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M1sf1r3 reviewed Fallen Angels #3 Dec 11, 2019
6.5

Prelude:
Fallen Angels has so far been my least favourite title of Dawn of X so this issue needs to prove the series to me fast.

The Good:
It's starting to make sense why Hill chose Psylocke, X-23 and Cable to create this team.

The Bad:
The characters don't make sense considering their past. Laura already knows these lessons.

Still don't like Kudrans more

Fallen Angels #3

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Dec 11, 2019

APOTH APPROACHES! PSYLOCKE'S PAST THREATENS HER NEW TEAM!
Psylocke's past continues to haunt her as she molds her companions into a fighting force... But can they take on the children of Apoth?
Rated T+

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Ebonthorne - Dec 11, 2019

Apoth wasn't depicted in the book. If you're referring to that last image it stated that it was NOT Apoth...

M1sf1r3 - Dec 11, 2019

Wow, really shouldn't review when I was so tired. Thanks for letting me know.

10

Prelude:
Mark Russel joins us all again for what looks to be a stupidly fun issue for YotV. Let's hear it for the Awards.

The Good:
I do love that everyone is dressing up and being very serious about this.

I love how Russel pokes fun at the DC Universe here.

Lex stole forty cakes!!!!!!!!

The Bad:
Look, I'm treating this as out of continui more

Year of the Villain: Harley Quinn #1

By: Mark Russell, Mike Norton
Released: Dec 11, 2019

Harley Quinn hosts "Villainy's Biggest Night" as the DCU's most dastardly gather at the Hall of Doom to do what they do best-congratulate themselves! But one villain has a secret plan, fueled by years of being overlooked by his peers, and the burning desire to receive the praise he so rightly deserves... Don't miss out on a one-of-a-kind comic book...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Ghost Rider #3 Dec 11, 2019
9.0

Prelude:
Ghost Rider has really taken me by surprise so let's see how Brisson goes on this issue.

The Good:
I like the Native American Ghost Rider for what little we saw.

It's an interesting development for Danny so it'll be nice to see where he goes from here.

That's an interesting cliffhanger. I'm looking forward to see where it goes.

The Bad more

Ghost Rider #3

By: Ed Brisson, Juan Frigeri
Released: Dec 11, 2019

After the explosive events of last issue, the Brothers Ghost Rider will never be the same!
There's only one being they can turn to now: Mephisto?!?
Rated T+

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5.0

Prelude:
Agents of Wakanda fell below my pass grade last issue so let's see how this one fares.

The Good:
It's a bit interesting.

The Bad:
Wow, that was a boring issue.

Conclusion:
Had some interesting points but at the end of the day it was a pain to read.

Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #4

By: Jim Zub, Lan Medina
Released: Dec 11, 2019

T'Challa and Okoye have assembled an eclectic team of spies, mercenaries, and super heroes who specialize in espionage, black-ops, and defense. These Agents of Wakanda must be ready for any threat to our planet...even if that threat is the Moon itself!
What?! What kind of lunar-cy is this?!  You must not miss - God Loves, Moon Kills!<...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Batman and the Outsiders #8 Dec 11, 2019
8.0

Prelude:
Batman and the Outsiders has struggled to maintain a consistency within the title so far. Let's see if this issue changes that.

The Good:
I do like how Duke knows that the League is trying to play him.

I do like how Bruce and Katana are interacting with Sofia.

Dexter Soy's art is good in this issue.

The Bad:
Continuity is a bit r more

Batman and the Outsiders #8

By: Bryan Hill, Dexter Soy
Released: Dec 11, 2019

Queen takes rook in this master's game of chess played by the Demon's Head himself, Ra's al Ghul, as he cultivates more of the Outsiders for his taking. Cassandra Cain is caught in the middle between friendship, family, and her own moral judgments. Meanwhile, Black Lightning continues to make his moves while Batman seems to be away on "Bruce Wayne"...

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8.0

Prelude:
This is actually a good time to be reviewing YotV: Ocean Master as I had just reviewed Aquaman: Throne of Atlantis. Time to see how Orm is going.

The Good:
I like that nothing has been forgiven from Orm's actions in Drowned Earth and Mera: Queen of Atlantis.

