Warner Bros. subsidiary Harper Collins will be releasing a novel “inspired by” the upcoming Aquaman movie. Aquaman: Undertow, written by Steve Behling and illustrated by Daniel Burgess, follows 13-year-old Arthur Curry as he discovers the truth about his mother and her ties to Atlantis.
Behling has previously explored the cinematic superhero genre with a junior tie-in novel for Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp. The synopsis for Undertow reads:
“Thirteen-year-old Arthur Curry has enough troubles to sink a ship. His mom left him and his dad when Arthur was only three years old. He doesn’t fit in with the other students at school. To them, he’s just ‘fish boy,’ a weird, freaky kid. But Arthur has a secret. Something so secret, even he doesn’t know what it is.
With the help of his only friend, Claudia, Arthur will begin to learn the truth about his mother, himself, and a legendary world that may actually exist.
Oh, and he learns about octopuses. Octopi. It’s probably octopi, right?”
Aquaman: Undertow will wash up in stores on November 6.