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Monday, April 28, 2008

Aquaman Around The World Week, Part 1 - 1983

Welcome to our first theme week in a while, Aquaman Around the World Week!

For the next five days, we'll be presenting Aqua-Merchandise and Aqua-Comics that originated from outside his country of origin.

Speaking as an All-American Boy, the thing I find the most charming is how foreign merchandisers take a character like Aquaman and, often as not, plant him in the middle of more locally-recognizable context. To me, it makes the characters more universal, with appeal that knows no geographic boundaries.

Plus, of course, a lot of it can end up looking really goofy, and that's always fun.

Anyway, today's subject is a small plastic sleeve (around 4" wide) that features two cardboard puzzles, one with the Aquaman Family as rendered by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, the other Batman and Robin as drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger (Batman, at least).

The puzzles only consist of six pieces each, so they aren't that mentally challenging. But they are sure are pretty to look at!

Location: Argentina!

sgShameless Plug Department: After a three week vacation,
All in Black & White For 75 Cents returns! All the fun of classic black and white comic magazines without the inky smudges on your hands!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep, that's a Schaffenberger Batman for sure. That piece of Super Powers artwork always perplexed me. Schaffenberger's soft, cartoony style stood in strong contrast to Garcia Lopez's chiseled, dramatic pieces. While I like Schaffenberger's art, I never cared for his Batman. Robin is from a Garcia Lopez pose.

I like the colors on the Aquaman piece. Everyone looks Aqua-ized!!!

Sounds like a fun week!