"With the Fishes," Part 2 of 3. The Eel tightens his grip on Sub Diego, and since he can manipulate the actual motion of water, that grip quickly becomes a stranglehold! Even worse, the Eel has figured out how to strike at Aquaman in a very personal way.
New series writer John Arcudi (BATMAN: Black and White, GEN13) joins artists Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy for a new tale set in Sub Diego!It's been eight long months since the sinking of San Diego, and the shock of a new world and a new life for those who survived the cataclysm is beginning to wear off. The citizens of Sub Diego are coping with their loss in all too familiar — and all too deadly — ways. And while they adapt to their less and less alien environment, the bigger question is, can Aquaman adapt as well?
A rush of applications for GeneTech's water-breather gene therapy leads to chaos! Aquaman goes to the JLA to gain leverage against GeneTech, but finds the group in the middle of its own problems as the Themyscira crisis heats up! And Malrey is badly hurt in battle with Conger!
The 3-part "With the Fishes" concludes! What happened on the day San Diego sank? The truth may surprise you when Aquaman is forced to choose between civilization and chaos as a group of pirates led by the villainous Marauder takes advantage of the horrendous, watery disaster area.
Ocean Master has taken over Aquaman's life, and the real Aquaman is now the Ocean Master! Chaos erupts as Aquaman realizes all is not as it seems, especially when a secret from his past comes back to haunt him in ways he could never have imagined!
Black Manta is back! Aquaman's deadliest enemy returns with all the power, resources and legal protection of a multinational corporation behind him! Plus, Aquagirl leads a group of Sub Diegans to Atlantis — but they may wish they'd never come!