Today, we look back at Showcase #79, titled Showcase presents Dolphin: Fantasy at 14 Fathoms Written and illustrated by Jay Scott Pike with letters by Ben Oda and edits by Dick Giordano, this is the debut appearance of the eponymous Dolphin Dolphin would go on to become a character in the Aquaman titles, becoming an ally to the underwater hero and[...]
Showcase #79, the try-out debut of Dolphin cover-dated December 1968 from DC Comics has the kind of very specific, detailed set-up that often points to some real-world inspirations. A girl with gills is found in the wreckage of a sunken warship by US Navy divers on an important mission. But the Dolphin is in the[...]
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Mera tries to manage the new politics of Atlantis being on the surface while Aquaman stops the Suicide Squad from bombing the city. Is it a good read?
Dolphin arrives to help, but her powers are greatly overshadowed by those of Rath and the Dark Finally, when all seems loss, Queen Mera and the armies of Xebel arrive to save Atlantis and its people The battle is renewed, and all hands are on deck to save the undersea kingdom. Aquaman #38 cover by Stjepan[...]
In the Silent School, Vulko, Dolphin, King Shark, and Ondine reason with the fallen Atlantean advisors in the hopes of getting an edge on the Abyssal Dark, the demonic power upon which Corum Rath draws. Aquaman #37 cover by Stjepan Sejic The final siege against Rath continues in this issue of Aquaman All Arthur's Atlantis-based allies unite[...]
In the Silent School's library, Mother Cetea, Vulko, Ondine, Dolphin, and King Shark search for some magical way to stop Rath's new powers. Aquaman #36 cover by Howard Porter and Hi-Fi Aquaman and Corum Rath at last encounter one another again in this issue The moment these past few Aquaman arcs have been building to arrives at[...]
Aquaman, King Shark, and Jurok Byss battle Murk, the transformed Cadaver, and the now-demonic Drift in this continued battle for the soul of Atlantis. Is it a good read?
This issue is wall-to-wall action, as our beloved Arthur Curry takes the fight to Rath's regime with the help of Dolphin, Jurok Byss, and a giant kronosaur named Thrasher. While there is a lot to be said of the excellent build-up and tension Abnett used to make this issue such a gripping battle, Riccardo Federico and[...]
Nearby, Dolphin has discovered Mera dying in an air bubble She signals Arthur, who quickly comes to find his ailing beloved. He returns to the Undercurrent with Mera and Dolphin Ondine turns into his unexpected savior, and she has some other information from other sources which may impact the future of Aquaman, Mera, and Atlantis. Aquaman #32[...]
Aquman has had a lengthy yet consistently compelling runnign story with "Underworld," which has consisted of Arthur, Mera, and Dolphin attempting to liberate Atlantis from the tyrannical Corum Rath, a nationalistic and bigoted ruler who has been abusing the old magics of the undersea kingdom. This story has begun to reach its crescendo with Aquaman #31 by Dan Abnett and Riccardo Federico,[...]
Aquaman has taken lead of the Undercurrent with the help of Dolphin and Jurok Byss Vulko wants Aquaman to take it to the next level, strike a symbolic blow, and bring down the Crown of Thorns Arthur is reluctant, as he doesn't want to put the Undercurrent at such a great risk when there are[...]
It's not Aquaman, Dolphin, Vulko, or the Widowhood It is led by the former keeper of the Royal Bestiary: a man named Jurok Byss He leads the Undercurrent, and their goal is to overthrow King Corum Rath. The Undercurrent attacks one of the royal armories, but they find themselves severely outgunned Thankfully, someone has been watching[...]
They are chased through the Catacombs while Aquaman and Dolphin try to work out where to go from here Arthur isn't interested in leading Atlantis anymore, but Dolphin knows he's the hero that the underwater kingdom needs. Mera and Tempest are met by mages of the Silent School outside the Crown of Thorns We learn why[...]
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Aquaman #28 Aquaman and Dolphin are still on the run from Krush's hitman, Kadaver, and things are beginning to look precarious for the former King of Atlantis. Meanwhile, Vulko and Odine, the emissary of the Widowhood, are in the catacombs beneath the Atlantean Treasury in the hopes of finding a way of shutting down the Crown[...]