SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read JUSTICE LEAGUE #16 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoiler alerts ahead!)
From the creative team of writer Geoff Johns and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, JUSTICE LEAGUE #16 serves as the next chapter of the monumental “Throne of Atlantis” crossover event that is currently spanning the pages of both JUSTICE LEAGUE and AQUAMAN.
In “Friends and Enemies,” the third chapter of “Throne of Atlantis,” Aquaman stands between his Justice League allies and his brother Orm, the King of Atlantis. As he tries to explain Atlantean law and defend the actions of his sibling, Batman launches an attack against the king. Aquaman has no choice but to fight his friends in order to protect both the Surface World and Atlantis.
But his actions are not enough to stop his brother’s final decision about the fate of the surface dwellers … the time has come for war!
Meanwhile, Cyborg attempts to gather all the knowledge he can on Atlanteans and how to stop them. In a desperate attempt to end the war, he rescues Dr. Shin, who was Aquaman’s ex-mentor and was once considered to be his greatest enemy! But can Dr. Shin reveal the secrets of Atlantis needed to defeat their forces once and for all?
Now that King Orm has finally released the forces of Atlantis, the remaining members of the Justice League are the Surface World’s only defense. Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman fight back as an unconscious Batman lies helpless. Their combined power is not enough to defeat Orm, who controls both the oceans and the storms, and as a result they become his prisoners.
With The Flash off battling Gorilla Grodd and Green Lantern presumed dead, Cyborg is now earth’s only protection against Atlantis. Or so it seems …
As Cyborg prepares for surgery in S.T.A.R. Labs to enhance his powers and help the imprisoned Leaguers, he broadcasts a distress call to save the world. But who will answer the call? Place your bets in the comments section and find out what happens when “Throne of Atlantis” continues in next week’s AQUAMAN #16.
Below, take a look at the final page from “Friends and Enemies” as Cyborg calls in a team of reinforcements to help the Justice League with their greatest threat yet! And don’t forget to pick up your copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE #16, in stores now!