The Aquaman Archives #Volume 1

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
2003
Page count
232
Cover price
49.95 USD; 82.95 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/297543

Credits

Editing
Dale Crain (reprint)
Scott Nybakken (associate)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Aquaman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon
Colours
Lee Loughridge
Editing
Dale Crain (reprint)
Scott Nybakken (associate)

Reprint history

Printed in
?
Show/hide 1. Table of Contents (Aquaman) Credits, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Text with spot illustration.

Show/hide 2. Foreword (Aquaman) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Text article with spot illustration.

Show/hide 3. How Aquaman Got His Powers! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Origin); Atlanna (Flashback); Tom Curry (Flashback); Commander Haskel

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Synopsis

Aquaman stops the U.S. Navy from testing atomic depth charges and recounts his origin to Commander Haskel.

Show/hide 4. Aquaman Duels the Animal-Master! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Gustave the Great

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Synopsis

Gustave the Great, using his mastery of land animals challenges Aquaman and his mastery of sea creatures.

Show/hide 5. The Undersea Hospital (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Topo

Credits

Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Synopsis

Aquaman opens an undersea hospital to help his undersea friends.

Show/hide 6. The Great Ocean Election! (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Honest Vic Wake; Govenor Big Jim Mason; Topo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Synopsis

Aquaman helps Honest Vic Wake in his campaign to be elected over the crooked Govenor Big Jim Mason.

Show/hide 7. Aquaman and His Sea Police (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages
Show/hide 8. The Secret of the Super-Safe! (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Topo; Mr. Roxroyd

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #265 (October 1959)
The Secret of the Super-Safe!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #45 ([February 1960])
The Secret of the Super-Safe!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Secret of the Super-Safe!

Synopsis

Aquaman has to raise a super heavy safe from the bottom of the sea.

Show/hide 9. Aquaman Meets Aquagirl (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aquagirl [Lisa Morel]; Atlantis; Eddie; Dr. Hugo Morel; Atlanna (Flashback); Tom Curry (Flashback); Topo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Colours
? (painted cover)
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Synopsis

Lisa Morel suddenly gains powers equal to Aquaman's and tries to become his partner.

Show/hide 10. The Manhunt on Land (Aquaman) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; "Shark" Norton; The Wizard [Horace Kates]; Topo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267 (December 1959)
The Manhunt on Land!
Also printed
United States
Super-Team Family (DC, 1975 series) #3 (February-March 1976)
The Manhunt on Land!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Manhunt on Land!

Synopsis

The Shark and The Wizard excape from jail. The Shark decides to operate on land but Aquaman captures him anyway.

Show/hide 11. The Underwater Archers (Green Arrow) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Green Arrow
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; The Wizard [Horace Kates]; Arrow-Boat; Arrow Cave; Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Cameo); Topo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Lee Elias
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267 (December 1959)
The Underwater Archers!
Also printed
United States
Super-Team Family (DC, 1975 series) #3 (February-March 1976)
The Underwater Archers!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
The Underwater Archers!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Underwater Archers!

Synopsis

Green Arrow has to face his old foe The Wizard underwater.

Show/hide 12. The Adventures of Aquaboy (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aquaboy (Aquaman as a child in flashback); Captain Harte

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #268 (January 1960)
The Adventures of Aquaboy!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #49 ([June 1960?])
The Adventures of Aquaboy
 
United States
Aquaman (DC, 1962 series) #47 (September-October 1969)
The Adventures of Aquaboy!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #57 ([January 1970?])
The Adventures of Aquaboy
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Adventures of Aquaboy!

Synopsis

Aquaman has to prove his existence to a blind man. Flashback of Aquaman as Aquaboy when he was beginning as a hero.

Show/hide 13. The Kid From Atlantis (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth] (intro, origin); Atlantis; Topo

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #269 (February 1960)
The Kid from Atlantis!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #48 ([May 1960])
The Kid from Atlantis!
 
Australia
Aquaman Album (Murray, 1978 series) #2 ([June 1979])
The Kid From Atlantis
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #9 (May 1981)
The Kid From Atlantis!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Kid from Atlantis!

Synopsis

Aquaman helps Aqualad, a rejected child from Atlantis, to overcome his fear of fish. Aquaman adopts Aqualad as his sidekick.

Show/hide 14. The Menace of Aqualad! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Aqua-Cave (Intro); Gypsy Fortune Teller; Topo; Professor Tyson; Underwater Pirates

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1973 series) #DC-15 (March 1973)

Synopsis

A fortune teller tells that Aquaman will someday be replaced and Aqualad seems to by trying to fulfill the prophecy.

Show/hide 15. The Second Deluge (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Aqua-Cave; Captain Noah

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #271 (April 1960)
The Second Deluge!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #55 ([December 1960])
The Second Deluge!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Second Deluge!

Synopsis

Captain Noah predicts a second deluge.

Show/hide 16. The Human Flying Fish! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Human Flying Fish [Bragg] (Villain); Aqualad [Garth]; Dr. Krill

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #272 (May 1960)
The Human Flying Fish!
Also printed
United States
Super DC Giant (DC, 1970 series) #S-26 (July-August 1971)
The Human Flying Fish!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #102 ([October 1973?])
The Human Flying Fish
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Human Flying Fish!

