Showing posts with label Black Manta. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Black Manta. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Aquaman – Black Manta Rising | Comics

Previously, Black Manta attempted to publicly discredit Aquaman, when the King of Atlantis welcomed personnel from all over the world in Spindrift Station embassy. Manta is eventually subdued after a fight and taken into custody but was rescued by an unknown third party.

It was a secret global terrorism cell called N.E.M.O. who rescued him to use him as their pawn against Atlantis but he slays the Fisher King and immediately assumes control over N.E.M.O.

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Aquaman – Black Manta Rising | Comics

With under-boss Black Jack at his side, Manta plans on his scheme of destruction against Arthur Curry and everything he cares for. Meanwhile, Aquaman returns to his kingdom after he had a scuffle with American government as a result of a serious misunderstanding and all his loyal servants awaits their king.

As Arthur was already thinking about Superman warning him to sorting things out, Elder Koah approaches him about Mera of Xebel, who has to undergo traditional rituals if she is to marry him, which angers Arthur but Mera agrees to do so anyway.

When learning of a apocalyptic prophecy from Widowhood, Mera comes to an inner conflict whether to marry her love. The surface world is attacked again by Atlantean force and Arthur suspects the involvement of The Deluge but Corum Rath believes otherwise.

N.E.M.O. secretly orchestrated the release of the monstrous Shaggy Man who laid waste of Atlantis and heavily bruised Arthur before he took care of him. Things went so bad this time that the entire Justice League came looking for Aquaman in his kingdom.

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Unstoppable Shaggy Man

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Aquaman – Black Manta Rising

Following the first story-arc 'The Drowning' from DC Rebirth wave, DC Comics presents the second storyline from eighth monthly volume of Aquaman that collects issues #07-12 from the monthly series.

Writer Dan Abnett (Annihilation – Conquest, Annihilation – Nova) who helmed the previous story also plotted this one with aid from artists Brad Walker (Action Comics – At the End of Days, Action Comics – Bulletproof), Phil Briones (New Suicide Squad – Monsters, New Suicide Squad – Pure Insanity) and Scot Eaton (Swamp Thing, Black Panther).

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A League of His Own

Though the title of the story has the name of Aquaman's life-long arch-enemy Black Manta, he actually manipulated the entire plot from beyond the reach. Aside from Aquaman and Mera, the story features appearance of Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman in particular.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Aquaman – The Drowning | Comics

Two-third of the entire world's surface is covered in oceans and someone who claims to rule it as a King is clearly no insignificant man. Arthur Curry; King of Atlantis, also known as Aquaman to the rest of the planet is that man. Being a descendant from the surface world who rules the oceans often throws him into internal conflict with his priority and responsibilities.

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Aquaman – The Drowning | Comics

However, he takes this royal burden and carries it out at the end with love and support from his beloved fiancé Mera. Aquaman responds to the news of an attack on eastern seaboard city by the Atlantean terrorist organization called The Deluge while Mera assists him from Atlantean embassy Spindrift. Arthur soon takes down their leader Corum Rath and his followers, saving the day by foiling their evil plan.

Aquaman and Mera enjoys a meal together and spends the night in Curry Lighthouse before the day they build a bridge between the dwellers of land and the sea. Next day, Spindrift Station on Atlantean dry land embassy welcomes reporters and liaisons from across the globe. In disguise of a Daily Planet reporter Ray Delane, Black Manta infiltrates the facility and causes some massive explosion.

He shoots Mera down when Aquaman was looking for him. Still seeking vengeance over Arthur for killing his father, Manta engages him in a fierce battle but ultimately lose. Manta is captured and taken into custody but is abducted en route by the agents of N.E.M.O.

The situation gets politically complicated and the world turned on Aquaman and Atlantis. It started with the U. S. government revoking the Atlanteans embassy on their soil and not letting them enter. Arthur and Mera tries to meet the president but instead he was arrested for a crime that The Deluge committed in the name of Atlantis. It all gets out of the hand to a point that a certain Man of Steel is forced to intervene and take matters into his own hands.

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After The Deluge

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Aquaman – The Drowning

As DC Rebirth mania hits the world and your favorite characters are brought back by DC Comics to the current continuity, the King of seven seas has returned to take his rightful place in the world. "The Drowning" is the first chapter of the Aquaman eighth monthly ongoing volume and it collects issues #01-06 from the series as well as the one-shot Aquaman: Rebirth issue. "The Drowning" brings popular series-villain and former Suicide Squad member Black Manta and his turn to a new direction that will lead us to future conflicts.

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The Executive Sanction

The story features the work of writer Dan Abnett (Annihilation – Conquest, Annihilation – Nova) and artists Brad Walker (Action Comics – At the End of Days, Action Comics – Bulletproof), Phil Briones (New Suicide Squad – Monsters, New Suicide Squad – Pure Insanity) and Scot Eaton (Swamp Thing, Black Panther) and is concluded to the next arc "Black Manta Rising".
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Deathstroke – Suicide Run | Comics

Harley Quinn lures Deathstroke to Belle Reve and mae him fight the Suicide Squad, Lex Luthor's army of Bizarros to Red Hood.

