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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Aquaman (Vol.2) Ad - 1986

This image--from a 1986 DC house ad--is hardly new to the Shrine.

It was, of course, the cover to the first issue of the 1986 Aquaman mini-series, and it was used as the promo poster for the series. But its such an awesome piece of artwork by our pal Craig Hamilton that I never grow tired of posting it.

(Interesting difference: This version is monochromatic, instead of the multi-colored one used on the poster and the cover)

Back in 1986, I didn't read too many comic fanzines, so I remember this ad being the first time I ever saw anything from the mini-series that I had heard was coming soon. I was blown away when I saw it, and I still am.

sgBy the way, yesterday over at my pal (and F.O.A.M. member) Shag Matthews' blog, Once Upon A Geek, was the kick off to a whole week of posts devoted to the Sea King.

So anyone who actually comes by here should definitely head over there, so they can read about a second grown man's obsession with the King of the Seven Seas.


Diabolu Frank said...

I very much prefer the monochromatic version. Glorious!

Wings1295 said...

Love this piece, and I love that alternative costume. Much more preferrable to the breast-plate/hook look.

Anonymous said...

Great piece...it's a shame that the story didn't live up to that art.