Honestly? I expect better than this from Bolland, as it's kind of bland. Weird concept, too. Makes the trio seem like a loser squad.
9) The Best of the Brave and the Bold #3 (December, 1988)
Fantastic Aquaman and Ocean Master, as expected from Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, but too much Batman.
8) Justice League of America #242 (September, 1985)
Nice idea, but it comes off kind of stiff and staged.
7) Aquaman #4 (May, 1986)
A dramatic image, but between the pentagram and the new costume, barely registers as Aquaman. Great Ocean Master, though.
6) Aquaman #5 (October, 1989)
Command those fishies, sir!
5) Adventure Comics #478 (December, 1980)
Old school split decision cover, with a cameo by Black Manta and the complimentary art stylings of Dick Giordano.
4) Aquaman #4 (September, 1989)
Damned creepy, and it foreshadows the dark fantasy of the current series while calling back to the moody covers of the 1960s.
3) The Legend of Aquaman #1 (1989)
Curt Swan might not have been the ideal choice to launch a successful Aquaman series by 1989, but this is still a snazzy image that landed on some merch.
2) Aquaman #1 (June, 1989)
This is a badass art school project, but it seems a bit out of place applied to a guy commanding fishies. Careful that oar doesn't bean our hero!
1) Aquaman #1 (February, 1986)
It may be one of his shortest-lived looks/costumes, but this Aquaman cover composition is one of the best loved and memorable of all.
Their Top Covers of the 1980s
- The Atom @ Power of the Atom
- Doom Patrol @ DC Bloodlines
- Wonder Woman @ Diana Prince is the New Wonder Woman
- Martian Manhunter @ The Idol-Head of Diabolu
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