Current Aquaman News


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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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

More Aqualinks

The Aquaman Pilot is available on DVD from Best Buy stores if you buy a season of Smallville. I'm tempted. Very tempted. I'd get the season that included the Justice League episodes. The Aquaman Shrine has an ad for it.

More Hallowe'en costumes via the Aquaman Shrine.

More Tex Time Aquaman Cards from Nostalgia Manila.

Another report on Paul Norris at The Final Taxi.

The Aquaman Shrine has The History of the DC Universe Poster featuring Aquaman by Paul Norris.

While I'm a big Aquaman fan, I don't do tattoos. I like 'em, but I've never really found a design I want on me permanently. But Wil Whalen did, and it was Aquaman.

The Aquaman Shrine posts covers for Surf & Turf 4 & 5. Ah, sweet fantasy!

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Smallville Legends: Justice & Doom

Aquaman appears a LOT in episode three.

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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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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Links and Reminders

Reminder: Smallville's Justice Episode Airs Tonight. Featuring Aquaman. You heard it here last.

Aquaman's cover gets a nod in Judging DC's April Books By Their Covers.

The Aquaman Shrine has An Interview with Paul Kupperberg. Go. Read.

Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #48 came out yesterday! Everyone go buy it and tell what you think!

Aquaman #48 Cover

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Aquaman on Smallville...

Comic Continuum has images from the trailer for "Justice", which will feature Aquaman, Cyborg, Flash, Green Arrow, and... well... that other guy.


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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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Justin Hartley's Daughter

A LiveJournal has a spoiler-fill article about Smallville that includes this great tidbit about Justin Hartley:
The only thing Hartley isn't over-the-moon thrilled about is being so far away from his family: his wife, Lindsay Korman Hartley, whom he met on "Passions," and their 2-year-old daughter, Isabella. Hartley flies home to Los Angeles each weekend, but says it's hard to be away from home.

While dad's off filming, Hartley says, little Isabella has taken to watching the pilot episode of "Aquaman," which was produced by "Smallville" co-creator Al Gough, though ultimately not picked up by a network. "She calls me Aquaman, or Justin," he says grinning. "I call home and I hear this man's voice in the background, and it's me, in that pilot. It's pretty funny."


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Aquaman to Reappear on Smallville (SPOILERS)

Ask Ausiello reports:
Tori Spelling has been cast as the new gossip columnist at the "Daily Planet" -- and she just so happens to have the ability to turn herself into water. (Top that, Liz Smith.) I tracked down exec producer Al Gough inside the CW soiree to get more details on the camptastic casting coup. (Warning: major spoilers coming.) "It'll be our first episode back in January, and she'll be kind of our villain of the week," he reveals. "She'll be exposing the very big secrets that will be driving the second half of the season, and I can't tell you any of them. Zero." (Did you really think I'd let him off that easy?)

"OK, I'll tell you one snippet," he continues. "Episode 11, which is our second episode back in January, is going to be called "Justice," and it'll basically be our first look at the Justice League. We're gonna have Green Arrow, Cyborg, Flash and Aquaman, played by Alan Rickman, who is coming back. That's gonna be our first Justice League episode." And where exactly is Wonder Woman? "Ask Joel Silver," Gough grumbles. "He's the producer; he controls the movie rights. We'd do a whole Wonder Woman series if we had Wonder Woman, but Joss Whedon is writing the movie, so we can't have her." Damn, damn, damn!


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Current Status

Ok, here's a summary:

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Justin Hartley's Photo Gallery

Justin Hartley himself has a nice personal promotion website, which is actually well-designed. He just added some pictures to his photo gallery of scenes from the Aquaman pilot, including (apparently) some stills from un"air"ed scenes.

Aquaman pilot

Be sure to visit his site and check out the full size images. These are severely scaled-down and cropped versions of the images on Justin's website.

Aquaman pilot

As of this posting, by the by, the Aquaman Pilot is at #27 in the video downloads on iTunes, which is impressive considering that it was released almost four weeks ago. There are over 850 reviews, still with an average rating of 4 stars out of five. And I continue to get e-mail asking when the show will be airing. *sigh*

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Justin's New Role

Justin Hartley as Green Arrow. He looks good, I have to admit. I think I would've preferred him in an Aquaman on-going, but he looks good as Ollie, too. All that green leather...


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Detroit News on Aquaman Pilot

'Aquaman' a hit at No. 5 on the Web:
Mekeisha Madden Toby / Detroit News Television Critic

It still amazes me what the Internet can do for a failed pilot.

The CW put its prematurely born series "Aquaman" up for sale on iTunes a couple of weeks ago and it debuted in the No. 1 spot.

As of Thursday, the 60-minute superhero drama had dropped to No. 5, but that's still impressive. (A spokeswoman for iTunes says Apple doesn't release how many downloads that equals.)

Could a certain hip HBO dramedy have something to do with the webbed Aquaman's success? No one knows for sure if "Entourage" played a part -- lead character Vince played Aquaman in a fictional movie and passed on the fictional sequel -- but it certainly didn't hurt. I'd like to think that in this cultural zeitgeist, where TV influences the Web, the Web influences TV and both influence movies, anything and everything is possible.

