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"A Crash of Symbols"
Aquaman Vol 5-0 Cover-1
General Information
Series: Aquaman
Issue Number: 0
First Published: October, 1994
Previous Issue: None
Next Issue: Aquaman #1


"A Crash of Symbols"[]

Dolphin is returning the wounded Aquaman and Aqualad to Atlantis by having two porpoises carry the wounded duo on their backs. The porpoises tell Dolphin they will not go to Atlantis. Dolphin takes Aqualad and Aquaman and swims with them toward Atlantis. She makes it to the outskirts of the city, where guards discover her and bring Aquaman and Aqualad into the city. Aquaman awakes in a bedroom, with Dolphin sitting on the edge of the bed. He kisses her and she rips out his heart.

It turns out that Aquaman is in a hospital bed and was dreaming the above sequence. Dolphin leaves Aquaman and swims next door to see how Aqualad is doing. Aqualad offers to give Dolphin a tour of the city.

Aquaman awakes to find Mera telling him he has been in a coma for months. In fact, he is dreaming again. Black Manta reveals himself and he and Aquaman fight. When Manta is done, Aquaman, Aqualad and Aquaman's son are all crucified to pieces of wood.

As Aquaman continues having nightmares, fish swarm around his bed until he is no longer visible. The fish swim away, with Aquaman inside the vortex created by their circular swimming. Dolphin and Aqualad follow the fish to the Aquacave, from which Aquaman emerges, with a hook in place of his left hand.


"A Crash of Symbols"[]