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KittyNone reviewed Aquaman Annual #2 Oct 26, 2019
10

Intimate, funny and sweet with a magnificently clear vision of who each character is. A perfect one-off showcase for DeConnick's generally excellent run on this book, and the addition of Vita Ayala as a co-writer only sharpens the book's virtues. Highly recommended.

Aquaman Annual #2

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Victor Ibanez
Released: Oct 23, 2019

A "Year of the Villain" tie-in issue! When an assassination attempt on Aquaman tears through Amnesty Bay's Founders Day festival, tensions between Aquaman and the people of his city reach an all-time high. Worse, Aquaman's dog Salty has gone missing! Can Aquaman save the festival and find his dog before Amnesty Bay tears itself apart?

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #53 Oct 16, 2019
9.5

Ton of subplots and characters packed into this issue. Pacing is great. My only gripe is the slow roll out of the Year of the Villain which I think for most of the books out has seem to be the case. That part feels like it's purposely being stretched out. That said, it looks like next issue is going to be a doozy.

Wish DC would make this book bi-weekly again.

Aquaman #53

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Oct 16, 2019

It's the reunion everyone will be talking about as Aquaman and Mera finally come face to face! Meanwhile, Aqualad and the Old Gods put the murder charges to rest when the true culprit is revealed... and Black Manta makes his move on Aquaman!

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #52 Sep 18, 2019
9.5

Gets dinged a half point for the mis-leading cover.

Outside of that, a great issue that helps move the story forward and has a nod to the Jeff Parker issues with over the top action. Enjoying that this book is tapping into a Gothic storyline which fits for the New England setting.

Black Manta's story is moving forward, but I can't figure out if DC had something else in min more

Aquaman #52

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Black Manta is reunited with his dead father...but at a great cost to both! Meanwhile, Aquaman's investigation into the Amnesty Bay killer takes a stunning turn, and Mera must make a life-altering decision!

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #50 Jul 17, 2019
10

A great mix of mystery, fun, and humor. I think DeConnick has blended so much of what makes Aquaman a great character and advanced the story. Big highlights was making the lighthouse a true focal point just like the Daily Planet, Fortress of Solitude, Wayne Manor, Flash Museum, etc. Add to that, a member of the Justice League pops in. (I think that Aquaman and this Justice League member would more

Aquaman #50

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Jul 17, 2019

As Aquaman settles the Old Gods of Unspoken Water into their new lives in Amnesty Bay, Jackson Hyde, a.k.a. Aqua-lad, seeks out Aquaman to be his new mentor! Back in Atlantis, Mera makes a move that shocks the Widowhood. Meanwhile, Black Manta, recently kicked out of the Legion of Doom, prepares to make his next move against his greatest nemesis......

drdrot reviewed Aquaman #46 Mar 20, 2019
10

Sounding like a back-handed compliment, but I was worried about this arc (but still have concerns that it pulled Aquaman out of the mainstream DC universe), but it's been a really good take on Aquaman that adds to his world. This issue had plenty of action and moved the story forward with some beautiful art. Aquaman has had a good history of distinctive artists like Cardy, Aparo, Newton, Gleason more

Aquaman #46

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Mar 20, 2019

Trapped on Namma's island with nowhere to run, the amnesiac Aquaman must protect Caille from her mother, who aims to reach her full power at the cost of Caille's life! Will Aquaman hold his own against the mother of all gods and retrieve his lost memories? Or will Aquaman turn to salt at her hand?

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #45 Feb 20, 2019
9.0

Positive:
The art was off-the-charts and really told the story. Overall, it's an engaging storyline.

Negative (directed more at DC Management & not DeConnick, Rocha, & Heneriques:

For a character that has a hugely successful movie, the decision to run with a storyline that totally separates the character from the main DC Universe and whose death is NOT even acknowledge more

Aquaman #45

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Feb 20, 2019

She's heeeeeere! Witness the epic origin of Aquaman's most dangerous foe yet-the nefarious Namma! Meanwhile, Aquaman, still trying to piece together his strange vision of a mysterious red-headed woman, agrees to accompany Caille across dangerous waters to meet her long-lost mother in exchange for recovering his lost memories. But as the two allies ...