The unknown variable is what will happen to "Aquaman" now. People are clearly willing to pay $1.99 for it, which means they would probably be willing to watch it on television, too.

Al Gough, the show's co-creator, told "Entertainment Weekly" recently that he and his team would be willing to sell the show to another network if one were interested.

Gough, like most of the free world, is obviously familiar with the NBC/YouTube deal that breathed new life into a failed WB sitcom called "Nobody's Watching."

The TV gods could smile on "Aquaman," which starred Justin Hartley, even if no one has picked it up so far.

The CW didn't add the series to its upcoming lineup and says that it has no plans to do so.
The Aquaman Pilot is still getting downloads on iTunes, and is still in the top twenty as of this morning. Hopefully we'll hear more about it soon.

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Aquaman Pilot Drops out of Top Ten

The Aquaman Pilot on iTunes is now out of the top ten. There are over 800 reviews, and the average rating is still four stars out of five. While I've heard a number of rumors, I don't believe there has been any real progress on getting a network to pick up the show. In addition, should the show be revived, it would likely get new cast members. We'd probably hear rumors of the re-casting about the same time rumors of the show being picked up would hit the 'net.

Again, if you want to keep up on the news, be sure to check regularly. They have much better sources than I do for the television side of things.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Aquaman Pilot Update

The Aquaman Pilot continues to linger in the top ten downloads at iTunes video, with over 780 reviews and an average of four stars. I'm getting lots of rumors right now, none from any sources I recognize or trust. As far as I know, the status of the show continues to be the same: canceled by the CW.

If you really want to keep up with the news, bookmark and visit it regularly. He's got much better sources than I do, and will no doubt have new information (if any appears) long before I even hear about it.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

One Week Later...

The Aquaman Pilot is still the top video download on iTunes, with over 500 reviews and an average rating of four stars. There's been a bit of backlash, but it's pretty much lost in the reams of lovin' for "Smallville with bikinis".

Perhaps I should just worry about reporting when the show drops out of the number one spot.

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Friday, July 21, 2006

*sigh* It's Official

Newsarama Blog reports that Justin Hartley will be playing Green Arrow in Smallville, thus dashing any hopes that he'll be playing Aquaman in a mid-season replacement.

To be absolutely honest with you, I'm relieved by the news. At least now I can start deleting all the "rumor" e-mail I'm getting, some of which was becoming truly outlandish in apparent attempts to get me to report something.

We're still awaiting word on how/when the Aquaman pilot will be released to the public. Rumors suggest it may become available through iTunes. News should come shortly, as the San Diego Comicon is the most likely source of that news, and it's happening right now.

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Monday, July 10, 2006

Wizard Reports on Aquaman Pilot

Aquaman May Resurface.
AL GOUGH: We're working on a way to get the pilot out there. That's sort of all I can say at the moment. Whether it's some sort of addition on season six of "Smallville" or not--we're really proud of the pilot. We'd love for the fans to get a chance to see it. The implication when a network doesn't pick up a show is that the pilot sucks and that's not the case. It's not a perfect pilot by any stretch of the imagination. There are other reasons--which are a mystery to us--as to why The CW didn't pick it up. I think it definitely puts Aquaman in a modern context and he's not lame. It's a shame because it would have been a really fun series.


By the way, if there were still a WB, we'd be on The WB, without a doubt. If we had known in November that The CW was forming, we would have never done it.


The plan is to get it out there somehow and there will actually be an announcement about that in the next few weeks.

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Monday, November 14, 2005

Variety Reports On Aquaman Pilot

And now all bets are off.

According to Variety, Aquaman has been picked up as a "put pilot": A deal to produce a pilot that includes substantial penalties if the pilot is not aired; a virtual guarantee that a pilot will be picked up. In other words, the odds of Aquaman becoming a series just went WAY up.

Additionally, the Variety article has more tidbits about the pilot, including that Greg Beeman will direct the pilot, it will be set in the Florida Keys, and the Bermuda Triangle will be an active part of the stories. Also, Aquaman will never be referred to as "Aquaman" (as Smallville never refers to Clark as "Superman") and Aquaman won't be talking to fish.

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

More Aquaman Pilot News

It appears to be a flood...

An article that appears to either be the full Hollywood Reporter article or based on it, available here and here, has some nice more points about the Aquaman pilot, including the fact that Aquaman will be recast and shooting is tentatively scheduled to begin early next year in Florida. Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, the geniuses behind Smallville, would be the force behind the new Aquaman series. Pure Speculation: since Smallville has nearly run its course, might Aquaman replace it in the WB lineup? End Speculation.

For current information, check out AquamanTV.Com.

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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Aquaman Spin-Off?

I don't like spreading completely unfounded rumors, but this one has enough sources to accept as more than the garden variety rumor.

The ratings for Aquaman's appearance on Smallville were very good, leading to speculation that Aquaman was in the works for his own spin-off. As it turns out, the rumors are true. An Aquaman spin-off is in the works. Whether or not the spin-off will ever make it to the screen is a different question, though, as at any given time there are thousands of projects in the works.

Adding fuel to the fire is the report that the producers of Justice League Unlimited were told not to use Aquaman this season. That's standard business when a project is in the works, and does not mean that the project will ever get made.

As an added note, this project has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the storyline on Entourage, and HBO show

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