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• The critically-acclaimed adventures of Aquaman continue with “DEATH OF A KING.”

• Unfolding out of the events of “THRONE OF ATLANTIS” comes a mystery that sends Aquaman to the ends of the Earth to solve an ancient murder—one that will reveal a horrific truth about Arthur Curry and threaten those closest to him today.

• Plus, Mera has a quest of her own involving a long-forgotten adversary of Aquaman.

Story by Geoff Johns
Art by Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons
Colors by Rod Reis
Letters by Dezi Sienty
Cover by Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons, & Rod Reis

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  1. My word I love that cover.

  2. Cover reminds of Daredevil #50 by Maleev, one of my favorite covers of all time

    • This is EXACTLY what I thought of too. Daredevil and Aquaman are actually my two favorite heroes of all time, so I’m thinking of getting these two framed side by side or something. Would be nice to have it without the barcodes, or even the text, but either way, I think it’ll look cool.

    • I’m obsessive when it comes to cover art. I get wholeheartedly excited and giddy when I see a great cover and feel genuinely disheartened when I see safe and boring covers.

      Barcodes, banners and text have destroyed so many covers, especially from the big 2. Image’s approach where they let the entire image breathe and speak is beautiful.

    • Image has a handle on the approach to covers. U can tell that they really respect the process and the product.

  3. Great cover.

    Paul Pelletier has quickly done a great job replacing Reis. Which sounds like an impossibility considering how great Reis is but somehow Pelletier has done it.

  4. Hey does anybody know when Johns is leaving this book? Thought I heard awhile back that he was leaving.

  5. I’m really digging how Johns is introducing us to all these new Atlantean characters.

    Guys like Urn, Murk and Tula are going to be the reason we care (or not) about Atlantis. Johns has done so well with Hal Jordan’s family in his ‘Green Lantern’ run, that I’d actually say his supporting characters are often more interesting that his stars.

    Even now, people like Dr. Shin, The Others, the girl from the grocery store, the cop and so on have really heightened this run and breathed new life into the character. It was Arthur’s interaction with the waitress and the overzealous blogger in Issue 1 (along with the absolutely STUNNING Ivan Reis artwork) that brought me back for Issue 2…and I’m still here (and going nowhere, by the way) well over a year later.

    We’re reading a future classic Aquaman run and these minor characters are going to be a big reason as to why.

    • I couldn’t possibly agree more. All of the secondary to 3rd tier characters have been interesting or at the very least, contributed to the overall story and themes.
      I’m still waiting for a “The Others” spin-off or mini. A ground zero or year one type of scenario.
      I think returning Arthur to the sea was a brilliant move that added…(wait for it)…Depth. 😀

    • HaHa (groan). I’m definitely in for an ‘Others’ mini, that would be excellent.

      I wasn’t sure about Arthur heading below the waves, but I’m really enjoying learning the secrets of Atlantis and the complexities of its culture, Geoff Johns has done an amazing job on this book.

  6. This book is still amazing to me.

  7. I like how Mera had to deal with the petty crime she committed in the first arc. Nice bit of realism there.

    Yeah, some really good world building by Johns in this issue. Got some more Atlanteans added to the cast and this new, Ice villain looks impressive. But Paul Pelletier has been a god send to this series. If they got any other artist this book would have suffered with the transition of Ivan Reis. He has really impressed me with his art and this issue is no different. Great water and snow effects in this issue.


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