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Friday, November 26, 2010

Aquaman: Death of the Prince

sgF.O.A.M.er Joe Slab just pointed out to the Shrine that, just in time for Black Friday (which sounds like a supervillain if I've ever heard one), Amazon has updated its Aquaman: Death of the Prince trade listing!

It now has a graphic (the art from this cover) and a brief description of the book's contents:
Aquaman, one of the featured heroes in DC Comics' current hit series BRIGHTEST DAY and a supporting character on TV's Smallville, stars in this new title collecting a dramatic 1970s serial. As Aquaman faces his greatest foes, Black Manta plans his ultimate revenge on the Sea King--and the battle that ensues results in the death of Aquaman's infant son and the dissolution of his marriage.

So it sounds like this book will be collecting the Aqaman stories from Adventure Comics #s 441-452, plus Aquaman #s 57-63 at least--which to me is great news, since this will be the first time any Jim Aparo-drawn era of Aquaman has been collected into a trade (unbelievable, but true).

Plus, on a more personal note, these issues represent some of my favorite Aquaman comics ever, and it'll be great to be able to recommend them to new Aquaman readers without having to say "go to eBay and find all the books indivdually."

Looking very forward to this book, thanks Joe!


Joe Slab said...

Your welcome rob!

I too am really excited to get this even though I have the originals.

It will be nice to read without having to un-bag my books, LOL.

Louie Joyce said...

Awwwwesome! Although i really hope the early Skeates/Aparo stuff is collected soon. Those first 6 issues on the main Aquaman series they did are my fav Aquaman comics of that era, even more so than those collected here.

Wings1295 said...

Sounds awesome!

David J. Cutler said...

Fingers crossed that this singles some beginnings of a re-invigorated confidence in the character on DC's behalf.

Bribaby said...

I personally think this run constitutes Aparo's glory days on the character; I like his work on the original Aquaman series, but his figures then often seemed too thin and elongated; here they're more filled out. Adventure #441 was the very first Aquaman solo comic I owned; it was my introduction to Mera; it set my internal compass towards Atlantis and cemented my lifelong infatuation with Aquaman and his millieu. I took it to school with me in the 2nd grade and read it over and over until the cover came off.