As part of The New 52, DC’s 2011 relaunch of their entire superhero line, Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado served as the initial creative team of the company’s new Aquaman series, the first Aquaman of which was released September 28, 2011. The three creators remained on the title for the first 16 Aquamans. That subsequently lead into the first New 52 continual, Aquaman related ‘Mega-Event’ (cross-over) in years “Throne of Atlantis”. The relaunched series cements Aquaman’s status as the half-human son of Tom Curry and Atlanna, and sees him return to Amnesty Bay along with Mera. Greatly distressed by the harsh treatment given to the oceans during his time as ruler of Atlantis, Aquaman decides to abdicate the Atlantean throne and return to full-time heroics. However, he now struggles with his lack of reputation with the greater public, which views him as a lesser metahuman with less impressive powers than those of his peers. Also, in The New 52, Aquaman is once again a founding member of the Justice League and is a main member of the team.