Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Aquaman to get his Own Stamp

The US Post Office is going to put out a series of DC Superhero Stamps, including an Aquaman stamp based on the cover to issue #5 of the second mini-series (art by Curt Swan and Al Vey) and a stamp with Aquaman artwork by Jim Aparo.


Here's what the post office's site has to say about the stamps. First the cover stamp:
Aquaman #5 (of 5)
Oct. 1989
Art by Curt Swan & Al Vey
Aquaman defends both land and sea with great strength, speed, and the ability to communicate telepathically with all marine life. His ultimate goal is to help both realms put aside their natural prejudices and unite in peaceful coexistence.
And the Jim Aparo solo stamp:
Art by Jim Aparo
The memories of Aquaman's personal tragedies run deep after he loses his son, his wife, and his monarchy. Nevertheless, the former King of the Seven Seas remains determined to protect both the Atlanteans and surface dwellers from those who endanger them.
Update: Mark Evanier reports on the stamps, and expresses disappointment that they didn't choose a piece of art by Paul Norris for the Aquaman stamp, as Norris created Aquaman. Personally, I would have liked a Cardy or Fradon. Aparo and Swan aren't best known as Aquaman artists.