Aquaman (2011) 9

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Aquaman #9 (2011)
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Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis
Title: The Others: Chapter Three
Cover Title: The Hunt for Black Manta!
Cover Date: Jul 2012
   
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Ivan Reis
Inker: Joe Prado, Oclair Albert and Andy Lanning
Letterer: Nick J. Napolitano
Colorist: Rod Reis
   
Cover Artist: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis
Assistant Editor: Sean Mackiewicz
Editor: Pat McCallum
AQUAMAN Created By Paul Norris
   
Ship Date: 23 May 2012
Order Code: MAR12 0166
Cover Price: $2.99
Page Count: 32 (20 story pages)
   
Character Appearances: Black Manta, Prisoner-of-War, Aquaman, Ya'wara, Mera, Dr. Shin
Reprints: Aquaman Volume 2: The Others
 

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Variant sketch cover

Preview Text

Aquaman and Ya'wara star in part three of the epic "The Other League!" More secrets are revealed about the team Aquaman belonged to before the Justice League! Plus: Mera learns a startling truth about Arthur's past from Shin.

Synopsis

Aquaman and Ya'wara fight off Manta's men then go to help Prisoner-of-War while Dr. Shin reveals all Arthur's secrets to Mera.

Summary

Manta enters the United States Army Health Center in Heidelberg, Germany, to find Prisoner-of-War. Manta surprises him, but Prisoner manages to get one of the manacles on his arm and escape out a window, using the abilities of other soldiers.

In the jungle, Aquaman and Ya'wara fight off Manta's men. Aquaman says he has signaled the Others.

Back in the States, Mera confronts Shin about his history with Aquaman. Shin says he was rescued by Tom Curry, Aquaman's father, after an expedition went wrong. Years later Curry brought Arthur to Shin to get help understanding Arthur's developing powers. Curry told Shin how Arthur came to be and Shin argued that he should go public with the knowledge that Atlantis exists. Curry cut Shin off, and Shin went public anyway but couldn't prove anything.

Desperate to salvage his credibility, Shin hired Black Manta to get a sample of Arthur's blood. In the fight, Tom Curry suffered a heart attack and died three days later. In revenge, Shin said that Arthur killed Manta's father.

Aquaman transports to Prisoner-of-War and faces off against Black Manta

Comments

This issue features a 1:25 B&W variant wraparound cover.

Massive info-dump in this issue on Aquaman's past, Shin's past and even Black Manta's past. What we haven't yet learned is how The Others fit into all of it.

Next: The Sin of Aquaman

Characters: Black Manta, Prisoner-of-War, Ya'wara, Dr. Shin, Tom Curry in flashback

Locations: Heidelberg Germany, Amazon Rainforest, Dr. Shin's home

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