Aquaman (1st Series)

 AQU1   (DC, 1962-1971, 1977-1978)

™ and © DC Comics, Inc.

Aquaman, half-human, half-Atlantean, can communicate telepathically with sea animals, and to a limited extent, with humans. He has physically evolved to manage the greater pressures of the sea, has a strength far beyond that of earth-bound humans and can swim at over one hundred miles an hour. These super-powers, however, give him no advantage whatsoever in his personal life, which weaves through the series giving the character motivation and personality. By the end of the series, Aquaman has discovered his Atlantean heritage, loved and wed, and suffered the brutal murder of his beloved son, as well has matched wits and might with some of the cleverest arch-villains in comicdom.

Long a guest-star in various DC titles, in 1962 Aquaman finally got this, his first solo series. Successful at first, its popularity faded and the series went on hiatus in 1971. It was brought back for a few final issues in 1977.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  2/1/1962
  $0.12
  $350.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of QuispBob HaneyNick Cardy

#2

  4/1/1962
  $0.12
  $530.00
1 copy available for $265.00
Versus Capt. SykesBob HaneyNick Cardy

#3

  6/1/1962
  $0.12
  $725.00
2 copies available from $255.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#4

  8/1/1962
  $0.12
  $550.00
4 copies available from $42.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#5

  10/1/1962
  $0.12
  $195.00
1 copy available for $68.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#6

  12/1/1962
  $0.12
  $235.00
2 copies available from $100.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#7

  2/1/1963
  $0.12
  $104.00
1 copy available for $52.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#8

  4/1/1963
  $0.12
  $113.00
No copies available
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#9

  6/1/1963
  $0.12
  $180.00
1 copy available for $18.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#10

  8/1/1963
  $0.12
  $250.00
1 copy available for $125.00
 Bob Haney, Henry BoltinoffNick Cardy, Henry Boltinoff

#11

  10/1/1963
  $0.12
  $725.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Mera; Sep-Oct issue; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsHenry BoltinoffHenry Boltinoff

#12

  12/1/1963
  $0.12
  $84.00
1 copy available for $29.00
 Jack Miller, Henry BoltinoffNick Cardy, Henry Boltinoff

#13

  2/1/1964
  $0.12
  $111.00
3 copies available from $24.99
2nd Appearance of Mera; Jan-Feb issue; Swastika in storyJack MillerNick Cardy

#14

  4/1/1964
  $0.12
  $103.00
No copies available
 Jack MillerNick Cardy

#15

  6/1/1964
  $0.12
  $64.00
3 copies available from $7.50
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#16

  8/1/1964
  $0.12
  $125.00
2 copies available from $10.00
Jul-Aug issue; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsHenry BoltinoffNick Cardy, Henry Boltinoff

#17

  10/1/1964
  $0.12
  $310.00
1 copy available for $109.00
Sep-Oct issue; Time travel; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsJack MillerNick Cardy

#18

  12/1/1964
  $0.12
  $125.00
2 copies available from $25.00
Versus Oceanus; Aquaman marries MeraJack MillerNick Cardy

#19

  2/1/1965
  $0.12
  $130.00
1 copy available for $94.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#20

  4/1/1965
  $0.12
  $130.00
4 copies available from $4.99
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#21

  6/1/1965
  $0.12
  $59.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Fisherman; Versus The FishermanBob HaneyNick Cardy

#22

  8/1/1965
  $0.12
  $31.00
2 copies available from $10.50
1st Appearance of Hila (Mera’s twin sister); Jul-Aug issue; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsBob HaneyNick Cardy

#23

  10/1/1965
  $0.12
  $72.00
1 copy available for $24.00
Birth of AquababyBob HaneyNick Cardy

#24

  12/1/1965
  $0.12
  $41.00
2 copies available from $8.00
Versus the Terrible Trio; Versus Karla; Versus Un-Thing; Versus FishermanHenry BoltinoffNick Cardy, Henry Boltinoff

#25

  2/1/1966
  $0.12
  $91.00
No copies available
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#26

  4/1/1966
  $0.12
  $55.00
1 copy available for $30.99
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#27

  6/1/1966
  $0.12
  $53.00
3 copies available from $10.00
May-Jun issueBob HaneyNick Cardy

#28

  8/1/1966
  $0.12
  $62.00
3 copies available from $5.50
Jul-Aug issue; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride coupons; Irene Vartanoff letter; Mark Evanier letterBob HaneyNick Cardy

#29

  10/1/1966
  $0.12
  $400.00
1 copy available for $145.00
1st Appearance of Ocean MasterBob HaneyNick Cardy

#30

  12/1/1966
  $0.12
  $60.00
1 copy available for $54.00
Versus MongoBob HaneyNick Cardy

#31

  2/1/1967
  $0.12
  $57.00
3 copies available from $11.50
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#32

  4/1/1967
  $0.12
  $225.00
1 copy available for $20.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#33

  6/1/1967
  $0.12
  $65.00
1 copy available for $22.50
1st Appearance of Aquagirl (Tula)Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#34

  8/1/1967
  $0.12
  $58.00
4 copies available from $7.50
Versus Aquabeast; Jul-Aug issueBob HaneyNick Cardy

