F.O.A.M. member Ed Catto caught this interesting mention of Aquaman over on Neal Adams' site. Accompanying the above piece of artwork, this is what the legendary Mr. Adams had to say:
I like Aquaman.
I did, ever since Ramona Fradon drew it and lights like Alan Davis, John Byrne and others were inspired to love and draw comics.
All he's ever needed was…hmmm…to be…oh, 6'3". To have the densest muscles of anyone on Earth…to swim like a powerboat with a costume that turns him into a creature OF the sea…and what he's always had…the ability to command any creature of the sea of the sea to "to drive RIGHT UP YOUR…imagination."
Wow! You don't get much more of a full-throated endorsement than that!
You can find the original post here, although the way the site is constructed you have to scroll down a bit to find the Dec. 4, 2009 entry.
Adams doesn't mention what the above piece of artwork is from, and I don't recognize it at all. Anyone have any idea if this story (if, indeed, it is an entire story)--featuring an unusual-looking Aquaman--ever saw print anywhere?
Also...I knew that Alan Davis was/is a big Aquaman fan, but John Byrne? I never heard that Byrne was a particular Aqua-fan. Good to know!
Good catch, Ed, and thanks!