This will be a thread to discuss any and all things Aquaman. The character has come up in a few different threads here in the last little while, so I decided to start one for general discussions on him.
Before I go any further, I want to recommend an excellent thread started by Jeff of Earth-J, where he is having a discussion of "The Search for Mera" storyline, from 1968-69's Aquaman # 40-48.
Also, if you're so inclined, check out a thread started by yours truly where we discuss DC's Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age Omnibus collections. Recently, I made a post for upcoming 2018 releases, leading Philip Portelli to ask "Any guesses why no Aquaman, Atom or Hawkman volumes?", and a new line of discussion around those three characters sprung up; you can find that on page 24 of the discussion below.
I'm already a fan of Aquaman, and this piqued my interest in him a bit more. So I did a little digging, learned a few things that surprised me, and so, this thread.
She's a "Posin' Doll."
As in, "Ahmina go play with muh posin' doll."
Luke Blanchard said:
The GCD lists a Leaf Candy Aquaman giveaway from 1980... The cover, by Dick Giordano, is a redrawn version of the cover of Aquaman #39.
The GCD notes that it looks like Curt Swan contributed to other covers in Leaf Candy series. It doesn't mention this in its page on the Aquaman giveaway, but the sharks are fairly similar to ones Swan drew for Action Comics #456 so he may have had a hand in its cover too.
Jeff of Earth-J said:
Aquaman’s solo stories have appeared in several super-hero anthologies, mini-series, and three volumes of his own title. Among these are:
More Fun Comics #73-107
Adventure Comics #103-280, 435-437, 441-452, 460-466, 475-478
Detective Comics #293-300
Aquaman (v1) #1-63
Action Comics #517-521, 527-531, 536-541
World’s Finest Comics #264-273
First mini-series #1-4
Aquaman: Spirit and Flesh
The Legend of Aquaman
Second mini-series #1-5
The Atlantis Chronicles #7
Aquaman (v2) #1-13
Aquaman: Time and Tide #1-4
Aquaman (v3) #0-75
Beyond Flashpoint you're on your own.
During and beyond Flashpoint:
Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman # 1-3
Aquaman (2011) # 1-12, 0, 13-52, Annual 1-2, Aquaman: Future's End # 1
Aquaman and the Others (2014) # 1-11, Aquaman and the Others: Future's End # 1
Convergence: Aquaman # 1, 2
Aquaman Rebirth # 1
Aquaman (2016) # 1-34, Annual 1 (current series; #34 released March 21)
More Fun Comics # 73-107 and World's Finest # 6 - that's 36 Aquaman stories, totalling 320 pages.
Only 3 of these stories have ever been reprinted.
The untitled Aquaman story from his debut in More Fun # 73 has been reprinted 3 times:
- Secret Origins # 7 (1974)
- Millennium Edition: More Fun Comics # 73 (2001) - reprint of entire issue
- Aquaman: A Celebration of 75 Years (2016) - hardcover collection
The Aquaman story from More Fun # 89, "The Streamlined Buccaneers" was also reprinted in Aquaman: A Celebration of 75 Years.
More Fun Comics # 101 (debut of Superboy) was reprinted in its entirety in Millennium Edition: More Fun Comics # 101. The Aquaman story from that issue was "Orphan of the Sea".
I love this post. Cap, you're the best!
Captain Comics said:
I accidentally posted this on the Something, Anything, Nothing thread, but this is where it belongs, so I'm re-posting it: