Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Aquaman #38

Aquaman #38 (On Sale: January 2, 1968) features just another cool Nick Cardy cover.

"Justice is Mine, Saith the Liquidator" is by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy. The Liquidator, a mutant that can sense evil, returns to Atlantis seeking a marauder that has been attacking Atlantean patrols and promises justice when he finds the culprit. Lord Ragnar, the head of the Atlantean military, summons Aquaman to handle the situation. However, Aquaman is overcome by evil impulses which put the Liquidator on his trail. While Aqualad and Mera go to help the Sea King, Ragnar usurps Aquaman's throne.

Aquaman battles the Liquidator, who is being urged on by Ragnar. Aqualad realizes that Ragnar is behind the attacks and is using a special helmet to hide his own evil from the Liquidator.

Edited by George Kashdan.

1 comment:

Scott M said...

One of Cardy's best Aquaman covers - I actually bought this one several years ago because at a quick glance, I thought he was fighting Black Manta (maybe I should start reading cover blurbs!). I do really think the title improved once the Skeates/Aparo team came aboard.