It's interesting to explore this side of Orm's character.

I like the whole mythological s more

Year of the Villain: Ocean Master #1

By: Dan Watters, Miguel Mendonca
Released: Dec 11, 2019

Orm Marius lost nearly everything following the events of "Drowned Earth"-his crown, his love, and his freedom. Now, in the battle between justice and doom, Ocean Master struggles to find his place. But don't count him out just yet-Ocean Master is about to prove exactly what makes him the true king of the seven seas when he discovers a new power th...

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10

Prelude:
Batman: Curse of the White Knight has far exceeded the original and with Murphy starting to write Beyond the White Knight, this now trilogy is shaping up excellently. But, let's see how this issue fares.

The Good:
Gordon's funeral was well done and I love that this is how Barbra becomes Oracle.

As always, I love how rich this story is with the historical pa more

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #5

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Dec 11, 2019

The GTO struggles to forgive Batman for his behavior on the tails of tragedy, but a promising path forward comes into focus when he uncovers a monumental clue about the mystery of Gotham's ancestral curse. It may prove too little too late, as Azrael breaks free of Ruth's mandate and unleashes a radical new reign of terror over the city and its comp...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Detective Comics #1017 Dec 11, 2019
9.0

Prelude:
Taylor takes a go at Detective Comics in this issue. It'll be interesting to see how this goes especially after his Batman Annual 3.

The Good:
Let's address the main issue some people may have right out of the gate. Lucius replacing Alfred. While it isn't what I exactly would want, Alfred is out of the picture for the foreseeable future and Lucius is pretty much the o more

Detective Comics #1017

By: Tom Taylor, Fernando Blanco
Released: Dec 11, 2019

In the dead of winter, a child has gone missing from the Martha Wayne Orphanage in Gotham City...and the bearer of the Wayne family name is on the case. But to solve this mystery, Batman must turn to another bearer of the Wayne family name, his estranged son Damian, to hit the night skies as Batman and Robin once more. Can father and son put aside ...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Justice League: Odyssey #16 Dec 11, 2019
8.0

Prelude:
Justice League Odyssey hasn't had the best ground to stand on so let's see how Abnett goes this issue.

The Good:
I like how Orion believes it has to be Darkseid no matter what.

Blackfire and Dex-Starr were fun this issue.

The story is coming together now.

The Bad:
Orion is quite weak. Weaker than he should be.

Conclusio more

Justice League: Odyssey #16

By: Dan Abnett, Will Conrad
Released: Dec 11, 2019

Jessica Cruz and her new Justice League Odyssey squad are hardly a team...just a bunch of misfits and old rivals thrown together by chance. Only one cause unites them: stopping the newly empowered, godlike Darkseid. But when they're outgunned and stranded on a hostile world, can they even begin to fight the ruthless forces of Sepulkore, or will an ...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Superman #18 Dec 11, 2019
3.0

Prelude:
Welp, it's here. Let's be optimistic and see how Bendis handles "The Truth". Plus Reis is here for art and he's fantastic.

The Good:
Reis' artwork is great. Some hiccups with continuity but I think that's the colourist's fault.

I liked the lead up in this issue to the big reveal.

The Bad:
Look, it's a poor idea. Clark has revealed his identi more

Superman #18

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Prado
Released: Dec 11, 2019

With Superman's family scattered across the galaxy, our hero must confront some of his greatest concerns about himself and his place in the galaxy. Legendary artist Ivan Reis joins writer Brian Michael Bendis as they introduce the biggest change in the Man of Steel's life ever!

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #17 Dec 10, 2019
9.0

Prelude:
While it's included in the Aquaman: Death of a King trade, Aquaman #17 works as the epilogue for Throne of Atlantis. Let's see where Johns takes this.

The Good:
I love how Johns deals with the fallout from Throne of Atlantis. The Surface is on edge, understandably I would say, and Atlantis is struggling with Arthur as King who is a major change from Orm.

I more

Aquaman #17

By: Geoff Johns, Art Thibert
Released: Feb 27, 2013

A startling epilogue to THRONE OF ATLANTIS! With the secrets of Atlantis revealed, Aquaman is confronted by a horrible myth from Atlantis's past thats connected to his own. Plus: Mera confronts a longtime enemy.

