How Drowned Earth Finale Sets Up Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robson Rocha’s Aquaman #43

The world has been covered in alien infecting water, part of a marine galactic invasion force. Drowned Earth. And the Kraken has been awoken.

The Justice League/Aquaman crossover event came to a conclusion yesterday but also served to set up Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robson Rocha’s upcoming Aquaman #43, in which we know that Aquaman has forgotten who he is, has forgotten Mera and is… somewhere else.

Se we have Aquaman going up against the Kraken, released by Black Manta but out of his control…

And he uses his very self as a living harpoon fired by the thread of life to take the beast down…

As he sails into the belly of the beast… and hallucinates. Or sees his death. Or whichever interpretation you prefer.

And in the aftermath…he has gone.

But alive. Any somewhere…

…with fat, wide nipples…

Aquaman #43 is out in three weeks.

We also saw these pages previously as well. A little repetition – but not all.

AQUAMAN #43
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A/CA) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques
The tides turn for the Sea King with a new creative team! Star scribe Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly) and red-hot artist Robson Rocha (TEEN TITANS, SUPERGIRL) take the rudder to steer Aquaman into uncharted waters. In the wake of “Drowned Earth,” an amnesiac Arthur washes ashore on a remote island, and ends up being cared for by a young woman named Callie, who’s just a little TOO curious for comfort. And as a lifetime of horror movies has taught us, there’s something strange going on in this island village. Aquaman needs to come to his senses quickly…or he might wind up sleeping with the fishes instead of chatting with them. In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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