Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning (rebirth) by Dan AbnettAquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning (rebirth) by Dan Abnett

Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning (rebirth)

byDan AbnettIllustratorBrad Walker

Paperback | January 17, 2017

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He is Arthur Curry—Aquaman. King of Atlantis. Member of the Justice League. World leader. Superhero. A bridge between the surface world and the world below. And to far too many humans, the dictator of a rogue state. But Arthur and his beloved fiancée, Mera, are determined to prove to humankind that Atlantis can be a force for peace and justice.
Yet even as Aquaman strives to improve his public image, dark forces rise from the depths to crush his hopes and dreams. A cabal of Atlantean terrorists have declared war on their king and the surface world alike. And the killer known as Black Manta will stop at nothing to settle his blood feud with the hero he hates above all else.
Can Aquaman stop the tide of distrust and bloodshed? Or to save the world, will he sacrifice himself?
Rising up from the blockbuster DC Universe Rebirth event comes AQUAMAN VOL. 1: THE DROWNING, a thrilling jumping-on point to the new adventures of the King of the Seven Seas, from writer Dan Abnett (TITANS HUNT, TITANS) and illustrated by Scot Eaton (BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL), Brad Walker (ACTION COMICS), Philippe Briones (NEW SUICIDE SQUAD) and more! Collects AQUAMAN: REBIRTH #1 and AQUAMAN #1-6.
Dan Abnett lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. After graduating from Oxford, he worked for a while as an editor of comics and children's books before turning to writing full time. In the dozen or so years since then, he has written for such a diverse range of characters--including Scooby-Doo, Thunderbirds, Conan the Barbarian, The X-Me...
Title:Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning (rebirth)Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 10.17 × 6.6 × 0.25 inPublished:January 17, 2017Publisher:DC ComicsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1401267823

ISBN - 13:9781401267827

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid start Dan abetts run does start with the same energy Geoff Johns run has. but this volume is pretty standard great stating place if new but this series only gets better with each volume so keep going #plumrewards
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's not bad Nowhere near as good as Geoff John's or Jeff Parker's take but a decent DC series anyways.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok Nice artwork but I didn't really like this volume.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong start Vol. 1 sees Aquaman trying to bridge relations between Atlantis and the surface world. This is a very strong start for Aquaman. While Atlantean secessionist groups carry out terrorist attacks on the surface world, Aquaman tries to maintain diplomatic relations and handle it through diplomacy. The story handles this political element very well. I also enjoyed how Dan Abnett wove the real life perception of Aquaman into the story as well. It's a nice little meta touch.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Beginning of a Super-Political Thriller! Since his resurrection at the end of The Blackest Night, Aquaman has become a character whose historical remnants & new interpretations to his legacy has made him one of my favourite characters throughout the New 52 era. Now DC Rebirth has enhanced Aquaman even further with the beginning of a super-political thriller by Dan Abnett. Aquaman continues to walk a fine line between his Atlantean & American heritage as he tried to unite the two with disastrous results. The return of Black Manta as Aquaman's arch-nemesis is a long time in coming after wasting his time in the pages of the New Suicide Squad. Manta is back & the blood feud between him & Aquaman has just started to get enraged. The political innuendos throughout the first volume is stark & at times even harsh. Even the use of Superman in this political play has enhanced this tale to the point that I am eager to read its continuation in the second volume. Artistically ..... fantastic seeing the differing styles of these artists making it feel like I'm watching one of the Bourne movies. Excellent beginning! PS Black Manta is going to get my vote as the DC villain of 2016.
Date published: 2017-01-15

Editorial Reviews

“I am all aboard for Aquaman.” —Nerdist
“It's irritating how good The Drowning is.” —GQ

“It elegantly establishes his powers, his tragic backstory, his relationship with Mera and the delicate balance he maintains in trying to maintain peace between his kingdom and the surface world.” —IGN
“A solid primer on Aquaman’s new status quo.” —Comic Book Resources