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YourGreenMuse - Feb 20, 2019

His "death" was acknowledged in the Justice League/Aquaman Drowned Earth Special. And Mera has taken his spot on the team because of his "death."

drdrot reviewed Aquaman #43 Dec 19, 2018
9.5

I am pleasantly surprised by this issue. To be honest, I had visions of the Lady of the Lake storyline with Aquaman and Tempest turning into fish or the new Aquaman where Arthur has no memory and is some sort of creature. The idea of an amnesic Aquaman had me concerned. Part 1 of this story has me very hopeful. I think it had a very cinematic feel and I think it does sort of build off of the J more

Aquaman #43

By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha
Released: Dec 19, 2018

The tides turn for the Sea King with a new creative team! Star scribe Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly) and red-hot artist Robson Rocha (TEEN TITANS, SUPERGIRL) take the rudder to steer Aquaman into uncharted waters. In the wake of "Drowned Earth," an amnesiac Arthur washes ashore on a remote island, and ends up being cared for by...

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drdrot rated Aquaman #40 Sep 20, 2018
10

Aquaman #40

By: Dan Abnett, Vicente Cifuentes
Released: Sep 19, 2018

SINK ATLANTIS: FINALE-The finale of "Sink Atlantis", the four-part crossover with the Suicide Squad! The undersea kingdom of Atlantis is overrun with black-ops super-villains; a dethroned ex-King of the Seven Seas; and a former assassin-mermaid from the Bermuda Triangle, all locked on a collision course! The Suicide Squad, Aquaman and Mera: no hold...

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #39 Aug 15, 2018
10

fun cross over and good to see Aquaman and Mera appearing in other DC books besides JLA. Hopefully, this will help to show that Aquaman and Mera can be just as versatile as land-based characters.

Aquaman #39

By: Dan Abnett, Vicente Cifuentes
Released: Aug 15, 2018

Guest-starring Task Force X, and continuing from SUICIDE SQUAD #45, also on sale this month! After Atlantis rises to the surface once more, Aquaman finds himself outnumbered and outgunned when Amanda Waller sends in the worst of the worst-the Suicide Squad-to send the Lost City straight to Hell in "Sink Atlantis!" part two!

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drdrot rated Aquaman #37 Jun 21, 2018
9.5

Aquaman #37

By: Dan Abnett, Ricardo Federici
Released: Jun 20, 2018

"The Kingslayer" part three! With the King of Atlantis' resistance down for the count, a magically monstrous King Rath rampages to extinguish them once and for all! Aquaman and Dolphin must gather whoever's left standing for one final battle, but Rath finds bigger fishmen to fry as he prepares to sink Atlantis deeper into the abyss!

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drdrot reviewed The Unexpected #1 Jun 6, 2018
10

I'm going there...this book was totally unexpected. I feel like this is one of those DC books that is so good and ahead of its time, that it won't catch on and that someone will put out a book along the same lines a year later that will be a hit. Hopefully I will be wrong and this book catches on.

The Unexpected #1

By: Steve Orlando, Ryan Sook
Released: Jun 6, 2018

In the aftermath of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, the DC Universe has been forever changed as new heroes are called out of the shadows. Amid this all is Janet Fals...Firebrand! Once a paramedic dedicated to saving lives, she must now start a fight once every 24 hours to feed the Conflict Engine that's replaced her heart. But Janet's heart isn't just a curse-...

10

So much fun! I just need a bowl of Froot Loops, giant spoon, and my PJs to make it a complete return to my Saturday morning rituals. Jabberjaw was one of my faves.

DC/Hanna-Barbera: Aquaman/Jabberjaw Special #1

By: Dan Abnett, Paul Pelletier
Released: May 30, 2018

When the town of Amnesty Island is besieged by a series of shark attacks, authorities call Aquaman for help! What's unusual about this case is that the shark isn't trying to kill people-he just wants to talk to them. The very confused Jabberjaw needs to get back to Aqualand, the future undersea utopia where he came from. But that peaceful city wher...

