Aquaman (1st Series)

    (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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#1

  2/1/1962
  $0.12
  $2,825.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of QuispJack MillerNick Cardy

#2

  4/1/1962
  $0.12
  $510.00
1 copy available for $60.00
 Versus Capt. SykesJack MillerNick Cardy

#3

  6/1/1962
  $0.12
  $225.00
1 copy available for $45.00
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#4

  8/1/1962
  $0.12
  $540.00
3 copies available from $43.00
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#5

  10/1/1962
  $0.12
  $210.00
No copies available
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#6

  12/1/1962
  $0.12
  $800.00
2 copies available from $150.00
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#7

  2/1/1963
  $0.12
  $107.00
3 copies available from $10.00
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#8

  4/1/1963
  $0.12
  $105.00
2 copies available from $21.00
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#9

  6/1/1963
  $0.12
  $195.00
5 copies available from $14.50
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#10

  8/1/1963
  $0.12
  $255.00
2 copies available from $20.00
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#11

  10/1/1963
  $0.12
  $1,100.00
1 copy available for $200.00
 1st Appearance of MeraJack MillerNick Cardy

#12

  12/1/1963
  $0.12
  $140.00
No copies available
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#13

  2/1/1964
  $0.12
  $100.00
1 copy available for $40.00
 2nd Appearance of Mera; Jan-Feb issue; Swastika in storyJack MillerNick Cardy

#14

  4/1/1964
  $0.12
  $150.00
1 copy available for $20.00
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#15

  6/1/1964
  $0.12
  $71.00
2 copies available from $15.00
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#16

  8/1/1964
  $0.12
  $107.00
3 copies available from $8.50
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#17

  10/1/1964
  $0.12
  $295.00
1 copy available for $97.00
  Jack MillerNick Cardy

#18

  12/1/1964
  $0.12
  $88.00
No copies available
 Versus Oceanus; Aquaman marries MeraJack MillerNick Cardy

#19

  2/1/1965
  $0.12
  $210.00
1 copy available for $125.00
   Nick Cardy

#20

  4/1/1965
  $0.12
  $120.00
2 copies available from $39.50
   Nick Cardy

#21

  6/1/1965
  $0.12
  $66.00
3 copies available from $3.25
 1st Appearance of Fisherman; Versus The Fisherman Nick Cardy

#22

  8/1/1965
  $0.12
  $49.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Hila (Mera’s twin sister); Jul-Aug issue; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride coupons Nick Cardy

#23

  10/1/1965
  $0.12
  $70.00
No copies available
 Birth of AquababyBob HaneyNick Cardy

#24

  12/1/1965
  $0.12
  $58.00
1 copy available for $11.50
 Versus the Terrible Trio; Versus Karla; Versus Un-Thing; Versus Fisherman Nick Cardy

#25

  2/1/1966
  $0.12
  $80.00
1 copy available for $39.50
  Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#26

  4/1/1966
  $0.12
  $57.00
1 copy available for $11.00
  Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#27

  6/1/1966
  $0.12
  $60.00
2 copies available from $12.00
  Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#28

  8/1/1966
  $0.12
  $55.00
1 copy available for $29.50
  Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#29

  10/1/1966
  $0.12
  $500.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Ocean MasterBob HaneyNick Cardy

#30

  12/1/1966
  $0.12
  $65.00
1 copy available for $34.99
 Versus Mongo; Batman cameo; Superman cameo; Hawkman cameo; Flash cameoBob HaneyNick Cardy

#31

  2/1/1967
  $0.12
  $50.00
2 copies available from $15.00
  Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#32

  4/1/1967
  $0.12
  $84.00
3 copies available from $28.00
  Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#33

  6/1/1967
  $0.12
  $64.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Aqua-Girl; 1st Appearance of Aquagirl (Tula)Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#34

  8/1/1967
  $0.12
  $56.00
3 copies available from $14.99
 Versus AquabeastBob HaneyNick Cardy

#35

  10/1/1967
  $0.12
  $825.00
No copies available
 1st Appearance of Black Manta; Versus Black Manta; Versus Ocean MasterBob HaneyNick Cardy

