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Doug Centers
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Posted: 20 March 2023 at 11:29pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Momoa has the perfect face and eyebrows for Namor with a shave and a haircut, too bulky for my take on him tho.


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Paul Gibney
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Posted: 21 March 2023 at 12:25am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

 Doug Centers wrote:
Ramona Fradon is a favorite and plan on getting
some of her Aquaman work via collected books.


If you want to see her Aquaman, I’d recommend the Showcase presents.
Still pretty easy to find.

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Doug Centers
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Posted: 21 March 2023 at 1:09pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Thanks Paul!
I've been debating whether I should go black & white or not. 
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Posted: 24 March 2023 at 8:47pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I believe the first solo Aquaman story I ever read was an
ADVENTURE COMICS back-up that was also the first published
professional work of one Mike Grell.
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Posted: 24 March 2023 at 10:00pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Grell's Black Manta is very cool in one of those back ups.

According to Mike's Amazing World...Grell's first release was Superboy #202 2/74 a few months before his first Adventure back up #435 6/74.
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JB said:
"Aquaman has always tended to live in Namor's shadow..."

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Truly!

When he debuted in the 40s, this was Aquaman's origin:

The story must start with my father, a famous undersea explorer—if I spoke his name, you would recognize it. My mother died when I was a baby, and he turned to his work of solving the ocean's secrets. His greatest discovery was an ancient city, in the depths where no other diver had ever penetrated. My father believed it was the lost kingdom of Atlantis. He made himself a water-tight home in one of the palaces and lived there, studying the records and devices of the race's marvelous wisdom. From the books and records, he learned ways of teaching me to live under the ocean, drawing oxygen from the water and using all the power of the sea to make me wonderfully strong and swift. By training and a hundred scientific secrets, I became what you see—a human being who lives and thrives under the water.

When DC rebooted him in the 50s, Aquaman became a boy born of human father and Atlanian mother, copying Namor's origin to some extent, until he became the King of Atlantis a few years later, cementing the deal.

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I own two pieces of original art.  One, an inked Batman head by Neal Adams (that cost the same as my coffee table)--I had to have a piece by my all-time favorite artist.  The second is this penciled Aquaman head I bought from Ms. Fradon a few years ago--simply because I thought it was really nice.

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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 01 April 2023 at 4:07pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Nice! Classic!

I somehow missed Fradon Aquaman issues, I had some Nick Cardy and more Jim Aparo. I did have a fair bit of Metamorpho though! B^)
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