Aquaman #6 - Kingslayer
(2018 [February 2019])

DC, 2017 Series
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Price
14.99 USD; 19.99 CAD
Pages
132
On-sale Date
2018-12-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-8543-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401285432 51499
Editing
Alex Antone (editor - original series); Andrea Shea (assistant editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Tyler-Marie Evans (editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

Collects Aquaman (DC, 2016 series) #34-38

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joshua Middleton
Inks
Joshua Middleton
Colors
Joshua Middleton

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]
Reprints

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

Aquaman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robson Rocha
Inks
Daniel Henriques; Danny Miki
Colors
Sunny Gho
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Jurok Byss; King Shark

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from Aquaman #35.

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

Aquaman / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robson Rocha
Inks
Daniel Henriques; Danny Miki
Colors
Sunny Gho
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Corum Rath

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from Aquaman #35.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Aquaman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Riccardo Federici
Inks
Riccardo Federici
Colors
Sunny Gho
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Corum Rath

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustration from Aquaman #36.

[Aquaman #34] (Table of Contents: 4)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Andy Kubert (signed)
Inks
Andy Kubert (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Corum Rath; Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin] (decapitated head only); unnamed Drift soldiers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Aquaman #34 - Black and White Cover Reprint] (Table of Contents: 5)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Andy Kubert (signed)
Inks
Andy Kubert (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Corum Rath; Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin] (decapitated head only); unnamed Drift soldiers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Tyrant King (Table of Contents: 6)

Aquaman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Abnett
Pencils
Kelley Jones
Inks
Kelley Jones
Colors
Michelle Madsen
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Corum Rath; Callun Rath (Corum Rath's father, flashback); unnamed Drift soldiers; Elder Leot; Urcell; unnamed Taint-Bloods (flashback); Murk; Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin] (in Corum Rath's vision); Kadaver; Magister Loke; unidentified members of the Silent School; unnamed god of the Abyssal Dark
Synopsis
Corum Rath recalls his youth growing up in the Ninth Tride and his desire to one day rule Atlantis. Rath is angry that the Crown of Thorns has come down leaving Atlantis vulnerable, and plans to tap the dark secret magic that the Silent School has locked away. When Magister Loke refuses access to this dark magic, Rath has Kadaver defeat Loke and Kadaver takes over as Magister. Rath then has Kadaver open the vault below the Silent School to access the magic of the Abyssal Dark.
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Keywords
Abyssal Dark

Indexer Notes

Aquaman is not part of this story, he only appears when Corum Rath has a vision of killing him.

[Aquaman #35] (Table of Contents: 7)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]; Murk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Aquaman #35 - Black and White Cover Reprint] (Table of Contents: 8)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]; Murk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Darkness Falls (Table of Contents: 9)

Aquaman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Abnett
Pencils
Robson Rocha
Inks
Daniel Henriques; Danny Miki
Colors
Sunny Gho
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Urcell; Elder Leot; Jurok Byss; King Shark; unnamed members of The Undercurrent (Atlantean resistance group); unnamed Drift soldiers; Kadaver; Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]; Murk; Reverend Mother Cetea; Vulko; Ondine; Dolphin; unnamed god of the Abyssal Dark; unnamed Atlantean elders; Corum Rath (transforms into monster)
Synopsis
Jurok Byss and King Shark are leading the Undercurrent to victory over Rath's men, until a transformed Kadaver arrives and transforms the Drift soldiers into magical creatures whom the rebels cannot stop. Aquaman arrives and battles the magical creatures allowing the Undercurrent to escape, but Murk arrives to carry out Rath's order to kill Aquaman. Meanwhile Leot and Urcell convince the Atlantean elders to strip Rath of the throne, however Rath uses the magic of the Abyssal Dark to give himself supreme power.
Reprints

[Aquaman #36] (Table of Contents: 10)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]; Corum Rath (transformed into monster)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Original issue credits listed Stjepan Sejic as the cover artist, however it is corrected here to credit Howard Porter and Hi-Fi.

