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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Special

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Based on 4 critic ratings.

Discover the shocking events that connect the smash-hit Aquaman movie to the eagerly anticipated Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom! Aquaman balances his duties as king and as a member of the Justice League, all while planning a wedding! Black Manta is on the hunt for Atlantean tech to help rebuild his armor! Orm plots to escape his Atlantean prison! Three action-packed tales crammed into a single special!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
60 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Geek Dad

    Overall, it’s a solid read, with three decent stories in service of a movie that seems to be slipping under the radar.

  • 80

    Graham Crackers Comics

    With a new Aquaman movie coming out in theatres sometime? in the near future, it would only be natural for DC to release what we used to call a movie adaption. You know, telling the story of the movie in a mini-series comic. However, DC fooled us as this is not a movie adaptation but rather a sort of prequel to the movie. Which is actually kind of a shame since some of the movie Justice League make a cameo here. With three seperate stories featuring Aquaman, Black Manta, and Ocean Master, and what they’ve been up to since the first movie. Tim Seely and Miguel Mendonca doing a commendable job with the Aquaman tale, which presents us with a very good look at the behind the scenes of Aquaman’s life. Including introductions of new characters and some really well done versions of the actors behind the roles in the movie. Joey Esposito and Ray-Anthony Height do well with the dark story of Black Manta. The weak link here is the Ocean Master vignette. This is not the fault of Ethan Sacks’ writing, nor Scot Eaton’s pencils. They just aren’t given a lot to work with here. All in all not a bad little Aquaman book with some similarities to the 1994 and 2011 comics.

  • 70

    Overall, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Special #1 is a surprisingly solid comic book. All three stories in the issue are good reads, though the Black Manta offering is probably the best of the trio. It leaves the reader with the sense that maybe the story that the Aquaman movies is trying to tell could be better suited for page than screen in the future. While it will certainly be interesting to see where the seeds planted by this unusual tie-in issue may go, it is one worth reading on its own.

  • 62

    Comic Watch

    With a lot of specials that are related to film, especially now given James Gunn’s takeover of DC studios, these issues are pretty forgettable. Aquaman, while a great character, can’t seem to catch his big break given the situation, even more so now that it’s already announced he won’t be playing Aquaman after this film.

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