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drdrot rated Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1 Feb 28, 2018
9.5

Mera: Queen of Atlantis #1

By: Dan Abnett, Lan Medina
Released: Feb 28, 2018

From the pages of AQUAMAN comes a brand-new adventure starring Mera, in her own title for the first time ever! As the brutal Atlantean Civil War rages, Mera must keep the peace between the surface world and Atlantis as its newly anointed queen in exile. But when Aquaman's brother Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master, learns of his homeland's fate, he'll stop a...

drdrot reviewed Aquaman #33 Feb 21, 2018
10

The art is nothing short of amazing.

I am not a big fan of space operas or fantasy, but D. Abnett has really fleshed out the cast of characters, created an engaging story that mirrors current world events, and has made Aquaman, Mera, and Atlantis shine.

Now, if only this book could go back to being biweekly.

Aquaman #33

By: Dan Abnett, Ricardo Federici
Released: Feb 21, 2018

"The Crown Comes Down" finale! With Mera's life hanging in the balance, Aquaman must find a way to bring down the Crown of Thorns! But King Rath's forces are more resolved than ever to take down Aquaman...and time is running out before Mera pays the ultimate price!

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drdrot reviewed Justice League #38 Feb 7, 2018
9.0

This take on the JL may not be for everyone, but I think it's an interesting departure. Some of the characterization is little off for some of the League, but I think the whole bit about the "minor leaguers" was blunt and speaks to readers like me who feels so much focus is put on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman that the other characters never really get to shine.

Justice League #38

By: Christopher Priest, Marco Santucci
Released: Feb 7, 2018

"JUSTICE LOST" part five! Alone on the Watchtower, The Flash must find a way to save an astronaut drifting out into space. Meanwhile, Batman's obsession with redeeming himself for two critical failures feeds a growing crisis of confidence in his leadership.

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drdrot rated Aquaman #31 Dec 20, 2017
10

Aquaman #31

By: Dan Abnett, Ricardo Federici
Released: Dec 20, 2017

"Take Back the Throne" part one! Arthur joins forces with his new ally Dolphin, his loyal frenemy Vulko, and the love of his life Mera, to rally the underworld of Atlantis and end the reign of the nefarious King Rath! But even as Rath doubles his efforts to destroy "the Aquaman," dangerous new enemies begin to emerge from unexpected places... some ...

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drdrot rated Aquaman #30 Nov 17, 2017
10

Aquaman #30

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Nov 15, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" finale! After Dolphin confronts Aquaman with the horrifying truth of King Rath's new regime, all hope for Atlantis is nearly lost until an emotional reunion with Vulko gives Arthur a renewed sense of purpose. Meanwhile, Mera attempts a dangerous new plan to penetrate the Crown of Thorns and reunite with the love of her life... at the c...

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #27 Aug 17, 2017
10

The only bad side: This title going from biweekly to monthly.

This is a standout book at DC.

Aquaman #27

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part three! Aquaman lives! Threatened by the return of Atlantis' natural-born ruler, King Rath accelerates his plan to scrub the sunken city of all its ancient magical treasures-but why is he stockpiling magic? Whatever the reason, Rath will need all the firepower he can get when Mera breaks through the barrier surrounding the city!

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #26 Jul 19, 2017
10

amazing art and story

Aquaman #26

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part two! Enraged by rumors of Arthur's survival in the slums of Atlantis, the ruthless King Rath orders the use of ancient Atlantean techno-magic to track down the Aquaman at all costs! But the ex-king Arthur can't hide for long when his fate collides with that of a mysterious young woman on the run from Rath's own secret police. Her ...

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drdrot reviewed Teen Titans #9 Jun 28, 2017
9.0

I was expecting Aqualad's story to follow the pre-New 52 storyline about his mother. Instead, there was a great twist to the story.

Looking forward to Part 2.

Teen Titans #9

By: Ben Percy, Wade von Grawbadger
Released: Jun 28, 2017

"Blood of the Manta" part one! Still dealing with the consequences of "The Lazarus Contract," Kid Flash's status with the team is challenged by Damian...and the Teen Titans will never be the same. Meanwhile, Aqualad learns more about his powers and the truth about his lineage is revealed!
RATED T

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #25 Jun 21, 2017
10

brilliant and beautiful.

Aquaman #25

By: Dan Abnett, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"UNDERWORLD" part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands-and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to ...

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #24 Jun 7, 2017
9.0

Great set-up---can't wait for issue 25!

