([October] 2020)

DC, 2020 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
39.99 USD; 53.99 CAD
Pages
216
On-sale Date
2020-08-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-77950-294-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781779502940 53999
Editing
Dick Giordano (credited) (editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (credited) (group editor - collected editions); Erika Rothberg (credited) (editor - collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.25" x 11"
Paper Stock
matte paper interiors
Binding
hardcover with dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Aquaman (DC, 1962 series) #49-56, including the Deadman back-up stories from #50-52.

This volume is a follow up to Aquaman: The Search for Mera Deluxe Edition https://www.comics.org/issue/1876463/

Subsequent Aquaman stories are collected in Aquaman: The Death of a Prince Deluxe Edition
https://www.comics.org/issue/2059906/

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / cover / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dust jacket cover with artwork from the cover of Aquaman #50.

[Aquaman #50] (Table of Contents: 1)

Aquaman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
G-596
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Book cover under the dust jacket, featuring a full-size reproduction of the cover of Aquaman #50, including original captions and trade dress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Aquaman

Indexer Notes

Inside front dust jacket flap with story panel from Aquaman #50.

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

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Aquaman

Indexer Notes

Title pages with creator credits, includes illustration from Aquaman #50.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Aquaman #49] (Table of Contents: 6)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
G-479
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Reprints

As the Seas Die (Table of Contents: 7)

Aquaman / comic story / 21.83 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
G-378
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad; Phil Darson [as the Saboteur]; Professor Dan Davidson; Vulko; Mera; Ocean Master; Mr. Leland (villain); Mr. Coburn
Synopsis
Aquaman and Aqualad investigate a saboteur who is targeting factories that are polluting the ocean.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story across 23 pages, but pages 8 and 23 are 2/3-pages and page 15 is a 1/2-page.

[Aquaman #50] (Table of Contents: 8)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
G-596
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Reprints

Can This Be Death?.. The City on the Edge of Nowhere (Table of Contents: 9)

Aquaman / comic story / 15.2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
G-457
Feature Logo
Aquaman [arching]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad; Ocean Master; Mera; unnamed other-dimensional woman; Brother Warnn
Synopsis
Aquaman is transported to a strange place where there is only the city and wilderness.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One story with two title pages. Aparo draws a panel using most of the (then) DC staff names as part of the background. The Aquaman stories in issues #50-52 tie in with the Deadman stories in the same issues.

Page 8 is a 2/3-page and page 16 is a 1/2-page.

Deadman Rides Again! (Table of Contents: 10)

Deadman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams (credited)
Pencils
Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Neal Adams (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Taj Ze; Rama Kushna; Ocean Master (villain); the Hook (flashback); the Id-Men [Pfall; Thhime] (aliens); Tatsinda [Sddire] (alien cat-creature)
Synopsis
Deadman discovers Ocean Master's plot to kill Aquaman by making a deal with aliens to eliminate him.
Reprints
Keywords
Nanda Parbat

Indexer Notes

Deadman stories in issues #50-52 tie in with the Aquaman stories in these issues.

[Aquaman #51] (Table of Contents: 11)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
G-683
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; unnamed other-dimensional woman
Reprints

The Big Pull (Table of Contents: 12)

Aquaman / comic story / 15.17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
G-466
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad; Mera; Ocean Master; unnamed other-dimensional woman; Brother Warnn; the Id-Men (aliens); Steev; Jimm
Synopsis
Aquaman searches for a way to return to Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 8 is a 2/3-page and page 16 is a 1/2-page.

Steev and Jimm appear to be other-dimensional counterparts of Steve Skeates and Jim Aparo.

The World Cannot Wait for a Deadman (Table of Contents: 13)

Deadman / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams (credited)
Pencils
Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Neal Adams (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-716
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman; Tatsinda; D'Ronal; Liana
Synopsis
After Deadman saves Tatsinda's life in an alien dimension, she helps him return to Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last page of sequence is a half page.

[Aquaman #52] (Table of Contents: 14)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited, signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited, signed)
Colors
?

Job Number
G-804
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Reprints

The Traders' Trap (Table of Contents: 15)

Aquaman / comic story / 15.17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
G-562
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Mera; Vulko; Aqualad (cameo); Black Manta (cameo); unnamed other-dimensional woman; the Super-Intellectuals (aliens)
Synopsis
Aquaman and his female companion are captured by aliens while trying to find a way back to Earth. After escaping the aliens, Aquaman returns to Earth abruptly, as explained in the Deadman story in this issue.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

14 pages of main story, with 2-page epilogue following the Deadman story. Page 7 is a 2/3-page and page 14 is a 1/2-page.

Never Underestimate a Deadman (Table of Contents: 16)

Deadman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Neal Adams (credited)
Pencils
Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Neal Adams (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
G-823
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman; Tatsinda; Ocean Master; the Id-Men (aliens); Aquaman; Vulko; Mera
Synopsis
Deadman and Tatsinda must stop the Id-Men from decimating the minds of the Earth's population. Realizing that he will need help, Deadman helps Aquaman to return to Earth to stop the aliens.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Crossover with this issue's Aquaman story.

