Showing posts with label Dan Abnett. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dan Abnett. 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, March 7, 2017

Titans – The Return of Wally West | Comics

When "Flashpoint" wave caused the creation of the reality of Prime Earth, speedster Wally West was missing from that timeline and Barry Allen was the one the world came to know as The Flash. Since, Wally has recently resurfaced from beyond the Speed-Force and with help from Barry Allen, has established his anchor to Prime Earth.

Donning a new red costume, Wally now goes looking for his friends, The Titans but the world that he knew has forgotten him long ago. Back at their old hangout, Wally is confronted by his old friend Dick Grayson AKA Nightwing, only to be tased by lightning upon touching him, which also restores his memory about Wally.

Rest of the gang he used to hang out with; Arsenal, Donna Troy, Omen and Tempest also arrived thinking Nightwing was in trouble and soon takes their shot on Wally and everyone's memory is eventually restored with the spark of his Speed Force, re-uniting the happy family of Titans once again.

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Titans – The Return of Wally West | Comics

As Lilith Clay looked inside Wally's mind, she found a powerful thought in his mind, the name of Linda Park, whom he knew before all of these. Omen also unknowingly awakened another mind from within Wally's consciousness, currently residing in Keystone City.

A lousy magician named Mister Hocus Pocus, who suddenly started yelling in pain and transformed into Abra Kadabra, a villain who is obsessed with Wally West. Meanwhile, reporter Linda Park arrives at Keystone City looking for a fresh scoop and find out a crowd appeared out of nowhere, resembling to The Titans but only younger and in their old outfits.

She even confronted the Kid Flash among them about if he knows her, to which he denies as he was just born without any memories. Soon, the real Titans reach to the scene to confront their evil counterparts created by Abra Kadabra.

The magical reproductions of the original Titans seem to have outmatched the real team a bit but eventually got taken down. The puppet Lilith Clay figures out that Linda Park from the audience is very special to Abra Kadabra's arch-nemesis Wally West but he thinks that's impossible according to the history. However, the villain then abducts Linda Park in his twisted revenge scheme against Wally West and gave him only an hour to save her life.

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Revenge of Kadabra

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Titans – The Return of Wally West

With a new wave of change, "DC Rebirth" has started unfolding many unresolved mysteries and providing long-awaited answers. "The Return of Wally West" storyline ran side by side with The Flash story-arc "Lightning Strikes Twice" and takes place to the third ongoing monthly series of "Titans", which is scripted by writer Dan Abnett (Ghostbusters, The Authority) and illustrated by artist Brett Booth (Justice League of America, Teen Titans – New 52), collecting issues #01-06 and Titans: Rebirth one-shot.

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Wally's Last Run

The story sheds light on the reality altering events of DC Universe, as Flash's old enemy Abra Kadabra is back again with his bag full of tricks and it is revealed that he made his arch-nemesis disappear from reality.

Though he was responsible for Wally's disappearance, he has nothing to do with reality manipulation of Prime Earth, since he isn't that powerful. However, Abra Kadabra is still aware of a "Presence" that was actually responsible for that. This probably is a nod to the "Watchmen" connection, which will be more detailed in the upcoming "Made in Manhattan" storyline.
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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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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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