Poor Aquaman! Since he’s a water-based hero, he’s limited in what stories he can be involved in. His lower-tier status has long been the subject of jokes and derision, and though Geoff Johns did a great job with him, he’s still struggling to gain some respect. One way to try and enhance his image is to get involved in the politics of both worlds, Atlantis and the part of the world above the oceans. That’s the angle the new series is going to explore.