Aquaman #1
(January-February 1962)

DC, 1962 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1961-11-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff; Murray Boltinoff (associate); George Kashdan (associate)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. Copy with arrival date of 7 November 1961 noted by Bob Bailey.


The Invasion of the Fire-Trolls! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Fire-trolls
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Issue number does not appear on cover. Nick Cardy confirmed pencils and inks on cover at Charlotte Heroescon in 1994, per Bob Bailey. We previously credited Howard Purcell.

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Invasion of the Fire Trolls (Table of Contents: 2)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Quisp (intro); Fire-Trolls (villains); Topo
Synopsis
Quisp helps Aquaman and Aqualad against three Fire-Trolls that escaped from an undersea volcano.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jack Miller script per Bob Bailey and Laura Gjovaag. We previously credited George Kashdan per Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Rip Hunter... Time Master; Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Another Giant Batman Collection! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Giant Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is fine!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Secret of the Happy Pig! (Table of Contents: 7)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Chapter 2: One Hour to Doom (Table of Contents: 8)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Quisp (intro); Fire-Trolls (villains)
Reprints

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

House of Secrets; Challengers of the Unknown; Tales of the Unexpected / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Homer Goes Skin-Diving / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, Homer. You're all set for your last skin-diving lesson!
Genre
humor

Wonders of the Water World (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Chapter 3: The Sinister Secret of the Fire Trolls (Table of Contents: 12)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Quisp (intro); Fire-Trolls (villains)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Batman; Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Giant Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Invasion of the Fire-Trolls!
    Aquaman
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Invasion of the Fire Trolls
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    Rip Hunter... Time Master; Tomahawk
  5. 4. Another Giant Batman Collection!
    Giant Batman Annual
  6. 5. ["This is fine!"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc.
  8. 7. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  9. 8. Chapter 2: One Hour to Doom
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  10. 9. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    House of Secrets; Challengers of the Unknown; Tales of the Unexpected
  11. 10. ["All right, Homer. You're all set for your last skin-diving lesson!"]
    Homer Goes Skin-Diving
  12. 11. Wonders of the Water World
  13. 12. Chapter 3: The Sinister Secret of the Fire Trolls
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  14. 13. ["This famous symbol is your guarantee..."]
    Batman; Detective Comics
  15. 14. Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual!
    Giant Superman Annual
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Rivard
  • Carl Gafford