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The critically acclaimed adventures of Aquaman continue!

“DEATH OF A KING” comes to a shocking conclusion as Aquaman is forced to fight alongside Mera’s husband Nereus to defend Atlantis from the Dead King—the first King of Atlantis and rightful ruler of the Seven Seas! But what does the Scavenger and his army have to do with this attack? And what dark secret will send Aquaman off on a quest to uncover the truth behind himself and Atlantis?

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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Metamorphic08/30/13NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.2
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  1. Cover looks epic!

  2. Last issue was enjoyable and this story line, for the most part, has been fun. Twenty three issues in and I’m still buying an Aquaman book. That’s gotta mean something even if I say little about it.

  3. The beard returns!!!

    Another great issue of Aquaman. I lot of people are extremely negative towards the current state of the DCU, but it’s comics like this and Wonder Woman that keep me content. I only need a handful of good comics from any one publisher to read, so as long as there’re a couple great titles coming each month from DC, I’m happy.

    • I just realize Aquaman drifted with a fucking Kaiju.


    • Agreed, I was somewhat disappointed with Trinity War and the Larger DC Universe but I still have Batman, Aquaman, Flash and Animal Man for more self contained stories. Also, I know Snyder does huge crossovers but I never buy the tie ins and don’t feel like i have miss out on any of Batman.

  4. I was on the verge of dropping this title because the whole 1st King storyline just didn’t grab me. However, reading this issue digitally was really great today. It was planned very well and the way Aquaman being unconscious played out on my iPad really added to the story. I’ll stick around to see what happens next.

  5. The art was a bit spotty at times and it was bumming me out. But then you get to the epic pages involving Topo and all of it made sense. Not saying that justifies some rough art beforehand but it’s hard to not be impressed by Pelletier/Parsons pages involving a giant fucking octopus. The final two pages was a great twist by Johns and damn if it didn’t make me surprised for a change. Looking forward to see how this is gonna affect Arthur and also we get to see that epic mane back!


  6. This was great! Pelletier improves with every issue. This guy is one to watch. The six month jump is a bold move. Curious to see how that works out. Is the First King ruling Atlantis? Did they break Orm out? Where’s Mera?

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