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Friday, October 10, 2008

Aqualad Adventure Comics Ad - 1977

Jim Aparo is so well known as the artist for a handful of characters--Aquaman, Batman, The Phantom Stranger--that when you see him draw someone he didn't do much, it seems like such a treat. In this case, we get Superboy by Jim Aparo!

I had seen this ad a thousand times over the years, but it never occurred to me until F.O.A.M. member Ilke Hincer asked me for a scan of it that--hey, it features Aqualad, promoting a solo series that kept running after Aquaman has "graduated" to his own title again! Man, am I dumb sometimes...

Anyway, I quickly bought the issues that feature Aqualad as back-up (Adventure Comics #s 453-455), never having read them before. So starting on Sunday, we'll be talking about that series!


Rick L. Phillips said...

I never saw this ad before. It may be the only meeting of Aqualad that SuperBOY ever had.

Anonymous said...

Aparo got to draw Superboy again, in a great Mike W. Barr Brave and Bold team-up.

Rob, did that ad have a lower part promoting Aquaman's "new" solo title? It looks like a water burst behind Superboy, and that just doesn't make much sense.


rob! said...


yeah, i posted the bottom half here

...its a nifty ad from top to bottom!

Anonymous said...

Batman and Superboy met in B&B 192. It's one of my very favorite comics of all time. I couldn't tell you why, really. It just is.

Siskoid said...

I like the splash of water in the background too.