With no Aquaman series currently planned for 2024 (hopefully this changes, but summer would probably be the earliest at this point), I have decided to re-read the entire 83+ year history of Aquaman throughout 2024. In this post, I will be chronicling my journey through the years of Aquaman’s adventures. At a minimum I will post the cover for each issue I read each day. I won’t necessarily be doing a book report on each issue, because I ain’t a critic in any sense of the word, but I will probably make comments here and there as I see fit. So sit back, relax, and join me, as we journey through the ages and enjoy the many adventures of AQUAMAN - KING OF THE SEVEN SEAS!!!
On September 19th 1941, the world was introduced to Aquaman in the pages of More Fun Comics #73 (Cover Date: November 1941) in a story known as “The Submarine Strikes!” by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris
My first Aquaman comic was #28 (vol 1), cover dated August 1966. I had no idea who this guy was, but I thought an undersea super-hero was so cool. The story was by the prolific Bob Haney, and the art was by the legendary Nick Cardy.
You have a long and exciting journey ahead. The great stories beautifully rendered by Ramona Fradon, and the late sixties experience of the best Aquaman adventure of all: “The Search for Mera” are among some of my fondest memories of The Sea King.
You can still join in, no prior knowledge required. Who knows, maybe seeing how awesome my adventures are may motivate you to pick up an Aquaman book.
Yes, I remember the first time I read the golden age thinking about that. For many of my early adventures, there was really not a lot of true underwater adventures. Most of my exploits, while taking place in the ocean, were mostly surface level.
Oh yes, absolutely! My first comic was in late '89 - early 1990 with Atlantis Chronicles #1 and Aquaman has been my favorite ever since. I absolutely love his 60s-70s run, this is where most of the characters that we all know and love made their debuts. While you had Justice League of America and the Super Friends cartoon doing him no favors, his self titled comics were absolutely amazing.
Alright @Aquaman I’ll give it a shot. I remember trying to get into Aquaman after Drowned Earth and when a new run started in Aquaman Issue 43 written by Kelly Sue Deconnick.
I gotta say personally, introduction was amazing. Arthur who seemingly lost his memory of being Aquaman was saved and has lived his life as a fisherman on a mysterious magical island. I was really interested in that setting and the character of Callie, the one whose past was also mysterious as Arthur is just an amazing character.
I enjoyed the Deconnick run, it’s one of the better ones. I liked a lot of what she did, there’s just a couple things that she did that I wasn’t a fan of. Being that my real name is Andrew, I always appreciated the fact that Aquaman is being called Andy at the beginning of this run.
Aside from that, when it comes to new readers to Aquaman, I always recommend the Geoff Johns run, which is the beginning of the New 52. It is one of the most perfect runs that I’ve ever read.
Throne of Atlantis is one of my favorite Aquaman stories of all time, it is blockbuster movie quality. I want to see a giant tidal wave throw an aircraft carrier through the middle of a huge metropolitan city on the silver screen. lol