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Monday, October 15, 2012

Aquaman #16 January Solicit

(cover image by Eddy Barrows)


Written by GEOFF JOHNS
1:25 B&W Variant cover by
On sale JANUARY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “THRONE OF ATLANTIS” continues!
• Continuing from this month’s JUSTICE LEAGUE #16!
•Torn between Ocean Master and the League in this penultimate chapter of “Throne of Atlantis, Aquaman is pushed toward an impossible choice!
• The monstrous Trench are back — and they’re hungry!

And as a bonus with this months solicit info, we've got some words from writer Geoff Johns talking about Paul Pelletier's artistic style and a reader-friendly Throne of Atlantis checklist, both courtesy of DC Comics

"I've been a fan of Paul's for a long time now, his Hulk work was phenomenal and I'm anxious for everyone to see his work on Aquaman as we delve into the second year. Paul's bringing a sense of regal power to Arthur and Mera,” Johns said. “As we head into "Throne of Atlantis" we'll see the Justice League and Aquaman's relationship evolve when the team comes face-to-face with a mystery that explodes into an all-out war between land and sea. We've held off on Atlantis for awhile now, because Atlantis is a place of mystery. They aren't simply people that live underwater. Their society is extremely different from ours. Part throwback and almost part alien. They aren't what you expect. Especially, Aquaman's brother - Ocean Master. They've barely spent any time in our world. They don't understand it. And they don't understand why their former King would ever abandon Atlantis for the chaotic, war-torn surface world we call home. Paul's jumping into the deep end (Sorry! Trust me, aquatic puns just happen when you're working on this book.) with "Throne of Atlantis". Paul and Ivan Reis & Joe Prado tackle a story that goes from Smallville to Gotham to Atlantis to places yet explored in the sea, as the Justice League uncover a secret about Aquaman that no one, not even Arthur himself, knows."

Throne of Atlantis Checklist

Prelude to Throne of Atlantis: AQUAMAN #14

Throne of Atlantis Chapter 1: JUSTICE LEAGUE #15

Throne of Atlantis Chapter 2: AQUAMAN #15

Throne of Atlantis Chapter 3: JUSTICE LEAGUE #16

Throne of Atlantis Chapter 4: AQUAMAN #16

Throne of Atlantis Finale: JUSTICE LEAGUE #17

So what do you guys think? We'd love hear your comments regarding DC's bold choice of Pelletier as new series penciller, the fact that colorist extraordinaire Rod Reis is remaining on the title with Geoff Johns and your impressions of the upcoming Throne of Atlantis storyline!


Ryan said...

Def not a fan of those Barrow's covers and Pelletier's art can be widely inconsistent so will reserve judgement on that one.

That being said I am totes stoked for Throne of Atlantis, Johns is going to really show what Aquaman is made of with this one. Plus Ocean Master!!

Wings1295 said...

Myself, I am happy with it all. Sounds like a fun crossover and the art I have seen from Pelletier doesn't worry me. Aquaman is in good hands!

r duncan said...

I'm surprised something like this storyline wasn't done many years ago. This will keep my interest.

Designer Daddy said...
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Designer Daddy said...

What the heck is Cyborg doing underwater? I imagine he'd sink like a stone. (LOL Get it?)

Joe Slab said...

For those of you who are asking (we didn't feel the need to state this since we never reported otherwise) but Geoff Johns will continue to be the writer on Aquaman.

Joe Slab