Current Aquaman News


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

An Overdue Links Post

Elbert Or's Aquaman sketch.

Maris Wick's Aquaman sketch.

Tomn!'s Aquaman sketch (scroll down).

Michael Schwartz's Aquaman sketch.

Lee Sargent's Aquaman sketch.

Mark Aaron James' Aquaman's Lament.

Caffeinated Joe talks about Aquaman.

The Comic Treadmill continues complete Aquaman coverage.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #202: does anyone out there have the rest of the pages of that Aquaman story?

Aquaman Shrine Links:

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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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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tardy Link Post

I'm in the process of moving, and haven't been around for a bit. So make sure you visit The Aquaman Shrine every day for your daily dose of Aqua-news and fun.

The Comic Treadmill tackles some Aquaman back-ups in Action Comics.

The Aquaman Shrine Interviews Ramona Fradon.

Aquachicken is rejected.

Super Dollhouse.

Colleen Doran still likes Aquaman.

Classic DC Cartoons, including Aquaman have been added to iTunes and Xbox Live.

This story would make a great Golden Age Aquaman plot.

Aquaman Wallpaper.

Papercraft Aquaman.

An Octopus with 96 tentacles.

Possible Aquaman news? Or maybe this is news? Be sure to check out the Brave and the Bold Aquaman and Manta image from that second link.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008


NYCC Aquaman News.

Dear Aquaman. I may need to hunt down some of these to watch. The Aquaman Shrine interviews Ben Stout about them.

Tonner Dolls. Scroll down for information about the Aquaman Doll. No, I don't want the Tonner Aquaman Doll. I wouldn't mind the Mera one, but the Aquaman looks wrong to me.

I am only linking to this article because of the name of the seal.

More DC Filmation coming out, including the Teen Titans. Gonna have to get this set.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Links, Mostly Aquaman Shrine

Aquaman Timeline.

Aquaman crosses boundaries.

Original cover to Time and Tide.

Sensor Sweep points us to an Ethan Van Sciver interview.

Mark Aaron James sings Aquaman's Lament, in which Aquaman woos Vicky Vale.

Everybody wants to see a shark up close, so much so to cause a traffic jam.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Couple of LInks

The Aquaman Shrine has pictures of stuff I want.

JMS is moving to DC, but he isn't writing Aquaman.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Few Links

The Comic Treadmill does more Aquaman Indexing.

Stumpy Friends! from friend-of-the-blog Karin!

Black Manta's Costume is Cool.

Dolphins are cool.

Poor little octopus.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Administration and a Couple of Links

Aquaman Wiki
I've been setting up a framework to put all the facts and details of this page into an easier format to edit, namely a wiki format. The new section of the page is now ready to visit. The content is still very sparse, but it will build up. Editing on most pages is by invitation only, but you can leave notes on the Soapbox if you have something to say.

Some good Aquaman artwork.

I love Aquaman Shrine's Superhero Vitamin Ad.

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Links and Notes

Dan DiDio is confused about Aquaman.

Here's a quick run-down: the original Aquaman, Arthur Orin Curry, is currently "dead" (in the same sense that DC heroes are often dead). Arthur Joseph Curry, who wants to be known as Joseph, is currently playing the part of Aquaman until he can find/restore the original Aquaman. IMHO, Joseph Curry isn't actually Aquaman, he's the Sword of Atlantis. So, whenever DC "brings back" Aquaman, they'll need to address both Joseph's quest and Orin's death. Any restoration that doesn't is crap.

Moving on, The Trouble With Aquaman.

Occasional Superheroine asks which version of Aquaman do YOU like best?

Aquaman Shrine Interview with Ben Holcomb, MEGO expert.

Along the same lines, MEGO mystery: the webbed-hand Aquaman.

Remind yourself you aren't a fish to cure the hiccups (hiccoughs?).

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Thursday, February 07, 2008


Comic Treadmill on DC Special #28.

Yes, the Aquaman Website supports Michael Netzer's efforts to save J'onn J'onzz.

Beluga Bubbles.

Menhaden, the most important fish you've never heard of.

Is it safe to eat fish?

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Saturday Aqua-Links

About twenty people e-mailed me the link to Sillof's Workshop: Gaslight Justice League Custom Figures, which includes a FANTASTIC Aquaman figure that I want to see in a comic book:

Sillof's Aquaman

David Oakes was the first to notify me of this wonderful custom figure.

Thoughts on Teen Titans Year One from Sensor Sweep and Absorbascon.

