Introducing AQUAMEN—The Protectors of the Seven Seas!
New Ongoing DC Comic Book Series Launches During Black History Month in February 2022!
Aquamen, a new ongoing comic book series by the creative team of Chuck Brown, Brandon Thomas, Sami Basri and Adriano Lucas, will launch out of the conclusions of Aquaman: The Becoming and Black Manta in February 2022!
Written by Chuck Brown and Brandon Thomas with art by Sami Basri and Adriano Lucas, Aquamen #1 arrives on February 22! The debut issue of the ongoing new series will have a cover by Travis Moore and Adriano Lucas (above), card stock variant covers by both Kael Ngu (Arthur Curry) and Nick Robles (Jackson Hyde), a 1:25 ratio variant cover by Jim Lee and Alex Sinclair and a Black History Month variant cover by Alexis Franklin (below).
Aquamen #1 variant covers by Jim Lee & Alex Sinclair, Nick Robles, Kael Ngu and Alexis Franklin
When a suicide bomber in Middle America is revealed as an Atlantean sleeper agent seemingly gone rogue, the Aquamen—Arthur Curry and Jackson Hyde—are on the case. But it soon becomes clear that the tragedy was not just a single bad actor, but the beginnings of a much larger and more dangerous chain reaction…and the heart of an explosive Atlantean conspiracy! If Arthur’s not careful, the secrets he’s keeping—from Mera, Tula, Tempest, Atlantis, the surface, and even Jackson—could cause a rift from which the Aquamen might never recover!
Aquamen interior artwork and turnarounds by Sami Basri. Interior colors by Adriano Lucas.
Also in February 2022, the final issue of Black Manta will be a can’t-miss issue leading directly into the Aquamen launch! It’s villain versus villain as Black Manta fights to stop Devil Ray, whose eyes are set on Atlantis but whose ambitions might very well bring about the end of the world. Will Manta finally be able to own his roots, his power, and his flaws to save Atlantis…and himself?
Black Manta #6, written by Chuck Brown with art by Valentine de Landro, a cover by David Talaski and a card stock variant cover by Sanford Greene, arrives in comic shops on February 8—two weeks before Aquamen #1 arrives!
And the final issue of Aquaman: The Becoming leads directly into the Aquamen launch as well! Alongside family old and new, Jackson Hyde races to stop the next big undersea terrorist attack—and this time, Mera’s the target! But if he hopes to overcome his greatest enemy yet and protect the people he loves most, he’ll have to stop waiting for someone to give him permission to lead. It’s time for Jackson to reach out and take the mantle of Aquaman!
Aquaman: The Becoming #6, written by Brandon Thomas with pencils by Diego Olortegui, inks by Wade von Grawbadger, a cover by David Talaski and a card stock variant cover by Khary Randolph, arrives in comic shops on 2/15/22—one week before Aquamen #1!
Aquamen #1 by Chuck Brown, Brandon Thomas, Sami Basri and Adriano Lucas with lettering by Andworld Design will publish on February 22. Pick up a copy at your local comic book shop.
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