Aquaman #3 - Manta vs. Machine
([November] 2020)

DC, 2019 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
17.99 USD; 23.99 CAD
Pages
172
On-sale Date
2020-09-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-77950-281-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781779502810 51799
Editing
Alex Antone (credited) (editor - original series); Alex R. Carr (credited) (editor - original series); Andrea Shea (credited) (associate editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (credited) (group editor - collected editions); Robin Wildman (credited) (editor - collected edition)

Issue Notes

Collects Aquaman (DC, 2016 series) #53-57 and Aquaman Annual (DC, 2018 series) #2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robson Rocha (credited, signed)
Inks
Daniel Henriques (credited, signed)
Colors
Marcelo Maiolo (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Kris Anka (credited)
Inks
Kris Anka (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from the variant cover for Aquaman #57.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information

[Aquaman #53] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Robson Rocha (credited) (signed as Robson)
Inks
Jason Paz (credited) (signed as M Jason P)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited) (signed as Sinc)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (costume and trident only)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Aquaman #53 DCeased Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Rafa Sandoval (credited, signed)
Inks
Rafa Sandoval (credited, signed)
Colors
Rex Lokus (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (as a zombie)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Amnesty, Part 4: Strange Beasts (Table of Contents: 6)

Aquaman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Kelly Sue DeConnick (credited)
Pencils
Robson Rocha (credited); Eduardo Pansica (credited)
Inks
Daniel Henriques (credited); Júlio Ferreira (credited)
Colors
Sunny Gho (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mera; Vulko; Reverend Mother Cetea; Murk; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Tristram Maurer; Erika Watson; Dwayne Fradon; Aqualad [Jackson Hyde]; Tula; Black Manta [David Hyde]; Mecha Manta (android); Black Manta's crew; unidentified Atlanteans
Synopsis
On Amnesty Island, Aquaman is surprised to encounter Tristram Maurer, who was believed to have died two hundred years prior. Aquaman tries to determine what Maurer's connection is to the sea beast who attacked the island. Mera and her Atlantean forces arrive, searching for whomever attacked an Atlantean landmark. As Mera and Aquaman are about to meet for the first time since Arthur's "death", Black Manta strikes.
Reprints
Keywords
Amnesty Bay; Amnesty Island

Indexer Notes

Year of the Villain - Doom Rising tie-in

[Aquaman #54] (Table of Contents: 7)

Black Manta; Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan Panosian (credited, signed)
Inks
Dan Panosian (credited, signed)
Colors
Dan Panosian (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mecha Manta (android)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original issue had an outer acetate cover over an inner cover, which is reprinted here as two images across two pages. The first image (from the outer cover) shows Mecha Manta attacking Aquaman, the second image (from the inner cover) shows Mecha Manta walking away leaving a defeated Aquaman behind him.

Amnesty, Part 5: Lessons Learned (Table of Contents: 8)

Aquaman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Kelly Sue DeConnick (credited)
Pencils
Robson Rocha (credited); Jesús Merino (credited)
Inks
Daniel Henriques (credited); Vicente Cifuentes (credited)
Colors
Sunny Gho (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Black Manta [David Hyde]; Mecha Manta (android); Black Manta's father (flashback); Aqualad [Jackson Hyde]; Mera; Vulko; unidentified friends of Black Manta's father (flashback); Erika Watson; Dwayne Fradon; unidentified Amnesty Bay residents; Tula; Tristram Maurer
Synopsis
Black Manta attacks Amnesty Bay with Mecha Manta. When Aquaman is knocked out of the fight, Jackson confronts his father.
Reprints
Keywords
Amnesty Bay

Indexer Notes

Year of the Villain - Hostile Takeover tie-in

[Aquaman #55] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Robson Rocha (credited) (signed as Robson)
Inks
Jason Paz (credited) (signed as M Jason P)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited) (signed as Sinc)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mecha Manta (android); Tristram Maurer (sea monster)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Aquaman #55 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Chris Stevens (credited)
Inks
Chris Stevens (credited)
Colors
Sunny Gho (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Amnesty, Part 6 Manta vs. Machine (Table of Contents: 11)

Aquaman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Kelly Sue DeConnick (credited)
Pencils
Robson Rocha (credited)
Inks
Daniel Henriques (credited)
Colors
Sunny Gho (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Black Manta [David Hyde]; Mecha Manta (android); Mera; Vulko; Wee [Chalchiuhtlicue; Acuecucyoticihuati; Matlalcueitl] (Goddess of Sea); Loc [Tlaloc] (God of Rain and Water); Tristram Maurer; Aqualad [Jackson Hyde]; Erika Watson; Dwayne Fradon
Synopsis
With Black Manta attacking Amnesty Bay using Mecha Manta, and with Aquaman knocked out of the fight, Mera defends the town using her Aquakinesis. When Arthur recovers, he teams with Maurer's sea monster form to attack Manta and Mecha Manta, but it takes the combined aquatic powers of Aqualad and Mera to turn the tide.
Reprints
Keywords
Amnesty Bay

[Aquaman #56] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Brad Walker (credited, signed)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited, signed)
Colors
Gabe Eltaeb (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Trench creatures
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Aquaman #56 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Skan Srisuwan (credited as Skan)
Inks
Skan Srisuwan (credited as Skan)
Colors
Skan Srisuwan (credited as Skan)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Generations (Table of Contents: 14)

Aquaman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Kyle Higgins (credited)
Pencils
Aaron Lopresti (credited)
Inks
Matthew Ryan (credited as Matt Ryan)
Colors
Rómulo Fajardo Jr. (credited as Romulo Fajardo Jr.)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Wonder Woman [Diana of Themyscira]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Bea Whitmore; Erika Watson; Dwayne Fradon; Trench creatures; baby Trench creature; Adrian; Clint
Synopsis
In the past shortly after Arthur and Mera became engaged, they discuss the pros and cons on if they want to have children, and if they have room in their busy lives to raise a child. That discussion is interrupted when the Trench creatures attack an offshore research station.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Most of the story takes place in the past after Arthur proposed to Mera, and after the Justice League defeated the Kindred in Justice League (DC, 2016 series) #5.