Sensor Sweep on The JLU Aquaman Paperweight. I haven't seen any of these that weren't broken. Did anyone get an unbroken one? I also repaired mine.

Thanks to Chris, who reported that Paul Norris' passing was reported in Rolling Stone.

The New York Times on Weeki Wachee Springs.

Octopus loves his Mr Potato Head.

Historic Lighthouse threatened by shore erosion.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Flood the Aquaman Page

I find this appropriate.

Flooded Site


Monday, December 31, 2007


The Aquaman Shrine, which any Aquaman fan ought to be reading anyway, presents us with some awesome posts:Evil Inc looks at Starro, with spoilers of a recent book (Captain Carrot and the Final Ark).

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Links and Stuff

A Drawing of Aquaman done as you watch.

Anyone care to translate this?

Todd Lescher has some Aquaman paintings on Flickr.

Don't have the Aquaman Viewmaster Reel? Now you can see the whole thing: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven.

Yet more Flickr fun: LEGO JLA.

If you liked Alan Ritchson as Aquaman in Smallville, then you might want to go see Beowulf, as Alan's body was apparently the model for the animation of the lead character!

Oh man, somebody beat me to it and listed all of Aqualad's corny sayings from the cartoon. To that, I say:
Bouncing Butterfish, Bumbling Blowfish, Flappin FrostFish, Flippin Flounders, Gallopin Guppies, Holy Hackfish, Holy Haddock, Holy Hagfish, Holy Halibut, Holy Hurricanes, Holy Mackerel, Hopping Toadfish, Howling Houndfish, Jumpin Jackfish, Jumpin Jellyfish, Jumpin Porcupine Fish, Leapin Lampreys, Leapin Lonefish, Leaping Lionfish, Mumbling Mantas, Mumbling Morays, Murmuring Moonfish, Pounding Pigfish, Shivering Shellfish, Slithering Seaweed, Soarin Sailfish, Sputtering Spoonbills, Sufferin Catfish, Sufferin Sea Snakes, Sufferin Seashells, Sufferin Seasnails, Sufferin Sunfish, Wailing Woolfish, and Weepin Weakfish!

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Sunday, December 02, 2007


Aquaman on The Big Bang Theory. That's a show, not his opinion on the universe (sadly).

The Comic Treadmill takes on Adventure Comics 460-463 and Adventure Comics 464-466 (not the high points of Aquaman's career).

Why doesn't DC make cool things like this ruler anymore?

Attack of the killer Jellyfish.

Rogue Waves and Saving Sailors.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

More Links

Dave Van Domelen includes a rant on Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #57.

The Comic Treadmill on Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #57.

Scipio on Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #57.

The Shrine reviews Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #57 and then Interviews Tad Williams.

Fish that can survive for months in a tree. Hmmm.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007


Aquaman is mentioned in Evil Inc (thanks for the report, Joe):

Evil Inc

Aquaman himself appeared in the strip last year bringing a glass of water to his child. Heh.

Listen to Aquaman's Lament at Mark Aaron James' website.

Top 50 DC Characters, Aquaman in at #30.

Justice League Movie gets a director. I still haven't heard confirmation that Aquaman will be in it.

If you want to get an MP3 of "Crank Dat Aquaman", there's at least one version available on SoundClick. Warning: NSFW lyrics. I've started searching the site for other Aquaman songs, but haven't found much worth listening to.

Ah, sunken cities, that's right up my alley! In some ways, this story reminds me of Adventure #223, in which a sunken city is found that isn't a city... just looks like it.

Discovering sea turtles lost years.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007


Dean Trippe draws Aquaman. Scroll down a little.

Leonardo Freites draws Aquaman.

We need to see these fish in Aquaman comics.

Yangtze river dolphin declared extinct. More from the late Douglas Adams.

Skeleton in Diving Gear found in Puget Sound.

Found on MetaFilter: >(({°>

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Plain Janes...

Jim Rugg draws Aquaman. Scroll down to see the Aquaman images, or click the following links: The Plain JLA, Three Aquaman Images 2, Three Aquaman Images 1.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007


Rumor from San Diego: Smallville line of action figures will include A.C. Anyone have any confirmation?

Teen Titans Year One. Hmmm.

Tad Williams on Comicon.

Just, How???

Modern Pirates are still a problem.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Various Links

Reaction to Aquaman's cancellation.

Review of Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #52.

The Aquaman Shrine looks at a classic team-up.

Josua Middleton posts some pages from the upcoming Outsiders special featuring Aquasword.

