(September-October 1975)

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Volume
41
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1975-06-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
Joe Orlando; Paul Levitz (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #119.

The Pirate Who Plundered Atlantis! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
J-4040
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Captain Demo
Reprints
Keywords
pirates; sharks

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Minerva Menace! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The Pirate Who Plundered Atlantis (Table of Contents: 2)

Aquaman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz; David Michelinie (additional dialogue, see notes)
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-3989
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Captain Demo; Dr. Vulko; Topo
Synopsis
Aquaman faces Captain Demo, a pirate who defeats Aquaman and takes over as king of Atlantis. Mera and other Atlanteans are upset with Aquaman's surrender, unaware that Demo has hidden bombs that will destroy the city if Aquaman does not cooperate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story was apparently written in full-script form, pencilled, lettered (by Aparo), and inked. But after that for whatever reason, the original story was scrapped, and a new story written to match the art. The new script was then re-lettered (by Ben Oda) on new paper overlays and pasted over the old lettering on the original art. This is confirmed by looking at the original art, and peeling off the new lettering, an example of which was posted on jimaparofanclub.blogspot.com by M. W. Gallaher. (Note added by Allen Ross.)

In the forward for Aquaman: The Death of a Prince Deluxe Edition (DC, 2020 series), Paul Levitz explains that after he originally wrote the story, publisher Carmine Infantino felt that the inexperienced Levitz needed a more experienced writer to re-write the dialogue, and David Michelinie was brought in for that purpose.

Chapter 5: Dead End Animals (Table of Contents: 3)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua)
Inks
Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Job Number
J-3396
Genre
superhero
Characters
Stripesy; Star-Spangled Kid

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

Dateline: Adventure / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-4030
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Pirate Who Plundered Atlantis!
    Aquaman
  2. 1. Minerva Menace!
    Captain Marvel [Fawcett/DC]; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. The Pirate Who Plundered Atlantis
    Aquaman
  4. 3. Chapter 5: Dead End Animals
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Dateline: Adventure
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