[Aquaman #36 - Black and White Cover Reprint] (Table of Contents: 11)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]; Corum Rath (transformed into monster)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

The Assassination of King Rath (Table of Contents: 12)

Aquaman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Abnett
Pencils
Riccardo Federici
Inks
Riccardo Federici
Colors
Sunny Gho
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]; Murk; unnamed Drift soldiers; King Shark; Dolphin; Vulko; Reverend Mother Cetea; unnamed Sisters of the Widowhood; unnamed Ninth Tride residents; Urcell; Elder Leot (deceased); Corum Rath (transformed into a monster); Ondine; unnamed members of The Undercurrent (Atlantean resistance group); Elder Null (faceless Atlantean ghost); other unidentified Atlantean ghost elders
Synopsis
Aquaman and Murk join forces to infiltrate the throne room to take down Corum Rath, but while Aquaman wants to capture him to stand trial, Murk wants to assassinate him. Unfortunately, neither are aware that Rath has transformed in a monster with vast magical power that can overcome them. Meanwhile, the remaining rebels try to find a means of magical power to defeat Rath.
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[Aquaman #37] (Table of Contents: 13)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stjepan Sejic
Inks
Stjepan Sejic
Colors
Stjepan Sejic
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Corum Rath
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Aquaman #37 - Black and White Cover Reprint] (Table of Contents: 14)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stjepan Sejic
Inks
Stjepan Sejic
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Corum Rath
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

The Tyrant Triumphant (Table of Contents: 15)

Aquaman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Abnett
Pencils
Riccardo Federici
Inks
Riccardo Federici
Colors
Sunny Gho
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]; Corum Rath; Murk; Vulko; Dolphin; King Shark; Ondine; unnamed member of The Undercurrent (Atlantean resistance group); Elder Null (faceless Atlantean ghost); other unidentified Atlantean ghost elders; Kadaver (death); unidentified Atlanteans (transformed into monsters); unnamed god of the Abyssal Dark; Reverend Mother Cetea; unnamed Sisters of the Widowhood; Jurok Byss; unidentified ancient Atlanteans (flashback)
Synopsis
Aquaman and Murk's attack is not to stop the new transformed Rath. Murk is badly injured and Aquaman brings him to the Widowhood for help. Vulko seeks to convince the elder ghosts of Atlantis to help the rebels against Rath, but are interrupted when Kadaver and an army of transformed Atlanteans attacks. Rath launches an attack on the Widowhood and the rebels including Aquaman.
Reprints

[Aquaman #38] (Table of Contents: 16)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stjepan Sejic
Inks
Stjepan Sejic
Colors
Stjepan Sejic
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; unidentified Atlanteans (transformed into monsters)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Aquaman #38 - Black and White Cover Reprint] (Table of Contents: 17)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Stjepan Sejic
Inks
Stjepan Sejic
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; unidentified Atlanteans (transformed into monsters)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

The Kingslayer Finale (Table of Contents: 18)

Aquaman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Abnett
Pencils
Riccardo Federici
Inks
Riccardo Federici
Colors
Sunny Gho
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Corum Rath; unidentified Atlanteans (transformed into monsters and back to humans); Dolphin; unnamed god of the Abyssal Dark; Vulko; Reverend Mother Cetea; Ondine; unnamed member of The Undercurrent (Atlantean resistance group); Mera; Leron; unnamed Xebellians; King Shark; Jurok Byss; Elder Null (faceless Atlantean ghost); Justice League [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana of Themyscira]] (in Tenth Metal armor, flashback to Dark Nights: Metal #6)
Synopsis
Transformed by the Abyssal Dark, Corum Rath is determined to destroy Atlantis. Aquaman and Dolphin try to stop him and fail. When all appears lost, Mera appears leading a Xebellian army, and helps to turn the tide, allowing Aquaman to defeat Corum Rath and the Abyssal Dark. The god from the Abyssal Dark tells Aquaman that his wish will come true, and soon after Atlantis rises to the surface.
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Keywords
Dark Nights Metal; Tenth Armor

Indexer Notes

Mera gained the loyalty of the Xebellian army in Mera: Queen of Atlantis (DC, 2018 series) #6.