John Byrne's fans think Aquaman doesn't beat up enough people.

Leonard Kirk has page for sale, including Aquaman pages.

Violet the Octopus is dying.

Piranha less deadly than feared. Well, duh. I've read at least one "piranha's aren't so bad" report a year for the last ten years.

Speaking of piranhas, North Carolina fisherman reels in piranha. Yikes.

Chilean teenagers find trove of whale fossils. Wow. It's like all the whales went to the same place to die.

Smurf-colored lobster spared the pot.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007


Friday Under The Sea.

Aquaman #53 Review. Aquaman #54 Review.

Scans Daily presents Aquaman in Justice.

Um... I want The Aquaman Top Trumps Cards. Maybe I'll figure out how to get them some day.

Pink Dolphin.

Horseshoe Crab Anatomy and Conservation.

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Friday, June 29, 2007


Collect Craig Hamilton's Aquaman.

Black Manta reference in Evil Inc, a webcomic you should all be reading.


Tire reef seemed like a good idea but really wasn't.

Aquaman comics make a cameo in "England Prevails: V For Vendetta and the New Wave in Comics", a documentary on the V For Vendetta DVD.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Collen Doran aims ya at the unaired Aquaman Pilot free and legal on AOL.

Yay, Aquachicken!

How Pearls Are Formed and What's an Ascidian?

An Aquaman-worthy Vacation.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007


It's Craig Hamilton Week at the Aquaman Shrine.

Joe reports on DC Legacy Trading Cards. Oh, I want these!

Vincent reports on Aquaman centerpieces, which I also want but will no doubt never get.

Dolphins have different accents. I wonder if Aquaman notices?

Life Cycle of the Moon Jelly

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007


The Comic Treadmill on Aquaman.

May 22nd is National Maritime Day.

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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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Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Vincent P Bartilucci tells us about a Live Chat with reps from WB that include the news of new DVDs with Aquaman (the Filmation cartoon) and Super Friends. Ian reports with a second source.

Alexander Adcock reports: The Mask by Dangerdoom features the line "Aquaman's pops can't watercheck me" don't know what it means exactly but there it is. The other example is found in the song Animalistics by The Last Emperor, it has the line "Man i'm hot like Atlanta, we about to do battle like Aquaman and Black Manta".

More stuff I've never seen from The Aquaman Shrine. And also, a great Comicon story.

Dennis is at it again.

Dennis Underwater

Dennis Doucette works at Weeki Wachee Springs and is an Aquaman fan and frequent contributor to this site.

Really Big Underwater Worm.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007


The Aquaman Student Film, "The Cast of the Angler", is currently available through torrent. Just download the torrent file and start up your favorite bittorrent client. I will have alternative download options available in the near future. The movie file itself is a 500MB windows media video file (wmv). More information here.

Mike Wieringo draws Aquaman for his blog again. He also tells us about a great story plan by Mark Waid that never happened, but would work really well with the current Aquaman.

Um... Political satire... John Edwards as Aquaman? Sort of? Click here to see it.

A Fishery that Works.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007


Aquaman Goggles at the Aquaman Shrine lead to The Greatest Aquaman Collection In The World. Yikes.

Namor's First Story.

Fish Scales.

Artwork: Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

Aquaman rocks (YouTube vid).

Mercy Reef... um... fanfic? It's short. Very short.

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Monday, April 16, 2007


Another great article about Paul Norris, the creator of Aquaman.

Mego Week at the Aquaman Shrine ends with one of the coolest and hardest to find Mego sets.

Sea Mantids.

YouTube link: Squid birth. The build up lasts about 3 minutes, then you finally see the squid dropping lots of little squidlets. The mother squid lays eggs, then carries them around for about nine months. This video shows the eggs hatching and the squidlets being "born like stars".

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Thursday, April 12, 2007


Justice League Heroclix Expansion to include Aquaman. Assuming that all the folks on the booster boxes are in the set, that is.

Sub Diego Heroclix map. Go Scipio!

Breathing Underwater. I seem to recall hearing about this development some time ago, it looks like it's nearly ready to roll out.

Sensor Sweep may claim to be a blog about Star Trek fandom, but there's an awful lot of Aquaman content there, including lots of great Aquaman wallpapers. Go check it out.


Coral exposed when quake raises island ten feet. The coral reefs are dying, and it will take some time for new ones to form.

Tracking Walruses. Too bad they can't just have Aquaman ask Tusky.

