The rebellious queen of Atlantis, Atlanna, fell in love with a human man and eventually gave birth to a son—a boy who would grow up to be Aquaman.
Atlanna is a member of the Royal House of Atlantis, the undersea kingdom which would later famously be ruled by her son Arthur, the superhero known as Aquaman. As a young princess, she was prone to adventuring and wandering dangerously close to the ocean's surface. One night, while swimming close to land, she encountered a terrible storm and found a damaged lifeboat carrying a surface dwelling human named Tom Curry. The man’s ship had capsized, thus throwing him overboard to his likely demise. Atlanna saved Curry and nursed him back to health, and the two would later fall in love and eventually marry. She would have his child, a boy the couple named Arthur.
For more on Atlanna's history, visit her page on DCUniverse.com.
The King of the Seas takes on the Warlord of Gorilla City when Aquaman and Grodd collide!
Aquaman races to find his mother, who is suddenly very much alive – even though her presence threatens to destroy everything he has built in his kingdom!
• It’s the first appearance of Atlantis – and Aquaman’s first encounter with Atlanteans!
• How will this story of Arthur’s past set the stage for his future? Find out here!
Aquaman’s mother is alive – and she wants him dead! Welcome to the family reunion from hell!
The shocking truth is revealed: The tomb of Aquaman’s mother is empty! But there’s something sinister about this development that will change Arthur’s life forever!
Arthur feels the fallout from his monstrous battle with Gorilla Grodd, and the true threat of his mother’s return grows closer!
Who is the Scourge of the Seven Seas?! All his life, Arthur’s been told that he is the King of the Seven Seas.
The family reunion turns lethal when the dark truth behind his “dead” mother’s return is finally revealed to Aquaman and his kingdom!