Current Aquaman News


Wednesday, May 27, 2009


The Comic Treadmill's Finny Friend Countdown comes to the obvious conclusion (well, obvious for any long-time Aquaman fan).

Oh, I definitely want this Ramona Fradon retrospective.

Aquaman Shrine on DC Action Figure book. Want.

More Aquachicken.

Aquaman piecework from Joe.

Superhero cakes including Aquaman.

These Blammoids look... bizarre. I'd really like to see what they'd do to Black Manta.

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Monday, September 01, 2008


Still in the process of moving, so work on this page is still at a complete stop until I can get settled. In the meantime, more links...

Sensor Sweep collects tidbits of Aqua-news.

Comics Should Be Good looks at Ramona Fradon.

Scipio reports that Black Manta is in the Escape from Arkham Heroclix set.

The Aquaman Shrine continues to amaze me, and make me jealous as all get-out.

Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #169 looks at the death of Aquaman, while Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #170 examines the delay of Peter David's run due to Dooley confusion.

The Superhero Times reviews the Tonner Aquaman Doll.

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Monday, May 21, 2007


365 Reasons to Love Comics #138: Ramona Fradon and 365 Reasons to Love Comics #139: Nick Cardy.

Rob has a cool convention tale. And a great review of Aquaman #52.

Mola Mola.

Coming Tomorrow: new Solicits for Aquaman, the return of Ripples Through Time.

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Ripples Through Time - 092

I'm reading every Aquaman solo adventure in publication order. After I read each story I will post the cover/splash page and a few thoughts on the story.

Adventure #167 Aquaman Splash Page
Adventure #167 (August 1951) - Treasures of the Sea!

Captain Stillar blackmails Aquaman into helping search for treasures, but gets a lot more than he's bargained for.

New artist report! An artist by the name of Ramona Fradon took over the Aquaman feature with this issue.

Aquaman visits Captain Stillar to find out why Stillar harpooned a swordfish and brought it aboard his ship alive. Stillar explains that he has torpedoes aimed at Aquaman's friends, and will release them if Aquaman doesn't do exactly as Stillar asks. Aquaman agrees. Aquaman accomplishes all three tasks, with twists, but still ends up having to deal with the torpedo.

Finny Friends Report: Aquaman visits the injured swordfish that Stillar captured, and is followed by an entourage of sea life that include whales, swordfish, dolphins, turtles, and an octopus. Aquaman fills the first treasure trunk with Jewel Fish to keep his word to Stillar but deny Stillar the reward. Aquaman gets oysters to give him tiny pearls to fill the bag Stillar gave him as the second task. For the third task, Aquaman has whales and the octopus pull apart the sunken treasure ships, then all his finny friends haul the gold up to Stillar's ship.

Captured/Knocked Out report: Aquaman is trapped in the tank with the injured swordfish by Stillar who then reveals his threats to Aquaman's friends.

Quotefile: Aquaman, "Prisoner? Why, I'll rock this boat till it turns on its side... I'll signal my whale friends to ram and sink you if you don't release me, Stillar!"

Have you read this story? What do you think?

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Showcase Presents: Aquaman Volume 1

Aquaman Showcase Vol 1

When they say "Over 500 Pages of Comics!" they aren't kidding! This is a fantastic collection of Aquaman tales, starting with Aquaman's first Silver Age origin in Adventure Comics #260 and finishing with Aquaman #6, covering May of 1959 to December of 1962. Most of the artwork is by the two classic Aquaman artists, Ramona Fradon and Nick Cardy.

At $17 for the entire package of 49 stories (including a Lois Lane tale, a Green Arrow story, and a Jimmy Olsen yarn) it's a bargain. While I prefer reading these stories in color, the B&W format is fine with me if it allows more people to read these fun stories. If you want some solid Silver Age Aquaman, go buy this book!

Out now at all good bookstores. ISBN: 978-1-4012-1223-0

(And then write to DC: Dan Didio, Executive Editor, DC Comics, 1700 Broadway, New York NY 10019 and ask for a reprint of Aquaman's Golden Age tales.)

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ramona Fradon Interview

A blast from the past, here's a Ramona Fradon Interview at Sequential Tart, done in May 2000. The interview discusses the origins and creation of Aqualad. Many thanks to Chris Long for the link.

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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Eisner Award Winners

List of Eisner Award Winners. Congrats to Silver Age Aquaman artist Ramona Fradon for finally getting a much-deserved spot in the Hall of Fame.