We had kind of seen a teaser for this before but today DC posted up the cover for Brightest Day #10 featuring a brand new Aqualad! Having just lost Tempest to the Blackest Night, we (or at least, I) had all but assumed that Aquaman’s story would be fairly centric to his own adventures with him and Mera. Apparently that’s not the case, though, because a brand new hero has risen – or is he a hero at all?
As Geoff Johns stated on the DCU Blog, The Source:
In the coming weeks in BRIGHTEST DAY, you’ll meet a new alien killer who will become J’onn J’onzz’s greatest enemy, a world where Hawkman and Hawkgirl will discover a great secret about their past, the mysterious and deadly Siren and a young hero who’s about to get world wide exposure this fall beyond comics — the all-new Aqualad.
Aqualad’s story actually begins in a few short weeks in BRIGHTEST DAY #4. I won’t tell you much yet, but I will tell you — he has no idea he’s about to become Aqualad. In fact, he lives in one of the driest places in America — Silver City, New Mexico.
So there have you it. Stay tuned to Brightest Day in a couple weeks for the origins of Aqualad. Preliminary thoughts on the character? Anyone excited for a brand new Aqualad, or could you do without an Aqua-sidekick at all?