Current Aquaman News


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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Friday, July 27, 2007

More Links and Stuff

Coming in October:Review of Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #53.

Absorbascon likes the Human Flying Fish.

Adventures of Aquaman

Full cover artwork for the Adventures of Aquaman DVD set. Pretty cool, huh?

Review of Adventure Comics 268, 274, and 279.

The Plain JLA, including Aquaman.

Jim Aparo. Curt Swan.

"The plural form of octopus is octopuses, not octopi." Oops.

Ho-hum, another giant squid.

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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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Tuesday, May 22, 2007


The Comic Treadmill on Aquaman.

May 22nd is National Maritime Day.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007


I've been busy off playing at the Emerald City Comicon, so I haven't been updating the links like I should. This has led to a lot of missing links. Here they are:

The Aquaman Shrine shows off Super Friends Paint By Numbers, 1974 Wonder Bread Card, Ohio Jaycees Pin, Official Adventures of Aquaman LP, Aquaman Thank You Card, and remembers Artie Jr's Birthday.

More Comic Treadmill Aquaman goodness.

The Continuity Blog loves Tad Williams' Aquaman.

Newsarama quotes the Legion of Doom's criticism of Tad Williams... I think they have never met the guy or talked with him, because he's a fanboy and surely does understand his audience, as he's PART OF IT. Still, an interesting critique, if flawed by assumptions on the part of the Legion.

Speaking of, Tad Williams' page now has a limited Aquaman section. Only a solicit there, so far, but might be a place to watch.

Scipio gives us Haircare with Aquaman week: Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

The Navy wants Dolphins to patrol Puget Sound, and both The Seattle Times and The Seattle P.I. report on objections to the plan.

Goldfish survive in a Deep Fat Fryer.

CSI Atlantis.

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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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Friday, March 23, 2007

Call For Review Links

I confess, I've been under the weather the last couple of days, so I haven't gathered up a collection of reviews for Aquaman #50 like I meant to. If you've reviewed the book, or spotted a review (positive or negative, doesn't matter), put a link in the comments and I'll try to add it to this list:And also, be sure to check out Scipio's 50 Reasons to Buy Aquaman #50 and my own Who's Who in Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #50.

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Sunday, October 29, 2006


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

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Friday, October 13, 2006

The Comic Treadmill

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

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Monday, October 02, 2006

The Comic Treadmill

The Comic Treadmill conquers Aquaman #52 (1970).

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Friday, September 29, 2006

Aquaman in More Fun #73

Starting a new feature, in which I'm simply going to list information about each Aquaman story. If you want more details than I'm giving, please feel free to ask in the comments.

More Fun #73 Aquaman Splash Page
More Fun #73 (November 1941)

Edited by Mort Weisinger(?), 68 pages (including covers), 10 cents, Doctor Fate cover by Howard Sherman

Other stories: "Doctor Fate: Mr Who"; "Green Arrow: Case of the Namesake Murders"; "Radio Squad"; "Johnny Quick: The Black Knight"; "Clip Carson"; "Spectre"

Aquaman [The Submarine Strikes]*
Writer: Mort Weisinger
Art: Paul Norris

The full review has a lot of detail on this story, most of which I'm not going to repeat here.

Body Count: Only two for sure, probably a lot more.
Named Characters/Places/Ships: Aquaman and Nazi sub U-112.

Next up: More Fun #74, "Black Jack"

*Title is GCD given and does not appear in the story.


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

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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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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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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Friday, September 08, 2006


Inheritance by Devin Grayson. Ok, I've read it. It was... about as good as a novel based on comic books could be expected to be.

The format was nice... team-up Batman with Arsenal and tell Arsenal's history through flashbacks... then team-up Green Arrow with Nightwing and tell Nightwing's history through flashbacks... then... um... team-up Aquaman with Tempest... yeah, that's where it breaks down a bit. The Aquaman and Tempest bits were solid, but shorter and less detailed than the others.

The bits that made people giggle overmuch were few enough and in context enough that they didn't bother me at all. My favorite exchange was between Green Arrow and Aquaman, as Ollie is trying to convince Aquaman to join him in "helping" Batman, and mentions that there are boats involved. "I can't communicate with boats, Oliver." Heh. I also very much liked that Tempest's son Cerdian is referred to as Ian.

