"Tempest": Aquaman and Tempest swim through rising water in a subway tunnel og Manhattan after a hurricane cracked an ancient seal beneath New York City, releasing a giant serpent which is causing a subway station to be flooded by destroying its structure. Aquaman while rescuing the humans reali
Appearing in "Tempest"
- Tempest (Flashback and main story)
- Giant sea serpent
Synopsis for "Tempest"
Aquaman and Tempest swim through rising water in a subway tunnel og Manhattan after a hurricane cracked an ancient seal beneath New York City, releasing a giant serpent which is causing a subway station to be flooded by destroying its structure. Aquaman while rescuing the humans realizes that it's panicking and Garth is only using his basic powers like aquakinesis even though he is capable of far more.
Arthur tells Tempest that he could easily resolve the situation if he really used his magical power but Garth is afraid as the last time he made a mistake with a powerful spell, it was harmful. Aquaman criticizes him stating the human are far more scared than him and he taught him to do what he can instead of what he wished. The cops start firing at the scene start firing at the serpent, leading it to shift its focus from Arthur.
The gunfire allows Aquaman to focus on saving the kid Jaime who is unable to swim, but the serpent resume attacking him before he can rescue him. Garth uses a tidecurl which allows Jaime to be rescued by others. Aquaman who is distracted by the rescue, is bitten by the serpent, but this allows him to communicate with it. Arthur states its destroying the station out of rage and recognizes that it only wants to swim tranquilly in open waters, which it could do so when it was sealed.
After calming the serpent and getting it to release him, he states that he knows what it's like to be seen as a monster without reason but it needs to prove to them that it's not a threat. Aquaman encourages Garth to use his true magical power in order to save the drowning humans and Garth successfully teleports them away. Arthur then has him seal the serpent back and while returning hears thunder, telling Garth their work isn't finished yet.
Appearing in "Screaming Sea"
Synopsis for "Screaming Sea"
Aquaman spots a fish that has swum for a long distance and is near death. He learns from it that it came here to ask for help for his home from him just before it dies. Arriving there with Mera, he spots a deep sea miner endangering the sea life. Luthor, who is inside it, learns from his employees about two unidentified onjects approaching it at collision course and decides to investigate.
Upon confronting Mera and Aquaman, Lex states that he has full authority to carry out the mining as he's within national borders but gets told by Arthur that the entire sea is his kingdom. Lex attacks the two along with his team, but Arthur crushes his helmet after grabbing him. Throwing him onto land, he warns Lex that mankind's activities are dooming it due to global warming and soon his land will be under sea too.
Appearing in "Throne of Atlantis: Part Two"
- Darkseid (Flashback only)
- Ocean Master
- Mad Hatter (Mentioned only)
- Scarecrow (Mentioned only)
- U.S.S. Mabus (Destroyed)
Synopsis for "Throne of Atlantis: Part Two"
This story is reprinted from Aquaman (Volume 7) #15.
A tidal wave hits Gotham, flooding the city. Commissioner Gordon and Detective Bullock are about to drown, but Aquaman saves them and brings them to safety. Aquaman and Batman have been working to rescue victims, but a lot of people still drown. Meanwhile, Mera tries to push back the water into the ocean, but the strain causes her a nosebleed. Mera tells Aquaman to warn the Justice League about the Atlanteans' strategy.
Meanwhile, in Metropolis, Superman, Wonder Woman and Lois Lane are trying to help an unconscious Vulko. Using his X-ray vision, Superman realizes Vulko is an Atlantean. Vulko wakes up, asking for King Arthur. Superman asks him to call down, but a desperate Vulko punches him, hurling Superman to a bus. It is only when Wonder Woman points his sword at his throat that Vulko calms down.
As Mera helps clear the rest of Gotham's streets, Aquaman and Batman take the Batplane in order to regroup with the League. Aquaman says that the most devastated city will the staging point for the Atlantean invasion. He knows this because he and his brother Orm developed the Atlantean war plans together. Batman asks why are the Atlanteans attacking the surface world and Aquaman answers that the recent missile test sent several missiles to the ocean floor, and they must have detonated near Atlantis.
Aquaman tells Batman about his story on Atlantis: when he first arrived, he was welcomed with open arms. Even his brother Orm declared him the new king. But even so, there were dissenters who did not like the idea of a half-blood ruling Atlantis. In order to be a more effective king, Arthur cut all ties with the surface world. But when Darkseid attacked, Arthur felt inspired to return.
Suddenly, the Batplane is hit by an Atlantean projectile, but Aquaman and Batman escape. Apparently, when Aquaman was developing the Atlantean war plans, he considered Batman a threat. When Batman asks who is next on the Atlantean hit list, Aquaman replies "Dr. Stephen Shin". As the League regroups on the Watchtower, Aquaman meets up with Vulko. Superman informs the League that the President has declared a state of emergency and Cyborg detects a large object in the coast of Boston. Aquaman tells Cyborg to protect Dr. Shin. Vulko tells Aquaman to get to his brother and convince him to stop the attack. Superman and Wonder Woman want Orm to answer for his crimes, but Aquaman is not sure if this is the right course of action, since Orm is the leader of an underwater nation, not a supervillain. Batman gives Aquaman only one chance to talk to his brother.
On the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, the Trench creatures are unleashed once more.
In Boston, King Orm attacks a group of fishermen, asking where is King Arthur. Suddenly, Aquaman arrives, asking Orm to let the fishermen go. Orm asks why are Arthur's servants so confused and Aquaman replies that he is not the humans' king. The Atlantean army is beneath the surface, ready to strike at Orm's command. Aquaman asks his brother to stand down, the war was started on a mistake. Orm refuses, stating that he will sink Boston to the ocean floor.
The Justice League arrives via a boom tube, intending to solve the problem in their own way. Since the Atlanteans are already starting their attack, the League intends to take Orm with them. Desperate, Aquaman grabs hold of Batman's neck.
Appearing in "The Enemy of My Enemy"
- United States of America
- Bermuda Triangle
- Xebel (Flashback and main story)
- Narwhon District (Flashback only)
- The Strand (Flashback and main story)
- Xebel (Flashback and main story)
- Atlantis (Mentioned only)
- Ocean Master's Trident
Synopsis for "The Enemy of My Enemy"
This story is reprinted from Mera: Queen of Atlantis #3.
Appearing in "Blood of the Manta, Part One"
- Deathstroke (Mentioned only)
- Defiance (Mentioned only)
- King Shark (Mentioned only)
- Mutant prisoners (Mentioned only)
- Reverse-Flash (Mentioned only)
- Kare7 News (Mentioned only)
- Bonnie Chung (Mentioned only)
- Central City
- New Mexico
- San Francisco
Synopsis for "Blood of the Manta, Part One"
This story is reprinted from Teen Titans (Volume 6) #9.
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