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John Byrne
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Paul Greer
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I really like seeing these commissions of characters not usually associated with JB. Great looking Aquaman.
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Classic!!
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Give him a robe and a beard and it would be an action-shot from the Bible :)

Awesome work.
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Victor Manuel Fernandez Patiño
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That's the true Aquaman!!

Wow!

My first choice of hero as a boy... Wow!

Thanks JB!!!

Let me ask you something JB: Is there a character you did not like until you drew him/her?


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John Byrne
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I wasn't crazy about She-Hulk until Roger Stern fixed
her. Does that count?
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Wade Duvall
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Did Aquaman get his hand back?  Don't follow the character regularly, but I know he lost his hand in the 90s.
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Andrew Hess
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Another hero just having fun!

WONderful!
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Gregory Dickens
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I'm startled by the clarity of line and form. Great face, too.
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Did Aquaman get his hand back?  Don't follow the character regularly, but I know he lost his hand in the 90s.


He has an "elemental" hand now. Really not sure of the specifics.
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I've always liked Aquaman (his powers and his design). I first discovered him as a kid watching the old Super Friends cartoons (my favorite being the one in which Aquaman turns into some sort of aquatic monster), so it always bugged me that he somehow became a "running joke."

It's unfortunate that "updating" Aquaman meant turning into a less-cool Namor. What I like about this commission is that Aquaman's *smiling* -- there's no grim and gritty, no brooding. He's the King of the Seas and he loves it.

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Victor Manuel Fernandez Patiño
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Of course... Add yourself to the mix and there you have the perfect heroine I did not liked or cared about until you two happenned to her.

Some years later the same happened to Superman... Your magic touch... and WHAM! I started to like him.

Thanks!
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It's unfortunate that "updating" Aquaman meant turning into a less-cool Namor.

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Poor old Arthur! All those years in Namor's shadow, and the "best" bad writers could think of to do with him was to make him even more of a Sub-Mariner clone.

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Paul Anthony Llossas
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Who predated whom?  Aquaman or Namor?  I know both were "unveiled" in the 40s.
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Somewhere, Jim Aparo is smiling.

BRAVO, JB.

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For me he'll always be best than Namor... Aquaman was a hero without that "villain" approach.
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Namor came first with Marvel Comics 1 in 1939 Aquaman came later in More Fun comics.

That is so neat! Aquaman is one of my favorite DC characters and after seeing this commission I think JB should be the one to restore this character like he did with Namor.

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Incredibly clean lines (but then, he did just get out of the water).  
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Very nice Aquaman JB.  It reminds me of that Aquaman cover that Curt Swan did years ago with Aquaman bursting out of the water.
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Question for JB:

1. If DC offered you AQUAMAN gig would you take it?

Fantastic drawing!
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Wonderful stuff John, yet again.
And by-the-way, I really love those Byrne smiles

Cheers, Peter aka vanullis
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Unexpected and delightful.
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"Unexpected and delightful"

Agreed...I was expecting to see a Namor commission when I first read the title....which I imagine was his intent!
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Nice Aquaman.
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John Byrne
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If DC offered you AQUAMAN gig would you take it?


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Only as a period piece.
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