Aquaman travels to darker waters in the Black Label series Aquaman: Andromeda.
The King of Atlantis’ 3-issue story is the latest in DC’s mature-themed line. Created by Ram V. and Christian Ward, Andromeda sees Arthur Curry travel to the Pacific Ocean.
Aquaman: Andromeda – What Can Fans Expect?!
Ram is best known for his work on Marvel’s Venom. while Ward’s pencils have been in Invisible Kingdom and Suicide Squad.
As to his inspiration for the plot, Ram recently explained:
I went back and looked at everything to make sure that we were presenting a concept and an idea that genuinely felt fresh and new. Obviously, there have been a lot of great stories. Generally, the Aquaman stuff has tended to veer towards sort of this magic and fantasy route.
I wanted to see if we could drop it into a different genre and make it work. I think of it as a sci-fi horror human character drama set inside a situation that has both literal and metaphoric pressure.
DC has released this synopsis:
Deep in the Pacific Ocean, at the farthest possible distance from any land, sits Point Nemo: the spaceship graveyard. Since the dawn of the space race, the nations of the world have sent their crafts there on splashdown, to sink beneath the silent seas. But there is something… else at Point Nemo. A structure never made by human hands, a structure that seems to be… waking up.
A covert team of scientists, survivalists, and soldiers make up the crew of the experimental submarine Andromeda, a prototype deep-sea exploration vessel powered by a mysterious black-hole drive, and they have been chosen to investigate the sunken mystery… but they aren’t the only ones pursuing it. Anything of value beneath the ocean is of value to the master pirate Black Manta… and anything that attracts Black Manta attracts Arthur Curry, his lifelong foe, the Aquaman!
Heaven help them all when the doors of the mystery at Point Nemo swing wide to admit them…
Aquaman: Andromeda is scheduled to breach the surface on July 7th.
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