[Aquaman #57] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Robson Rocha (credited, signed)
Inks
Daniel Henriques (credited, signed)
Colors
Marcelo Maiolo (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Aquaman #57 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Kris Anka (credited)
Inks
Kris Anka (credited)
Colors
Kris Anka (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Amnesty, Finale: Xebel's Daughter (Table of Contents: 17)

Aquaman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Kelly Sue DeConnick (credited)
Pencils
Robson Rocha (credited)
Inks
Daniel Henriques (credited)
Colors
Rómulo Fajardo Jr. (credited as Romulo Fajardo Jr.)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Vulko; Aqualad [Jackson Hyde]; Erika Watson; Dwayne Fradon; Wee [Chalchiuhtlicue; Acuecucyoticihuati; Matlalcueitl] (Goddess of Sea); Loc [Tlaloc] (God of Rain and Water); unidentified Drift soldiers; Dolphin; Solomon; Murk; Dr. Thnita; Trinon; Zel; Reverend Mother Cetea; unnamed Sisters of the Widowhood; Ocean Master [Orm Marius]; Lernaea; unidentified Atlanteans; Mecha Manta (android, flashback); Tristram Maurer (sea monster, flashback); Princess Andy (Aquaman's daughter, introduction, birth)
Synopsis
Following the battle at Amnesty Bay, Mera has collapsed from the strain of using her aquakinesis to defeat Mecha Manta. Aquaman rushes her to Atlantis for treatment, where a group of concerned acquaintances gather. They learn that Mera is in a coma until her body repairs itself, but Aquaman is surprised to learn he has become a father, as his and Mera's daughter has been born prematurely but healthy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues directly from issue #55.

Ocean Master met Lernaea and became king of the City of Dagon in Ocean Master: Year of the Villain (DC, 2020 series) #1.

[Aquaman Annual #2] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Victor Ibáñez (credited)
Inks
Victor Ibáñez (credited)
Colors
Victor Ibáñez (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Tula
Reprints
Keywords
lighthouse

Indexer Notes

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

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robson Rocha (credited)
Inks
Daniel Henriques (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tristram Maurer (sea monster); Mecha Manta

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Aquaman #55.

Dark Clouds (Table of Contents: 20)

Aquaman / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Kelly Sue DeConnick (credited); Vita Ayala (credited)
Pencils
Victor Ibáñez (credited)
Inks
Victor Ibáñez (credited)
Colors
Jay David Ramos (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Jackson Hyde]; Salty; Sea Daddy; Royal Whitmore; Bea Whitmore; Tula; Randy Rovner; Atabey (Goddess of Storms and Sea); Loc [Tlaloc] (God of Rain and Water); Erika Watson; Kimmie; Caille [The Cailleach]; unidentified Amnesty Bay residents
Synopsis
Aquaman and Aqualad battle a wannabe super-villain called Sea Daddy, who is easily defeated, but the battle causes damage that threatens Amnesty Bay's Founder's Day Festival. Aquaman and friends do their best to salvage the festival, while Aquaman searches for his missing dog.
Reprints
Keywords
Amnesty Bay

Indexer Notes

Year of the Villain - Doom Rising tie-in

Aquaman #54 Variant Cover Art by Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki, and Morry Hollowell (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Pencils
Shane Davis (credited) (signed as SD)
Inks
Michelle Delecki (credited) (signed as MD)
Colors
Morry Hollowell (credited) (signed as MO!)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Concept Sketch for Mecha Manta by Joe Prado (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Prado (credited)
Inks
Joe Prado (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Black Manta; Mecha Manta (android)

Indexer Notes

Character design sketch

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Blood Is Thicker Than Water... (Table of Contents: 24)

Aquaman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robson Rocha (credited)
Inks
Jason Paz (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mecha Manta (android); Tristram Maurer (sea monster)

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of Aquaman #55.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [Aquaman #53]
    Aquaman
  6. 5. [Aquaman #53 DCeased Variant Cover]
    Aquaman
  7. 6. Amnesty, Part 4: Strange Beasts
    Aquaman
  8. 7. [Aquaman #54]
    Black Manta; Aquaman
  9. 8. Amnesty, Part 5: Lessons Learned
    Aquaman
  10. 9. [Aquaman #55]
    Aquaman
  11. 10. [Aquaman #55 Variant Cover]
    Aquaman
  12. 11. Amnesty, Part 6 Manta vs. Machine
    Aquaman
  13. 12. [Aquaman #56]
    Aquaman
  14. 13. [Aquaman #56 Variant Cover]
    Aquaman
  15. 14. Generations
    Aquaman
  16. 15. [Aquaman #57]
    Aquaman
  17. 16. [Aquaman #57 Variant Cover]
    Aquaman
  18. 17. Amnesty, Finale: Xebel's Daughter
    Aquaman
  19. 18. [Aquaman Annual #2]
    Aquaman
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
  21. 20. Dark Clouds
    Aquaman
  22. 21. Aquaman #54 Variant Cover Art by Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki, and Morry Hollowell
    Aquaman
  23. 22. Concept Sketch for Mecha Manta by Joe Prado
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. Blood Is Thicker Than Water...
    Aquaman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Juan Gonzalez
  • John Monagle