Aquaman (1994) Annual comic books
The Year One Annuals continue, exploring pivotal events and untold stories of the DC Universe's greatest heroes. Four stories integral to Aquaman's past revolve around the villain Triton, son of Poseidon. Superman guest-stars as Triton unleashes his fury against the Sea King; Aquaman must aid a young Princess Diana when the Wonder-Woman-to-be is "chosen" by Triton; Arthur Curry takes Mera to her first encounter with air breathers and...champagne; and when Aquaman's first son is born, the god Poseidon shows Aquaman who's really King of the Seas. Written by Peter David, with art by Phil Jimenez, Martin Egeland, Howard M. Shum, Casey Jones, Jake Jacobsen and Jim Calafiore. Cover by Craig Hamilton. 60 pages. Cover price $3.50.
The Legends of the Dead Earth Annuals continue. Two storytellers challenge each other to tell the true legend of Aquaman: in one, a king named Aquaman on a desert world doles out water by royal decree; in the other, a dying planet's seas are terrorized by a floating city called Poseidonis, ruled by Aquaman. Which is true? Which is false? And what is the secret of the storytellers themselves? Written by Peter David, with art and cover by Ed Hannigan and Steve Mitchell. 52 pages. Cover price $2.95.
Pulp Heroes, this year's DC Annuals event, continues with three tales of hard-boiled undersea suspense. In the first story, a wife comes to Aquaman to help find her missing husband, Aquaman's old walrus friend Tusky, who they think has been either captured or killed. Written by Peter David, with art by Marty Egeland and Howard M. Shum. Next, in a story by William Messner-Loebs with art by Kirk Van Wormer and John Lowe, Aquaman has infiltrated an underworld/underwater mob to save his son, Koryak. But which one is Aquaman, and how far will he go? And finally, clues on the body of a dead woman, whose feet are encased in cement, lead Aquaman to search for his first love. Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, with art by Anthony Williams and Lanning. Painted cover by Laurel Bleckman. 68 pages. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.
Aquaman is haunted by the spirit of his own son in this 'Ghosts' Annual! The reappearance of Arthur's son is just the beginning as Aquaman is judged by all of the kings of Atlantis before him, including his "father" - the man who was king before him and married to his mother! Will Aquaman be judged worthy? Written by Peter David, with pencils by Vince Giarrano. Cover by Bernie Wrightson. 52 pages. Cover price $2.95.
WRITTEN BY JOHN OSTRANDER; ART BY M.D. BRIGHT AND DICK GIORDANO; COVER BY ART ADAMS In stores July 21. In the third chapter of the "JLApe: Gorilla Warfare" Annuals event, the now-transformed Aqua-ape faces an army of...scuba gorillas? The Ape King of the Seas must stop the Simian Scarlet member known as Admiral Trafalgo from using the deadly submarine "The Kong" to obtain an ancient jewel that can be used to transform everyone in the world ? including the citizens of Atlantis ? into apes! For more information, see the feature article. FC, 48 PG.$2.95" Cover price $2.95.