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10

Trade Summary:
An absolute masterpiece of storytelling from Geoff Johns. It's cinematic and looks it too plus the characters are great, especially King Orm who already has to compete with Black Manta. There's a reason this was the source material for the Aquaman movie.

Aquaman Vol. 3: Throne Of Atlantis

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis

Aquaman, who long ago lost contact with his people, must watch as armies emerge from the sea to attack the surface world. The Justice League answers the call to defend the shores from the invading Atlantean horde. But whose side is Aquaman on? With his brother Orm at the head of the undersea army, will Aquaman stand with his Earth-bound superteam? ...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Justice League #17 Dec 10, 2019
10

Prelude:
It's the final issue for Throne of Atlantis. As is fitting both Reis and Pelletier are pencilling this issue so let's see how Johns wraps it up.

The Good:
First of all, this art from Reis and Pelletier is amazing. They really capture the sense of war that this arc requires.

Arthur and Orm's battle was great. It really highlighted their perspectives on Atlan more

Justice League #17

By: Geoff Johns, Joe Prado
Released: Feb 20, 2013

The epic, full-length conclusion to THRONE OF ATLANTIS hits as Aquaman and the League make a sinister discovery that changes both the outcome of the war and the future of the Justice League! What is THE GRIDand what does it mean to expanding the Justice League?

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #16 Dec 10, 2019
10

Prelude:
Throne of Atlantis has been utterly amazing so far. Now that we're back onto Aquaman, let's see how this issue goes.

The Good:
I like the through line on Cyborg's relationship with his tech and likewise, Johns is continuing the public questioning Aquaman motif he has been using in his run.

This was a good Aquaman/Batman team up. Johns' Batman was quite good more

Aquaman #16

By: Geoff Johns, Paul Pelletier
Released: Jan 30, 2013

THRONE OF ATLANTIS continues!

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Justice League #16 Dec 10, 2019
10

Prelude:
I've been loving Throne of Atlantis so far so let's see how this issue of Justice League handles the arc.

The Good:
Orm is ----ing amazing here. I absolutely love the way Johns is portraying him. Sympathetic and reasonable but menacing and powerful.

Reis' art just makes this so cinematic. Great work here as always.

I love the control the Atlantea more

Justice League #16

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Jan 23, 2013

“THRONE OF ATLANTIS” continues!
Aquaman can barely hold on against Ocean Master even with the League by his side! The United States loses faith in the Justice League and enters the battle against Atlantis, setting in motion the creation of the Justice League of America! More on the Superman/Wonder Woman alliance! Plus: In the backup story...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #15 Dec 9, 2019
9.5

Prelude:
Throne of Atlantis started tremendously in Justice League. Let's see how Johns goes with Pelletier.

The Good:
Johns is keeping with the blockbuster feel from the last issue and I am loving it.

Pelletier's art is great here. Similar to Reis and commands the same vibe.

Arthur, Orm and Mera were great in this issue. Perfect characterisation.
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Aquaman #15

By: Geoff Johns, Art Thibert
Released: Dec 26, 2012

Crossover with JUSTICE LEAGUE! Part 2 of “THRONE OF ATLANTIS!” Atlantis invades the surface world!

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Justice League #15 Dec 9, 2019
10

Prelude:
After some prologue from Aquaman, it is time for Throne of Atlantis to kick off. Let's see how Johns and Reis go with this first part.

The Good:
I love the blockbuster vibe that this issue gives. It feels like a movie and I love it.

We're continuing the Justice League ideas with Clark and Diana but also Cyborg and his technology/father.

But likew more

Justice League #15

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Dec 26, 2012

Part 1 of “THRONE OF ATLANTIS,” crossing over with AQUAMAN! Don’t miss the debut of IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO (AQUAMAN) as the new JUSTICE LEAGUE art team! Can the Justice League band together to battle the forces of Atlantis? And in the backup feature, Shazam comes face to face with Black Adam, and Billy makes a decision that will shock his fr...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #14 Dec 9, 2019
9.5

Prelude:
It's the start of Throne of Atlantis. Let's see how Johns goes with his Aquaman/Justice League crossover in this initial issue.

