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Friday, November 07, 2008

World's Finest Banner Ad - 1980

This little space filler ad promoted the new(est) line-up in World's Finest Comics, debuting in issue #262 of the title.

DC did a fair amount of promotion of this line-up, only to have Aquaman get bumped from the book a mere three issues later (and be replaced by Red Tornado, for Neptune's sake)!

We've never covered that (very) brief run of Aquaman in World's Finest, so come back tomorrow and we'll see what it was all about!

A couple of eagle-eyed F.O.A.M.ers sent me this picture--apparently there's yet another line of DC Direct figures planned for 2009, called History of the DC Universe.

As you can see, Classic Aquaman is in the first assortment, and I have to say it looks like a terrific figure--as does the rest of the line. They look pretty much like the leapt right out the comics.

As usual, nice job, DC Direct!


Diabolu Frank said...

Umm-- er-- that's one of the worst Aquaman figures ever.

Rick L. Phillips said...

I love it. Especially the Bronze age Black Lightning and the Creeper. Now that would make an interesting team-up.

Dixon said...

Rob, I've just seen the cover artwork for the upcoming The DC Vault ("A Museum in a Book!"), and you and I should both be satisfied. They've cropped Alex Ross's wide portrait in such a way that Aquaman and the Flash get to join the Big Three front and center, while the likes of Green Lanter have been unceremoniously cut!

Dixon said...

Er, it seems I've missed the release date. Nevermind me. The DC Vault is out now, of course.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's that bad Frank, but it is missing a little something. The lack of scale pattern on his shirt doesn't look so good. The other figures look really nice, though.

Anonymous said...

This History line is based on George Perez artwork.

Adama said...

Ooooh, must have Black Lightning and AM!

Kidbilly said...

He looks like the actor Simon Baker. It's not my favorite one, but I like it. I'm a big fan of the short haired classic Aquaman, so I'm sure I'll add this too my collection.