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A Month of Comic Book Sites – The Aquaman Shrine

All throughout June, I’ll spotlight a different web site about comic books.. Like with the month of independent comics, the month of LGBT comics and last month’s month of webcomics, I figure I will let you comic book site/blog owners out there suggest your comic book web site (or blog) for spotlight during this month. So if you want me to spotlight your comic book site, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!

Today we look at Rob Kelly’s The Aquaman Shrine, a daily comic book blog devoted to…I forget…Namor? Something like that…

The Aquaman Shrine works on a simple, yet brilliant, setup. Each day the Shrine has a new post up about Aquaman. 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year and over five years running so far!

And we’re not just talking, like, “Here’s an Aquaman cover – that’s today’s post! See ya!” We’re talking some heavy duty content, including great interviews and Aquaman-related features.

Shrine correspondent Joe Slab wrote in to suggest the Shrine, and he had this to say about part of the great appeal of Kelly’s site:

Aquaman fans are given the opportunity to submit items of interest for posting on the Shrine’s daily blog and if chosen by Rob, they receive a certificate of membership in F.O.A.M. (Friends of Aquaman), the inner circle of the Aquaman Shrine. The Shrine has a light, fun feel to it and shies away from controversy and the debates that are common to comic book fandom and since its humble beginnings as a lonely little comic book blog, the Aquaman Shrine has grown into the largest organized Aquaman fan community there is. It can be found on the web, Facebook, & Twitter @aquamanshrine. I joined the staff of Shrine “correspondents” earlier this year by taking over running the Twitter feed and this coincidentally occurred the weekend that Geoff Johns announced at MegaCon that he was writing a new ongoing *Aquaman*series this year. As a result the Shrine has been busier than ever and our followers and friends continue to grow!

Speaking of Aquaman #1, they, of course, have a countdown to that issue’s release!

As for other bits on the site, here are a few of the notable ones…

Advertisements featuring Aquamn

Original artwork featuring Aquamn

Action figures featuring Aquaman

Aquaman team-ups

Remember the Aquaman hoodie I did a blog piece on years ago? Rob features pictures sent in by people who own the hoodie! Check that out here.

This is all just a fraction (a TINY fraction!) of all the great features on The Aquaman Shrine.

Just check the site out for yourself! Unless you hate Aquaman, that is. But in that case, then the terrorists have won.

Okay, check the site out by clicking here or going here: http://www.aquamanshrine.com/


The AquamanShrine rocks not just for Aquaman stuff but their coverage of Brightest Day, Flashpoint, DC creative teams (Geoff Johns etc) and the new DCU has been great & up there as one of my faves. I find stuff on their Twitter that I find nowhere else.


The Aquaman Shrine is one of my go-to sites every single day. And I am quite proud to be a member of F.O.A.M. Rob puts so much love and work into The Shrine and all us Aqua-fans benefit. Thanks for giving the site a shout-out!

LOve the Shrine!

I’m an official FOAMer! XD

Judge Elihu Smails

June 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm

All of Rob Kelly’s blogs– including The Aquaman Shrine– are terrific and really refreshing. They manage to be heavily informative and satisfying while somehow retaining a light and fun innocence to them, without all the snark and vitriolic one-upmanship so rife within the blogosphere .

I wish Rob all the success in the world and hope to continue being informed, provoked, and entertained for many years to come. Bravo Aquaman Shrine!

Rob’s Aquaman Shrine puts my own Aquaman page to shame, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’m so glad he took up the slack and then exceeded my own wildest hopes. And his other websites are lovely as well, but I’m partial to the Shrine, of course.

I completely agree with J.E.S – Rob’s Aquaman Shrine is the flagship blog of a pretty vast family, and they are always positive and interesting to read. It’s great seeing him get this kind of exposure in kind.

From arranging support for Aquaman in the pages of Brave and the Bold (pre Blackest Night/Brightest Day) to creating a positive fan community all of it’s own, it really is a great place to spend a bit of time.

Oh wow, thanks guys, you made my day, all of you.

And thanks to Brian for this, I really appreciate it. I always knew there were more Aquaman fans out there than just me…

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