What's Your Favorite Aquaman Design?

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#1 Edited by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

Like the title says ^__^

Check out the different designs below.

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#2 Edited by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee's Aquaman

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Paul Pelletier's Aquaman

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Ivan Reis' 'The Others' Aquaman Design

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Ivan Reis' Modern Aquaman

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Patrick Gleason's Aquaman

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Martin Egeland's Aquaman

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Craig Hamilton's Aquaman

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Jackson Guice's Aquaman

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Futures End Aquaman

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#3 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't understand...I clearly remember looking at this thread earlier....now it's a 404 error and you're remaking it....why?

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#4 Posted by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself: I was missing some of the designs in the Modern Age timeline. the bottom two designs are the ones I've applied to the voting poll. thanks again for deleting your earlier post bro...now you can make a vote on which designs the best.

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#5 Posted by Aiden Cross (15726 posts) - - Show Bio

Ehh for me it's a mixture. Jim Lee looks with Ivan Reis hair, no sideburns. And i've always liked Gleasons water hand.

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#6 Posted by Joygirl (21036 posts) - - Show Bio

Admittedly, while the art is subpar, I like the DESIGN of Craig Hamilton's. Will likely be an unpopular opinion but I enjoyed harpoon-hand savage Aquaman. Also I would like to point out that Jim Lee's looks a LOT like Catman.

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#7 Edited by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

@Joygirl said:

Admittedly, while the art is subpar, I like the DESIGN of Craig Hamilton's. Will likely be an unpopular opinion but I enjoyed harpoon-hand savage Aquaman. Also I would like to point out that Jim Lee's looks a LOT like Catman.

I made an error on the images and the specific penciler, but it has since been fixed after I noticed the misconception.

Craig Hamilton's Aquaman came from the 4-part mini series they had after Crisis of Infinite Earths depicted in the pic below.

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#8 Posted by Veshark (10499 posts) - - Show Bio

Just to clarify, when you say 'Martin Egeland', you mean both his orange-harpoon look and the bare chest-metal armor look? Or just the orange one?

Don't want to make the same mistake I did in the earlier thread.

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#9 Posted by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

@Veshark: Both, I was going to post up both of his suits, but this one seemed more appealing. However, I'll post up the other one jus cause you mentioned it.

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#10 Posted by Veshark (10499 posts) - - Show Bio

Much appreciated. Aquaman's 90s JLA look is still my favorite interpretation of the character.

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#11 Posted by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

@Veshark: Loved the story arcs Aquaman played a main role in, especially Rock Of Ages. His appearance in the series was a complete masterpiece. Obsidian Age and the story line where the JLA battle the likes of the Ultra-Marines corps were also my favorites during his "harpoon" adventures with the JLA. It was JLA #24-26 of Morrison's series.

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#12 Posted by TDK_1997 (18942 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee's design.

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#13 Posted by Veshark (10499 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh yeah, definitely. Morrison really wrote a strong portrayal of Aquaman, a tough rebel yet a loyal friend. I think JLA was one of the first comics to really turn me on to Aquaman as a character.

One of my favorite moments in the World War III arc was when Aquaman confronted a bunch of light-based villains (Dr. Light, Crazy Quilt etc) during a prison breakout: "My eyes are adapted to see at 20,000 fathoms. Most of your powers are dependent on light." Then the lights go off. "Think about that."

Awesome :D

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#14 Posted by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

@Veshark said:

Oh yeah, definitely. Morrison really wrote a strong portrayal of Aquaman, a tough rebel yet a loyal friend. I think JLA was one of the first comics to really turn me on to Aquaman as a character.

One of my favorite moments in the World War III arc was when Aquaman confronted a bunch of light-based villains (Dr. Light, Crazy Quilt etc) during a prison breakout: "My eyes are adapted to see at 20,000 fathoms. Most of your powers are dependent on light." Then the lights go off. "Think about that."

Awesome :D

hahah those panels were a complete classic. That was just Aquaman showing some humor. However, CV's not letting me post up the images of Aquaman with his harpoon and silver armory for some reason. Do you have any scans or pictures of him while rocking his bearded appearance?

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#15 Posted by Veshark (10499 posts) - - Show Bio

Sadly no, but it's easy enough to copy-paste images from Google:

It's surprisingly hard to find the hook Aquaman drawn by Howard Porter...

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#16 Posted by JohnnyGat (1592 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Ivan Reis's design

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#17 Posted by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

@Veshark said:

Sadly no, but it's easy enough to copy-paste images from Google:

It's surprisingly hard to find the hook Aquaman drawn by Howard Porter...

yea it is..Martin Egeland was known most widely for this design, which makes it's harder to find the other images of the other artists; more so, jus trying to find Egeland's Aquaman.

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#18 Posted by guttridgeb (4881 posts) - - Show Bio

They're all inferior to Emperor Joker Aquaman.

