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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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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #14 Jan 4, 2017
9.0

This is a great storyline. Not quite warming up to the Aquamarines.

Aquaman #14

By: Dan Abnett, Philippe Briones
Released: Jan 4, 2017

"THE DELUGE" part three! No sooner has Aquaman found a lead on the location of N.E.M.O.'s secret headquarters than the United States sends a team of aquatically trained super-soldiers to take out the sea king. Behold America's Aquamarines!  RATED T

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #13 Dec 21, 2016
9.5

Great storyline. There have been plenty of Atlantis vs the world storylines, but this storyline puts a great spin on it.

Aquaman #13

By: Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton
Released: Dec 21, 2016

"THE DELUGE" part two! The war between the United States and Atlantis takes a turn for the worse when the U.S. activates its newest weapon to assassinate Aquaman and dismantle his undersea kingdom: the Aquamarines, super-soldiers who have been biologically enhanced to combat the abilities of any Atlantean.

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #12 Dec 7, 2016
10

Honestly-just Wow! Really engaging and fun. Felt like I was watching a summer blockbuster movie.

Aquaman #12

By: Dan Abnett, Philippe Briones
Released: Dec 7, 2016

"THE DELUGE" part one! It's war! With the undersea army of N.E.M.O. at his command, Black Manta draws the U.S. and Atlantis into the war Aquaman has been fighting to prevent. Now the sea king races to uncover proof of N.E.M.O.'s deception before the two nations destroy each other.

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #11 Nov 16, 2016
9.0

Overall, a nice transition to the next big storyline. I wish the JLA component would have played out a little longer. With all of the politics going on right now, this book makes for a solid read in that department.

Aquaman #11

By: Dan Abnett, Phil Briones
Released: Nov 16, 2016

“THE DELUGE” prologue! Aquaman’s mission to unite the sea and surface has taken a great leap forward. But N.E.M.O.-the secret terrorist organization-has other ideas. Black Manta deploys the agents of N.E.M.O. to provoke hostilities between Atlantis and America. The Deluge-the prophesied, all-out global war-is about to begin...

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #10 Nov 2, 2016
10

We needs a Mera solo book!

Aquaman #10

By: Dan Abnett, Brad Walker
Released: Nov 2, 2016

“HOUSE OF LIGHT”! Before Mera can marry Aquaman and become the Queen of Atlantis, she must undergo numerous trials to appease the ancient traditions of her adopted homeland. But not everyone in the court of Atlantis is keen to see an outsider ascend to the throne!

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #9 Oct 19, 2016
10

On first look, this is a high octane battle that puts Aqauaman through his paces. But it has a lot more going on as it cements Aquaman and his world. Amnesty Bay and it's people have taken on a real personality similar to Gotham and Metropolis. Without any spoilers, the way that Arthur fought and dealt with Shaggy Man shows the real strength of this character and his relationship with his con more

Aquaman #9

By: Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton
Released: Oct 19, 2016

"UNSTOPPABLE" part two! In the shocking conclusion to this story, the unstoppable juggernaut carves a new path toward Aquaman's hometown of Amnesty Bay. So far, Arthur's attempts to halt the creature have been fruitless, but to save his friends and neighbors, the sea king must do the unthinkable.

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #8 Oct 5, 2016
9.5

This was an all-around great book. It's a hidden gem of the Rebirth titles that is solidly set within the DC Universe, but managing to create its own. what worked? Atlantis- I've never been a big fan of Atlantis-based stories because the characters aren't relatable. But Abnett is really exploring and developing the word with a sense of humantic. What worked? The big reveal of the monste more

Aquaman #8

By: Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton
Released: Oct 5, 2016

"UNSTOPPABLE" part one! Arthur's investigation into the mysterious Atlantean terrorist attacks on the surface is cut short when Black Manta taps his newfound weapons cache and unleashes an unstoppable weapon upon the undersea kingdom: a relentless behemoth from the deep that lays waste to anything in its path.

drdrot reviewed Aquaman #7 Sep 21, 2016
10

This issue fired on all cylinders. The splash page with the humpback whales was beautiful. Abnetett has made Atlantis relatable. Eaton's artwork works well for this book. Aquaman (and Green Arrow) are off the beaten path, but still manage to fit with the DC Universe as evidenced by the inclusion of his Justice League membership.

Aquaman #7

By: Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton
Released: Sep 21, 2016

"Who framed Aquaman?" The investigation into the Atlantean attack on American forces kicks off a mystery as the criminal collective N.E.M.O. unleashes a new and terrible weapon that threatens the existence of Atlantis itself.

