"Brother's Keeper": Ocean Master reveals that he got his new powers from Neron, and those powers have one fatal catch: he must hold onto his staff at all times.
Aquaman (Volume 5) #19 is an issue of the series Aquaman (Volume 5) with a cover date of April, 1996. It was published on February 15, 1996.
Synopsis for "Brother's Keeper"
Ocean Master reveals that he got his new powers from Neron, and those powers have one fatal catch: he must hold onto his staff at all times.
In the ship, Orin buzzes a boatload of dolphin killers. Then he and Dolphin talk about her killing of the High Seer. Aquaman feels he can no longer trust her completely.
Atlan, in his sanctuary, is attacked by some unknown force, which he flees.
Aquaman and Dolphin land in the Himalayas, and Dolphin asks what Atlanteans are doing up here. Aquaman tells her that some early tribes migrated here and used science and sorcery to build themselves a home.
As the two climb to get to the city, Ocean Master snags them by Arthur's hook and line, and sends pain through it. Dolphin jumps and hangs on to a ledge, Aquaman goes up to fight Ocean Master. As they fight, OM triggers an avalanche, and Arthur saves Dolphin.
Strom tries to get into Arthur's ship and is punched out by someone he recognizes, who freezes him in place.
Arthur and Dolphin climb to the top, and meet the people of the city, who lead them in. When Arthur asks who is in charge, he receives a blast from OM's staff.
When he awakes, he is hanging over Dolphin, with two large boulders hanging from his feet. OM blasts away the supports, and Aquaman is put under intense strain. As OM is gloating, Arthur's ship blasts through the wall and frees Aquaman. At the wheel? Garth, formerly known as Aqualad.
Appearing in "Brother's Keeper"
- Trident of Orm
- Garth is sporting a new outfit, and a scar over his right eye. You can find out more about what happened to him in Showcase '96 #1.