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#19 Posted by Black_Claw (3375 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee's design. I'd love it more if he had a beard.

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#20 Posted by Joygirl (21036 posts) - - Show Bio

Unable to recant my vote.

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#22 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (960 posts) - - Show Bio

For me, it's a tie between Gleason and Lee... Gleason's waterhand aquaman was awesome, but Lee's bearded look makes aquaman look more badass, i even dig the side burns. Reis' is cool too, but i feel it's too clean cut. Pelletier's aquaman looks similar to Reis' aquaman, only difference i see is that Pelletier gives aquaman a bigger nose 0.0

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#23 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (4701 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Jim Lee's the best, but I rally like Reis' and Pelletiers', as well. They look very similar, and it's really just their art styles that are different, though.

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#24 Posted by Squalleon (9994 posts) - - Show Bio

@ckuakini: the picture you put as Pelletiers design is Eddy Barrow's

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#25 Posted by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squalleon: they collaborated on the cover. But here's more specific scans of Paul Pelletier's Aquaman:

Aquaman #16, during the Battle against the Trench and Atlanteans
Aquaman #16, during the Battle against the Trench and Atlanteans
Aquaman #17, as the King of Atlantis
Aquaman #17, as the King of Atlantis
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#26 Posted by Squalleon (9994 posts) - - Show Bio

@ckuakini: You sure? I was looking at the solitics and it was just Barrows.

Also i recognise the art style :-P

Anyway who cares! Aquaman is awesome under Pelletier's art

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#27 Posted by BlackWind (9792 posts) - - Show Bio
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#29 Posted by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

As of right now, I'm liking the collaboration of both Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons working artistically on the Aquaman title. Some of the panels are really sick like the page of ancient King of Atlantis (maybe Poseidon), which is very detailed with some of the very deep colors Parsons brings to the table.

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#30 Posted by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

Really enjoyed Martin Egeland's Aquaman when he was drawing for the character while Peter David was writing for him.

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#31 Posted by Reef (68 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Ivan Reis' Aquaman. His New 52 design is boss..

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#32 Posted by Extremis (3794 posts) - - Show Bio

Ivan Reis, hands down. His art on the new 52 Aquaman title is legendary. This is just a case where an artist's and character's styles are so perfectly suited for each other that the result is pure art.

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#33 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (18212 posts) - - Show Bio

Between Ivan's and Howard Porters.

honorable mention to Craig and Jackson's

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#35 Posted by ssbm (94 posts) - - Show Bio

i think Jackson Guice's Design is the best fr a young aquaman maybe one that isn't quite king yet and then jim lee's for an older king Arthur

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#36 Posted by CaptainLantern76 (616 posts) - - Show Bio
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This one.

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#37 Posted by RDClip (2792 posts) - - Show Bio

One arm and bearded.

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#39 Posted by warlock360 (28189 posts) - - Show Bio

Did someone beat me to it? Guess not...

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#41 Posted by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

Any Gleason fans out there?

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#42 Edited by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

What about the design of Aquaman when he rolled with 'The Others'? Anyone liked his appearance during that story arc depicting a younger Aquaman six years ago?

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#43 Posted by sinestro_GL (3651 posts) - - Show Bio

I vote Ivan Reis's modern design.

Not a fan of the Wolverine sideburns on Lee's design.

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#44 Edited by comicfan11 (1419 posts) - - Show Bio

The Ivan Reis design for the new 52 is the definite AQ visual representation.

Apart from that I Martin Egeland's harpoon hand design (also posted in this thread) was also classic.

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#46 Posted by DEADPOOL (2945 posts) - - Show Bio

Ivan Reis' modern Aquaman, although I do like Young Justice's Aquaman with black pants and green boots. I love Aquaman, but my only main problem with him is that his legs are so damn plain! Like green stalkings or something.

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#47 Posted by batmannflash (6299 posts) - - Show Bio
My favorite for young Aquaman
My favorite for young Aquaman
best look for when Aquaman gets order
best look for when Aquaman gets order

I personally hate Aquaman's long hair+hook hand look.

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#48 Edited by MadFacedKid (6596 posts) - - Show Bio

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This one.

Still don't understand why they gave him this look that he does not use, and keep his suit practically the same from before the reboot. (Brightest Day)

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#49 Edited by Extremis (3794 posts) - - Show Bio

Reis, Pelletier and Gleason.

Nothing against Jim Lee, but I actually hate his Aquaman. Just looks off to me.

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#50 Posted by MadFacedKid (6596 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis: I actually think the off look is awesome cause of imagining how his hair would probably look living under the sea, and then the belt is unique, and scales just pop out. I like the chain to makes him look secure about his trident.

I like Ivan Reis take on Aquaman but he kinda is the only founder (currently) without a new suit and Ivan's Aquaman looks like or is in the brightest day suit.

But whats done is done, I doubt they would just go back to the Jim Lee design.

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