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Aquaman, seven series number one issues, two of which were limited series. None of the regular series made it past 77 issues. What does this mean exactly? Well it means that Aquaman was never a character taken very seriously. Always on the receiving end of the joke. Nowadays things are a bit different (many thanks to Geoff Johns), although the character still holds the stigma of being a lame duck in many circles, Warner Brothers will be going all in with a solo movie release. Rumor has it that he’ll first appear in the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice first, then we’ll see the solo movie a couple of years later. It’s then we’ll see if the world is truly ready for a live action Aquaman movie.

It was writer Geoff Johns that vowed to make Aquaman a cool character. He’s achieved this feat with many naysayers saying it couldn’t be done. Now the transition to film will be the defining moment for the most powerful water character in the entire DC Universe.

Below are some key Aquaman appearances throughout the years. First appearances, number one issues, appearances in other comics, etc. Debuting from 1941, there are plenty of comics to look for here. Plenty of affordable books along the way here too.

Please remember as always here on InvestComics, read the disclaimer. With that said, there will in fact be books that are not on this list. They were probably inadvertently missed. No problem, list your favorite book below or in the comment section in one of our social media outlets. Also remember that the Aquaman movie comes out in 2018, there are no right or wrong answers here.

 

Aquaman Checklist

More Fun Comics #73 (1941) First appearances of Aquaman and Green Arrow. Golden Age.

Worlds Finest Comics #6 (1942) Aquaman first appears with Batman and Robin in the same comic. They are not together in the same story, Aquaman is featured in a backup.

Adventure Comics #229 (1956) First Silver Age. First appearance of Topo, Aquaman’s pet octopus.

Adventure Comics #260 (1959) Key origin issue. Also dubbed as the first Silver Age origin issue.

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Adventure Comics #269 (1960) First Aqualad appearance.

The Brave and the Bold #28 (1960) First appearance of the Justice League of America and Aquaman is on the team.

Superman #138 (1960) First time appearing in a Superman comic.

Justice League of America #1 (1960) First Justice League comic.

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Detective Comics #293 (1961) Before the first Aquaman series debuted, there were backup stories in this title. This is the first of those backup stories.

Showcase #30 (1961) The Aquaman “tryout” issue. The origin of Aquaman.

Showcase #32 (1961) First appearance of The Creature King of the Sea.

Aquaman #1 (1962) Aquaman’s first solo series and first appearance of Quisp.

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Aquaman #11 (1963) First appearance of Mera.

Aquaman #15 (1964) First appearance of Dr. Deering.

Aquaman #18 (1964) Aquaman weds Mera. The Justice League of America were invited. Rumor has it they had their own table. Very rowdy crowd when they drink.

Green Lantern #29 (1964) First time appearing in a Green Lantern comic. Pencils by Gil Kane.

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Aquaman #21 (1965) First appearance of Fisherman.

Aquaman #22 (1965) First appearance of Siren.

Aquaman #23 (1965) First appearance of Aquababy.

Aquaman #24 (1965) First appearance of Karla.

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Flash #158 (1966) First time in a Flash comic.

Teen Titans #1 (1966) Aquaman appearance.

Aquaman #26 (1966) First O.R.G.E and first Huntress Silver Age. This is not the same O.R.G.E. As in Batman Confidential #1 (2007).

Aquaman #29 (1966) First appearance of Ocean Master.

Aquaman #30 (1966) Justice League of America appearance. Story titled; “The Death of Aquaman”.

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Aquaman #33 (1967) First appearance of Aquagirl.

Aquaman #35 (1967) First appearances of Black Manta and Dr. Vulko.

Aquaman #37 (1968) First appearance of Scavenger.

Aquaman #42 (1968) A classic Nick Cardy Black Manta cover.

Aquaman #54 (1970) First appearance of Thanatos. No Not Thanos, Thanatos.

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Wonder Woman #215 (1974) First appearance in the Wonder Woman title.

Superman #379 (1983) First Bizarro Aquaman appearance.

Swamp Thing #24 (1984) Aquaman (JLA) appearance. Alan Moore writes.

Aquaman Vol 2 #1 (1986) Post Crisis origin story.

Aquaman Special #1 (1989) A retelling of Aquaman’s origin. Written by Keith Giffen and Robert Fleming. Art by Keith Giffen and Curt Swan.

