If you’ve watched the Aquaman film you’ll be familiar with the first part of this volume. It quickly introduces us to who Arthur is and what/where Atlantis is. There’s a jump in the timeline and that took me a minute to fill in the the gaps. It’s one thing I don’t like about graphic novels that are compilations of comic issues. Sometimes there’s gaps in the story where those issues are in another volume, sometimes for another character.
Anyways, Arthur apparently takes the Atlantean throne but gives it up to his brother, Orm, with whom he’s close, unlike the movie. There’s some allusions to Atlanteans not all supporting his reign, but it doesn’t seem as if there was some sort of civil war. We also see the Justice League become involved and there’s tension between all of them and Aquaman but the reasons for this must’ve happened in previous volumes. It never actually tells us how or when he becomes involved with the group, but I’m guessing his role in the Justice League is why he gave up the throne of Atlantis.
It’s an action packed volume and if you like the Aquaman universe then you’ll like this one. I’m certainly looking forward to reading further volumes.