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Aquaman: Exiled is the seventh story-arc of the Aquaman series in the New 52 relaunch. Aquaman deals with an invasion from another dimension called Thule while at the same time on the run from Atlantis. It was written by Cullen Bunn and illustr


Synopsis

Aquaman: Exiled is the seventh story-arc of the Aquaman series in the New 52 relaunch. Aquaman deals with an invasion from another dimension called Thule while at the same time on the run from Atlantis. It was written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Trevor McCarthy.

The storyline is preceded by the Maelstrom written by Jeff Parker, and is followed by Out of Darkness, which is written by Dan Abnett.

Plot Summary

Arthur heard rumours of alien structures and poisoned water in the kingdom so lead an investigation team to one of the sites. The water it emitted stung to the touch so the team destroyed the structure. As they realized more structures were appearing Arthur speculated that it was an invasion force from another dimension.[1] While investigating one of the structures Arthur realized that the particular structure harbored refugee Atlanteans who had escaped the torment of the other dimension and were led by a warlock named Extriax.[2]

Upon returning to Atlantis Aquaman was attacked by Mera who believed not destroying the structures due to the possible refugees inside would cause the downfall of the World. Cast out from Atlantis Aquaman visited Poseidon hoping to receive the strength to stop the invading dimension and take back Atlantis. As a response Poseidon gave him the powers of lightning, earth, Water, ice and Flight as well as a trident.[3]

Continuing to destroy as many structures as he could on land and in sea, while fighting of any forces coming through the portals, Aquaman continued to run from Atlantis while saving as many refugees as possible. He learned that the alternate dimension was known as Thule, and that during King Atlan's rule an organization of sorcerers known as the Coven of Thule orchestrated wars so they could rule in the shadows, however the King put a stop to this so they created a pocket dimension where they could rule indefinitely. The Coven then built up an invasion force, conquering over worlds on their plain so they would be ready when the spell lifted.[3]

After escaping an Atlantean task force led by Garth Arthur visited Mera to try to convince her of his cause. However Mera revealed that she was not Mera, but her sister Hila who was working as ruler of Atlantis for the Coven of Thule. After escaping from Atlantis, the Justice League seeked out Arthur as they wanted to know what was causing the world wide calamity. After filling the League in Arthur instructed them to destroy any invasion forces in countries across the world, While the League was spearheading the defense Arthur was to invade Atlantis.[4]

Aquaman attacked Atlantis using sea monsters to help him topple the large quantities of enemies. After saving Mera from captivity the pair defeated Hila and headed to the Coven's lair. With the help of Garth, Murk, Swatt, his step-sister Tula and Mera Aquaman was able to destroy the Coven and all portals across the World sacrificing his blessings in the process. After the war was over Arthur inducted the refugees into Atlantis.[5]

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