Aquaman Vol. 3: Crown Of Atlantis

Aquaman Vol. 3: Crown Of Atlantis

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher, Philippe Briones, Scott Hanna Publisher: DC Comics Trade Paperback: August 30, 2017, $19.99 Issues: 9, Issue Reviews: 202
8.0Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Recovering and rebuilding after the "Deluge," Aquaman finds himself locked in a ferocious battle with Warhead, a monster awakened during Atlantis' war with the surface. Then, Deadwater makes an unwelcome return! Collects AQUAMAN #16-24.

Rating Collected Issues Reviews
Aquaman #16 12
Aquaman #17 9
Aquaman #18 11
Aquaman #19 8
Aquaman #20 6
Aquaman #21 8
Aquaman #22 4
Aquaman #23 10
Aquaman #24 11
  • 5.5
    blackmanta221 Mar 7, 2018

    This trade really consists of 3 separate, vaguely connected Aqua-tales bound together. So I will be reviewing each individually, briefly.

    The first arc/story, "Warhead," is pretty terrible. While the main antagonist looks cool, his motivations and character remain muddy even after they are explained. The action, and on occasion the art, is messy. Aquaman and Mera get a few standout moments, but it's all relatively boring, and doesn't seem to connect to anything else in the series.

    The second, "H2.0," is a step up, but is still mediocre at best. There are some awesome moments, and the story starts to build up a "Aliens" vibe through the story, but sadly, after all is said and done, the story seems very low-impact, and even boring at times. The big mystery of this story, a strange, sentient water, is hand-waved away and we're basically given a poor explanation. Dead Water is badass though.

    "Crown of Atlantis," is a fantastic story, and one that highlights why I think Aquaman works so much as a character. I won't spoil what happens in the slightest, but it's heavy. I reccomend reading this one.

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