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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Adventure Comics #238 - July 1957

Comics Weekend "The Floating Doom" by Otto Binder(?) and Ramona Fradon.

It's Adventure Sunday!

Aquaman and his finny friends have to deal with some unwanted intruders...both the human and metal kind!
Aquaman and his friends help get rid of the mines so they don't do harm to any of the cargo ships. The crooks are confident he won't be able to get to them all, but of course...he's Aquaman!:
...and so ends another adventure with Aquaman!

Not that any of these stories are Alan Moore-level complex, but this month's adventure is simple in the extreme. Crooks plant mines, Aquaman retrieves them, the end. Not that that's a bad thing; I just imagine whoever wrote this story was on deadline and didn't have time to come up with some sort of twist that required lengthy explanation on the last page.

I am amused by panel four on page two--sure, these mines are practically dripping with dangerous radium, but as long as the humans can take precaution, it's all good for Aquaman! Of course, this is still the Golden Age version of the character (which we so firmly established back in April); the Silver Age Aquaman would not be quite so deferential when it came to Surface Dwellers dumping nasty stuff in his oceans.


Anthony said...

Hmm, let's see...

* Number of Aqua-insults: "fish man" clocks in at 2, "sea man" at 1.

* Number of sea eagles: 0.

* Glove color: yellow.


Too bad we don't have the Earth-2 or Earth-1 Aquaman (Aquamen?) to help with the real-life problem of leftover buried land mines...

Re: Superboy: This month sees a phony "Kryptonian" try to convince Superboy that Jor-El stole the rocket that sent little Clark to Earth.

Unknown said...

Viva Adventure Sunday!

I think Aquaman was having an off day here. Otherwise, page 2, panel 4 should have been the tipping point. "Our masks protect us from the radium. Here, let me lift the lid to show you".

That electric eel lasso...I want one!

James Chatterton

BlUsKrEEm said...

Best dialogue ever!


"Y-I-I-I! I'm shocked!"