Aquaman #24

By: Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton
Released: Jun 7, 2017

"CROWN OF ATLANTIS" finale! Hopelessly at odds with the people of Atlantis, Arthur is finally stripped of his crown. In his place, and to Aquaman's horror, the previously imprisoned Atlantean fundamentalist Corum Rath is installed as the new king! Every step of AQUAMAN REBIRTH has been building to this!
RATED T

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drdrot rated Aquaman #23 May 18, 2017
9.5

Aquaman #23

By: Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton
Released: May 17, 2017

"CROWN OF ATLANTIS" part one! Beleaguered by ceaseless conflict with the surface world and rising frustration with their outsider king, the people of Atlantis take steps to depose Arthur from his throne. And he won't let go without a fight! The next major movement of the AQUAMAN saga begins here!
RATED T

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drdrot rated Aquaman #22 May 3, 2017
9.5

Aquaman #22

By: Dan Abnett, Philippe Briones
Released: May 3, 2017

"H20" finale! Dead Water has taken possession of one of Aquaman's key allies and he must race to find a cure for Agent Ajar's condition, as she wreaks havoc in the base. Even if he succeeds, Dead Water's next target may be the Atlantean king himself!
RATED T

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #21 Apr 19, 2017
9.0

I'd describe this storyline as a lot of fun.

Aquaman #21

By: Dan Abnett, Philippe Briones
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"H2.0" part three! Aquaman and Mera learn that the "strange water" they've been sent to investigate is in fact a gateway to an alien world that's the source of Arthur's recent troubles! And tensions flare between Aquaman and his less-than-heroic teammates over whether to make contact with this new world or destroy it!
RATED T

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #20 Apr 5, 2017
10

A fun story and a fun take on Aquaman. Dan Abnett is doing a great job putting the characters in different storylines rather than sticking to the tried and true.

Aquaman #20

By: Dan Abnett, Philippe Briones
Released: Apr 5, 2017

"H2.0" part two! Now partnered with foes including the Aquamarines and Scavenger, Aquaman and Mera's mission with the U.S. government is off to a bad start when they discover a bizarre creature that may have killed everyone at a military research lab deep beneath the sea. And it's still hungry...
RATED T

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #18 Mar 1, 2017
9.0

This storyline started a little slow and was a little "quieter" compared to the much bigger Atlantis war. But it finished up as being a more engaging story with ties to the DC Universe and further exploring Aquaman's character.

Aquaman #18

By: Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"WARHEAD" finale! Aquaman's battle with Warhead leaves him trapped in the tortured mind of the telepathic beast, where the sea king is forced to experience the lifetimes of combat that define his tragic new foe!

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drdrot rated Aquaman #16 Feb 1, 2017
9.5

Aquaman #16

By: Dan Abnett, Brad Walker
Released: Feb 1, 2017

"WARHEAD" part one! "Deluge" is over, and now Aquaman and Mera lead the rebuilding of Amnesty Bay and other American cities drawn into the war with Atlantis. But Arthur's tenure as a hero threatens to be short-lived when a new villain emerges from the rubble.
RATED T

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #15 Jan 18, 2017
10

Great ending to what's been an amazing storyline. Felt like I've been watching a summer blockbuster movie. Phillipe Briones art has grown by leaps and bounds.

Aquaman #15

By: Dan Abnett, Philippe Briones
Released: Jan 18, 2017

 "THE DELUGE" conclusion! It's all been leading to this: Aquaman and his Atlantean army vs. Black Manta and the forces of N.E.M.O. in a final fight for supremacy over the seven seas. Whoever wins, one thing is certain: only one man will swim out alive!
RATED T

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6.0

While there is a lot of action, overall, this series has really amounted to a Batman book and the set up for the new JLA book. The rest of the JLA is just there for splash pages and subplots like the Emerald Eye/Green Lanterns and Aquaman/Killer Croc were thrown into the mix and never explored.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #5

By: Joshua Williamson, Robson Rocha
Released: Jan 18, 2017

[REDACTED] has finally obtained that which [REDACTED] has sought all this time-it's the means to utterly [REDACTED] the Justice League forever. Now, only [REDACTED] and the Suicide Squad stand in [REDACTED] path of total world domination. No pressure!
RATED T

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