Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS! Tempest returns! And how will his arrival affect the Titans? The last page not only answers this question, but will have fans buzzing.
Tempest is then seen swimming in Atlantis, remembering the destruction that had happened to Atlantis. Tempest then realizes that his wife and child died through this, he then goes to bury them. When Garth finally buries his wife and child he thinks back on his life, when he was first born with his purple eyes and was outcast, when he became Aqualad at Arthur's side, when he ventured to the surface world and found a family with the Teen Titans, when he fell in love with Tula, his first love, only to have her taken from him. Then while still standing over the graves his Uncle Slizzath shows up, saying bad things of his dead wife. Garth then attacks him, which is what Slizzath wants, making sure Garth won't stop, and before he dies he says
"The dead shall rise and I will be on the winning side", then Garth passes out. When Garth wakes up he is in the royal palace. Tempest is then told that the queen is not doing her duties and he should be the king of Atlantis. He then goes to see Dick Grayson, someone who has fell into the shoes of his mentor, then goes back to Atlantis and looks like has taken the role as King of Atlantis.