Synopsis

Dr. Krill, a skilled surgeon, operates on Bragg, turning him into a Human Flying Fish to pull robberies that Aquaman can not stop.

Show/hide 17. Around the World in 80 Hours! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Captain Kryle; Smugglers Incorporated (Villains); Agent X-6 (member of Smugglers Incorporated); Aden (Member of Smugglers Incorporated)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #273 (June 1960)
Around The World In 80 Hours!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #52 ([September 1960])
Around the World in 80 Hours!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
Around The World In 80 Hours!

Synopsis

An author needs Aquaman to prove he can swim around the world in 80 hours.

Show/hide 18. Aqua-Queen (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqua-Queen [Dale Conroy] (Intro); Aqualad [Garth]

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Synopsis

After Aquaman doesn't pick her in a swimming meet, Dale Conroy vows to prove she's as good as he is.

Show/hide 19. The Interplanetary Mission (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Kryptonite

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Synopsis

Crooks dress up as space aliens tring to convince Aquaman to retrieve an object from the ocean floor.

Show/hide 20. The Aqua-Thief of the Seven Seas (Aquaman) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; King Tai, Ruler of Timtu; Vuda, Prime Minister of Timtu

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Synopsis

Aquaman is falsely accused of stealing a chest of diamonds.

Show/hide 21. The Underwater Olympics (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Kryptonite; Topo; Bart Horval

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #277 (October 1960)
The Underwater Olympics!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #56 ([January 1961?])
The Underwater Olympics
 
United States
World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #147 (February 1965)
The Underwater Olympics!
 
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #1 ([May 1965])
The Underwater Olympics
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Underwater Olympics!

Synopsis

Aquaman and Aqualad hold an underwater olympics. Aquaman's team "loses" to prevent kryptonite discovery.

Show/hide 22. Aqualad Goes to School (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Mr. Tracy (School Principal); Miss Pine (Teacher)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #278 (November 1960)
Aqualad Goes To School!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #57 (February 1961)
Aqualad Goes to School!
 
United States
Teen Titans (DC, 1966 series) #38 (March-April 1972)
Aqualad Goes To School!
Printed in
Australia
Superman Presents Wonder Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #89 ([September 1972?])
Aqualad Goes to School!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
Aqualad Goes To School!

Synopsis

When Aqualad has trouble with a big test after being hit on the head, Aquaman uses ocean animals to help Aqualad remember the answers.

Show/hide 23. Silly Sailors of the Sea! (Aquaman and Aqualad) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Eddie (teenager); Roy (teenager); Tom (teenager); Jim Hale

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #279 (December 1960)
Silly Sailors of the Sea!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #58 ([March 1961?])
Silly Sailors of the Sea!
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
Silly Sailors Of The Sea!

Synopsis

Aquaman and Aqualad teach ignorant young sailors a lesson after they steal a sailboat.

Show/hide 24. The Lost Ocean! (Aquaman) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Jim Flood; Ted Flood; Movie Director; Lighthouse Keeper

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #280 (January 1961)
The Lost Ocean!
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #59 ([April 1961?])
The Lost Ocean
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Lost Ocean!

Synopsis

Aquaman and Aqualad help make TV movie Sea Chase after the two stars get the bends after diving to deep. Sea Chase is a parody of TV series Sea Hunt.

Show/hide 25. Showcase #30 (Aquaman and Aqualad) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]

Credits

Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 26. Jack Miller (Aquaman and Aqualad) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Atlantis; Aqua-Cave; Tom Curry (Flashback); Atlanna (Flashback)

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)
Show/hide 27. One Hour to Doom (Aquaman and Aqualad) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Topo; Jed Rowe (Smuggler); Ed (Smuggler)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
Ramona Fradon
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Synopsis

Aquaman and Aqualad escape various one-hour-without-water traps.

Show/hide 28. Showcase #31 (Aquaman and Aqualad) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]

Credits

Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #31 (March-April 1961)
The Sea Beasts from One Billion, B.C.!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
No title recorded
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
cover to Showcase #31
Show/hide 29. The Sea Beasts from One Billion B.C. (Aquaman and Aqualad) Comic story, 25 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman and Aqualad
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Professor Richards; John Cook

Credits

Script
Jack Miller
Art
Nick Cardy
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #31 (March-April 1961)
The Sea Beasts from One Billion B.C.
 
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #31 (March-April 1961)
Chapter 2: The Creature Army
 
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #31 (March-April 1961)
Chapter 3: The Menace of the Future Fish
Also printed
Australia
Century Plus Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #62 ([July 1961])
[Chapter 1:] The Sea Beasts from One Billion B.C.
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
The Sea Beasts from One Billion B.C.

Synopsis

John Cook has stolen Professor Richards ray that will turn a normal fish into a large sea monster.

Show/hide 30. Biographies Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Bio

Credits

Author
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Short paragraphs about the creators.

Show/hide 31. Backcover (Aquaman) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]

Credits

Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Editing
Jack Schiff (original)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #31 (March-April 1961)
The Sea Beasts from One Billion, B.C.!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
No title recorded
 
United States
Showcase Presents Aquaman (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([February] 2007)
cover to Showcase #31

Notes

Reprints covers from SHOWCASE (DC, 1956 series) #30-31.


Status

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  • 35248

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