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Monday, March 26, 2007


The Aquaman Shrine Interviews Dan Mishkin

More Reviews: Comic Overload and Shelly's Comic Book Shelf.

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday Links

Weeki Wachee Springs, home of the live mermaids, still struggling. If I were to visit Florida, I'd rather visit there than Disney's world.

The Comics Chronicles, collecting sales data for every comic. Check out the Silver Age Aquaman sales in relation to everything else.

Here's an unexpected place to find a whale fossil. I wonder if the fossil impacted the flavor of the wine? Mmmm, whale wine.

Shark with Webbed "feet" captured, yes, there are pictures.

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Monday, March 19, 2007


Cover and Five Page Preview of Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #50.

The Aquaman Shrine again has some good stuff up, go look.

Mike Sterling looks at The Fisherman.

Monster Whirlpool off Sydney Australia. Actually, there are two of them.

Plenty of water on Mars, in the form of ice at the South pole... but still!

Newly discovered snail lives off Spongebob.

Octopus Eyes.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Do I seem to be linking to the Aquaman Shrine daily? Well, maybe that's because it's such a good site! Go check out the Slurpee Cup and read the whole entry for some exciting news.

And for kicks, here's How Aquaman Used To Catch Villians.

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Saturday, March 10, 2007


The Aquaman pilot is apparently available on AOL Television. If you haven't already seen it, go check it out. Thanks Joe!

Rob finds more evidence that someone on Entertainment Weekly's staff really likes Aquaman.

Sea Life to become foundation for new electronics. That's communication through sea life instead of with sea life.

Polar bears are not white.

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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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Wednesday, February 28, 2007


I am drooling over Rob's Gorgeous Captain Action Aquaman.

And yes, I even would want the odd rubber figurine that he profiles today.

Kevin Church picks some great moments in Aquaman history from the Showcase volume.

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Monday, February 26, 2007


Has anyone ever seen The Super Friends Aquaman Pencil Sharpener? If you have, let Rob know.

Antarctic Ice Melt reveals exotic sea life.

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Monday, February 19, 2007


Aquaman appears in the Flying McCoys comic. This strip will likely only be available a couple of weeks.

Be sure to order Alter Ego #69: The Aquaman Special.

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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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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Preview of Aquaman #49

Mike Manley has some layouts from Aquaman #49 up on his blog, go take a look. Aquaman #49 comes out this Wednesday.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Sightings and Links

In the episode of Smallville "Labyrinth", Clark is in an asylum. Eventually, he learns that everyone he thinks he knows is related to the asylum somehow, including a fellow inmate who turns out to be named Arthur Curry. Blink and you miss it, but it's an Aquaman sighting in an otherwise aqua-less episode of Smallville.

Labyrinth Arthur Curry

Speaking of Smallville, iFMagazine has an interview with Alfred Gough which talks a bit about the ill-fated Aquaman pilot:
There were a lot of different stories to tell on land and sea. The mythology, Atlantis, would have been a small portion of it. Every fourth episode would have dealt with some of that mythology. I think it could have been very interesting that we’re destroying their society and Atlantis has sort of turned into eco-terrorists – sending back people they’ve sort of reprogrammed as suicide bombers. There was an environmental angle to it that was very interesting and you could talk about politics in the way that the best of sci-fi can talk about it -- the way that BATTLESTAR GALACTICA does. It was definitely a cool show, we had a lot of good ideas for, the cast was certainly great. It was probably a bigger, epic show than SMALLVILLE.
Electra Woman and DynaGirl 2001 pilot (YouTube). Aquaman cameos at about 2:39 in, "They're serving halibut at the luncheon!". Thanks to Wil Radcliffe for the report.

Electra Woman and DynaGirl Aquaman 1Electra Woman and DynaGirl Aquaman 2

Dennis Doucette, who is a Prince of Weekiwachee, as seen in these images, has a couple of references for us.

First up is an episode of X-play on G4 TV. Here's a summary of the episode:
Memory Card: A psychotic serial killer who would conceal his identity by speaking through a modified R.O.B. robot. During the 2006 Halloween episode, Memory Card kidnapped a number of G4TV hosts and put them through a series of tortuous deaths. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that the person behind the "Memory Card" persona was actually Aquaman, who wanted revenge on X-Play for naming his Battle for Atlantis the worst game of all time.
Um. Ok.

The next one is a little more lighthearted... In the Jeopardy Teen Tournament on February 12th 2007, Aquaman was a clue. It was in the Jeopardy round, in the "Stamps" category. The first contestant to ring in got it wrong ("Who is Neptune?") but the second to ring in was correct.

