343 – Neptune Perkins Team-up

Neptune Perkins was a minor character introduced in the Hawkman story in Flash #66 (1945) as a sort of powered-down version of Aquaman. In Flash Comics #81, Neptune Perkins makes a re-appearance with Hawkman as they are both summoned to Venus where they pit a roc against a kraken to save the Venusians, or something. […]

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233 – Aquaman, New Feminist?

In a surprising-for-the-time war tale, Aquaman meets up with a Russian boat captained and crewed by only women – who manage to hold their own against Nazis. While at first it seems like the story is a bit gimmicky, it is interesting in that the women are never shown as helpless, and it seems like […]

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209 – Aquaman also has an Atlantis

Not to be outdone by Namor, Aquaman brings the concept of Atlantis further into its mythos in November 1942. At this point, Aquaman still gained his powers from his scientist father who discovered how to live underwater, but this is the first time an actual Atlantis is seen in the Aquaman stories. In this story, […]

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174 – Aquaman!

The second major hero to be introduce in More Fun Comics #73 (September 1941) was Aquaman, created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris. This first story featured a different origin than in later years, in which Aquaman’s father was a scientist who discovered the underwater ruins of Atlantis, then helped his son learn to live […]

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