AQUAMAN Gets a Robot Chicken Variant Cover

Avatar image for erik_norris
Posted by erik_norris (194 posts) - - Show Bio

If you’re reading the current AQUAMAN series by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, then you already know Aquaman is pretty badass. But let’s be honest, the character is a running joke to the outside world. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to stop my friends from making an Aquaman joke to say, “No, seriously, he’s really cool now. I swear.”

But I can only preach Aquaman’s “cool status” so far. So maybe that’s why Robot Chicken’s upcoming DC Comics Special exists – it’s going to show the world at large that Aquaman isn’t to be trifled with, both in the sea and on land.

To celebrate the union between DC Entertainment, Adult Swim and Robot Chicken, AQUAMAN #12 will be getting a very special variant cover putting on display Aquaman’s kingly prowess. The image comes courtesy of TV Guide.

2542618-robotchicken_dccover_embed.jpg

According to Geoff Johns himself, he thinks this cover is one of the best they’ve ever done for the series.

This is the last thing I ever thought we'd put on an Aquaman cover because it's such a bizarre collision of worlds but I think it's one of the best covers we've ever done...I just love the look on Superman's face!

Issue #12 of Aquaman releases August 29, while the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special airs at midnight on September 9.

And if you haven’t yet seen the trailer for the special, give it a watch now.

Avatar image for blur1528
#1 Posted by blur1528 (1099 posts) - - Show Bio

Best. Cover. Ever. Of all time.

Avatar image for captaincockblock
#2 Posted by CaptainCockblock (3834 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman killed a shark with a light saber. Can't wait to see what Aquaman had to do to beat that.

Avatar image for utandi
#3 Edited by Utandi (220 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah! Nice!

Must get that cover variant because I really like the robot chicken clips and the "new" Aquaman is so awesome! :D

Avatar image for Mandrewgora
#4 Posted by Mandrewgora (304 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm buying Aquaman 12

Avatar image for citizenjp
#5 Posted by CitizenJP (779 posts) - - Show Bio

Sold.

Avatar image for twentyfive
#6 Posted by Twentyfive (3057 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely buying that.

Avatar image for mucklefluga
#7 Posted by Mucklefluga (2653 posts) - - Show Bio

I AM GETTING THAT

Avatar image for decept_o
#8 Posted by Decept-O (8096 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG. Love it! Gotta watch the Robot Chicken Special as well.

My only complaint about Aquaman is his costume. The colors don't make sense. I like him as a character but not that damn costume!

Avatar image for kmart4455
#9 Posted by KMART4455 (1307 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaptainCockblock said:

Batman killed a shark with a light saber. Can't wait to see what Aquaman had to do to beat that.

Well....

Judging from the cover id say he pulled off some pretty awesome things!

Avatar image for edwardwindsor
#10 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14563 posts) - - Show Bio

I want it so badly it's epic funny. Likelihood if getting one here in uk is mega slim though

Avatar image for themadmonkey
#11 Posted by TheMadMonkey (150 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally!!! A variant cover everyone can enjoy!

Avatar image for jointron33
#12 Posted by jointron33 (2107 posts) - - Show Bio

cyborg..........ugh......

Avatar image for nszerdy
#13 Posted by nszerdy (453 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decept-O: Yeah, Aquaman's costume sucks!

Avatar image for captain13
#14 Posted by Captain13 (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

@jointron33 said:

cyborg..........ugh......

Cyborg! Yeah, now I can't wait to see this! (In All Honesty)

Avatar image for nightfang3
#15 Posted by NightFang3 (12008 posts) - - Show Bio

@nszerdy said:

@Decept-O: Yeah, Aquaman's costume sucks!

With all the DC costume changes how could they leave him out?

Avatar image for cc1738
#16 Posted by cc1738 (371 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mandrewgora: You should be buying every issue of Aquaman. It's one of DC's best comics. I like it better than Snyder's Batman.

Avatar image for longbowhunter
#17 Posted by longbowhunter (9406 posts) - - Show Bio

Now thats a variant worth getting!

Avatar image for decept_o
#18 Posted by Decept-O (8096 posts) - - Show Bio

@nszerdy: I really think that is the main reason why so many comic book readers don't like him. Plus the way he was portrayed in the Super Friends cartoon, but I can deal with that but not the costume design and colors. I've complained about it for years. *sigh* Oh, well.

@NightFang: Makes you wonder!

Avatar image for nightfang3
#19 Edited by NightFang3 (12008 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decept-O said:

@NightFang: Makes you wonder!

That DC should have made him more like his Justice League (Unlimited) or JL: Crisis on Two Earths versions.

Loading Video...
Loading Video...
Loading Video...
Avatar image for decept_o
#20 Posted by Decept-O (8096 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang: I have to agree. It would make sense for him NOT to have a shirt, and I actually like the fin design on his pants. Never liked the harpoon hand. On the fence about the beard and long hair, as well, but it beats the orange and green. Even people who are severely color blind can see those colors and realize they clash!

OK I know this article was about Aquaman's Robot Chicken Variant cover, but I just couldn't help talking about it. I know you and I have discussed it before, and it just never made sense. Not that I am currently reading any DC but the topic is still relevant.

