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Aquaman #14 (2011)
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis
Title: Throne of Atlantis: Prelude
Cover Title: Throne of Atlantis Prelude
Cover Date: Jan 2013
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Pete Woods and Pere Perez
Inker: Marlo Alquiza, Ruy Jose, Sean Parsons, Pere Perez and Cam Smith
Letterer: Dezi Sienty
Colorist: Tony Avina
Cover Artist: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis
Associate Editor: Chris Conroy
Assistant Editor: Kate Stewart
Editor: Pat McCallum
AQUAMAN Created By Paul Norris
Ship Date: 28 Nov 2012
Order Code: SEP12 0141
Cover Price: $2.99
Page Count: 32 (20 story pages)
Character Appearances: Aquaman, Orm, Black Manta, Amanda Waller, Vulko
Reprints: Aquaman Volume 3: Throne of Atlantis

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Variant sketch cover

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In the aftermath of "The Others," who lives and who dies? And what is the fate of the Atlantean relics?


Aquaman confronts his brother, the King of Atlantis, about the Scepter.


In 1820 a ship on the Atlantic, the U.S.S. Essex, attacks an Atlantean. The Captain of the ship states that he killed a "sea hag" and that the Atlantean, who looks a lot like Aquaman, then took the Captain's eye in revenge. The ship is surrounded by Atlanteans just as the Captain prepares to kill his captive.

Aquaman requests an audience with his brother Orm, the king of Atlantis.

At Belle Reve, Black Manta turns down the opportunity to join the Suicide Squad.

Meeting in secret at the wreck of the U.S.S. Essex, Aquaman confronts his brother over the Scepter of the Dead King. Orm claims to know nothing about it. Orm talks about the wreck of the Essex and what the Atlanteans did to the crew. He notes that Atlanteans could sink every surfacer ship they wanted to, then he leaves.

In Norway, Vulko is alerted to a dead Atlantean on the beach, and dives into the water.

Somewhere in the mid-Atlantic, someone uses the Scepter of the Dead King to free the Trench.


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

In his throne room, Orm orders people who are making threats against a purple-eyed boy named Garth to be put on trial after Garth is returned to his mother. So, there's Aqualad...

Characters: The captain of the U.S.S. Essex, seaman Kennit, Aquaman's great-grandfather, Orm, Black Manta, Amanda Waller, Vulko, the Trench

Locations: U.S.S. Essex in the Atlantic, Amnesty Bay Maine, Atlantis, Belle Reve Prison, Norway, Mid-Atlantic Trench


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