelling with the occasional deep bout of body horror. However, he takes those horror-influenced elements and somehow manages to make them work perfectly in this tale that finds Orm return to the place he called home with a harrowing tale of monsters and horrors deep below the sea. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ari Bard Dec 11, 2019

    Ocean Master #1 is an enchanting character study that is sure to please Aquaman experts and first-time readers. It's inspired, beautiful, heartbreaking just as any mythic tale should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 11, 2019

    This was not your typical Year of the Villain one-shot and I think Orm fans will be very happy about that. Dan Watters gets Ocean Master back in the game, stays true to the character and sets him up for bigger and badder things down the line. This was a pleasant surprise and one I can recommend to any Aquaman fan out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 11, 2019

    At its core, this is a story of change. Whether or not this change is purely a change in the circumstances surrounding its main character, or a more profound change for Ocean Master, is left up to the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Dec 12, 2019

    Diving deep into the depths, the tale of Ocean Master provides a beautiful story of his continued fall from internal peace. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Dec 11, 2019

    The "Year of the Villain" fully comes for Ocean Master in this one-shot, and the end result is interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 13, 2019

    It is not bad for a character that I pretty much have written off. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Dec 12, 2019

    Ocean Master #1 is exciting and emotionally satisfying and makes you eager to dive into Orm's next adventure in the pages of Aquaman, especially as Ocean Master sets up his own Kingdom, rivalling Atlantis. Read Full Review

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