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COMIC LEGEND: Aquaman appeared on a comic book cover in Australia before he ever appeared on a comic book cover in the United States.
Many, many moons ago, I did a Comic Book Legends Revealed about how Aquaman amazingly enough did not appear on a comic book cover until he showed up with the rest of the Justice League in their 1960 debut…
And that’s BASICALLY still correct, however, reader Adam Carter recently pointed out to me that even MORE amazingly enough, Aquaman appeared on MULTIPLE covers in Australia during the 1950s on annual reprints of DC Comics in that country!
What in the what? Was Aquaman, like, somehow really popular in Australia? He appeared on multiple comic covers in Australia before ever appearing on a comic book cover in the United States!! That’s awesomely weird.
Thanks for the info, Adam!
Okay, that’s it for this week!
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