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Aquaman #4 (Third Mini-Series)

Cover of Aquaman: Time and Tide #4

Aquaman (Mini 3) #4

Title: King Of The Sea, Time and Tide Part 4
Cover Date: March 1994

Writer: Peter David
Pencils: Kirk Jarvinen
Inks: Brad Vancata
Colors: Tom McCraw
Lettering: Dan Nakrosis
Asst. Editor: Eddie Berganza
Editor: Kevin Dooley
Cover: Kirk Jarvinen and Brad Vancata

Cover Price: $1.50


Aquaman relates his first meeting with Ocean Master. He was king of Poseidonis, had a happy wife and a new son. Garth and Tula were his wards and friends.

As he presents his son to the people, Ocean Master arrives. OM demands a fight to see who is King of the Oceans, but Aquaman won't fight, and tells the stranger he can take the mantle if he wants it, and suggests that he tour his kingdom. OM then makes his request more specific, he challenges Aquaman to a duel over Atlantis, and attacks. Aquaman easily defeats him, then lets him go.

Later that night, OM returns in a massive submarine and attacks the dome. Aqualad and Aquaman return the sub's torpedo, and then enter the sub through the hole it made. They are walking into a trap, however, and are quickly captured and hung upside-down my OM, who then begins to go on and on...

Orm tells Aquaman that he is the one who hurt Kako, and then says that his mother claimed Orm's real father was an undersea wizard. Aquaman, in anger, breaks free of his chains, and with Mera's help, escapes.

Aquaman, writing the memory in the Atlantis Chronicles, suddenly realizes that Orm is his half-brother.


Aquaman started his addition to the Atlantis Chronicles by calling his mother insane. As he sorts through his memories while writing them, though, he begins to realize just how true those words she wrote were. And it drives him into a deep depression, where he remains until his next series starts.


Rating: 9

Ties everything up together and sets up the next Aquaman series.

Review Date: 30 August 1997, by Laura Gjovaag