Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Want It Got It TPB: Atlantis Chronicles

Available Now: Aquaman - The Atlantis Chronicles Deluxe Edition 

Writer: Peter David
Artist: Esteban Maroto
Publisher: DC Comics (1990)
Atlantis Chronicles #1-7

Clipped from Wikipedia: The history of Atlantis was detailed in The Atlantis Chronicles a 7-issue limited series published by DC Comics from March 1990 through September 1990. It was written by Peter David, and illustrated by Esteban Maroto. The series focused on a series of Atlantean historical manuscripts, also called The Atlantis Chronicles, and chronicled the rise and fall of Atlantis. Each issue dealt with a separate era or event in Atlantis' past, beginning with its sinking, as told through the royal historian's point of view.
Clipped from Wired/GeekDad: This is a big, sprawling Shakespearean family saga that tells the history of the DC Universe Atlantis through the lives of its royal family.

It starts, of course, with strife between two brothers. That strife is passed down through the generations as the members of the royal family view not only to rule the underworld kingdom but also scheme to conquer the world above. Every good family saga needs a great villain and this story has one in Kordax, who’s reviled for a mutation and returns for revenge on those who cast him out. Love is won and lost, cities destroyed, and the series ends with a glimpse of Aquaman as the child destined to carry all this family history.

A longer plot summary can be found in this Comics Should be Good blog post.

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