Aquaman Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis (The New 52)

Aquaman Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis (The New 52)

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by Geoff Johns, Paul Pelletier, Ivan Reis
     
 

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Arthur Curry is a man of two worlds.

Six years ago he was a surface-dweller, raised as the son of a lighthouse keeper. Then tragedy struck. Destiny was revealed. And young Arthur Curry claimed his birthright:

The Throne of Atlantis.

But his reign was brief. When darkness threatened the surface world, he rose to meet it. As Aquaman, he joined the team of

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Arthur Curry is a man of two worlds.

Six years ago he was a surface-dweller, raised as the son of a lighthouse keeper. Then tragedy struck. Destiny was revealed. And young Arthur Curry claimed his birthright:

The Throne of Atlantis.

But his reign was brief. When darkness threatened the surface world, he rose to meet it. As Aquaman, he joined the team of heroes called the Justice League, leaving the rule of his kingdom behind. But even underwater, the past will not stay buried. A sinister force is pushing Aquaman's two worlds to the brink of war, with the fate of the planet in the balance. If Arthur does not reclaim his throne, the throne may well claim his life…

Collecting AQUAMAN #0, #14-16 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #15-17, AQUAMAN VOL. 3: THRONE OF ATLANTIS is an epic tale of conflict and conquest from the all-star creative team of Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Paul Pelletier and Pete Woods!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[Throne of Atlantis] is showing many of the same qualities that make Sinestro Corps such a standout comic book event. It's dramatic, engaging, and expertly rendered."—IGN

"Romance. Superpowers. Atlantean invasions. Geoff Johns, paired with..Ivan Reis, sets up a nice starting point for the "Throne of Atlantis," balancing characterization and widescreen action with equal enthusiasm."—Newsarama

Library Journal
01/01/2014
Aquaman has been one of the breakout successes of DC's "New 52" initiative and rightfully so. DC veteran Johns has made the half-human, half-Atlantean hero into a compelling figure, admirable and powerful—haunted by guilt and torn between two worlds but determined to make a new life with his fiery-tempered lover, antagonist-turned-ally Mera. And the extraordinary work of penciller Ivan Reis and inker Joe Prado—intricately detailed, vividly expressive, and burst-off-the-page dynamic—epitomizes the idealized realism of modern superhero comics. This volume fills some holes in Aquaman's backstory as former ruler of Atlantis but deals mostly with an attack on the United States by Atlantis's current ruler, Aquaman's half brother Orm, and for the first time in the series shows Aquaman fighting alongside Superman, Batman, and the rest of the Justice League. The only disappointments here are that Reis and Prado didn't do all of the artwork and a slight air of editorial contrivance that hangs over the escalation and consequences of the Atlantis/surface world conflict. VERDICT DC is probably trying too hard to give its heroes tortured personal lives, but this is still a highly rewarding series for any superhero fan.—S.R.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401243098
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
522,282
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The New York Times bestselling graphic novels Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac and Batman: Earth One which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming Green Lantern into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.

Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.

Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Aquaman Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis (The New 52) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Enjoyable. It's nice to see Aqauman interact with the league he help create on a meaningful level. Volume 2 and Volume 3 should be made into movies, this had it all.