The third chapter of
"Throne of Atlantis" puts Aquaman in a tough spot as he tries to
reason with his brother Orm and stop the atlantean invasion of the
surface, while entering in a philosophical and physical
confrontation with the Big Three to prevent an all-out war. Geoff
Johns succeeds in making Arthur's position a desperate one; it's
almost like he's in a Twilight Zone episode where everyone is crazy
except him; only here everyone is being stubborn instead.
The new take on
Orm's character is an interesting one. He is not shown as the
mustache-twirling, muah-ha-ha villain of turn; he is a powerful king
responding to an attack on his people. He is acting just like any
other chief of state would -at least for now. Cyborg gets some
screen time that allows him to showcase his powers and have some
human interaction. Great art by Reis, Prado, and Reis; an exciting
and long awaited cliffhanger, and Tula! Nice issue.