The war between a tiny island of warrior women and an underwater city of mer-people is threatening the entire world. You may wonder how this could be, but considering they are both using the significant powers possessed by people in the Markov family to drastically affect the shape of the Earth – including the Amazons conquering Great Britain and the Atlanteans sinking most of Western Europe into the sea – it may start to make a little more sense.
But why are these two peoples at war? As we saw last issue, Arthur Curry is deranged about the death of Mera, while Princess Diana is distraught over the death of her mother, hence Wonder Woman and the Furies. Now, the Atlanteans are set to invade New Themyscira, with Arthur's brother Orm and Mera's sister Siren on the front lines of the charge, and a revelation will illustrate just how personal this war is.
Check out these preview pages from Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #2, due out next week from writer Tony Bedard and artist Vicente Cifuentes, Diana Egea and Kyle Ritter.