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Aquaman Vol 3 #1 (1989) This five issue mini-series was a continuation of the Aquaman Special from a couple of months prior. Brought to us by the same creative team.

Atlantis Chronicles (1990) The title says it all. Seven issue limited series. Written by Peter David. Plenty on first appearances throughout.

Aquaman Vol 4 #1 (1991) This series made it up to lucky number 13.

Suicide Squad #61 (1992) First Aquaman (JLA) appearance in a Suicide Squad comic.

Deathstroke the Terminator #13 (1992) Aquaman (JLA) appearance.

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Aquaman: Time and Tide (1993) A four issue mini series from writer Peter David.

Superboy #9 (1994) First full appearance of King Shark.

Aquaman Vol 5 #1 (1994) This series would become the longest lasting series of all the volumes. Peter David begins the series as writer. First appearances of villains Bres and Charybdis.

Aquaman Vol 5 #4 (1994) First Kimon Tanaka, later becomes Demon Gate. Lobo appearance.

Aquaman Vol 5 #26 (1996) First Demon Gate.

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Green Lantern: Circle of Fire (2000) This two issue story was written by Brian K. Vaughan. Aqauman (JLA) appearance.

Superman Emperor Joker #1 (2000) A one shot featuring a ton of guest stars and JLA (Aquaman). Written by Joe Kelly and Jeph Loeb. Spectacular cover by Ed McGuinness.

Green Arrow #16 (2001) First appearance in a Green Arrow comic. Written by Kevin Smith and art by Phil Hester. One of Aquaman’s greatest adversaries appears in this comic; Black Manta. Great Matt Wagner cover.

Aquaman Vol 6 #1 (2003) A new direction for Aquaman; “The New Wave”. Written by Rick Veitch, pencils by Yvel Guichet and cover by Alex Maleev. This series lasted 57 issues.

Aquaman Vol 6 #5 (2003) First appearance of The Thirst.

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Aquaman Vol 6 #21 (2004) First appearance of Eel.

Aquaman Sword of Atlantis #40 (2006) Title change in Vol 6. Written by Kurt Busiek, Art and variant cover by Butch Guice.

Aquaman Vol 7 #1 (2011) New 52 Aquaman series written by Geoff Johns and art by Ivan Reis. Geoff actually made Aquaman a cool character. The series did well under his watch.

Swamp Thing #1 (2011) A New 52 Aquaman appearance written by Scott Snyder.

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Aquaman Vol 7 #16 (2013) First appearance of The Dead King.

Secret Origins #2 (2014) A New 52 secret origins story featuring Aquaman.

Aquaman and The Others #2 (2014) First appearance of Legend.

Superboy #0 (1994) Cameo (first appearance of Killer Shark.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 12/24/14

Happy Holidays everyone!!

In the “In case you missed it” department. Check out the special InvestComics holiday comic covers article right HERE. The holiday article originally came out in 2011 right HERE.

Nova_InvestComics Superman_InvestComicsBe sure to check out the awesomeness of this Batman (2011 2nd Series) Annual #3 Wednesday. This story will be huge for a lot of readers according to DC. Too bad we don’t get the giant sized annuals anymore right?!

Grayson (2014 DC) Annual #1 will tell the secret origin of Helena Bertinelli (aka Huntress). Huntress first appeared in The Huntress #1 (1989).

DC promises some big changes for the Superman character next year. It may start in Superman (2011 3rd Series) #37 this week. Be on the look out for this one.

Superman and Wonder Woman will continue their battle with a new villain named Wonderstar in Superman Wonder Woman (2013) #14.

DC tops out their Hot Picks on InvestComics this week with Flash (2011) #37 and Robin Rises Alpha (2014) #1. Flash is a murderous one, which is awesome. And Robin is back with superpowers?! Put up some hot cocoa and sit at that kitchen table while everyone sleeps. Good reading here.

It seems as though Marvel may off someone again. Be sure to read Avengers and X-Men Axis (2014 Marvel) #9 to see who it might be.

