Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Groove's Faves: "The Hunt" by P. Kupperberg, Newton, and Adkins

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! In July 1977, Aquaman graduated from the pages of Adventure Comics (where he'd been appearing for the past couple of years) to his own revived title. After seven issues, the King of the Seven Seas' mag was cancelled due to the infamous DC Implosion and he dove straight back into Adventure Comics (now a Dollar Comic) the following month in Adventure Comics #460 (August 1978). Ol' Groove has the sinking feeling (pun intended--so keelhaul me!) that "The Hunt", by regular Aquaman writer/penciler team of Paul Kupperberg and Don Newton (along with inker Dan Adkins) would have appeared in Aquaman #64 had such a mag existed, but was edited down to 13 pages to make it fit into Adventure's Dollar Comic format. It's a cool story, with an angry Aquaman (his son had recently been killed) laying the smack-down on the evil big-game hunter, and the  art by Newton and Adkins is truly far-out...


  1. I really enjoyed Aquaman's 70's run, beginning with his back-up feature in Adventure during the Spectre run, and then when he became the lead a few issues later. Though I liked Grell and Aparo's turns at the art, I really was digging Don Newton's version when it was cancelled. I had just subscribed to his book when it was cancelled......getting maybe 3 or 4 of the 12 issues I paid for. Since I was a 45 minute drive from the nearest comic book store, I missed out on his return to Adventure. This was cool to see. Thanks.

  2. Thank you,Mr Groove,for sharing.
    Mr Newton's art is da bomb!
    /Mr Anonymous



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