A tome worthy of the Swift and Powerful Monarch of the Ocean…
If you take a deep dive into DC’s new solicitations, you’ll find this glorious nugget of sunken treasure — Aquaman: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1, collecting a raft of the Sea King’s adventures from the ’50s and ’60s.
Just dig the official solicitation info, complete with Ramona Fradon placeholder art:
AQUAMAN: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by ROBERT BERNSTEIN and JACK MILLER
Art by RAMONA FRADON and NICK CARDY
Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
In these undersea adventures, Aquaman meets an invading force of alien amphibians, discovers an island that is in fact a spaceship, attends the Underwater Olympics, helps a sea captain overcome an ancient curse and much more. Collects stories from SHOWCASE #30-33, AQUAMAN #1-18, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #51, and adventures from ADVENTURE COMICS #260-280, #282 and #284, DETECTIVE COMICS #293-300, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #125-133, #135, #137 and #139, SUPERMAN #138 and #148, ACTION COMICS #272, SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #55, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #12, 29-31.
ON SALE 03.04.20 | $125.00 US
7.0625” x 10.875” | 1,000 PAGES | FC
Now, as far as I know, most of these stories have never been collected in color or hardcover before. The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 hardback from 2003 only contained a fraction of these — and none from the Swift and Powerful Monarch of the Ocean’s eponymous title. (There were no further volumes.)
But it looks like you’ll get a chance to dive in come March 2020.
MORE from DC’s September solicitations
— DC Brings Back DOLLAR COMICS. Click here.
— BATMAN #181 Is Next Up in DC’s Facsimile Edition Line. Click here.
June 15, 2019
Sometimes retro is the way to go.