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Thursday, June 17, 2010

JLA #6 Original Art

These two pages of original art are from JLA #6, pages 18 and 19, and primarily feature Aquaman.

Drawn by Howard Porter and John Dell III, they were sent to me by our newest F.O.A.M. member, Jeff Johnson. He purchased them from Porter at a con, and says, "
These were my first pages of original art and I was glad it was of a scene Aquaman totally owns."

Here are the pages as they appeared in the book:
Porter rendered Aquaman extremely well, and these are two great pages to have if you're a collector of original art and an Aquaman fan.

Thanks Jeff, and welcome to F.O.A.M.!


David J. Cutler said...

One of my favorite sequences from JLA and--I must confess--the comic that elevated Aquaman from a character I liked to one of my absolute favorites. He was outclassed on the league in a lot of ways, but no matter the threat (literal angels!) he'd shrug and get on with it.

HollyH said...

I don't often feel the urge to own original-comic-pages, but I have to say, that one would have given me some acquisitive feelings too. It's a favorite moment from JLA for me, too. I particularly like it in the context of the issue -- Aquaman jumps in and starts mixing it up with his foe immediately, and the action progresses until two pages later the rest of the group looks around and is like, "Uh, we all got away and we just left Arthur back there fighting an angel?" It's just kind of a beautifully boneheaded moment. And then there's Arthur, still doggedly working out how to beat this guy. And the shout-out to Hawkman is just the icing. (I love character moments like that.)

I think someone around here remarked before that to understand the popularity of the David-era Aquaman, you have to look at his inclusion in Morrison's JLA as well. Morrison seemed to take for granted that he was a Big Gun as well as one of the Elder Statesmen of the League, and that in turn seemed to have influenced other writers who worked with the League at the time.

David J. Cutler said...

Another favorite moment from this arc was when an angel had parted the sea and was ranting to J'onn about world conquest and all that, and then he looks over his shoulder and sees through the wall of water a shape in the distance, and before he can even process it, Arthur rockets out like a torpedo with a harpoon on the front and collides with the guy--still gets me every time I read it.

IADW said...

This was an awesome moment, and 'Katar' was perfect timing.

My favorite spot for Aquaman in this story, was when Wonder Woman handed out roles to all the heroes, and gave Aquaman taking on Asmodel should Superman fall. That just showed where they see his capabilities.

Thanks for sharing Jeff!