The Spectre's rampage against all magic in the DCU brings him to Atlantis, and the whole nation faces destruction unless Tempest can stop him! Meanwhile, unaware that his native land is under attack, Aquaman must deal with the new, improved Black Manta!
Featuring the return of guest artist Andy Clarke (THIRTEEN)! Aquaman is reunited with his wife Mera, only to find she's dying. The only way to save her is take her out of Atlantis, and the only thing standing in Aquaman's way is...Tempest?
Koryak returns to Atlantis to beseech the Congress of Sorcerers to cure Mera's condition by initiating a major incantation. Aquaman is dead set against it, since it may spell doom for Atlantis. Meanwhile, Mera adapts quickly to life in the "surface world" . . . maybe too quickly.
Aquaman has lost his kingdom for a second time, and chaos closes in on the unsure hero in the form of Black Manta. It's a fight that may make or break Aquaman, just as an important part of his past reemerges.
Black Manta shows up in Sub Diego, but he's not looking for a fight. Not yet, anyway! Tempest, on the other hand, seems to be just itching for one — with Aquaman. But what are they fighting over? Aquaman's wife, Mera!
An OMAC PROJECT tie-in! Black Manta begins the water-breather gene therapy that will transform him forever! Aquaman must ask Geist to save Mera's life, but when the OMAC is activated by Brother Eye, it's Aquaman's life that may be lost!
After Spectre's horrific attack against Atlantis, Aquaman must return to the remains of his old kingdom in an attempt to rescue any survivors. But will the grieving and wounded Atlanteans accept their new home in Sub Diego?
Introducing the newest member of Aquaman's task force: Aquagirl! Aquaman's new priority is Sub Diego's security as he cracks down on all illegal activity. Some citizens believe he's gone too far. Unfortunately for them, that kind of thinking is a crime!