Celebrating 80 years of Aquaman

I'd like to be...under the sea...

I’m thrilled to announce that DC Comics has invited me to write a story for the Aquaman 80th Anniversary Special, on sale 31 August 2021.

The 100-page spectacular celebrates eight decades of the aquatic King Arthur, who first made his debut in More Fun Comics #73 back in November 1941!

My story, Between Two Shores, features art by Scot Eaton, inks by Norm Rapmund, colours by Hi-Fi and letters by Rob Leigh.

What’s really smart is that Ivan Reis and Joe Prado’s main cover will be accompanied by eight variants showing Aquaman through the ages.

Here’s the complete list, some of which you can see in the gallery below:

  • 1940’s variant cover by Michael Cho
  • 1950’s variant cover by Ramona Fradon
  • 1960’s variant cover by Walt Simonson
  • 1970’s variant cover by José Luis García-López
  • 1980’s variant cover by Chuck Patton and Kevin Nowlan
  • 1990’s variant cover by Yvel Guichet
  • 2000’s variant cover by Becky Cloonan
  • 2010’s variant cover by Robson Rocha

Check out the full solicitation:

AQUAMAN 80th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
Stories by DAN JURGENS, GEOFF JOHNS, BRANDON THOMAS, CHUCK BROWN, STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, MICHAEL MORECI, MARGUERITE BENNETT, DAN WATTERS, JEFF PARKER, SHAWN ALDRIDGE, AND FRANCIS MANAPUL!
Art by STEVE EPTING, PAUL PELLETIER, VALENTINE DE LANDRO, HENDRY PRASETYA, POP MHAN, TRUNGLES, MIGUEL MENDONÇA, EVAN DOC” SHANER, TOM DERENICK, FRANCIS MANAPUL, AND MORE!
Main cover by IVAN REIS & JOE PRADO
ON SALE: 8/31/21    
$9.99 US | 96 PAGES | FC | DC | Prestige format

After defending the seven seas for eight decades, it’s time to throw Aquaman a party! This all-star-filled anthology spans across the ocean king’s legacy, not just celebrating his own triumphs, but also those of his greatest allies and enemies. We look at his ongoing romance with Mera, his bitter rivalry with Black Manta, his brotherly conflict with Ocean Master, and the inspiration he lends to younger heroes like Tempest and Jackson Hyde, the newest Aqualad.

It would not be an Aquaman celebration without also looking at how he’s changed over the years, including a brand-new tale of Bombshells Aquaman.

This special brings together Aqua talent past, present, and future, including reuniting fan-favorite creative teams such as Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier, Dan Jurgens and Steve Epting, alongside Dan Watters and Miguel Mendonca. Plus, two of the stories are prequels to two new Aquaman miniseries launching in September, kicking off another 80 years of undersea adventure!

Preorder Aquaman 80th Anniversary Special now

2 Comments

    • It was quite simple. The editor of the book reached out and asked me if I’d like to contribute a story. I pitched an idea and it was greenlit. Nothing more than that.

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