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Monday, December 19, 2011

Aquaman's Box O' Mystery Revealed!

"What Box O' Mystery?" you may be asking. Well, we're talking about the box sitting on Arthur and Mera's coffee table, as seen on page six of Aquaman #2. If we pull in closer, we see a curious artifact:
Next to a toy boat and a baseball, we see what looks like an action figure or doll of some sort, with a familiar yellow "A" distinctly popping out amid the blue.

F.O.A.M.er Mac Schafer wrote in and asked what I thought this doll was supposed to be---it sure looks like Aquaman's "A", but since its on the chest of the figure, maybe it was supposed to be a Mego Star Trek figure, possibly Spock?
Confronted with a mystery as perplexing as an Agatha Christie novel, I decided to check in with the authorities: namely, artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, who drew the thing in the first place. Here was Joe's response: "Well, this all kinda happened by chance! LOL! Ivan drew an action figure, kinda like the old G.I. Joes, and I just added the "A" symbol to the chest to make it fun. But it's no easter-egg or anything like that, ok? :)"

A perfectly logical answer...maybe even a little too perfect. I sense The Aquaman Shrine has stumbled into some sort of secret conspiracy, and the subsequent attempts of a cover-up. And it reaches so high they even got to Prado. Clearly, further investigation is warranted.

More details as they become available!


Wings1295 said...


Unknown said...

Ha! I totally didn't even notice the mystery box...guess I might have to give back my Batman Honorary Detective Card :(

James Guertin said...

I remember playing with my Mego Star Trek Enterprise playset. Though I must confess my favorte one of the Mego line was their Planet of the Apes series of toys.

Earth 2 Chris said...

Being a big Mego fan, I love this. I had Mego Spock before I even knew what Star Trek was!!!


Laurie S. Sutton said...

Star Trek Aquaman! That's a crossover I'd love to see.

Hmmm. Actually, I wrote something close to this idea during my days writing Star Trek: Voyager for Marvel. Check out "Splashdown", a 4-part mini series published in 1998. I got to sink a starship!

Of course, Aquaman would have saved them in the first few pages...