Batman_Endgame_InvestComics Robin_InvestComicsIf you haven’t been reading Nova, now is a great time to jump aboard. Looks like Nova (2013 5th Series) #25; Nova is going through some changes and Marvel is making this issue an extra sized one and a jumping on point. There is an awesome Arthur Adams variant for only $20 available too. Maybe a book to get signed and graded. With the latest news that Nova will not see action in a Marvel movie, just means that it’s too early to speculate if that will hold up. Changes happen all the time in the movie business and I think we will see Nova in a movie eventually years down the line.

Image Comics this week will be busy on the speculative/readers side. Outcast continues its reign on the popularity contest. Just because Cinemax bought the rights from Kirkman, does not mean anything will ever become of it. Doesn’t mean the speculator should not be all over this comic, but it does mean to be wise. This holds true for ALL TV or movie developments or better yet, buyouts. Get Outcast (2014 Image) #6 this week and enjoy your story for what it is. Don’t bank on anything until you see more movement with Cinemax. Two must gets this week are They’re Not Like Us (2014 Image) #1 and Graveyard Shift (2014 Image) #1. Both look very promising on both sides of the spectrum.

Fathom_InvestComics Superman_Wonder_Woman_Wonderstar_InvestComicsThe late Michael Turner was one of the industries awesome talents. Gone too soon. One of his crowning achievements was the creation of Fathom. This week collectors get the first ever sourcebook of Fathom with a Michael Turner cover. Michael would have enjoyed the love Fathom still gets these days. Check out Fathom Sourcebook (2014 Aspen) #1. And speaking of Aspen, InvestComics hit on issue number one of Zoohunters as an interesting looking story. Check out Zoohunters (2014 Aspen) #2 coming out this week.

Just in time for Christmas is a comic by Cosmic Times. Not so much a Christmas story actually, but a “what if” story. A story about pondering ones own existence. This time of year, during holiday season, many of us do our own soul searching, our own reflecting from the the past year. InvestComics’ pondering says that in the future; What I.F. (one shot) will be at your local comic shop this Wednesday and should be bought.

Being a huge fan of sticker packs back in the 80’s, Garbage Pail Kids was one of everyone’s favorite. IDW will revisit the Garbage Pail Kids in their very own comic; Garbage Pail Kids Comic Book Puketacular (2014 IDW) #1. This is going to be fun!

What_IF_InvestComicsA cool softcover of Stan Lee will be hitting shelves this Wednesday. Look for Who Is Stan Lee? SC (2014 Grosset & Dunlap) BAM! POW!.

Marvel Comics loves to have that romantic X-Men cover every now and again. InvestComics had a funny checklist of all (most) of the romantic X-Men covers right HERE and HERE. We’ll have to add Cyclops (2014 2nd Series) #8 to the list!

Have a great holiday everyone.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 12/11/13

Just a couple of weeks ago, InvestComics were making a statement on how important the Marvel Cosmic Universe will be in a very short while. Actually, InvestComics was reiterating what we have been saying for 7 years now. The particular comic and character we were speaking of was Nova. This week Nova comes into the fold once again. Nova (2013 5th Series) #11 promises to give readers of the Cosmic likeness a very very big surprise in this issue. Not sure what it is, even if I did know, I wouldn’t spoil it. The Marvel Cosmic Universe will have the Marvel U feel the effects, so buckle in tight fans. This is the beginning of what InvestComics has warned you about for years. The Marvel Cosmic Universe is about to take center stage. You best be on top of your Cosmic game.

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Uncanny X-Men (2013 3rd Series) #15 will be an Inhumanity tie in with a “new comer” on board. The name is Kris Anka. One of the earliest works of this fine artist can be found in the Image graphic novel PopGun (2007). His earliest comic work came in Guarding the Globe #6 (Image Comics 2011).

