SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read AQUAMAN #38 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

In the latest story arc of our favorite sea king, Aquaman has been on an epic adventure trying to find his not-so-dead mother, Atlanna. Having come across her empty tomb while investigating the ruins of Atlantis, Aquaman and Mera discover that Atlanna must have disguised her death and escaped many years ago.

Their quest leads them to a monstrous encounter with Gorilla Grodd in AQUAMAN #37 – the aftermath revealing a mysterious portal (the Maelstrom) in AQUAMAN #38.

Believing the Maelstrom will lead them to Atlanna, Aquaman and Mera enter the portal, bracing themselves for what they might find.

What they find is not quite the happy family reunion one might expect…

Welcoming the Super Heroes with a malicious death threat, see below as Aquaman and Mera finally come face-to-face with Atlanna!

AQUAMAN #38, written by Jeff Parker and illustrated by Paul Pelletier, is available in stores now.