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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Aquaman by Fred Hembeck

Everyone who has read this blog for a while knows I love the word of Fred Hembeck. I grew up reading his stuff, and while I took superheroes and their stories very seriously, I also enjoyed Fred do his thing, taking jabs at these self-same characters, sometimes within the very same book!

Apparently Shrine Correspondent Russell Burbage was a fan too. After he saw Fred say that he didn't like Aquaman all that much, Russell wrote him a fan letter saying that he was a huge Aquaman fan! Fred responded with the above sketch, and the letter below:
Russell Burbage: Spreading the word of Aquaman for over thirty years!


Unknown said...

That is an artifact of awesomeness.

Thanks for sharing Russell!


bribabylk said...

Nice work, Russell. And Fred Hembeck, too, of course.


Russell said...

Man, I love that illustration. This is one of my favorite pieces in my entire collection.
And I love Young Me for having the nerve to write Fred a fan letter asking for an illustration!!!