Aquaman on Jeopardy

Go check out The Aquaman Shrine for yet another unique collectible, this time an empty but sealed soda pop can featuring Aquaman artwork and lettering in Arabic script. Hey Rob, put up some better pictures and see if someone can translate that sucker! And if anyone else runs across a second example of this, please send it my way. I'd like one of these.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

More Toy Fair Images

Battle League Aquaman. More

Mattel's Aquaman for pre-schoolers. More.

Anyone spotted any more than these two? Any other Aqua-family characters? Drop a note in the comments if you've seen more, or have links to other Toy Fair 2007 galleries.

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Sightings and Links

Sightings: Lorena again appears in 52 as a member of the Teen Titans. Aquaman is mentioned in Detective Comics.

An Interview with Tad Williams

The Pirana, another water-based superhero created by Aquaman writer Otto Binder (rhymes with tinder).

Aquaman to appear on Batman Cartoon.
"The Batman, which is nominated for a 2006-2007 Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Special Class Animation Program category, will focus its new season on the introduction of Batman's Justice League peers. Expect amped-up action and heightened stakes as Superman, Aquaman, The Flash and several others work in concert with Batman -- and even more of his amazing technological wonders -- to defend Gotham from a seemingly never-ending roster of super villains."

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Friday, January 12, 2007


H at the Comic Treadmill looks at Adventure Comics #441-442.

If you read this, make sure you read this afterwards. Isn't that sort of thing usually reserved for April 1st?

Atomic Surgery introduces us to picobiliphytes.

A neat Aquarium. Via Aaron Williams.

Octopus Camouflage.

And lastly, if you have any good will, cheer, hope, or prayers, please send them to Aquaman/Aqualad fan Leah Adezio, who is in the hospital. Leah was my roommate at the 2000 San Diego Comicon, and she's a big reason I had so much fun. In the following image, Leah is in the upper left (the other folks are John Coates, Nick Cardy, and myself).



Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Posting Will Resume...

I'll get back to normal posting tomorrow, I hope. In the meantime, enjoy this bizarre link to scans daily.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

While I'm Out...

...go check out more fishclix from Scipio.

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Sunday, December 10, 2006


Scipio at The Absorbascon has created an army of FishClix to use with your heroclix Aquaman figures. You can actually play Aquaman as Aquaman, and not just a generic hero.

The Aquaman Shrine has been doing a "Dear Santa Week", and I just want to say that I want everything Rob wants, too:DROOL. If some really rich Santa would just give Rob and I our perfect Aqua-Christmas... *sigh*

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Monday, December 04, 2006


Aquaman's non-finny friends are very impressive: Octopus Magic. More links on MetaFilter.

The Aquaman Shrine has some excellent collectibles: Aquaman Black Light Poster (I want), George Perez Postcard (ditto), and a letter to Entertainment Weekly that expresses an interesting opinion.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Snowed In

I'm snowed in and cannot get down to my comic shop to see if Aquaman #46 has arrived today as it was due to arrive. If you've got your copy, please feel free to post that you've received it in the comments. No spoilers though. I likely won't get my copy for a couple of days.

While I wait for the snow to melt in the inevitable Seattle rain, here's a couple of links for you to enjoy:

Schroeder as Aquaman

Look what I found amidst a lot of images of Peanuts meet Marvel.

Peanuts Justice League

Also, check out this eBay auction of Jim Aparo Aquaman artwork.

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Thursday, November 23, 2006


Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers. I'll be posting the Ripples later this evening if I don't fall asleep from the turkey meal.

Wizard interviews Kurt Busiek and Tad Williams on Aquaman. Thanks to Lucid for the links.

Justin Hartley interview:
Obviously a lot of the stuff was underwater. We would go out into the ocean. Everybody had wet suits on. I didn't realize how cold it gets without a wet suit. The water can be 72 degrees and after about ten minutes you're freezing. I would go down without a tank, without a wet suit, just wearing swim trunks and board shorts, and I would swim from one diver to another diver and share their air. I was down in the ocean for 20 minutes at a time without an air tank, breathing off of other people's tanks. I'm not afraid of water, but I had never done that before. When you're acting you don't want to have that fear in your mind because then you can't concentrate on your work.

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Saturday, November 18, 2006


Dr Sordid profiles Aquaman.

