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Flashpoint

Immediately following the Brightest Day, the entire universe is twisted into a new form. In this universe, Aquaman is at war.

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Flashpoint 1

Chapter One of Five

Written by Geoff Johns, Art by Andy Kubert.

Shipped 11 May 2011, cover date Jul 2011

The Flash, Barry Allen, is asleep at his desk and awakes to a completely different world. One in which Wonder Woman and Aquaman are at war, and Atlantis has sunk all of Europe.

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Flashpoint 2

Chapter Two of Five

Written by Geoff Johns, Art by Andy Kubert.

Shipped 01 Jun 2011, cover date Aug 2011

Deathstroke, on a ship in the ocean with a crew of people we would recognize as villains, discovers that he's gone into Aquaman's territory, and is attacked by Aquaman and Ocean Master. In the meantime, Barry Allen begins to remember the past of this timeline, and realizes that Aquaman sank Europe a year ago in his war against Wonder Woman.

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Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint 1

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Despite the Previews solicit, this issue did not have Aquaman on the cover and featured very little new information about Aquaman inside.

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman 1

Emperor Aquaman: Part One

Written by Tony Bedard, Art by Ardian Syaf.

Shipped 08 Jun 2011, cover date Aug 2011

Eleven Months Ago: King Brion of Markovia is considering an alliance with Emperor Aquaman after the Amazons conquered the British Isles. His advisers object, saying that Aquaman had Diana's mother assassinated on their wedding day.

Ten Months Ago: King Brion is waiting for a rendezvous with Aquaman's emissary when he is attacked by Atlantean soldiers, then rescued by Mera. It's all a ploy to allow chief scientist Vulko to scan Brion while he is using his powers.

Eight Months Ago: Aquaman sinks Europe.

The Present: General Rodunn learns New Themyscira survived the deluge because of Tara Markov, King Brion's sister. He wants Emperor Aquaman's permission to assassinate Markov. Aquaman's troops prepare for war.

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Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies 1

Part One: The Arrangement

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, Art by Scott Clark.

Shipped 15 Jun 2011, cover date Aug 2011

Fourteen years ago, Arthur and Diana meet when Diana goes out to explore the oceans and is attacked by a baby Kraken. Arthur saves her, and they decide to marry to unite the Atlanteans with the Amazons. There is a bit of objection to the union on both sides, and an assassin manages to kill Queen Hippolyta as the ceremony starts. Garth discovers the assassin, the Amazon Artemis dressed in his own armor. He learns that she is allied with Orm before she defeats him and declares him the assassin. He is killed by Penthesilea before he can tell Arthur what really happened.

Flashpoint 3

Chapter Three of Five

Written by Geoff Johns, Art by Andy Kubert.

Shipped 06 Jul 2011, cover date Sep 2011

Pretty much no Aquaman in this one, except for on the variant cover and a mention on the first page.

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Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint 2

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Aquaman only shows up as background in this one, both inside and on the cover.

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman 2

Emperor Aquaman: Part Two

Written by Tony Bedard, Art by Vincente Cifuentes.

Shipped 13 Jul 2011, cover date Sep 2011

Aquaman sends Orm and Siren into Themyscira to kill Tara Markov. But they are interrupted by Penthesilea, who kills Siren. While Aquaman delays leaving, wanting to go and rescue his brother, Diana and her Furies arrive.

As a counter, Aquaman's origin in the Flashpoint universe is told. It diverges from his Silver Age origin when a pregnant Atlanna is dragged back to Atlantis by her father's troops. Aquaman is abandoned on Mercy Reef after his mother dies in childbirth and is raised by his father thanks to the sea life returning him to his father's home. At age thirteen, the Atlanteans return, killing Tom Curry and taking Arthur back to Atlantis to be king after his grandfather's death. Because Tom tried to protect him from the sea, denying him his heritage, and because he lost his father earlier, Arthur in this universe becomes a hard and brutal man.

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Flashpoint: Deathstroke and the Curse of the Ravager 2

Red Tide

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti, Art by Joe Bennett and Tony Shasteen.

Shipped 13 Jul 2011, cover date Sep 2011

As seen in the first issue of this mini and in Flashpoint #2, Aquaman and Orm have attacked Deathstroke and his ship. Aquaman kills a number of the crew (including drowning Clayface rather dramatically) but doesn't feel like finishing off the entire crew, and leaves.

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Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies 2

Part Two: The Sacrifice

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, Art by Augustin Padilla and Jose Aviles.

Shipped 20 Ju1 2011, cover date Sep 2011

Fourteen years ago, we see young Arthur and Diana making the choices that lead to them marrying, as Diana recovers in Atlantis.

One year ago, the Amazons hold a funeral while Arthur makes a show of force as he comes to explain himself and try to repair the damage the assassination has done. As he approaches Diana, before he can even speak, an attack starts on both parties. While Arthur continues to try to make peace, Diana slashes him across the face and the Amazons unleash the volcano under Themyscira to destroy it along with the Atlanteans.

Eight months ago, Aquaman is trying to decide whether or not to use his secret weapon, but Mera goes off with a troop of Atlanteans and attacks Diana just as she recruits Tara Markov. Diana beheads Mera and sends her body back to Arthur as a message. Aquaman uses his weapon to try to sink New Themyscira.

Flashpoint 4

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Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint 3

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Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman 3

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Flashpoint: Wonder Woman the the Furies 3

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Flashpoint 5

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