Staying on topic with new creators in new places, check out Marvel Knights Hulk (2013) #1 with writer Joe Keatinge and artist Piotr Kowalski. If you are in the market for first works of newer creators, InvestComics can help you out with this one. Joe Keatinge’s first professional work as a colorists came in Masters of the Universe #4 (MVCreations 2004). His first writing duties came in Image Comics’ Ant #8 (2006). As for artist Piotr Kowalski; his first creative output came in his native country Poland in a book by the name Wiat Komiksu #4 (Egmont Polska 1998). His first American stint came in 2011 with Boom Studios’ Malignant Man #1 (2011). So not only do you get a great read with MKH #1 this week, but you get the inside scoop with the creators too from InvestComics. Mighty Avengers (2013) #4 Inhumanity tie in brings readers the New Ronin. The original Ronin first appeared in New Avengers #11 (2005) with that beauty of a David Finch cover. Huntress will be trailing a new villain in Worlds Finest (2012 3rd Series) #18. Check out who that will be. Looks like Owlman has some plans for Ultraman this week in Justice League (2011) #25. In the “in case you missed it department”, Justice League of America #29 (1964) gives us the first ever Ultraman. Doc Savage will get another crack at his own book this week in Doc Savage (2013 Dynamite) #1. The Doc may be appearing on the big screen as rumors do swirl all the time. Will it ever happen? If it does, look for a quick bump and then a quick flat line in his first appearance; Doc Savage magazine #1 (1933).

Comedy break; Two very funny solicits hit this week that have to make the reader/collector smile. First there was Superman Wonder Woman (2013) #3. The verbiage here reads “the ending of this comic is so shocking that it could mean the end of Superman and Wonder Woman together.” Really??! Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries may trump these two? We’re only three issues in DC please don’t threaten us with this already. Stop it, please. Too funny. Then you have Wolverine (2013 4th Series) #12. The verbiage reads like this “…the storyline the will change Wolverine as we know him forever!” Really??! Okay.

Now that we had our laugh, let’s get back to some other comics to check out this week. Three must get number one comics this week are sold out and will definitely see second prints following shortly. Krampus (2013 Image) #1, Lunita (2013 Amigo) #1, and Dead Body Road (2013 Image) #1. And for anyone keeping score here, Dead Body Road #1 will be written by Justin Jordan of the highly successful Luther Strode comic. A bit of a surprise with the almost sold out (will be probably by Friday/Saturday) Legends Dark Knight 100 Page Super Spectacular (2013) #1 this week. The reason for the surprise is the $9.99 price tag that accompanies the 100 page of goodness here. Fans are excited about the 100 pager for only $9.99 I guess. Way to go DC! Batman Black and White (2013) #4 brings in some fantastic talent once again. A must get every time it comes out. The future is now with Justice League 3000 (2013) #1. For no other reason than the super talents of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis on this book, it’s a must check out comic. Uttering the words “new hero” or “new villain” is music to InvestComics’ ears. Check out Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man (2013) #2 for the sweet sounds of a new hero. Origin issues are fun too. Check out Astro City (2013 3rd Series) #7 for the origin of Winged Victory.

Here’s a quick list of sold out or about to be sold out number 1 and number 2 comics from this upcoming week (Special thanks to Terry Hoknes for drawing this list up every week!!): Steampunk Cinderella (2013) #1, Code Red (2013 Zenescope) #1, Protectors Inc (2013 Image) #2, Day Men (2013 Boom) #2, Indestructible (2013 IDW) #1, Drumhellar (2013 Image) #2, Halo Escalation (2013) #1, Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Lives (2013 Dynamite) #1, Grimm The Warlock (2013) #1, and Brain Boy (2013 Dark Horse) #0.

That’s it, see you next week. Remember the contest! Let’s get InvestComics to 3000!

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CW’s Arrow gets digital comic, plus GEOFF JOHNS cowrites an episode!

Big news from DC about next month’s new ARROW show on the CW. The show will get a digital comic, much like it’s predecessor, SMALLVILLE has. I imagine that, again like SMALLVILLE, the comic will be released in instllments and later collected in print.

But that’s not all! DC writing guru, Geoff Johns has cowritten episode 107, “Muse on Fire”, with  Executive Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.

Johns says:

“I’m thrilled to be writing this episode of ARROW, and while I can’t give too much away, I think comic fans are going to like what we have in store for them – keep an eye out for the Huntress.”

He also tweeted the following:

The first episode of ARROW I wrote with @mguggenheim & @AJKreisbergstarts shooting today – keep an eye out for the Huntress this fall!

As comic fans eagerly await the October 10 premiere of the new CW show ARROW, we have news that will make the countdown even more exciting. DC Entertainment is producing a new, weekly digital comic book based on the show that will also debut on October 10.