Vincent P Bartilucci reports an Aquaman mention. UPDATE: I confirmed the mention. It's in the first few moments of the episode Lost In Parking Space, Part One in which Clara is walking down the hall checking out the evil of her housemates. First she spots Xander using stem cells to cure leukemia, then she comes across Captain Hero with a woman in bed saying "Oh, come on baby, that fin rot I caught from Aquaman cleared up a long time ago!" to which Clara screams, "Ah, rampant lying!" as she points at Captain Hero. He races to the door, showing off his right arm, which is now a fin, with rotted bits. A porpoise laughs as he slams the door.

Fin Rot
You can read a bit more about Drawn Together on Wikipedia, with links to more reliable sources.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006


The Comic Treadmill reads Adventure Comics from 1958.

You could almost ride it, a Giant Seahorse up for auction on eBay.

In other news, I've been updating the Cover Gallery section of the website, very slowly. I'm making a bit of progress. I still don't have all the covers/splash pages up, but I'm getting closer. I do a little bit, behind the scenes, almost every day.

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Friday, November 03, 2006


How Many of Me, a statistical census search, indicates that there ought to be about 177 people in the United States with the name "Arthur Curry".

Aquaman drawing on Man's Adventure (yeah, it's been up for awhile, I just haven't put together a link post until now, sorry).

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Tadpole Williams

Apparently Aquaman has a new writer... Scipio broke the news yesterday on Big Monkey Comics with an interview with the new writer Tad Williams.

I admit I didn't believe it at first. Only once Newsarama chimed in with an explanation from Kurt Busiek did I realize this was more than one of Scipio's jokes.

My reaction is nothing like Doug's reaction, but not because I'm terribly upset. Tad Williams is a very good writer, and it's clear from the Newsarama article that he's chatted with Kurt, so we won't be losing Kurt's ideas so much as gaining Tad's perspective.

No, my issue is that I really like Kurt and enjoyed having him on the book, and I wish he'd been able to get more issues done before the change. A two year run would've been satisfying. Ten issues isn't enough.

Anyway, moving on, Shawn McManus will be taking over the artwork (which pretty much leaves Paul Gulacy out in the cold). I know nothing at all about Shawn McManus, so if anyone has a handy link, please pass it along. Update:

Update: Tad Williams talks to Newsarama.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Artist Update

Aquaman artist news from Kurt Busiek:
Butch's last full issue is #45. He did a framing sequence for #46-47, which are mostly drawn by Phil Winslade. #48-49 are being drawn by Ricardo Villagran, and at some point, I'm told Paul Gulacy will take over.

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Sunday, October 29, 2006


The Comic Treadmill looks at Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #42-44.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006


The Comic Treadmill looks at Aquaman in Adventure Comics #435-437.

Aquaman Mouthing Off at... Batman. And more candid Justice League featuring Aquaman.


More Information on Showcase Presents

Comics Continuum has this listing for the new Aquaman volume:

Writers: Robert Bernstein, Jack Miller and George Kashdan

Artists: Ramona Fradon, Nick Cardy, Kurt Schaffenberger, Al Plastino, Howard Purcell, Charles Paris and Sheldon Moldoff

Price: $16.99

Page count: 544 pages

If this is correct, this volume will not include the introduction of Mera, as she was introduced in Aquaman #11.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Retrocrush on Aquaman

Bradley Mason Hamlin tackles the subject of Aquaman on Retrocrush, and gives a solid overview of why the character seems to get no respect.


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Aquaman Shrine Updated

The Aquaman Shrine has some fun updates, including a lovely screen-cap from the Onion. Heh.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Latest Sales Information

Comic Book Resources has the latest sales ranking list. Aquaman shows up at #77 on the list.

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Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Aquaman Shrine

The Aquaman Shrine is a new site dedicated to Aquaman merchandise. I hope to see a lot of stuff I've never seen before over the next couple of years as Rob posts images of his Aquaman collection.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

The Comic Treadmill

On Aquaman #54-56 (1970-71).

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Thursday, October 12, 2006


Waterproof USB drive, good for your favorite underwater superhero.

Thomas Paine as Aquaman of the Founding Fathers.

Justice League Heroes Videos, including shots of Aquaman in action.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

More Shipping Delays

Over on The ComicBloc Forums, Dragon King informs us that Aquaman has a few more delays, all of which are confirmed by going to DC Comics Website and checking the shipping dates available there.

Here are the new shipping dates:
  • Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #45 - 11/08/06
  • Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #46 - 11/22/06
  • Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #47 - 12/13/06
  • Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis - Once and Future TPB - 12/20/06
The sidebar and events calendar will be updated soon with the new information. Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #48 still has a listed shipping date of 12/20/06, but will likely change in the future.

