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Object ID 001407

Object Name Aquaman and Aqualad

Object Desc Aquaman and Aqualad "The Creatures from Atlantis" A 3 part novel, including "The Origin of Aquaman!" Showcase, Jan-Feb 1961 No. 30

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001184

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Comic Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 12

Object Date 1961

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Aquaman and Aqualad,DC Comics,Supermnan National Comics,National Comics Publications,

Title Aquaman and Aqualad

Sub-Title "The Creatures from Atlantis"

Series Aquaman and Aqualad

Edition Showcase, Jan-Feb 1961 No. 30

Description / Abstract This comic book is a 3-part novel called "The Creatures from Atlantis" from the Aquaman and Aqualad series. It includes "The Origin of Aquaman!". This issue also includes advertisements and a "Homer goes fishing" comic. Aquaman is a superhero who stars in comic book titles by DC Comics. Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the character debuted in More Fun Comics #73 (November 1941). Initially a backup feature in DC's anthology titles, Aquaman later starred in several volumes of a solo title. During the late 1950s and 1960s superhero-revival period known as the Silver Age, he was a founding member of the Justice League of America. In the 1990s Modern Age, Aquaman's character became more serious than in most previous interpretations, with storylines depicting the weight of his role as king of Atlantis

Physical Description Paper back comic book with yellow front cover featuring color-illustration of purple creatures battling Aquaman and Aqualad on dolphins. Back cover features advertisements for the "Amazing Wrist Radio" and "A Real Mobile Tank." Inside front cover features advertisement for "A Treasure Chest of Fun". Inside back cover features advertisement for a fitness book for men featuring Charles Atlas; opposite page: "150 civil war soldiers." Comics are in full color. Measurements: 10.25" length/height, 7" width.

Author DC Comics

Author Details DC Comics, Inc. is one of the largest and most successful companies operating in the market for American comic books and related media. It is the publishing unit of DC Entertainment, a company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which itself is owned by Time Warner. DC Comics produces material featuring a large number of well-known characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Hawkman, and Green Arrow, along with such superhero teams as the Justice League and the Teen Titans, as well as antagonists such as the Joker, Lex Luthor and Catwoman.





Publisher National Comics Publications Inc.

Publisher Details Sparta, Ill., New York.

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Image Caption CMY001184

Description Aquaman and Aqualad, Showcase Jan-Feb 1961 No. 30


Date FEB 5,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes This issue is in good condition. The cover has a little wear on the edges and near the staples. The pages are in very good condition, and have no tears or markings. Some yellowing, but pages are off-white also.


Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 20 - automatic entry by admin