Avatar image for aeroman
#21 Posted by Aeroman (562 posts) - - Show Bio

that cover needs to happen in the show

Avatar image for video_martian
#22 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

That variant and that accompaning video are two of the greatest things I've ever seen in my life.

Avatar image for redowl_1
#23 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1743 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm totally sold, so happy is in my pull list :D

Avatar image for haydenclaireheroes
#24 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (11083 posts) - - Show Bio

That is awesome. I am not a Robot Chicken fan, and I still think it is worth getting

Avatar image for lifeboy
#25 Posted by lifeboy (1717 posts) - - Show Bio
iim really hoping reverse wonderwoman makes an appearance. that character is pretty dirty, im sure my post would be deleted if i posted a pic of her.
Avatar image for or35ti
#26 Posted by Or35ti (1133 posts) - - Show Bio

Hahahah the robot Chicken spoof looks hilarious! I can't wait for its release

Avatar image for icon
#27 Posted by Icon (2253 posts) - - Show Bio

Love it!

Avatar image for viin
#28 Posted by viin (953 posts) - - Show Bio

thats sweet

Avatar image for grey56
#29 Posted by Grey56 (819 posts) - - Show Bio
Loading Video...
Avatar image for captaincockblock
#30 Posted by CaptainCockblock (3834 posts) - - Show Bio

@KMART4455 said:

@CaptainCockblock said:

Batman killed a shark with a light saber. Can't wait to see what Aquaman had to do to beat that.

Well....

Judging from the cover id say he pulled off some pretty awesome things!

And Robot Chicken has quite the track record for awesome things.

Loading Video...
Avatar image for jwalser3
#31 Posted by jwalser3 (6127 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope its not going to be pricey. Like $20.00 or something.

Avatar image for britishmonkey
#32 Posted by BritishMonkey (358 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to see a robot chicken sketch where Aquaman kills the entire DC universe. Just because.

Avatar image for innervenom123
#33 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaptainCockblock said:

Batman killed a shark with a light saber. Can't wait to see what Aquaman had to do to beat that.

He once used a polar bear as a weapon. Like, he threw a polar bear at a guy.

Avatar image for sparty_dbq
#34 Posted by sparty-dbq (957 posts) - - Show Bio

The Robot Chicken special looks hysterical. So glad that Johns badass-ing Aquaman hasn't stopped Seth Green and co. from making him their punching bag.

Avatar image for biteme_fanboy
#35 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8917 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice.

Avatar image for _checkmate_
#36 Posted by _Checkmate_ (20 posts) - - Show Bio

I absolutely can't wait! :D

Avatar image for redheadedatrocitus
#37 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh that is an awesome cover! I'm sooooo gonna be watching this episode when it comes out too. Major RC fan here.

Avatar image for mikeclark1982
#38 Posted by mikeclark1982 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

aquaman kills the entire DC universe. that is what this variant should be called.

Avatar image for nightfang3
#39 Posted by NightFang3 (12008 posts) - - Show Bio

@lifeboy said:

I'm really hoping Reverse Wonder Woman makes an appearance. that character is pretty dirty, im sure my post would be deleted if i posted a pic of her.

I keeping hearing Wanda Sykes every time Reverse\Negative Wonder Woman speaks.

Loading Video...
Avatar image for herx
#40 Posted by Herx (531 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't usually pick up variant covers, but in this case (with my love of robot chicken and their upcoming dc special) i might have to part with my prescious pennies :)

Avatar image for aph8825
#41 Posted by Aph8825 (65 posts) - - Show Bio

This is awesome, i hope my shop gets this variant.

Avatar image for matchesmalone21
#42 Posted by matchesmalone21 (10624 posts) - - Show Bio

LOl

Avatar image for AtlanticRock
#43 Posted by AtlanticRock (30 posts) - - Show Bio

The regular cover is my phone wallpaper. Looking forward to the DC special and getting the variant.

Avatar image for 7deadpool7
#44 Posted by 7DEADPOOL7 (132 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks really good but nothing wil ever beat the robot chicken star wars specials

Avatar image for hatutzeraze
#45 Posted by Hatutzeraze (270 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a bit torn. While I can see the same thing everyone else does, that this is an AMAZING cover, I am a tad hesitant. Robot Chicken has been instrumental in maintaining the whole Aquaman-is-a-joke meme that has hung like an anchor around the character for years, so much so that Johns has went well out of his way to correct the imbalance. Now the perpetrators get a cover.

If it's available, I suppose I'll probably get it, but I'll feel a little dirty about doing so. All the hand-wringing will likely be for nothing. There's almost no way anyone will be selling these for less than $15.

Avatar image for brightstarr731
#46 Posted by brightstarr731 (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Are you guys actually reading Aquaman? That "shirt" isn't orange. In new 52, it is made of gold that he looted from shipwrecks. That is covered early in the series.

Avatar image for aney3
#47 Edited by aney3 (9 posts) - - Show Bio
Avatar image for docfishstick
#48 Posted by DocFishstick (242 posts) - - Show Bio

i went to get this and some guy had just took all of them. the store worker says this guy does it all the time and then sells them online.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.