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Justice League #17 (2011)
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Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis
Title: Throne of Atlantis: Chapter Five
Cover Title: A Watery Grave
Cover Date: Apr 2013
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Ivan Reis and Paul Pelletier
Inker: Joe Prado, Oclair Albert and Sean Parsons
Letterer: Nick J. Napolitano
Colorist: Rod Reis with Nathan Eyring
Cover Artist: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis
Variant Cover Artist: Steve Skroce and Alex Sinclair
Associate Editor: Katie Kubert
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Ship Date: 20 Feb 2013
Order Code: DEC12 0174
Cover Price: $3.99
Page Count: 40 (30 story pages)
Character Appearances: Dr. Shin, Wonder Woman, Superman, Cyborg, Aquaman, Batman, Mera, Vulko, Orm, The Trench
Reprints: Aquaman Volume 3: Throne of Atlantis; Justice League Volume 3: Throne of Atlantis

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Variant cover by Steve Skroce

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The epic, full-length conclusion to "Throne of Atlantis" hits as Aquaman and the League make a sinister discovery that changes both the outcome of the war and the future of the Justice League! What is The Grid - and what does it mean to expanding the Justice League?


Aquaman and the Justice League end the war, but Aquaman must become king again.


Arriving at the satellite, Aquaman blames himself for Vulko starting the war. The entire group goes to fight Orm, who is battling both the Trench and the Justice League reserves in Boston. As Orm is about to set off his bombs that will sink the city, Aquaman and his allies arrive.

Aquaman tells Orm that Vulko is behind the war and tries to get Orm to call off the Atlantean troops. Orm refuses, and the two battle. Atom disables one of Orm's bombs while Superman tosses the other into the sky, where it explodes. Orm tries to sink the city with his crown, but Mera stops the water and Zatanna freezes it. Aquaman defeats Orm and forces him to yield, taking the crown.

Vulko surrenders, then gives the scepter to Aquaman, saying that Atlantis requires Aquaman's leadership. Aquaman nearly lets the Trench eat Vulko, but instead sends them back into the ocean and has Vulko arrested. He turns Orm over to the surfacer authorities, much to Orm's terror.

Orm is sent to Belle Reve, while Aquaman reluctantly goes to take control in Atlantis. Mera refuses to go with him. The Justice League decides to open up recruitment.


Orm tells Aquaman that he took the throne so he could rescue Arthur from the surface world. In an earlier issue, Vulko said he thought Orm had killed his mother to take the throne. That makes the whole thing even more creepy.

Vulko enjoyed the show, watching Aquaman and Orm fight it out. He had no doubt of the winner and surrendered immediately upon being found by Batman.

Atom was quietly working away while everyone else was battling, disabling the bomb and trying to keep Hawkman alive. Zatanna also came in at a good moment to help Mera stop Orm from swamping Boston.

Dr. Shin, finally vindicated, refused to talk with the press. I'm sure he never wanted that sort of vindication anyway. Plus, Vulko beat him up. Shin's probably sick of getting pounded by now.

Characters: Dr. Shin, Wonder Woman, Superman, Cyborg, Batman, Vulko, Orm, The Trench, Atlantean army, Black Lightning, Element Woman, Atom, Vixen, Zatanna, Black Canary, Firestorm, Hawkman

Locations: JL Satellite, Boston, the lighthouse at Amnesty Bay


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