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Friday, April 11, 2008

Aquaman: Time and Tide Original Cover - 1993

F.O.A.M.er Ilke Hincer sent me a scan of something I had never seen before--the original cover art to Aquaman: Time and Tide #1.

As you can see, the central Aquaman figure is the same, but at some point along the way someone at DC (or was it artist Kirk Jarvinen?) must have decided that a more empty background worked better, so all the stuff behind Arthur got removed.

We'll be talking about the Time and Tide mini-series for the first time tomorrow for our Comics Weekend segments, so I figured today was a good time to show this off. Thanks Ilke!


Anonymous said...

I remember this mini-series! I liked it. And I remember thinking after I read it, "Wow, this Peter David fella writes a pretty good yarn. The on-going should be awesome."

Anonymous said...

I always thought the cover looked thrown together with it's colored sea background, and it's reather random "guest-starring the Flash" blurb. Now it all makes sense!

I liked this mini, but I prefer Arthur to REALLY be the son of a lighthouse keeper and an Atlantean woman.

Anyone notice in the flashback in the recent Brave and the Bold issue that Arthur's origin caption references this Silver Age origin?