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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Aquaman Patch

A while back, I ran a subscription flyer for a company that was producing a series of DC Superhero patches, one of them being of Aquaman.

Since you had to subscribe to the whole series, I passed up the offer, not wanting to spend all that money just to get one measly Aquaman patch.

Luckily for the rest of us, some members of
F.O.A.M. were a little more patch-centric--Vince Bartilucci sent me these two giant scans (click to see readable versions), showing the entire package he received with the Aquaman patch.

Looking over this stuff, I have to say I'm impressed how much they put into it--the graphic design, the use of stock art, the "fun facts"--make for a nice presentation, to say nothing of the patch itself (drawn by Eduardo Baretto). All in all, pretty well done.

Thanks Vince!


Russell said...

Ooh, that IS cool!

However, is *this* his current origin? Why, oh why, does his father's name have to be Arthur? It used to be Tom; who changed it and why??

Wil Radcliffe said...

I want to know who copy edited the origin. Kordax is Aquaman's "ancestor", not his "descendent".

chunky B said...

Wait, what?! You're not sporting an Aquaman patch on every piece of clothing you own Rob?

rob! said...

I agree. The classic origin is, well, CLASSIC. You don't need to mess with it!

I was thinking of asking Tracy (who knows how to sew) of adding patches to my clothes, but I thought it might make things weird between us, since that's more of a Mom thing.

Good catch. I hope somebody got fired for that blunder!

Vincent Paul Bartilucci said...


I'm with you. If there's one thing I disliked even more than Aquaman's harpoon-handed, "mid-life" crisis look, it was the changes made to his origin story.

Viva Tom Curry!