 

The new digital comic series will take fans deeper into the world of ARROW, delving further into character back stories and often filling in the gaps between episodes. With ARROW Executive Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg on writing duties – this comic is a must-have for fans of the show. On the art side, legendary GREEN ARROW comic book writer and artist Mike Grell is on board to draw the first two covers, with rising stars Sergio Sandoval and Jorge Jimenez tapped to do artwork in subsequent chapters.

 

“This is incredibly exciting for us.  For one thing, Andrew and I are not just television and comic book writers — we’re comic book fans.  We’re also extremely excited to be doing something that I don’t think has ever been done before:  a weekly comic which ties directly into a TV series with stories that fill in important gaps in the television narrative and written by the show’s writing staff,” said Guggenheim.

 

The first digital chapter of ARROW will go on sale for $.99 on October 10, followed by new weekly chapters each Wednesday.  The comic series will also be collected in print with three digital chapters on sale in one print issue for $3.99 starting on November 28.

 

About the Show

From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) and David Nutter (Smallville), hard-hitting action TV series Arrow reinvents the DC Comics hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime. The series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Colin Donnell (Pan Am), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), Willa Holland (The O.C.) with Susanna Thompson (Dragonfly) and Paul Blackthorne (The River). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will air Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW this fall.

CW’s ARROW casts HUNTRESS

Looks like GREEN ARROW won’t be the only DC Comics character hitting the small screen. For at least a few episodes, he’ll be joined by THE HUNTRESS. According to ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, The Huntress will be played by Australian TV actress Jessica De Gouw. This isn’t the first time on TV for either character, though these are new versions. SMALLVILLE featured a Green Arrow who headed the Justice League, and Huntress was the lead on the very short lived BIRDS OF PREY series.

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DC’s relaunch is finally over. All of their number one issue’s have come out, or have they? Apparently DC isn’t done just yet. Two more number one issue’s, this time (insert your best Voltron voice here) in form of Limited Series’. Aren’t we all lucky! Maybe not, we’ll see.

Marvel has answered the bell this past week with their Point One – The Foundation and The Incredible Hulk #1. It’s becoming total nonsense with the reboot’s and epic events. Comic books need to get back to basics and have heroes vs. villains, but then again THAT doesn’t make money for them anymore! Although, most of your Independent publishers are completely blowing that theory out the window now aren’t they?!

Enough of the meandering, let’s check out some books coming out this week.

DC for the fifth consecutive week here debut a new number one issue(s). This time as mentioned earlier, both limited series. Huntress #1 from writer Paul Levitz, with art from Marcus To and John Dell. Now if this series decides to take off and DC makes it a regular ongoing, shouldn’t 52 become 53? Oh wait a new month, so it’s still 52 last month but now it’s just 52 + 2. Just saying. The Huntress had several first appearances, so we’re going to cover all of our bases to ensure rumblings from the peanut gallery below (love you guys!). The very first Huntress (Paula Brooks) came in 1947’s Sensational Comics #68. If you’re interested in buying it, it’ll cost a heavy $750. The second Huntress (Helena Wayne) debuted in All Star Comics #69 (1977). Here you’re looking at another heavy sum of $60. The third Huntress (Helena Bertinelli – Valerie’s sister?? Oh never mind) came in herself titled comic in 1989. Find this comic in the $1 bins throughout the land, and why the mention of “heavy cost”, because the Huntress will always remain a third rate character with no upside to her first appearances. Well that’s not unless Geoff Johns gets a hold of her.

The second limited series comes from a villain within the Batman gallery that seems as though time has passed him by. He seems so dated, has for quite some time now. The only oblivious guesses here as to why the Penguin is in his own limited series are that DC has a story to tell and they’re trying to make him relevant again. Either way, the Penguin is going to stay on “ice” for a while. His first appearance though commands a pricey 12k in Detective Comics #58 (1941). The only saving grace for this Penguin story is that it’s written by Gregg Hurwitz. Otherwise, Penguin will waddle back into obscurity after this series.

There are a few Independents to check out this week. Blood Red Dragon #0. Todd McFarlane and Stan Lee create this new hero and hand over the reins to others to handle the writing and pencil duties. If the cover is anything to come for the inside, this looks awesome. Also from Image, Last of the Greats #1 and Strange Talent of Luther Strode #1 look to be interesting reads. And finally, Zenoscope’s Theater #1 looks like fun as well.

See you next week.

Invest Wisely

Jay Katz