FOR THOSE WHO DESPISE SPOILER-Y STUFF, FAIR WARNING:
TURN BACK NOW!!!
I've been sitting on this for two week's now but I just had to unleash this after reading 52 #6, Booster Gold upon entering the headquarters of Rip Hunter, Time Master is met with this chalkboard full of what you'd think would be the rantings of a madman. But no, it is far from that, if you doubt, read this.
One thing in particular caught my eye:
Somewhere along the lines during Superboy's breaking down the barriers between time and space, a rift opened up, creating a small window of opportunity where the infant Arthur Curry, Jr. didn't never perished at the hands of The Black Manta.
That's why this new Aquaman answers to Arthur Curry, it's his name. That's way "Squidbeard" has taken such a keen interest in him. It's his son.
That's why Aquaman's other son Koryak had to be killed. To make why for someone else.
That's why he has such a visceral reaction to redheaded mermaids, they remind him of his mother, Mera.
That why I'm suddenly so excited. Black Manta may be getting a second chance to get it right.