If you want me, I'll be over in the corner crying because I haven't had my Aquaman hit in too long.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Watching eBay

Lots of eBay auction fun today for you:

First up is a painting by Andy Smith. Always cool to own an original piece of art.

Next up is a "vintage" 1975 Aquaman School Folder. Very cool. I'm not sure I would have used it as a kid, but I sure would have liked to have it. Ah, who am I kidding? I would have used it until it fell apart.

Aquaman 1975 School Folder

Another item of interest is yet another Brazilian Aquaman Figure. I've seen a number of Aquaman figures from South America, and this one is new to me. Maybe someday when I have money I'll try to acquire one.

And last up, just in time for Hallowe'en, is the awful Ben Cooper Aquaman Halloween Costume. This is one of the worst costumes I've ever seen, but then, most of the costumes of that era were really crappy. I'd still love to have this particular costume, because it has the box and everything, even the very cheap mask.

Aquaman Hallowe'en Costume


Monday, October 09, 2006

Interview With Arthur Curry

The Absorbascon interviews Arthur.


Sunday, October 08, 2006

Aquaman in the Media Page Back Up

The Aquaman Section of DC Comics in the Media is now back up! Go check it out!


Saturday, October 07, 2006


Scipio posts the Grooviest Aquaman Panel Ever.


Friday, October 06, 2006

Lotsa Links

The Comic Treadmill tackles some Adventure Comics Aquaman stories.

Oceans face growing threat. Yeah, I wouldn't want to swim in sewage either...

Leviathan Ink has put up a color sketch of Aquaman, now. I linked to his sketches a few days ago.

And a sketch of Tempest is up over on the Comic Bloc forums.

Warning: Video link, and not safe for youngsters or work. Heavy presents: Aquamanly-Man.

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

New Shipping Dates

No, I'm not happy about it either...

The ComicList is reporting that Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #45 is now due out on November 1st, and Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #46 is due out on November 22nd. Because the ComicList hasn't been wrong yet, I'll be updating the release dates in the events calendar and sidebar.

Pure speculation: This change will probably push back #47 to mid-December, but if they don't push back #48 as well, we'll get a nice treat of bi-weekly Aquaman in December. The delay is also likely to push back the publication of the trade, but I could be wrong about that as well.

For folks coming in late, the delay is due to Butch Guice not being able to keep up the superhuman pace that DC editorial expected of him. When Kurt and Butch took over the book it had already been cancelled, and they started two months behind. They asked for a relaunch, but DC didn't want to do it, so they attempted to keep up with it. Kurt was able to write the stories, but Butch hasn't been able to keep the pace on the art (although he managed it for a few months), and the book has been delayed because of it. Starting with issue #46, there is a guest artist, and the book should return to schedule. We hope.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Dial B For Blog has a series of articles about Ira Schnapp, who designed the logos for many of DC's comics, including Aquaman. Check out the sidebar for other articles involving Aquaman.

On another blog, A concerned citizen reports Aquababy to the Atlantean Child Services.

Thanks to etude finch for both links.


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Aquaman Sketches

Leviathan Ink has a nice page of Aquaman sketches up. Go check it out.

Leviathan Ink Aquaman Sketch

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Monday, October 02, 2006

The Comic Treadmill

The Comic Treadmill conquers Aquaman #52 (1970).

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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Another Cool eBay Auction

Custom Aquaman Suit for Mego Action Figures. This is the Peter David version of the Aquaman suit... yup, complete with flesh-colored top. Personally I would prefer the Neal Pozner blue camo suit, but this is pretty cool. You'll have to make your own harpoon, though.

Custom Mego PAD Aquaman Suit

Update: I spoke too soon...

Custom Mego Camo Aquaman Suit

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Random Link of the Day

Ray V is an artist who has a great sketch blog, back in March he did an Aquaman sketch.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006


The Comic Treadmill conquers Aquaman #49-52 from 1970.

Aquaman will have to go after killer teddy bears next.

Seattle = Seattleite, but Atlanta doesn't equal Atlantean...

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Paul Gulacy May Be New Aquaman Artist

In an interview on Newsarama, Paul Gulacy reports that he may become the new ongoing artist on Aquaman:
KRONENBERG: What current or future projects are you working on?

GULACY: Next up is a four issue Squadron Supreme mini-series written by Marc Guggenheim and then, if all ducks are in a row. I head back to DC to pencil the ongoing Aquaman series with Kurt Busiek.
Paul Gulacy has worked on Star Wars, Batman, The Terminator, and Catwoman. More recently he's worked on Jonah Hex #12 and JSA Classified.

