Another stunning Nick Cardy cover, this is a rare book from the time that doesn't feature a whole bunch of cover copy. Perhaps when editorial saw this powerful, moody piece that they realized they shouldn't muck it up with a whole bunch of text?
The colors are beautiful, the texture is perfect, and again, it makes you want to read the story. Is Aquaman really dead? Who is this mystery woman crying over him--it sure ain't Mera!
Back in 1998, when I got my Aquaman sketch by Mr. Cardy at the San Diego ComiCon, while he was drawing I asked him if he ever had any trouble from DC when he was submitting these wonderfully innovative covers. He said something to the effect of "Nah. There were so few of us willing to do comics back then they let us do what we wanted most of the time."
An era when there were more comics to be drawn then there were artists to do them? Now that was the Golden Age of comics!