Showcase #30 (February, 1961)
The first Aquaman solo cover, but mediocre all the same.
10) Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #29 (November, 1961)
Aquaman is an obvious romantic lead of choice, so of course after more than a decade as a loner, they saddle him with an adoptive son, followed by a wife. I love seeing the Sea King pursuing other options, and it's no wonder he's so anxious to make time with Superman's best girl.
9) Aquaman #3 (June,1962)
I've heard all the same "talks to fishies" jokes as you, but seeing all those finny fans leaping into the air to catch arrows like Frisbees is wacky fun.
8) Aquaman #46 (August, 1969)
You can only have Aquaman holding an unconscious Mera so many times, but this is one of the better renditions, so it makes the cut.
7) Aquaman #44 (March, 1969)
I hate that there are so many Aquaman in Peril covers, but they really sell the danger, don't they?
6) The Brave and The Bold #82 (March, 1968)
The Somnambulist Surfer! How can you resist?
5) Aquaman #18 (November,1964)
Everybody loves a wedding.
4) Aquaman #34 (February, 1968)
There's such concern on Arthur's face, and this is the first of many covers of Aquaman cradling Mera.
3) Aquaman #30 (November,1966)
Aquaman covers are kind of morbid, aren't they?
2) Aquaman #45 (May, 1969)
So many of the great Aquaman covers involve our hero defeated or otherwise in the underdog position. Given his shaky reputation, I'm not so sure that's a good thing.
1) Aquaman #42 (November, 1968)
If there was ever any doubt Black Manta was Aquaman's arch-foe, this should have removed it. Eisner-style lettering incorporated into a dramatic, moody whole.
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