Once, Aquaman was King of Atlantis … but his crown was stripped from him and given to Corum Rath. Now, Atlantis has been cut off from the rest of the world, trapped by powerful ancient magic called the Crown of Thorns. No one can get in—or escape the deadly enforces of King Rath.
Now, Aquaman is part of the underground resistance fighting back against Rath, along with the mysterious Dolphin and his former sworn enemy, Vulko. Only Aquaman can unite the factions needed to take down Rath … but only if he agrees to become King once more, which Arthur has sworn will not happen.
But when Arthur discovers the love of his life, Mera, has been afflicted with a strange mystic illness that can only be cured outside Atlantis, suddenly the Crown of Thorns becomes a death sentence. Nothing will stop Arthur from leading the resistance to take down Corum Rath once and for all. The Crown must fall and so must the King!
Writer Dan Abnett (Titans, The Silencer) continues his epic story that began with DC: Rebirth, aided by the art of Riccardo Federici (Batman: The Murder Machine). Collects Aquaman #31-33 and Crownspire Annual #1.
“This is still one of DC’s best monthly books.” —IGN
“Riccardo Federici and Sunny Gho might just be DC's next powerhouse art duo … one of DC's best-looking books around.” —Newsarama
“…bold new visual aesthetic that sets it apart from other DC titles.” —A.V. Club