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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Happy Birthday Arthur Jr!

sgToday is little Arthur Jr.'s birthday, according to the Super 1976 DC Comics Calendar. Happy Birthday Arthur Jr.!

Of course, there is exactly zero pieces of merchandise featuring him, let alone starring him. The closest we come is the Ideal Mera Super Queens doll, which features him on the package, held in this mother's arms.

But I wanted to commemorate it somehow, so I'm posting this odd piece of stock art, part of a beautiful batch of it sent to me by F.O.A.M. member Russell Burbage. Even Russell didn't know what this piece was for, so it's intended use remains a mystery (DC did do a rare, all-new issue of their digest comic Best of DC Digest
starring the "Super Jrs." which were kiddie versions of some of the stars of the DCU, drawn in a similar style, but Aquaman was not part of that group).

In any case, it's a cute piece. Happy Birthday, Arthur Jr., wherever you are!


Anonymous said...

The idea that I can't buy a t-Shirt with this image on it just ruins my whole day.

Thanks alot, Rob! :-)

rob! said...

i call for a "Baby Aquaman" animated show, where young Arthur keeps other kids safe in the local kiddie pool.


Anonymous said...

My wife collects Super Jrs. merchandise. Believe it or not, there's quite a bit, and we managed to find enough on ebay to decorate our son's room in it!It all came out in the late 70s.

The only Super Jrs. merchandise we have with Aquaman is a pillow. I'll try and snap a pic and send it to you!