He's also contributed to my Aquaman sketchbook with a sketch of an older Aquaman:

Paul Gulacy Aquaman Sketch

Many thanks to Larkin on the Comicbloc Forums for the tip.

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Patrick Gleason

Former Aquaman artist Patrick Gleason has a website, with links to Aquaman pages for sale (at very reasonable prices). Go check it out!

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Review of Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis so far

Paperback Reader reviews Sword of Atlantis, and gives the book so far a "B+" grade. Many thanks to DoE on the Comicbloc forum for pointing out this review.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Everyday Heroes

A New York photographer, Dulce Pinzón, did an exhibition of the "real superheroes" in New York, asking the people who are hard everyday workers to dress up as heroes for the photo shoot. The heroes involved included Aquaman:

Juventino Rosas as Aquaman in Dulce Pinzon's Photo Exhibit

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Aquaman in Indonesia?

If any Aquaman fan can translate this article for me, I'd appreciate it. The only automatic translator I found that would go from Indonesian to English was... confusing.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Blob of Death

Mysterious Blob killing Marine Life. Let's hope it's no relation to this blob.

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

More Fun #73 On eBay

More Fun #73. Hey, if somebody wants to buy this for me, I'll be happy to accept it.


Friday, September 22, 2006

Er... Aquaman?

Another Aquaman. This isn't a toy that's likely to get into my collection, although I wouldn't mind one of the boxes (which are no doubt 100 times more rare).

Aquaman Logo

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Thursday, September 21, 2006


Another review: The Golden Lasso says "Busiek writes a pretty good fantasy title." And a lot more. Go check it out, but watch for spoilers if you haven't read Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #44.

The Comic Treadmill finally gets back to Aquaman with coverage of Aquaman #46-48 from 1969.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Aquaman on eBay

Interesting eBay Aquaman stuff I recently found...

James Marsters as Aquaman sketch. It's a fairly obvious mash-up, so I'm a bit surprised it hasn't been done before. It's not a bad sketch, either.

Aquaman is on the ball. Apparently a British premium of some sort. I'm tempted to bid on it. If I had any money.

As for non-eBay stuff, there have never been so many Aquaman T-shirts available. If I had any money, I'd get one of each.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Best Headline Ever...

Fish Warn of Water Sabotage.

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New Fish!

Dozens of New Undersea Species Discovered Off Indonesia, including a Shark that Walks on Fins. COOOL!

Hemiscyillum freycineti

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Aquaman Reviews

Comics Ate My Brain says "the notion that this is all a big arc to unify the new and old casts makes me more interested to see where this is all going."

Every Day Is Like Wednesday enjoys the developments on Orin's side of the story.

Chris's Invincible Super-Blog calls this run "an incredibly entertaining take on Aquaman."

Legion of Doom hopes the new Aquaman sticks around.

Shelly's Comic Book Shelf tells us: "I really like this book and I hate having to wait for it."

If you know of any more reviews of Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #44, please post a link in the comments.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Dave's Unspoilt Capsules and Awards

Dave reviews Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #44.

If you spot other reviews on-line, please post about them in the comments link at the bottom of this post.

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Namor Movie Gets Director

Newsarama reports that the Namor the Sub-Mariner movie has a director now. I wouldn't worry too much about it until we get news that filming has started though.

As for Aquaman, still no news on the series (it's currently dead) and nothing new on the movie rumors.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Unusual Aquaman Item on eBay

Aquaman Pepsi Cap

I've never seen this particular Aquaman item... although the image of Aquaman used is pretty common. According to the description on eBay, this was made in Argentina in the 1970s. As much as I'd like to have this in my collection, I can't really afford $15 for a bottlecap.

Check out the seller's other items, there are more superhero bottlecaps and some other hero figures (including an Aquaman one).

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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Aquaman Wallpapers From DC

In case you hadn't found them already, check out these wallpapers from DC comics. There's at least four that feature Aquaman, and more in which he appears.


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Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Filing Cabinet of the Damned has a fun bit about Topo.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Comics You Should Own

Oldies, but goodies: Atlantis Chronicles and Aquaman 0-25.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Aquaman Tribute Vid on YouTube

Check it out here, embedding has been disabled, so I can't put it up for you. Which is kind of ironic, since whoever made the video used some of the stuff on this page, as well as what appear to be a whole lot of eBay photos. Eh, it's not horrible.

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