[Aquaman #53] (Table of Contents: 17)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Reprints

Is California Sinking? (Table of Contents: 18)

Aquaman / comic story / 23.5 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
G-647
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad; Black Manta (villain); Elliot Harlanson; Honey James; O.G.R.E. agents; unnamed submarine captain; unnamed government agents; unnamed office workers
Synopsis
O.G.R.E. hires Black Manta to distract Aquaman while they plan to use an atomic bomb to destroy Atlantis.
Reprints
Keywords
O.G.R.E.

Indexer Notes

Page 21 is a 1/2-page.

[Aquaman #54] (Table of Contents: 19)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
G 1052
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Thanatos
Reprints

Crime Wave! (Table of Contents: 20)

Aquaman / comic story / 22.33 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited); William Cullen Bryant [as W. C. Bryant] (poem quote)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
G-770
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Mera; Thanatos (villain); Edwin Maxwell; John (police detective); Paul (police officer); unnamed thugs; unnamed crime syndicate boss; unnamed crime syndicate members
Synopsis
Aquaman faces a creature known as Thanatos, who can take on all of Aquaman's powers and abilities while also draining energy from Aquaman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 23 is only 0.33 pages long.

The unnamed crime syndicate boss is the same one who previously kidnapped Mera, as shown in Aquaman #44.

[Aquaman #55] (Table of Contents: 21)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad; Mera
Reprints

Return of the Alien! (Table of Contents: 22)

Aquaman / comic story / 14.5 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Mera; Vulko; Aqualad; Aquagirl [Tula]; Mupo; Noxden; Superman (flashback cameo); Batman (flashback cameo); The Atom [Ray Palmer] (flashback cameo); The Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback cameo); Hawkman [Katar Hol] (flashback cameo); unnamed other-dimensional woman; the Super-Intellectuals (aliens)
Synopsis
Aquaman, with the help of Mera and Vulko, returns to the microscopic world inside Mera's ring in an attempt to free his female ally who was captured by the Super-Intellectuals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Aquaman and his unnamed female ally had previously been captured by the Super-Intellectuals in Aquaman #52. Aquaman had escaped, and in this issue returns to free his female ally.

Computer Trap! (Table of Contents: 23)

Aquaman / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Synopsis
Aquaman encounters an ancient computer that tries to enslave him.
Reprints

[Aquaman #56] (Table of Contents: 24)

Aquaman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited)
Colors
?

Job Number
G-1149
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Reprints

The Creature That Devoured Detroit! (Table of Contents: 25)

Aquaman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
G-953
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Crusader [Don Powers] (death); George; Ethel; Don (looks like Ed McMahon); Warren Savin (looks like Johnny Carson); Denise Lovely; Marvin Walson; Dr. William Neilson; "Shorty" Thomas; unnamed police officer; Phil (security guard); Sam (scientist); unnamed scientists; Karen; Karen's mother; Mrs. Selma Mae Stanley
Synopsis
A green slime coming out of Lake Erie threatens to overrun Detroit. Aquaman visits an old friend, Don Powers, owner of Powers Investigations, an investigation firm helping Detroit police fight crime. Powers' firm is also responsible for a satellite meant to stop crime but is also the cause of the slime. Powers is the Crusader, though losing his eyesight, he wants to continue fighting crime using the satellite. On a last patrol, Crusader dies from a fall from a building due to his deteriorating eyesight. Aquaman discovers his death, then breaks into Powers' business and destroys the satellite
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The story refers to the City of Detroit bordering Lake Erie. Detroit actually borders the Detroit River, which connects Lake St. Clair with Lake Erie. Neal Dennis is a reference to Dennis O'Neil. Slight crossover with Sub-Mariner #72 as confirmed in the introduction to Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner Volume 8.

The Cave of Death! (Table of Contents: 26)

Aquagirl / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited as S-A-G)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited as S-A-G)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited as S-A-G)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
G-806
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquagirl; unnamed boy
Synopsis
Aquagirl saves a boy falling into the Cave of Death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

S-A-G stands for Skeates-Aparo-Giordano (editor).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Pattern on an otherwise blank page.

The Story Behind the Story (Table of Contents: 28)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-792
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Steve Skeates details the genesis of the Aquaman/Deadman crossover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Pattern on an otherwise blank page.

The Story Behind the Stories (Table of Contents: 30)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan ?
Inks
Murphy Anderson ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-903
Characters
Aquaman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Skeates discusses his background and how it played into the development of his Aquaman stories. The article is accompanied by a small illustration of Aquaman as part of the header.

[Biographies] (Table of Contents: 31)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Steve Skeates, Jim Aparo, and Neal Adams.

Aquaman #55 (Table of Contents: 32)

Aquaman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (credited)
Inks
Nick Cardy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Aqualad; Mera
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Book back cover under the dust jacket, featuring a full-size reproduction of the cover of Aquaman #55, including original captions and trade dress.

Atlantis Is Under Attack (Table of Contents: 33)

Aquaman / illustration / 0 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy; Neal Adams; Jim Aparo
Inks
Nick Cardy; Neal Adams; Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Deadman; the Saboteur

Indexer Notes

Dust jacket back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustrations of Aquaman from the cover of Aquaman #56, Deadman from Aquaman #50, and the Saboteur from Aquaman #49. Illustration spills over onto inside back dust jacket flap.