Slade Wilson was tasked to kill a rogue Titan, Lapetus and gave up his eye as a part of a blood-sacrifice for his action (God Killer). He was training on Danger Island afterwards when his host Victor Ruiz brings him the news about his estranged daughter Rose Wilson, who is gunned down at her home before he could even react to it.

A furious Deathstroke immediately rushes to the spot only to find out it was another girl at his daughter's place with a message on her body that led Slade to believe it a handiwork of Joker's lunatic girlfriend; Harley Quinn, who previously made a deal with him for killing her "Boss" Amanda Waller; director of Suicide Squad.

So, arming himself up to infiltrate Belle Reve, Slade drops an EMP charge over the facility that severed all communications and unlocked all inmates. As guards were trying their best to keep the deranged inmates into their cells, he quietly drops inside.

While Task Force X member Captain Boomerang, Parasite and many other were taking out the guards; Harley Quinn was trying to make an escape out of this loony bin. Deathstroke grabs her from behind, asking about playing decoy with his daughter and got surrounded by other inmates, whom these two easily beat down to submission.

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Deathstroke – Suicide Run | Comics

Then another assassin Deadshot showed up there with a vendetta from their previous encounter on Russia (Pure Insanity). Their fight is briefly stalled when Slade explains his reason to be here is to find Rose but Harley tries to re-engage them to save herself.

They are soon interrupted as Deathstroke is quickly pulled to the aquatic block by Black Manta, who also wants to get back at him. Apparently, Manta too has a grudge over him regarding the last time they ran into each other and takes him down under.

At Waller's office, reptilian villain Snakebite shows up during the breakout and he cornered her after quickly killing off her bodyguards. All situations came under control when Internal Forces came to rescue shortly and have Manta diving back to water while Slade heads straight to Waller's office with Harley to finish his work.

There they find out corpse of her security personnel and presumed that she is dead already, whereas Snakebite is actually keeping the director hostage within Belle Reve compound. With a timely assist from Catwoman, they two fights their way out of armed guards.

More convicts approaches there seeing a chance to exact their vengeance on Waller and these three takes them all down before finally meeting the psycho snake man, with whom Deathstroke had a brief tussle with. Snakebite engages in a fight with Slade who ended up being poisoned by his venomous opponent but forcing him to flee.

Slade chases another lead for Rose at LexCorp that involves him standing against Mercy Graves, a Lex Luthor Robot and an army of Bizarros. Then he gets into a showdown with Red Hood, which led him to a man from his past trying to ruin him.

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Assault on The Wall

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Deathstroke – Suicide Run

Running on third ongoing volume, "Suicide Run" is the third story arc from Deathstroke monthly series, collecting issues #11-16. A part of The New 52 timeline, the story is plotted by writer James Bonny and Tony Daniel (Batman, Teen Titans), while arts were done by penciller Tyler Kirkham (The Darkness, Tomb Raider) back in 2015 for DC Comics.

Special guest appearance of Catwoman and Red Hood was truly a refreshing experience altogether even though it only mattered momentarily when they showed up as well as an antagonist from Slade's past, who wants to see him dead after tormenting him enough.

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Stingers of Snakebite

A pattern is formed from the very first arc of this series; "Gods of War" and then it subtly continued throughout the entire time as other development progressed along and Deathstroke eventually went toe to toe with members of the infamous Suicide Squad at one point, with whom he shares not so pleasant history after all.

Minor hints toward other ongoing stories of DC Universe such as "Robin – Son of Batman – Year of Blood" and previous issues from "God Killer" storyline were given in plot details as reference. Both the series and Slade's chronicles will be concluded within the next arc titled "Family Business" where all stakes will go sky high for him.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Forever Evil | Comics

When a paradox of timeline is created by The Flash known as "Flashpoint" that changed the entire landscape of reality and the weakened barrier of the Multiverse allowed Darkseid of Apokolips to came to invade Earth with his Parademon army (Justice League – Origin), only to be halted by the super-heroes of the world, who later formed the Justice League. The impact of that battle created a rift in dimension barriers and The Outsider from Earth 3 managed to enter the reality of Prime Earth.

All of the above led to "Trinity War", which was jump-started by the mysterious Pandora in her attempt to open the Pandora's Box by Superman and the aftermath of which revealed the significance of all these happenings. There was a fight of the all three teams of the Justice Leagues regarding the fate of Pandora's Box, which led the Crime Syndicate consisting Atomica, Deathstorm, Grid, Johnny Quick, Owlman, Power Ring, Superwoman and Ultraman from Earth 3 to come to this world and take over.

