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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Aquaman (Vol.6) #23 - Aug. 1996

"Deep Trouble" by Peter David, Marty Egeland, Derec Aucoin, and Howard Shum.

In Washington, Ambassador Shaxak not only meets with the President, but also with Senator Perkins...Senator Neptune Perkins, former superhero!

Meanwhile, Aquaman, Aqualad, and Dolphin have made their way to Tritonis, only to find it...destroyed!:
They help rescue some of the citizens of Tritonis, left crucified by Kordax and his army (which includes Aquaman's son, Koryak). They head for the heart of the city, where they find who they're looking for:
Kordax offers a duel--but one between Aqualad and Koryak. Aquaman and Aqualad agree, and within moments Garth has knocked Koryak out!

Aquaman tries to get his son to break free of Kordax's mental control, but Kordax stops him. Aquaman then emits a telepathic blast so powerful ever single Atlantean on the planet can feel it. Kordax threatens that if he doesn't knock it off, Aquaman's attempt at wresting control with leave them all mindless vegetables.

Aquaman relents, and Kordax offers up one hostage back to the Sea King. They leave, and Kordax says they day of reckoning is coming soon.

After a talk with Garth, Aquaman helps out Dane Dorrance of the Sea Devils, whose ship is currently stuck in the ocean bed:
Also there is Power Girl, whom Aquaman called in to help. They all meet inside a half-destroyed building at the edge of Tritonis, and assembled is a powerful group to fight off Kordax: Atlan, the new guardian of Hy-Brasil, Arion, Aqualad, Tsunami, Nuada, Dolphin, in addition to Power Girl and the Sea Devils.

Arion wonders why Aquaman is in charge, leading Arthur to make a quick, concise case, ending with:
...to be continued!

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