Media Release — November’s six-issue JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN: DROWNED EARTH event pits the Justice League against a race of ancient and long-forgotten sea gods and an army of alien mercenaries, reveal shocking secrets about Arthur Curry’s legacy, and thwart a plot to flood the planet and turn people into aquatic monsters. In celebration of Warner Bros Pictures highly anticipated film Aquaman, debuting in theaters nationwide on December 14, all of DC’s DROWNED EARTH issues will feature variant covers with art inspired by the upcoming feature film.
The first two Aquaman-themed movie variant covers, Francis Manapul’s JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN: DROWNED EARTH #1’s variant and Francesco Mattina’s JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 variant, make their debut here, with covers by Ben Oliver (AQUAMAN #42, on sale November 21)), Lucio Parillo (JUSTICE LEAGUE #12, on sale November 21), Dale Keown (AQUAMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE: DROWNED EARTH #1, on sale November 28) and Nicola Scott (AQUAMAN #43, on sale December 19) to be revealed later.
The saga begins with JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN: DROWNED EARTH #1 by James Tynion IV and Howard Porter, on sale October 31. This 48-page one-shot introduces the Ocean Lords—ancient and powerful deities with an ax to grind against both Aquaman and Wonder Woman and a plan to flood the world. As the rest of the League races to stop the waters from rising, Arthur faces off against his nemesis Black Manta in a must-win battle if he is to retain his connection to the world’s oceans. The story continues in JUSTICE LEAGUE #11, on sale November 7.
While waiting for this exciting event to kick off in November, don’t miss October’s month-long WONDER WOMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: THE WITCHING HOUR, also written by James Tynion IV. This five-issue event kicks off this Wednesday, October 3, with JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK/WONDER WOMAN: THE WITCHING HOUR #1.