#35

  10/1/1967
  $0.12
  $540.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Black Manta; Versus Black Manta; Versus Ocean MasterBob HaneyNick Cardy

#36

  12/1/1967
  $0.12
  $56.00
3 copies available from $11.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#37

  2/1/1968
  $0.12
  $71.00
1 copy available for $32.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#38

  4/1/1968
  $0.12
  $69.00
7 copies available from $15.00
 Bob Haney, Henry BoltinoffNick Cardy, Henry Boltinoff

#39

  6/1/1968
  $0.12
  $86.00
6 copies available from $11.00
 Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#40

  8/1/1968
  $0.12
  $68.00
7 copies available from $13.50
 Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#41

  10/1/1968
  $0.12
  $55.00
6 copies available from $7.50
Sep-Oct issue; Tony Isabella letter; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsSteve SkeatesJim Aparo

#42

  12/1/1968
  $0.12
  $94.00
No copies available
 Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#43

  2/1/1969
  $0.12
  $50.00
2 copies available from $10.00
Jan-Feb issue; Giants in story; Gary Skinner L.O.C.; Mark Evanier L.O.C.Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#44

  4/1/1969
  $0.12
  $450.00
3 copies available from $90.00
Mar-Apr issueSteve SkeatesJim Aparo

#45

  6/1/1969
  $0.12
  $44.00
2 copies available from $14.50
May-Jun issue; Mera cameo (last page); Fact File #5: Wildcat; Fact File #7: Detective Comics #27; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsSteve SkeatesJim Aparo

#46

  8/1/1969
  $0.15
  $74.00
7 copies available from $8.50
Quest for Mera endsSteve SkeatesJim Aparo, Frank Giacoia

#47

  10/1/1969
  $0.15
  $63.00
5 copies available from $6.50
Includes The Adventures of Aquaboy, reprinted from Adventure Comics #268Steve SkeatesJim Aparo, Ramona Fradon

#48

  12/1/1969
  $0.15
  $38.00
8 copies available from $12.00
Origin of Aquaman; Includes The Adventures of Aquaboy, reprinted from Adventure Comics #260Steve SkeatesJim Aparo, Ramona Fradon

#49

  2/1/1970
  $0.15
  $50.00
7 copies available from $6.00
Gary Skinner L.O.C.Steve Skeates, Pete CostanzaJim Aparo, Pete Costanza

#50

  4/1/1970
  $0.15
  $7.50
No copies available
 Steve Skeates, Neal AdamsJim Aparo, Neal Adams

#51

  6/1/1970
  $0.15
  $75.00
5 copies available from $15.00
 Steve Skeates, Neal AdamsJim Aparo, Neal Adams

#52

  8/1/1970
  $0.15
  $53.00
5 copies available from $10.50
 Steve Skeates, Neal AdamsJim Aparo, Neal Adams

#53

  10/1/1970
  $0.15
  $39.00
7 copies available from $3.00
 Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#54

  12/1/1970
  $0.15
  $77.00
8 copies available from $26.00
 Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#55

  2/1/1971
  $0.15
  $15.00
6 copies available from $1.95
 Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#56

  4/1/1971
  $0.15
  $37.00
6 copies available from $10.00
1st appearance of Crusader; Origin of CrusaderSteve Skeates, David MichelinieJim Aparo

#57

  9/1/1977
  $0.35
  $29.00
12 copies available from $1.49
Versus Black Manta; Continued from Adventure Comics #452David MichelinieJim Aparo

#58

  11/1/1977
  $0.35
  $20.00
11 copies available from $1.49
Origin of Aquaman; Versus FishermanDavid Michelinie, Paul KupperbergJim Aparo, Juan Ortiz

#59

  1/1/1978
  $0.35
  $13.00
7 copies available from $1.10
Versus FishermanDavid Michelinie, Paul KupperbergJim Aparo, Juan Ortiz

#60

  3/1/1978
  $0.35
  $20.00
10 copies available from $3.00
Versus ScavengerDavid Michelinie, Paul KupperbergDon Newton, Juan Ortiz

#60 Variation A

  3/1/1978
  $0.00
  $2.00
No copies available
12-pence UK cover price edition; Versus ScavengerDavid Michelinie, Paul KupperbergDon Newton, Juan Ortiz

#61

  5/1/1978
  $0.35
  $21.00
5 copies available from $4.00
Versus KobraDavid MichelinieDon Newton

#62

  7/1/1978
  $0.35
  $14.00
6 copies available from $2.75
Kevin Dooley L.O.C.Paul KupperbergDon Newton

#62 Variation A

  7/1/1978
  $0.00
  $2.00
No copies available
12-pence UK cover price editionPaul KupperbergDon Newton

#63

  9/1/1978
  $0.35
  $19.00
10 copies available from $1.99
Versus Ocean Master; Final IssuePaul KupperbergDon Newton, Dave Hunt

#63 Variation A

  9/1/1978
  $0.00
  $2.00
No copies available
12-pence UK cover price edition; Versus Ocean Master; Final IssuePaul KupperbergDon Newton