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Black Manta returns!

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AQUAMAN #1

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy

"THE DROWNING" chapter one

Black Manta returns, and as Aquaman attempts to broker lasting peace between Atlantis and the surface world, his greatest foe engineers a plan to destroy everything and everyone the undersea hero loves.

THEY SAID IT: "I'm excited to draw a vast undersea world with all the visual flourishes of fantasy and science fiction that it affords," says artist Brad Walker. "I've done so much work in outer space-based comics, and I love the freedom that affords."

Item Code: APR160294In Shops: 6/22/2016SRP: $2.99

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Posted By lagozzino

Maybe an odd criticism, but I don't think the colouring suits the pencils.

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Posted By the_stegman

Aquaman is so lucky to wake up to pants less Mera every day.

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Posted By knightofthechronicle

@lagozzino: I feel the same sometimes. At some points it seems odd, like a little too pale

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Posted By Farkam

nice

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Posted By apokos7

Probably next week's most anticipated book.

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Posted By Khatanao

Why are this week's issues marked "#1" too ?

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Edited By TheExile285

I really like the art.

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Posted By TheExile285

@khatanao: because the Rebirth issues were just oneshots.

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Posted By Soldy

Art is really good.

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Posted By TheExile285

@khatanao: Yep. You can think of most of them as prologues for the main series that are coming out.

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Edited By dondave

I hope they don't turn Ocean Master into a straight up villain. He's only been trying to protect his home.

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Posted By Kid_jakeriv

@dondave said:

I hope they don't turn Ocean Master into a straight up villain. He's only been trying to protect his home.

this

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Posted By mechhead42

when did Aquaman turn into a frackin model?!?!

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Posted By CookieVonDoom

For some reason I thought of this the second I read your comment.

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Poor Orm.

@dondave said:

I hope they don't turn Ocean Master into a straight up villain. He's only been trying to protect his home.

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Posted By CaptainHoopla

Not a fan of the art.

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Posted By Mooty_Pass

I LOVE the art and it's LOOKS AWESOME.

Can't wait to get this.

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Posted By Tattacus

Never read an Aquaman book until Rebirth, which I liked. And I like Manta from New Suicide Squad so I'll be getting this.

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Posted By darknightspideyfanboy

Nice

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Posted By Lvenger

Glad to see other non American supporting characters around, sometimes the Big Two can forgot there's more to the world than just American characters and super powered beings.

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Posted By EcstaticGrace

Need more Swatt thought the character was interesting with introduction and I think it would be cool to see more of him alongside The Drift.

As far as the art I'm really digging the landscape and the cars and stuff like that. Normally don't pay much attention to that stuff but n it looks good.

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Posted By JTMac005

Why is Aquaman's chin so concave? Still looks decent.

Geoff Johns and Ivan reis set the bar so high for what I want from an aquaman book...

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Posted By TheExile285

@dondave said:

I hope they don't turn Ocean Master into a straight up villain. He's only been trying to protect his home.

this

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Posted By EcstaticGrace

Might be a error on my part but I thought Amnesty Bay was in Maine?

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Posted By SP4RT4N

Aquaman is one of the must buys. Art's still taking a little getting used to. And I never cared for putting Arthur's relationship with Mera center stage, but we'll see how this plays out.

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Posted By UltimatePower6

Cool! Okay, so in the Rebirth special Black Manta said something about his father dying, now was that the real Black Manta and this is a new one, or was that supposed to be someone else? Also, was this addressed at the end of New 52s Aquaman?

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Posted By superior_prime_maybe

So Atlantis is being friendly? Nice! I'd love a storyline other than 'land dwellers suck'

Also, I like the art. Better than the rebirth issue.

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Edited By vinomonster

@ecstaticgrace: Abnett must have retconned it.

@ultimatepower6: Arthur killed Black Manta's Father during his origin story.

@mechhead42: Ever since Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis' run.

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OT: I really loved the one shot, the art is slowly growing on me.. at long last lol. Abnett is killing in storywise. More Tula and Garth please.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

Looking forward to this

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Posted By Epyon007

I'm really getting this because Dan Abnett is writing it. JL 51 and Titans Rebirth were fantastic this week!

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Edited By Zoch81

looks good can't wait.

@dondave said:

I hope they don't turn Orm into a straight up villain. He's only been trying to protect his home and his people.

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Posted By Sparky32

@kid_jakeriv: For real. Ocean Master could be such a complex, interesting character if they would just develop him a bit more, instead of relegating him to two-dimensional villain status.

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Posted By deactivated-5c1d15b8899b0

Cool! Okay, so in the Rebirth special Black Manta said something about his father dying, now was that the real Black Manta and this is a new one, or was that supposed to be someone else? Also, was this addressed at the end of New 52s Aquaman?

They're the same Black Manta

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Posted By HighAccuser

I'm a fan of Abnetts work so I'll be reading this