COMICS: The Ramifications Of "Villains Month" Continue In AQUAMAN #23.1: BLACK MANTA

We caught a glimpse of Black Manta's escape in the first issue of Forever Evil, but in this first look at Aquaman #23.1: Black Manta, we get to see the Secret Society's plan unfold, while Black Manta is shocked to learn that Aquaman may be dead! Check it out.

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By Josh Wilding - 9/7/2013
Set loose as the Secret Society’s plan unfolds, Black Manta is shocked to learn that Aquaman may be dead! Without the object of his hatred, how will Manta claim his final vengeance against the man who killed his father? Where will one of the most lethal villains alive turn his rage when he begins a new mission?














AQUAMAN #23.1: BLACK MANTA
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, TONY BEDARD
Pencils by CLAUDE ST. AUBIN
Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
Source: IGN Comics
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novaprime - 9/7/2013, 3:23 AM
1st & btw What an Amazing Run!! Bring on a live action Aquaman to the Big Screen!!! ( Nicolaj Coster Waldue as Arthur curry/Aquaman) Will Smith Black Manta
Martay - 9/7/2013, 3:31 AM
This character reminds me of the "Black Death" scene in kickass 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9_O6o4P-9s
DC4everLantern - 9/7/2013, 4:01 AM
Black Manta is the Boss.
marvel72 - 9/7/2013, 4:26 AM
black manta needs movie love,sort your f*ckin shit out warner.
sameoldthing - 9/7/2013, 4:49 AM
Why are all "Black" named characters actually black?
Black Lightning..Black Panther..Black Dynamite,ok..I get that one.
Nomis1800 - 9/7/2013, 5:22 AM
I LOVE Black Manta!!! He's terrific!
SymbioteJoker - 9/7/2013, 5:49 AM
Black Manta is seriously underrated
jazzman - 9/7/2013, 5:51 AM
@sameoldthing

why all the white female characters like "BLACK" in them :P.

Black Cat, Black Widow, Black Canary, i get it once you go black you never go back lol
Havenless - 9/7/2013, 6:20 AM
Black Manta might be a cool character, but carrying a bathtub sized helmet around looks nothing but stupid.
TheActionAce - 9/7/2013, 6:33 AM
I knew it, he was missing his scars in Forever Evil ;P



Praetorian - 9/7/2013, 6:38 AM
I can imagine Idris Elba as Black Manta and if Benedict Cumberbatch was ripped he could play Aquaman in a cool way, but both those are fancast cliches sadly
bs77 - 9/7/2013, 6:47 AM
He's pretty cool villain considering how cheesy everything related to Aquaman was for years. WB would mess him up in a movie. They'd never use that huge iconic helmet. We'd get something smaller with the big eye lenses and it would look someone is wearing Archie on their head.
NeoBaggins - 9/7/2013, 7:40 AM
I remember first seeing him with the Legion of Doom on Super Friends. The villains lived in a big Stewie Griffin head with a Vader mask.

Battabing - 9/7/2013, 7:47 AM
Is it just me or does DC have the best villains going on right now?
These guys see an opportunity, i.e. missing heroes, and grab it by the horns and wreck shop!
dezdigi - 9/7/2013, 8:39 AM
I want a Black Manta DLC for Injustice!
BlackIceJoe - 9/7/2013, 10:11 AM
I say Lennie James for Black Manta. I have four choices for Aquaman Sean Bean, Josh Lucas, Kevin McKidd or Mark Valley.

It is great to see more love for Black Manta. I can't wait to read this issue. I wonder with people starting to like Aquaman comics more if Aquaman will get new Villains. I also would like to see new versions of classic characters like the Fisherman. I think with some reworking he could become a very interesting character. .
ThePowerCosmic - 9/7/2013, 10:38 AM
Black Manta is a great villain.
comicfan100 - 9/7/2013, 10:44 AM
@DatScarletPimPerNeLL yeah every since like 2011, you've been outta the loop for a long time haven't ya? XD
Minghagz - 9/7/2013, 1:15 PM
Looking forward to this. One of the best titles right now.
gaikinger - 9/7/2013, 2:19 PM
Black Manta has been my favorite villain since Aquaman cartoon back in the 70s and then the Legion of Doom with that great deep elector voice. White or black doesn't matter, love the helmet and suit. Really like the new Jack OLantern on the Marvel side too.
SnapperCarr - 9/7/2013, 6:06 PM
Black Manta is a [frick]ing badass.
Jollem - 9/7/2013, 7:24 PM
@dezdigi - +1
dezdigi - 9/8/2013, 8:44 AM
@Jollem,
With two skins, blue and black!

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