Current Aquaman News


Friday, June 05, 2009

Friday Links

Todd Klein talks about designing the Tempest Logo.

The Aquaman Shrine shows us a fantastic Aquaman family tattoo.

Aquaman in Medium Large, a webcomic. (Thanks to Joe for the link).

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Friday, March 06, 2009

It's Aqualad's Birthday

And that means it's time for some birthday cake.

Finished Cake

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Aqualad's Cake

I won't torment you like I did last year with the details on how I made my now annual tribute birthday cake for Aqualad. Instead, here are a couple of pictures of the finished product:

Garth's Cake
Garth's Cake

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Saturday, February 23, 2008


Mike Sterling agrees that Year One Aqualad is Ugly.

The Aquaman Shrine interviews J.M. DeMatteis.

The Comic Treadmill indexes more Aquaman stories. Yes, Ripples Through Time will return. Eventually.

Aqualad/Tempest HeroClix.

Super Friends coloring book.

A nice use for an old phone booth.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

What Aqualad Really Looks Like

Real Aqualad

Just in case anyone is reading that dreadful Year One series with the crappy rendition of Aqualad.


Friday, September 07, 2007

Unexpected Aqualad Sighting

In the Final Issue of Action Philosophers (buy the collections!) on page 16, in a section entitled "6 Degrees of Francis Bacon", our hero Aqualad appears in a relational chain going from Plato to Francis Bacon.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Tiny Garth
Just what we need. Another Aquaman chase figure in an action figure set. Heck, I still haven't managed to get my hands on the pre-school Super Friends Aquaman (me want!).

More pictures of the new DC line from Action Figure Insider.

Tiny Garth
Aquaman and Garth will show up in the new all-ages books from DC. "Super Friends" will feature Aquaman, and "Tiny Titans" will have Garth show up. Leah would have LOVED this version of Garth.

Aquaman and Wonder Woman

There was a guy dressed as Aquaman at Wizard World Chicago. The one on the left.

Rob gets his hands on The Aquaman Chronicles.

Fish reduce Mosquitoes.

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Friday, March 09, 2007


The Aquaman Shrine finishes up Aqualad week with the Pocket Heroes Aqualad.

The Comic Treadmill continues to index Aquaman stories.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Aqualad's Cake

While part of me knows that most of you Aquaman fans just aren't going to be terribly interested in this note, I'm posting it here in honor of my friend Leah Adezio. She was a great Aqualad fan, and loved the character from an early age. As a result, she made a cake for Aqualad's birthday each year, March 6th. And in her memory, I put together a cake this year ("made" is too nice a word for what I cobbled together). This is the first birthday cake I've baked in years, and I'm not much of a baker, so it could have turned out better... still...

Yum. Batter.

Leah's Cake Step 1

Ok, into the oven for however many minutes the directions say... minus 3 minutes for the non-stick pans, so it says on the box. Hope they cook all the way.

Time to gather the decorations and frosting. The frosting says "wait until the cake is completely cooled". Oh. No wonder the last cake I made was torn to shreds by the frosting.

Leah's Cake Step 2

Aqualad is technically 47 years old this year, having first appeared in Adventure Comics #269 from February of 1960. Of course, he was already a few years old in that story, but I'm not about to stick my head into that muddled thinking. Heck, 47 is old enough!

Baked cake! Well, whaddya know, the directions were right. Definitely cooked all the way through. But why are they so lopsided? What did I do wrong?

Leah's Cake Step 3

After letting them cool in the pan for the suggested 10 minutes, it's over to the cooling rack for these cakes. OH NO! One of them cracked right down the middle as soon as I walked away for a second. Whatever shall I do?

Leah's Cake Step 4

Heh. I've watched enough Food Network to know that it's not really a disaster. The cake will taste just as good. I let the cakes cool more while I ran out on some errands, including getting some Tad Williams Writing Aquaman flyers run off down at the local Staples.

After I return with my flyers and other errands accomplished, I put the cracked cake on a plate and pull out the frosting. The cake is cooled through, but I've never frosted a cake successfully in my life, so my expectations are pretty low at this point.

Leah's Cake Step 5

Hmmm. Looks a little like a filled pancake. I was able to reduce most of the lopsidedness by putting the lop-ends opposite each other. But still somewhat disappointing.

Leah's Cake Step 6

Whoa. That looks almost good enough to eat!

Leah's Cake Step 7

And time to finish it off. Food Network makes decorating look so easy. I'll be lucky if anyone can read what the cake says.

Leah's Cake Step 8

And that's it for The Cake. This one will get the candles lit and a little party with it after dinner tonight. I plan on making one every year on March 6th from here on out. Both for Aqualad and for Leah.


Update: My husband came home and looked at the cake, and said, "It needs gummy fish!" So I walked down to the local grocery and found some mini Swedish Fish, bought a buck's worth, and decorated the cake with little fishes.

Leah's Cake Step 9

Update: One last picture:

Leah's Cake Step 10

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It's Aqualad's Birthday

According to the 1976 DC Calendar, today is Aqualad's birthday. As many of you know, Aqualad was the favorite character of Leah Adezio, and she told me that every year she would bake a birthday cake on this date and have a little celebration.

As Leah can no longer continue the tradition, I feel that I ought to continue it for her, and in her honor. For Leah, then, I'm about to go into my kitchen and attempt something I haven't done for many, many years. I'm going to try to make a traditional birthday cake, complete with candles, to celebrate Garth's 47th birthday.

I must warn you all that I'm a lousy cook, and not much better at baking, so this is a truly disturbing adventure for me. But I really can't think of a better way to remember Leah than to have birthday cake on Aqualad's birthday.

Wish me luck... pictures coming after the debacle...

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Monday, March 05, 2007


Aqualad Card. I need to get me those collector cards from the vs game.

Aqualad Slurpee Cup. I have this.

Aqualad Mego. I want this.

What's that fin for?

There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007


Aqualad & Robin = Goofus & Gallant?

Podcast of Denise Quinones, which includes some talk of her playing Rachel Torres in the Aquaman Pilot.

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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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