Thursday, July 29, 2010

Classic Aquaman and Mera

From Brightest Day 6, art by the incredible Ivan Reis! A classic pose deserved classic logos and this is Mera's first comic logo! I think whoever designed it meant it to mimic the design of her costume. Aquaman's first series ended with issue 56, but after that he starred in Adventure Comics and it was here was where his modified logo was first seen. The border it sports now would make the logo more readable against background artwork and it lasted until the first Aquaman mini-series.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More Aqualad news!

Brandon Vietti (who is plotting the new Young Justice animated series that will feature the new Aqualad) had this to say when talking to CBR about the project:
You get to feature Aqualad, who has enjoyed all kinds of attention of late since his debut in "Brightest Day" Is he a character to watch?

You'll want to keep your eye on Jackson Hyde, for sure. Like you said, he has a role in "Brightest Day" and he certainly plays an important role in "Young Justice" too. So good times are ahead for Aqualad. He's certainly in the spotlight. That's for sure.

Spotlight on Aquafamily members is always a welcome thing!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Aquaman and Mera Again

I've been working on these for a while... First is an updated modern Aquaman logo using his current belt symbol (just like the logo it's based on). Mera had a logo when Ideal released a 12 inch figure. It was based on Aquaman's logo at the time (his second). The M letterform is new and the others are modified slightly. They actually look pretty good together, I think!

What about you?


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Star Trek

I stumbled on some great art by Doug Drexler, one of the graphic artists who worked on Star Trek Deep Space Nine! Here's a collage of Earth/Starfleet vessels!

Next is a depiction of the final episode of Deep Space Nine, The Battle for Cardassia!

And harken back to the original series and Who Mourns For Adonais?. The hand that grabs the Enterprise at the beginning of the show doesn't seem so silly anymore, does it?

All images from the Ships of the Line calendars!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

DC Silver Age

Dave Gibbons of The Watchmen delivers this stunning image from the covers of DC Universe Legacies 3 and 4!

And here's a logo-free version...


San Diego 2010 Aqua-news!

Well, it didn't take long for these snippets to come out...

You introduced a new Aqualad in #4 and he was really well received online on the message boards. Were you expecting that kind of reaction?

Developing Aqualad with Warners Animation was literally the first thing I did when [DC Entertainment President] Diane Nelson brought me in as CCO so he’s a character I am incredibly invested in. And I think the excitement will only grow when people find out who he is and discover his secret origin in “Brightest Day” #9 and #10. He’s going to bring a lot to the table. There’s a lot more to him than just being the new Aqualad. We’re going to see his origin unfold throughout this whole series. Jackson plays a vital role in Aquaman and Mera’s story from here on out.

Ian Yoxon asked if you see “Brightest Day” as an opportunity to showcase individual characters with the hope of possibly launching new ongoing series once it’s complete like was done with “Booster Gold” after “52?” For instance, Aquaman and Mera’s story, perhaps more than anyone else’s, seems to be front and center in the book. So I’ll ask flat out, do you have plans for Aquaman and Mera post-“Brightest Day?”

There are plans for Aquaman, Mera and Aqualad after “Brightest Day,” yes.

But what really surprised me this bit! (which had it's origins in Blackest Night 8!)

When asked about the Indigo Tribe and their connection to an aqua war, Johns said that eventually you may see an Aquaman-themed event, but he said that if he revealed anymore, Berganza would hit him.

Wow! This would be monumental! An Aquaman-themed DC Event? So cool!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Brightest Day and Ice

Here's Ice from an upcoming Justice League Generation Lost cover by Kevin Maguire,

and the recently released Brightest Day teaser poster which features Aquaman, Mera, Aqualad, and Black Manta front-and-center! Art by Ivan Reis!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wonder Woman

Art by Terry Dodson!


Crisis on Infnite Earths

Art by George Perez!



From the variant cover for Brightest Day issue 1! Art by Ivan Reis!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Aquaman and Mera

Again by artist Ivan Reis! I swear, every issue of Brightest Day has a great Aquaman page, and this one from issue 5 is no exception!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010


The Mistress of Magic as rendered by Stephane Roux!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Green Lantern

Here's a couple of Hal Jordan, better known as the Silver Age Green Lantern (who also gets a movie starring the uber-hot Ryan Reynolds next summer!) Art by Gil Kane!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Legion of Super-Heroes

Once again, art by Keith Giffen!


Legion of Super-Heroes

Art by Keith Giffen!


Friday, July 09, 2010

Captain Marvel

Here's the good Captain as drawn by Jim Aparo!


Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Aquafamily

This graphic has always been a favorite of mine. It's by master artist Jim Aparo and depicts Aquaman, Mera, Arthur Jr., Aquagirl and Aqualad in far happier times! It appeared in DC Super-Stars 7 as part of a splash page he drew for the book, which reprinted earlier Aquaman stories. It was also used on the cover of Adventure Comics 446. If there was one piece of artwork I could own from Jim Aparo, this would be the one! It's absolutely perfect!


Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters

Here's Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters by Shane Davis...

And here they are by Daniel Acuna!


Sunday, July 04, 2010

Wonder Woman

Art by Nicola Scott and Phil Jimenez!