Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Decent Comics: "Is This My Foe?" by Skeates and Aparo

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Here's the third chapter in Steve Skeates and Jim Aparo's sensational Aquaman saga! From Aquaman #42 (September 1968), here's Aquaman vs. Black Manta in..."Is This My Foe?"
Cover art by Nick Cardy






















Yesterday was Sir Steve's birthday. Happy birthday, Mr. Skeates!

2 comments:

  1. There's my late 60s DC that I remember and loved. Dick Giordano was doing all kinds of things to push the envelope, like that crazy logo on the cover. I always wondered how Black Manta kept from cutting his feet on those jagged edges.

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  2. It's not as though DC's space heroes are paragons of realism, but a lot of things about Aquaman bugged the heck out of me to the degree I couldn't read his stories. Throwing punches and flinging spears under water that remains crystal clear and well-lit at all times just grates on my nerves. And everything happens in a two-D plane...but that's a rule sci-fi maintains as well.
    It's not so much the violation of verisimilitude but rather the metatext: "I don't really want to write a sea/space story, I'd rather just do some more Wagon Train. And so I shall."

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