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #6 Sep 7, 2016
10

Perfect. Took the usual hero vs hero story and not only left it with a powerful conclusion, but really got to the heart of the character. (Why DC didn't showcase one page beyond what was in previews is beyond me-I think it would have brought readers in)

Aquaman #6

By: Dan Abnett, Brad Walker
Released: Sep 7, 2016

"THE DROWNING" conclusion! As this first epic concludes, Aquaman and Mera are on the run for a crime they didn't commit. They've fought through every kind of firepower the U.S. military has thrown. Now all that's left between them and Atlantis is the Man of Steel...

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #5 Aug 17, 2016
10

This storyline has really picked up steam and the subplots are starting to pick up as well. The art is a little off, but improving.

Aquaman #5

By: Dan Abnett, Philippe Briones
Released: Aug 17, 2016

"The Drowning" part five. Unjustly branded a murderer and a fugitive, Aquaman's forced to defend himself against the might of America's military. Meanwhile, Black Manta and the deadly underwater crime cabal known as N.E.M.O. advance their plan for revenge on Aquaman.

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #4 Aug 3, 2016
9.0

This comic is different from the rest of the DCU. That's a good and a bad because I think readers will either hate it or love it. This character can cover a lot of different story types, so I hope that the next story line goes in a different direction. Art and story were good this issue, but the pace is a little slow. Hoping next issue has lots of action.

Aquaman #4

By: Dan Abnett, Philippe Briones
Released: Aug 3, 2016

"The Drowning" part four. Aquaman is arrested for a war crime he didn't commit: ordering an Atlantean terrorist attack on the surface, killing hundreds! The young king is willing to sit behind bars if it means peace between two worlds, but one ally is determined to break Aquaman out, no matter the cost: his girlfriend Mera!

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #3 Jul 20, 2016
9.5

This issue really helped to move the storyline forward. Last issue was about action and this issue was about setting the stage.

Aquaman #3

By: Dan Abnett, Brad Walker
Released: Jul 20, 2016

"THE DROWNING," Chapter Three: In issue #3, Aquaman's mission of peace is dealt a devastating blow when Atlantean terrorists attack the surface world in retribution for Black Manta's deadly assault on their embassy.

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #2 Jul 6, 2016
8.5

This issue had a lot going for it. Some great scenes showing just how bada$$ Aquaman can be and equally as compassionate. (I think part of this character for a long time if you look at some of the stories with Ocean Master way back in the 60s). I do like the story line, but would like to see it moving along/advance more. I also like the 2 page synopsis of the Aquaman/Black Manta backstory. I t more

Aquaman #2

By: Dan Abnett, Brad Walker
Released: Jul 6, 2016

"THE DROWNING," Chapter Two: In issue #2, unity between land and sea is Arthur Curry's greatest dream. But Black Manta has a dream too: to destroy everything Aquaman stands for, starting with the sea king's Atlantean embassy and everyone in it.

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman #1 Jun 22, 2016
10

Immersive would be the word I would describe. I'm not a huge fan of the Atlantis-oriented stories, but, this is working. Part of it is the ties to the surface world. Art and coloring-fantastic. DC is making a great start with the Rebirth titles and having the core books as bi-weekly is an added bonus.

Aquaman #1

By: Dan Abnett, Brad Walker
Released: Jun 22, 2016

"THE DROWNING" chapter one
Black Manta returns, and as Aquaman attempts to broker lasting peace between Atlantis and the surface world, his greatest foe engineers a plan to destroy everything and everyone the undersea hero loves.
THEY SAID IT: "I'm excited to draw a vast undersea world with all the visual flourishes of fantasy and science f...

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drdrot reviewed Justice League #51 Jun 15, 2016
10

Felt like I was reading a Gerry Conway/Len Wein/Steve Engelhart JLA story from the 70's!

Justice League #51

By: Dan Jurgens, Paul Pelletier
Released: Jun 15, 2016

It's a brave new world in the devastation that follows "DARKSEID WAR."

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drdrot reviewed Titans: Rebirth #1 Jun 15, 2016
10

Great Art, Great Writing! A blast to read!

Titans: Rebirth #1

By: Dan Abnett, Brett Booth
Released: Jun 15, 2016

Friends. Teammates. Titans. Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, Lilith, and Nightwing were all that and more until a mysterious force erased their memories, forcing them to forget what they could accomplish together. Reunited with their memories returned, the Titans must destroy the interdimensional demon that broke them apart and threatens reality itself....

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drdrot reviewed Aquaman: Rebirth #1 Jun 8, 2016
9.5

A story that builds on prior elements and moves things forward. Artwork was excellent.

Aquaman: Rebirth #1

By: Dan Abnett, Oscar Jimenez
Released: Jun 8, 2016

Born to both the surface and the sea, Arthur Curry walks in two worlds but can find a home in neither. The king of Atlantis looks to reconcile his split heritage as he embarks on a new mission that may finally make him choose between his two paths.
POLITICAL PLAYER: "As the leader of a world power," writer Dan Abnett says, "Arthur believes it's...

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