READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 47: Finally! The End of The Aquaman Archives Volume 1!

Believe it or not, the book that has kept Max weighed down for seemingly ages, The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 gets its final stories examined, and where appropriate, mocked. But it’s not all silly this time as Ramona Fradon’s final work on Aquaman is on display in some visually exciting stories! Go on and see it through with Super-Fly’s seasick sidekick! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 44: Aquaman Action Galore!

After being absent for a few weeks, the Read My Library blog returns in full force as Max continues to work his way through The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1.  Aquaman swims around the world in 80 hours, deals with an upstart “Aqua Queen,” gets accused of being an “Aqua Thief” and more!  Plus, an important announcement about the Read My Library Blog! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 43: Aqualad Joins the Fun!

Continued from the last two entries where Max took a long car trip and read a lot of the Aquaman Archives Vol. 1, Max gets to the very first stories featuring everyone’s least favorite sidekick: Aqualad!  See how different Aqualad was in his first appearances compared to more recent adventures & learn about other Aquaman Silver Age yarns in this entry! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 42: The Aquaman and Green Arrow Switcharoo!

Continued from last entry, Max continues to read and write about The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 after spending a long car trip with the book.  This time, read about the time that Aquaman and Green Arrow switched hunting grounds with some pretty silly results!  Plus Aquaman as Aquaboy!  What will it take for anyone to believe that he is King of the Seas?!? Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 41: The Mystery of the Original Aquagirl!

Max finally gets back to reading and writing about The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 in the first of a series of entries taking detailed marathon look at Aquaman’s silly Silver Age stories in the volume. This entry, Max continues his look at the original Aquagirl and finds out just exactly what her deal was… Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 37: Aquaman’s Sea Police on Patrol!

Following the craziness of Gem City Con 2012, Max gets to spend a little more time with The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 and sees Aquaman’s “Sea Police” clean up a waterlogged town.  A look at this and a couple other stories, including one featuring an “Aquagirl!” Read on! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 33: Aquaman So Bad it’s Good!

Max submerges himself deeper into The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1, experiencing some of the most awful, and therefore awesome, comics.  Also: what does Aquaman have in common with Blaxploitation hero Dolemite?  No, I’m afraid it isn’t a shared ability to bust fly rhymes… Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 31: Diving into the Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 Head First!

After many delays and much hooing and hawing around, Max finally delves into Aquaman’s Silver Age adventures in The Aquaman Archives Vol. 1!  While the writers behind many of the stories are only loosely known, the artist is someone very special and one of the few female artists of the Silver Age! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 30: Legion Toys, DC Nation and New 52 SHAZAM!

Max drops some dollars on a major action figure purchase and geeks out. Also, he takes a look at Cartoon Network’s DC Nation programming block on the rare Saturday morning he didn’t sleep in. Last but not least is Max’s favorite DC hero re-imagined for DC’s New 52, Captain Marvel SHAZAM! Continue reading

READ MY LIBRARY ENTRY 29: More Comic Nerdom in Canada

That’s right, it’s “More Comic Nerdom in Canada,” or if you prefer: “What Max did on St. Patrick’s Day 2012!”  Max and his lovely wife Maureen hit up another comic shop in Ontario and find some treasures for the Library, including a run in with one of Canada’s premiere super heroes!  Another blog “side quest!” Continue reading