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The critically-acclaimed adventures of Aquaman continue with “DEATH OF A KING.” Unfolding out of the events of “THRONE OF ATLANTIS” comes a mystery that sends Aquaman to the ends of the Earth to solve an ancient murder—one that will reveal a horrific truth about Arthur Curry and threaten those closest to him today. Plus, Mera has a quest of her own involving a long-forgotten adversary of Aquaman.

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In Antarctic, the Dead King arises, and meanwhile Aquaman, along with Murk and some other Atlantis soldiers go about retrieving lost/stolen Atlantis weapons from surface dwellers. When Aquaman returns to Atlantis he has a talk with Tula about her brother fate. He then talks to Vulko who tells him that The Scavenger is behind the missing Atlantis weapons.

Unknown to Aquaman, Tula and Murk are planning on rescuing Orm from the surface world prison, The Scavenger is planning on attack an Atlantis convoy, and Mera has been arrested by the Amnesty Bay Police. Mera attempts to escape but Officer Watkins talks her into staying, but then Mera and the police are attacked by The Dead King.

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The Weapons Dealer 0

The GoodIn this issue, Aquaman and the Atlantean army are reclaiming and disposing of all the lost Atantean firearms around the seven seas, the ones that haven't made it to the surface yet to be specific. Knowing that there are air-breathing pirates stealing the Atlantean weaponry and selling them at the highest prices possible to meet their personal satisfactions, Arthur will have to act fast before the firearms fall into the wrong hands. However, the weapons dealer is already distributing them...

14 out of 14 found this review helpful.

Allegiances 0

As everyone else has stated by now, it appears Aquaman's had time to shave since the last issue. Now this could be brushed aside as an aesthetic choice or perhaps fanboys craving the bearded badass of the 90's; but there's more to it than that, honestly. The problem with the loss of his stubble is that it implies he's had time to relax. He was stressed out last issue, and he's clearly still dealing with a lot, and the unshaven look is always a good representation of the onset of stress, and that...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Not the King they need 0

Throne of Atlantis is over and even though it had some really awesome splash pages it was average and didn't serve almost no purpose for it to be that big.It didn't affect the League that much and it was for Arthur only.He became the king and so far,for these two issues that have passed the Atlanteans are bowing before their king but they aren't taking him that serious.After Arthur became the king of Atlantis somehow the stories just became cliche and didn't have that good feel as the last issu...

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