Aqualad returns to the DC Universe this week!
The bold and daring marine marvel hasn’t always gotten the respect of say, Robin, Kid Flash or Wonder Girl, but the fourth of the original Teen Titans is a cornerstone of the DC Universe in his own small way.
I mean, here’s a guy who at various times has been called “Minnow,” “Tadpole” and “Gillhead” — by his friends.
My favorite Aqualad is the Filmation version, where he’s pretty darn capable. Man, I love those cartoons.
Today’s Aqualad — I mean, Garth, because they’re calling him by his civilian name, at least for now — bears little resemblance to the one from the DC of the past. I’m cool with that but I do have a real fondness for the original — though you can keep that Tempest nonsense. (I did dig Jackson Hyde, by the way. I think there was a lot of potential there.)
Anyway, a veritable barrier reef of artists have worked on Tadpole and here’s selection of some of their coolest covers.
(Usual caveat applies: This is a subjective list of covers that I particularly dig. You may have others to add. Feel free to do so in the comments or in the social media thread where you found this!)