Atlantis storyline continues in Suicide Squad (DC, 2016 series) #45.

Aquaman and the rest of the Justice League donned Tenth Metal armor to stop the forces of the Dark Multiverse in Dark Nights: Metal (DC, 2017 series) #6. It has been shown that the armor can grant the wearer their secret wish, although not as expected. In this case, it is revealed that Aquaman wished for a place for him that was of both land and sea, as a result, Atlantis rises to the surface.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Aquaman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Joshua Middleton
Inks
Joshua Middleton
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Full page illustration from Aquaman #38 variant cover, placed between pages 5 and 6 of "The Kingslayer Finale", and again between pages 16 and 17.

[Aquaman #34 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 20)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joshua Middleton
Inks
Joshua Middleton
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]; Corum Rath
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Aquaman #35 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 21)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joshua Middleton
Inks
Joshua Middleton
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Aquaman #36 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 22)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joshua Middleton
Inks
Joshua Middleton
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Aquaman #37 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 23)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joshua Middleton
Inks
Joshua Middleton
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]; Dolphin
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Aquaman #38 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 24)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joshua Middleton
Inks
Joshua Middleton
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue variant cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[King Rath Character Designs] (Table of Contents: 25)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Doug Mahnke
Letters
typeset

Characters
Corum Rath

Indexer Notes

Character sketches

[Aquaman and Mera Early Concept Sketches] (Table of Contents: 26)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Riccardo Federici
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera

Indexer Notes

Character sketches

Early Layouts for Aquaman #38 (Table of Contents: 27)

illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Riccardo Federici
Letters
typeset

Atlantis' Ultimate Power Unleashed! (Table of Contents: 28)

Aquaman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joshua Middleton
Inks
Joshua Middleton
Colors
Joshua Middleton
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry; Orin]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the variant cover of Aquaman #35.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Aquaman
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
    Aquaman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman
  5. 4. [Aquaman #34]
    Aquaman
  6. 5. [Aquaman #34 - Black and White Cover Reprint]
    Aquaman
  7. 6. Tyrant King
    Aquaman
  8. 7. [Aquaman #35]
    Aquaman
  9. 8. [Aquaman #35 - Black and White Cover Reprint]
    Aquaman
  10. 9. Darkness Falls
    Aquaman
  11. 10. [Aquaman #36]
    Aquaman
  12. 11. [Aquaman #36 - Black and White Cover Reprint]
    Aquaman
  13. 12. The Assassination of King Rath
    Aquaman
  14. 13. [Aquaman #37]
    Aquaman
  15. 14. [Aquaman #37 - Black and White Cover Reprint]
    Aquaman
  16. 15. The Tyrant Triumphant
    Aquaman
  17. 16. [Aquaman #38]
    Aquaman
  18. 17. [Aquaman #38 - Black and White Cover Reprint]
    Aquaman
  19. 18. The Kingslayer Finale
    Aquaman
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman
  21. 20. [Aquaman #34 Variant Cover]
    Aquaman
  22. 21. [Aquaman #35 Variant Cover]
    Aquaman
  23. 22. [Aquaman #36 Variant Cover]
    Aquaman
  24. 23. [Aquaman #37 Variant Cover]
    Aquaman
  25. 24. [Aquaman #38 Variant Cover]
    Aquaman
  26. 25. [King Rath Character Designs]
  27. 26. [Aquaman and Mera Early Concept Sketches]
  28. 27. Early Layouts for Aquaman #38
  29. 28. Atlantis' Ultimate Power Unleashed!
    Aquaman
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