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Forever Evil | Comics

After imprisoning the Justice League inside the Firestorm Matrix and then freeing all super-villains from their captivity in Iron Heights and Belle Reve Penitentiary, the Syndicate offered them to join their cause or perish otherwise. Upon denying and having doubt on their authenticity, a second-string villain Monocle was executed. They even managed to capture the vigilante hero Nightwing and revealed his secret identity to the world as Dick Grayson. At this shocking revelation, Batgirl and the rest of the members of Teen Titans are very surprised.

As Lex Luthor got out of prison recently, he was heading to LexCorp and meets Ultraman, whom he thought Superman at first, but he quickly dismisses the idea when he witnessed him grinding Kryptonite and snorting it. Ultraman also blocked the sun to create an eclipse and Luthor decides to stop them since there is no Justice League to do so. He wakes up his unfinished experimental Superman clone named Subject B-Zero to assist him in doing so while he suits up in his Warsuit.

Batman and Catwoman survived the initial onslaught of the Crime Syndicate and brought the remains of Victor Stone's body to S.T.A.R. Labs. Superwoman informs Ultraman about Owlman's plan to betray them, whereas she holds one more secret of her own. Eventually Luthor finds Black Adam, Black Manta, Captain Cold, Deathstroke and Sinestro to form his Injustice League to save the day from greater evil!

For more information on Forever Evil crossover event, you can check out these links below.

Forever Evil (Comics) Wikipedia

Forever Evil (Comics) DC Wikia

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Secret Society of Crime Syndicate

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Justice League of America – Survivors of Evil

Following the crisis of Pandora's Box, the teams of Justice League, Justice League of America and Justice League Dark goes down fighting each other. From the beginning of The New 52, every event has tied their knots in 2014's "Forever Evil", which is a sequel of "Trinity War" from DC Comics on the same year. There is a connected panel in the core-story depicting all of Secret Society of Super-Villains members assembled was actually an homage to Crisis on Infinite Earths event by the artist of the core limited series.

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Evil Shall Prevail

The plot is taken over by writer Geoff Johns (Final Crisis – Legion of Three Worlds, Final Crisis – Rogues' Revenge) and artist David Finch (Aphrodite IX, Cyberforce), while writers Brian Buccellato (The Flash – Move Forward, The Flash – Rogues Revolution) and Peter Tomasi (Batman – Arkham Knight, Black Adam – The Dark Age) teamed up with artists Philip Tan (Green Lantern, Spawn), Patrick Zircher (Green Arrow – New 52, Suicide Squad – New 52) and Scot Eaton (Black Panther, Doomwar) for the tie-in stories. The events of "Forever Evil" makes path for upcoming storyline '"Darkseid War" of monumental importance for the Prime Earth.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Aquaman – New 52 | Comics

Arthur Curry is mostly known as Aquaman, who is the half-Human and half-Atlantean ruler of Atlantis. This royal adventurer serves the best interest of Atlantis along with his partner princess Mera of Xebel. He was banished by his own people after a certain time of him acting as their king. So, he and Mera moved to Boston, where they gained a much positive standing than they had in Atlantis.

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Aquaman – New 52 | Comics

They both also took a stand against The Trench; a carnivorous underwater species, who were constantly attacking the city. When Darkseid; the evil god of Apokolips reached earth with his army of Parademons, the heroes of earth were trying to protect it against the odds (Justice League – Origin).

Aquaman then showed up at the scene of conflict and turned the tides of the entire battle against the Apokoliptian invading force. He then joined Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman in help saving the day. Afterwards, they all band together to form the Justice League and fought the villainous David Graves (Justice League – The Villain's Journey).

Arthur and Mera give a chase to Black Manta following his stealing of an Artifacts of Atlantis. Then the team "The Others" was formed with six individuals each possessing an Atlantean relic. A conspiracy made Aquaman to declare war on the surface world which he and the Justice League then tackled together (Justice League – Throne of Atlantis). Arthur then faced the Dead King to rescue Mera from his clutches upon settling Atlantean civil war.

For more information on Aquaman – New 52 comics series, you can check out the links below.

Aquaman – The New 52 (Comics) Wikipedia

Aquaman – The New 52 (Comics) DC Wikia

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Emperor Aquaman of Atlantis

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Aquaman and the Others – Legacy of Gold

As the “Flashpoint” crossover erases and replaced the former New Earth continuity of reality, Aquaman also received a new and re-imagined origin of his own in the Prime Earth continuation of The New 52. The character that Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris have created starts his New 52 era of publishing in 2011 from DC Comics.

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Aquaman Takes Charge

Aquaman continues appearing on his own monthly ongoing titles written by Geoff Johns (Flash – Rebirth, Green Lantern – Rebirth) and drawn by Ivan Reis (Blackest Night, Sinestro Corps War) as well as on the pages of the ongoing Justice League series. A film adaptation of The New 52 incarnation is to appear first time on the 2016 live action movie “Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice”, portrayed by Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones).
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