Aquaman (3) #8
Title: Elemental, My Dear Aquaman
Cover Title: -none-
Cover Date: April 1995
Writer: Peter David
Pencils: Marty Egeland and Casey Jones
Inks: Howard Shum
Colors: Tom McCraw
Lettering: Dan Nakrosis
Asst. Editor: Eddie Berganza
Editor: Kevin Dooley
Cover: Marty Egeland and Scott Hanna
Cover Price: $1.50
Note: Deep Six Created by Jack Kirby
Corona is awake, and angry. She takes revenge on the Deep Six, while Aquaman, Koryak, and Dolphin fight to stay alive.
Garth is killed by the flesh-eating water.
Aquaman stops Kako from killing the remains of the Deep Six, and they escape through a boom tube. Corona's fury turns on Arthur.
Back in Poseidonis, Vulko theorizes that something is trying to push it's way out, underneath the city.
Arthur leads Corona away from Koryak and Dolphin, but in vain, as they follow to help him. Dolphin points out a huge wave, headed for Corona, that turns out to be Naiad, the water elemental. She's come to destroy Corona, because of the taint of Darkseid's minions.
Koryak disperses Naiad, buying the trio some time, then Arthur talks with Naiad about Corona. He claims that Corona's anger is because of him, and urges Corona to kill him. Instead, she punches him and Naiad and Corona go off to learn and teach, leaving only a rainbow as a farewell.
The villagers reaction to Corona is mixed, but there's at least one wise person among them.
Remember what those Dolphins said about Poseidonis? About there being something bad there? Hmmm, and now something is trying to push it's way out.
Corona melts Aquaman's harpoon quite completely.
"It's my worst nightmare...Water with an attitude."
And Garth... poor Garth...
No letter col in this one.
The attentive reader will note that this issue marks the creation of a new fire elemental for Earth. What happened to the old guy? Well, seems he's become more of a cosmic fire elemental than simply an Earth one... but I'm getting it second-hand, maybe somebody else could explain it better. Contrary to some comments, Peter David did do his research on this one.