Aquaman does not come off very well in the Tempest flashbacks... but then, none of the mentors do, really. Particularly Ollie. I'm amused by the way the "official" stories of how the mentors met their sidekicks are explained nicely. In short... about as good as a novel based on comic books should be. I plan to buy this one to add to my Aquaman collection as soon as I have the money.


Friday, September 01, 2006

Comics You Should Own

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

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Friday, August 11, 2006

Aquaman Thoughts

I don't agree with all the opinions in this post, but it does have a fairly nice overview of the last decade or so of Aquaman.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006


I suppose I should report on this prose novel by Devin Grayson, as in includes Aquaman. The novel, Inheritance, has gathered some criticism for its rather blatant subtext. It's supposed to be about the relationship of superheroes to their sidekicks... um. Well... read for yourself (profanity warning). And there is more here.

Galley Cat asked what was up.
So I shot off an email to Grayson and asked her how this all happened. She reminded me that as one of the comic book industry's few openly bisexual women creators, she's enjoyed working queer material into her stories throughout her career. "That said, I am also a contract worker when at DC crafting stories with licensed characters," she explained, "and my job at that time is to stick pretty close to previously established interpretations and guidelines, which is a necessary and satisfying aspect of this kind of work. In the licensed publication novels, we have more room, permission, and need than we usually do in the comics to explore character back story and culture." Despite that additional freedom, she's careful to point out that Inheritance is about father/son dynamics, not gay culture. "But are the characters in Inheritance aware of gay culture?" she asks rhetorically. "Sure. And they get to joke about it, just like I, as the narrator, get to joke about it. I'm joking with the reader, the characters are joking with each other."
I may not really enjoy it, but I do plan on getting a copy. If I do, I'll be sure to review it here for Aquaman fans.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

More Comic Treadmill

The Comic Treadmill on Aquaman #43-45. And hey, they won't delete the blog entry before most of you get a chance to look at it, unlike some blogs I've linked to recently!

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Overdue Review - Aquaman #42

Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #42: "Deep Down": It really would be difficult to convey how much glee this issue gave me. And not all for just story reasons. I have been really enjoying this revamp and this issue was, in my opinion, great from start to finish.

I like how the status of Atlantis is explained. I love seeing parts of the undersea world from an outsider's point of view (Arthur's delight at the food and drink was a lovely touch). I love the fractured nature of the ocean civilizations once Poseidonis was destroyed, and I love seeing the underside of that world, the parts that Orin rarely entered. An undersea bar? Great! I love the Windward Home, and especially the view from below. I love seeing the old heroes return, like The Sea Devils, Red Torpedo (Jimmy Lockhart), and the variety of folks gathered at the Windward Home. And I LOVED the last page, even if the character wasn't drawn quite right.

And that's where I'll start on my complaints. I felt the coloring was too dark in many places, and would've preferred some brighter colors just for ease of reading. I also loved Guice's design for the bar... but we only see it clearly in a single panel, right before it's destroyed. I think I would've liked to see it more than that. And I wish the colors had made it look different than the trench wall it was clinging to. Same with the town. It's hard to tell that that opening scene is a town. Colors would make a HUGE difference here, but I wish Butch would give us a few more close-ups as well later on.

The only other major art problem is with the character on the final page. He just doesn't look quite right in robes. For obvious reasons, Atlanteans generally don't wear robes or dresses unless they are making a statement. So seeing that character in robes didn't look quite right. Not a big nit, but it did throw me.

So to sum up: Loved the story, loved most of the art, I think the color needs a bit of work (and some contrast in the backgrounds), and was absolutely delighted by the final page.

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

More Comic Treadmill

The Comic Treadmill tackles more Silver Age Aquaman.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

More Aquaman Coverage from the Treadmill

Aquaman #37-39 from the Silver Age. Check it out!

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Sunday, June 04, 2006


A couple of Aquaman stories are discussed over at the Comic Treadmill, complete with finny friends tally.

Here's an interesting bit: Shark-Man is a comic book set in New Venice, but not in the DCU's version, apparently.

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Saturday, April 29, 2006


How about a little Aquaman drawing?

Or Another Aquaman drawing?

Or we could just link to another review of Sword of Atlantis.

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