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Aquaman #25 (2011)
Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons
Title: Death of a King Chapter Seven: Baptism of Fire
Cover Title: The Epic Finale of Death of a King
Cover Date: Jan 2014
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Paul Pelletier
Inker: Sean Parsons
Letterer: Dezi Sienty
Colorist: Rod Reis
Cover Artist: Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons and Rod Reis
Variant Cover Artist: Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons (sketch)
Associate Editor: Chris Conroy
Editor: Matt Idelson (Group Editor)
AQUAMAN Created By Paul Norris
Ship Date: 27 Nov 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
Page Count: 40 (30 story pages)
Character Appearances: Aquaman, Vulko, the Trench, the Dead King (Atlan), Nereus, Mera, Tula, Orm
Reprints: Aquaman Volume 4: Death of a King

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Variant sketch cover

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The Extra-Sized conclusion to "Death of a King"! Aquaman now knows the true responsibility that comes with being King of Atlantis. But that means he and Mera face a difficult choice—one that could destroy the love that's defined their lives! Villains become allies, friends become enemies, and the scope of Aquaman's undersea world grows bigger than ever!


Aquaman takes back Atlantis from the Dead King, freeing his people.


Aquaman and Vulko retrieve the Atlantean Scepter, then travel to the trench to get some allies.

The Dead King has had Nereus searching for the lost kingdoms of Atlantis, but Nereus cannot find them. Mera is a prisoner, as are most Atlanteans. Then Aquaman arrives, leading the Trench, and frees Mera. Aquaman opens the prisons as well, freeing Tula, Swatt and Murk, who evidently returned to try to help. Then Aquaman faces off against the Dead King.

The two have an epic battle, including Aquaman stopping the Dead King from destroying the city again with the scepter, although it does manage to crack the ocean floor. Aquaman forces the Dead King into one of the fiery cracks and melts the scepter along with the Dead King.

Nereus and his men flee Atlantis and Aquaman takes over again as king. Mera at first refuses to stay, then decides she loves Arthur too much to abandon him.

Meanwhile, outside of Belle Reve, Orm is living a comfortable surfacer life when Nereus finds him and insists he come to gather the seven kings of Atlantis to rule the world.


This issue features a 1:25 B&W variant cover by Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons.

Lots of talking in this despite lots of fighting.

Orm, who was terrified of the surface, isn't sure he wants to go back to Atlantis.

Characters: Vulko; the Trench; the Dead King (Atlan); Nereus; Tula; Swatt; Murk; Jennifer; Erin; Orm

Locations: A shipwreck off the coast of Spain; Atlantis; Amnesty Bay; Holly Beach, Louisiana


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