The Good:
I really like the past perspective in 1820. It showcases the human hate for Atlanteans and Atlantis' justification.

Orm is quite good here. He's portrayed as the good king which is good for readers to be sympathetic. >
While short, Black Manta was great here. It's a scene that I love and will remember.

The art from Pete Woods and Pere Perez is done very well here. It's different from Reis' but I quite like it.

Orm and Arthur's conversation was done extremely well.

The Trench are back!

The Bad:
I didn't find anything to fault.

Conclusion:
A great starting issue for Throne of Atlantis. It sets up our players and make them compelling to read. more

Aquaman #14

By: Geoff Johns, Pete Woods
Released: Nov 28, 2012

In the aftermath of THE OTHERS, who lives? Who dies? And what is the fate of the Atlantean relics? The debut of the OCEAN MASTER!

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #0 Dec 9, 2019
8.5

Prelude:
The origin of Aquaman is here in this #0. It'll be interesting to see where Johns will be taking Arthur since he has been mentioning and showing some of Arthur's backstory in Aquaman: The Others. [Note: I am reading this in the Aquaman: Throne of Atlantis trade]

The Good:
Man, Reis' art is godlike here.

I like how Arthur's telepathy is more of a primal inst more

Aquaman #0

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Sep 26, 2012

Its the first appearance of Atlantis and Aquamans first encounter with Atlanteans! How will this story of Arthurs past set the stage for his future? Find out here!

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman Vol. 2: The Others Dec 9, 2019
9.5

Trade Summary:
Aquaman: The Others takes the problems from The Trench and improves upon them. While it does lose some factors from the previous volume, namely the misconceptions that the public have with Arthur, Black Manta is a big step up from the Trench as the main villain. But Reis' art and Johns' writing is still just as great, if not better.

Aquaman Vol. 2: The Others

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis

Aquaman joins up with his old teammates, The Others, to learn who destroyed Atlantis! But as they seek the truth, Black Manta is stalking them alland Mera learns some dark truths about Aquaman! Dont miss this second AQUAMAN hardcover! Collects AQUAMAN #7-13.

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #13 Dec 9, 2019
9.5

Prelude:
It's time for the actual final issue of The Others arc. Though last issue dipped in quality, let's see how Johns and Reis go for the final issue.

The Good:
Manta still remains threatening this issue while setting up the next arc.

I'm sounding like a broken record, but Reis has not pencilled poorly this entire series, let alone this arc.

Mera's t more

Aquaman #13

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Oct 31, 2012

The finale of The Others. Aquaman pushed to the breaking point! Who is Black Manta working for?

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #12 Dec 9, 2019
8.5

Prelude:
The conclusion to The Other is here! Wait a second.... It says here that #13 is the finale of the Others. Oh well, let's see how Johns and Reis go on this issue.

The Good:
Manta was bad ass here.

Reis' art really came to life.

I really liked Vostok here. Interesting character and a nice sense of depth for his character. < more

Aquaman #12

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Aug 29, 2012

The conclusion to The Others! The traitor in the team is revealed! Who is BLACK MANTA working for?

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #11 Dec 9, 2019
9.5

Prelude:
Now that the solicits have jumped back to calling this arc The Others and we reach part five, let's see how Johns and Reis go.

The Good:
Some great work with the Relics and The Others' past.

Shin's character development here is really good.

It's interesting seeing past and present Arthur/Aquaman and seeing how they differ yet coincide.
>Reis' art is great but here it's got an other worldly mystic vibe which works for the issue.

Without doing much of anything, Manta grows even more threatening and I'm talking before the cliffhanger.

The Bad:
Since the structure has been switched up, we're back to me struggling to find a fault in the story.

Conclusion:
Everything starts to intersect in this issue and I'm loving what Johns and Reis have been doing for Aquaman and Black Manta in The Others. more

Aquaman #11

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Jul 25, 2012

THE OTHERS part five! AQUAMAN and THE OTHERS catch up with Black Manta but are they really united as a team?

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #10 Dec 9, 2019
9.0

Prelude:
While Johns and Reis did a great job on The Trench, The Other League has topped that. Let's see what this issue holds.

The Good:
Like all the other members of The Others shown so far, I really like the Operative. There's just so many unique characters shown here.