#36

  12/1/1967
  $0.12
  $54.00
4 copies available from $12.50
  Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#37

  2/1/1968
  $0.12
  $51.00
2 copies available from $10.50
  Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#38

  4/1/1968
  $0.12
  $61.00
5 copies available from $15.00
 1st appearance of the Liquidator; Versus the LiquidatorBob HaneyNick Cardy

#39

  6/1/1968
  $0.12
  $73.00
5 copies available from $6.00
  Bob HaneyNick Cardy

#40

  8/1/1968
  $0.12
  $58.00
3 copies available from $9.99
  Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#41

  10/1/1968
  $0.12
  $49.00
4 copies available from $7.00
  Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#42

  12/1/1968
  $0.12
  $106.00
No copies available
  Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#43

  2/1/1969
  $0.12
  $49.00
2 copies available from $12.00
  Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#44

  4/1/1969
  $0.12
  $210.00
3 copies available from $69.00
  Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#45

  6/1/1969
  $0.12
  $46.00
3 copies available from $28.00
  Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#46

  8/1/1969
  $0.15
  $56.00
5 copies available from $5.75
 Quest for Mera endsSteve SkeatesJim Aparo

#47

  10/1/1969
  $0.15
  $81.00
7 copies available from $6.00
  Steve Skeates, Robert BernsteinJim Aparo, Ramona Fradon

#48

  12/1/1969
  $0.15
  $43.00
3 copies available from $8.50
 Origin of Aquaman; Includes The Adventures of Aquaboy, reprinted from Adventure Comics #260Steve Skeates, Robert BernsteinJim Aparo, Ramona Fradon

#49

  2/1/1970
  $0.15
  $66.00
5 copies available from $6.00
  Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#50

  4/1/1970
  $0.15
  $88.00
3 copies available from $13.95
  Steve Skeates, Neal AdamsJim Aparo, Neal Adams

#51

  6/1/1970
  $0.15
  $89.00
2 copies available from $29.00
  Steve Skeates, Neal AdamsJim Aparo, Neal Adams

#52

  8/1/1970
  $0.15
  $72.00
5 copies available from $9.99
  Steve Skeates, Neal AdamsJim Aparo, Neal Adams

#53

  10/1/1970
  $0.15
  $51.00
6 copies available from $4.80
  Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#54

  12/1/1970
  $0.15
  $90.00
5 copies available from $19.00
  Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#55

  2/1/1971
  $0.15
  $35.00
3 copies available from $7.00
  Steve SkeatesJim Aparo

#56

  4/1/1971
  $0.15
  $38.00
2 copies available from $10.00
 1st Appearance of Crusader; Origin of CrusaderSteve Skeates, David MichelinieJim Aparo

#57

  9/1/1977
  $0.35
  $22.00
4 copies available from $2.14
 Series resumes after 6 years; Versus Black Manta; Continued from Adventure Comics #452David MichelinieJim Aparo

#58

  11/1/1977
  $0.35
  $19.00
5 copies available from $3.75
 Origin of Aquaman; Versus Fisherman; Mera storyDavid Michelinie, Paul KupperbergJim Aparo, Juan Ortiz

#59

  1/1/1978
  $0.35
  $13.50
6 copies available from $2.25
 Versus FishermanDavid Michelinie, Paul KupperbergJim Aparo, Juan Ortiz

#60

  3/1/1978
  $0.35
  $18.00
6 copies available from $8.00
 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 editionVersus ScavengerDavid Michelinie, Paul KupperbergDon Newton, Juan Ortiz

#61

  5/1/1978
  $0.35
  $21.00
4 copies available from $17.50
 Versus KobraDavid MichelinieDon Newton

#62

  7/1/1978
  $0.35
  $16.00
5 copies available from $5.00
 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 edition Paul KupperbergDon Newton

#63

  9/1/1978
  $0.35
  $20.00
5 copies available from $20.00
 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 editionVersus Ocean Master; Final IssuePaul KupperbergDon Newton