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• It’s the first appearance of Atlantis – and Aquaman’s first encounter with Atlanteans!

• How will this story of Arthur’s past set the stage for his future? Find out here!

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado
Cover by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado
Variant Cover by Ivan Reis

Price: $2.99
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Avg Rating: 4.2
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  1. This could be the first time I read a legitimate origin story for Aquaman. I know a lot of his various origins but I’ve never actually read them.

  2. Actually really excited for this. Turns out Aquaman is dope, I gues…

  3. Geoff Johns is trying to make Aquaman one of my favorite characters. It’s actually working.

  4. It’s between this and Superman for my POTW. Great character work on Arthur, finally delving into why he’s the grumpy dick that we know and love. It’s light on plot, but that just gives the character work room to breath. An exercise in restraint, well done.

  5. I don’t know one thing about Aquaman so I’ve come into this series with a blank slate. The stories and backgrounds Johns is setting up are really gripping to me.

  6. Initially, I wasn’t too thrilled about “The Others” being interrupted by this zero issue, so I was not that interested, but do I stand corrected! It was a great tale, and actually ties in nicely with “The Others” and everything that has happened to far in the title. And the art? Amazing!

    Please check my mini-review of Aquaman #0 here:

    Comments and feedback are always welcome!

  7. ‘Aquaman’ has been essential comics reading for a solid year, with no signs of slowing down.

    Geoff Johns is giving us layer upon layer of quality, endearing characterization and creating fathoms of depth to a character that most of us had written off years ago (lets be honest).

    This is comparable to Kevin Smith’s run on ‘Green Arrow’ in that it has made me really love a ‘second string’ DC character and honestly care about what happens to him. Its been really fun to be teased with little glimpses of Arthur’s past throughout the run and this technique has added so much nuance and relate-ability to the character. On top of that, the action is always first class and Arthur’s relationship with Mera is mature and well handled (not arguments, break ups and explicit nudity every other week, like some comic book couples I could name). She is a vital and intriguing character in her own right and I can’t wait to find out more about her (I thought she was awesome since ‘Blackest Night’ but don’t know much about her before that).

    This issue was just as good as all the others, with stunning (and I do mean stunning) artwork from Ivan Reis. Learning more about Arthur’s past was a lot of fun and the trip to Atlantis just made me hungry for a) the rest of Arthur’s new backstory and b) The conclusion to ‘The Others’ next month.


  8. Never thought Aquaman would be one of my favorites for the month…….awesome

  9. yes. Aquaman is still bumpin’ under the sea all Sebastian style. if you’re not reading: start.

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