I know I mention it every time but Reis' art, man. It just looks great.

I just love more

Aquaman #10

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Jun 27, 2012

Black Manta continues his hunt for the members of Aquamans Other Leaguebut the Operative is doing some hunting of his own. Plus, Mera discovers more about Arthurs past with Black Manta!

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #9 Dec 9, 2019
9.5

Prelude:
So far The Other League has been absolutely great with Johns and Reis really delivering.

The Good:
I loved the development on the Atlantean Relics.

Prisoner was really cool to watch. I love his power and what we know of his backstory.

Speaking of, Reis really highlights all of this in his art which is done to great effect.

This is why more

Aquaman #9

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: May 23, 2012

AQUAMAN and YA'WARA star in part three of the epic "THE OTHER LEAGUE!" More secrets are revealed about the team AQUAMAN belonged to before the Justice League! Plus: MERA learns a startling truth about ARTHUR'S past from Shin.

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #8 Dec 9, 2019
9.5

Prelude:
Johns started the Others (or is it The Other League? Oh well, it doesn't matter that much) greatly last issue. Let's see how he and Reis tackle this issue.

The Good:
Seeing parts of Arthur's origins before formally becoming Aquaman was cool to see.

I really love The Others here. This ties into the previous point, but they work so well at showing Arthur's pa more

Aquaman #8

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Apr 25, 2012

Part 2 of "The Other League"! As a deadly hunter continues his murderous quest for the Atlantean trident, an unknown chapter of Aquaman's life is revealed! Before he was a part of the Justice League, Aquaman was Arthur, the man from Atlantis, and leader of a mysterious team of adventurers. Armed with weapons forged in Aquaman's past, these men and ...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #7 Dec 9, 2019
9.0

Prelude:
It's time for a brand new arc after the Trench and the previous two solo issues that focuses on Aquaman and Mera's character. Let's see what Johns does with it.

The Good:
Black Manta is ----ing awesome!

I really like what I'm seeing from the Others.

Reis' art as to be expected is really strong. Aquaman has been his best work to date.

T more

Aquaman #7

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Mar 28, 2012

Who destroyed Atlantis? In the start of a new storyline, we follow the hunter as he stalks and kills his prey, claiming their weapons and armor as trophies. A golden shield, a golden helmand the final prize is the most powerful of all: a golden trident. The only problem is, he's going to have to go through Aquaman to get it. Who is he? What is the ...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench Dec 7, 2019
9.0

Trade Summary:
With wonderful art, character work and challenging misconceptions about the characters, Aquaman Vol 1: The Trench is a wonderful first volume.

Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis

The first collection of the new AQUAMAN series, now in trade paperback! The superstar creators from BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY reunite to take AQUAMAN to amazing new depths! AQUAMAN has renounced the throne of Atlantis but now, from a forgotten corner of the ocean emergesTHE TRENCH! Collecting AQUAMAN #1-6!

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #6 Dec 7, 2019
9.0

Prelude:
Johns' Aquaman took a bit of a quality hit after the first four issues so let's see if Mera's solo issue is better than Arthur's.

The Good:
I like seeing parts of Mera's origin and her time before Arthur.

Something this issue does tremendously well is show how much Mera is a fish out of water with humans.

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Aquaman #6

By: Geoff Johns, Joe Prado
Released: Feb 22, 2012

Who sank Atlantis? Mera, the beautiful Atlantean assassin trained in the Bermuda Triangle, follows a trail of death and deceit to the one man who knows the ugly truth. But what does he want in return for his secrets and how does it all tie into Mera's own dark past?

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Aquaman #5 Dec 7, 2019
8.0

Prelude:
Now that The Trench has been concluded, where does Johns take Aquaman next? Well, it appears to be the desert. Let's find out how this issue is then.

The Good:
I love the split story of present and past/future and present(?). It gives a sense of mystery throughout the issue.

We've got some Atlantean plots from this and I'm intrigued.

Reis' art wa more

Aquaman #5

By: Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
Released: Jan 25, 2012

Aquaman has been left for dead in the middle of the desert! But how did the King of Atlantis find himself marooned in such a hellish environment? As Aquaman struggles to survive impossible odds, what extreme measures will he resort to in order to stay alive?

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