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This Just Happened: The First Villain Fights Back

This Just Happened: The First Villain Fights Back

By Alex Nagorski Friday, September 13th, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read AQUAMAN #23.1: BLACK MANTA yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

Black Manta has had one objective: Kill Aquaman. Robbed of this closure when the Crime Syndicate broke through from Earth 3 and defeated the Justice League, Manta is forced to focus that rage on something else. After the injustice of being deprived his personal vengeance against Aquaman, Manta seems to be the first villain to have a vendetta against the Crime Syndicate.

“Every villain in the DC Universe wants something different and not all of them want to rule the world. Or at least, not all of them want to rule the world in the way the Crime Syndicate do," Geoff Johns recently told IGN.

Armed with Aquaman’s trident, can Black Manta prevail in his war against the Crime Syndicate? What other villains will turn against the tide and fight back? And what will the repercussions be across the DC Universe? Find out in the coming months in the pages of FOREVER EVIL.

From the creative team of Geoff Johns, Tony Bedard, and Claude St. Aubin, AQUAMAN #23.1: BLACK MANTA is in stores now.