AQUAMAN Gets a Robot Chicken Variant Cover

Posted by erik_norris (194 posts) - - Show Bio

If you’re reading the current AQUAMAN series by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, then you already know Aquaman is pretty badass. But let’s be honest, the character is a running joke to the outside world. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to stop my friends from making an Aquaman joke to say, “No, seriously, he’s really cool now. I swear.”

But I can only preach Aquaman’s “cool status” so far. So maybe that’s why Robot Chicken’s upcoming DC Comics Special exists – it’s going to show the world at large that Aquaman isn’t to be trifled with, both in the sea and on land.

To celebrate the union between DC Entertainment, Adult Swim and Robot Chicken, AQUAMAN #12 will be getting a very special variant cover putting on display Aquaman’s kingly prowess. The image comes courtesy of TV Guide.

According to Geoff Johns himself, he thinks this cover is one of the best they’ve ever done for the series.

This is the last thing I ever thought we'd put on an Aquaman cover because it's such a bizarre collision of worlds but I think it's one of the best covers we've ever done...I just love the look on Superman's face!

Issue #12 of Aquaman releases August 29, while the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special airs at midnight on September 9.

And if you haven’t yet seen the trailer for the special, give it a watch now.

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#1 Posted by blur1528 (1095 posts) - - Show Bio

Best. Cover. Ever. Of all time.

#2 Posted by CaptainCockblock (3834 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman killed a shark with a light saber. Can't wait to see what Aquaman had to do to beat that.

#3 Edited by Utandi (220 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah! Nice!

Must get that cover variant because I really like the robot chicken clips and the "new" Aquaman is so awesome! :D

#4 Posted by Mandrewgora (301 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm buying Aquaman 12

#5 Posted by CitizenJP (682 posts) - - Show Bio


#6 Posted by Twentyfive (2918 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely buying that.

#7 Posted by Mucklefluga (2647 posts) - - Show Bio


#8 Posted by Decept-O (7688 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG. Love it! Gotta watch the Robot Chicken Special as well.

My only complaint about Aquaman is his costume. The colors don't make sense. I like him as a character but not that damn costume!

#9 Posted by KMART4455 (1303 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaptainCockblock said:

Batman killed a shark with a light saber. Can't wait to see what Aquaman had to do to beat that.


Judging from the cover id say he pulled off some pretty awesome things!

#10 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14517 posts) - - Show Bio

I want it so badly it's epic funny. Likelihood if getting one here in uk is mega slim though

#11 Posted by TheMadMonkey (150 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally!!! A variant cover everyone can enjoy!

#12 Posted by jointron33 (2107 posts) - - Show Bio


#13 Posted by nszerdy (453 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decept-O: Yeah, Aquaman's costume sucks!

#14 Posted by Captain13 (4338 posts) - - Show Bio

@jointron33 said:


Cyborg! Yeah, now I can't wait to see this! (In All Honesty)

#15 Posted by NightFang (10860 posts) - - Show Bio

@nszerdy said:

@Decept-O: Yeah, Aquaman's costume sucks!

With all the DC costume changes how could they leave him out?

#16 Posted by cc1738 (369 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mandrewgora: You should be buying every issue of Aquaman. It's one of DC's best comics. I like it better than Snyder's Batman.

#17 Posted by longbowhunter (8526 posts) - - Show Bio

Now thats a variant worth getting!

#18 Posted by Decept-O (7688 posts) - - Show Bio

@nszerdy: I really think that is the main reason why so many comic book readers don't like him. Plus the way he was portrayed in the Super Friends cartoon, but I can deal with that but not the costume design and colors. I've complained about it for years. *sigh* Oh, well.

@NightFang: Makes you wonder!

#19 Edited by NightFang (10860 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decept-O said:

@NightFang: Makes you wonder!

That DC should have made him more like his Justice League (Unlimited) or JL: Crisis on Two Earths versions.

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#20 Posted by Decept-O (7688 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang: I have to agree. It would make sense for him NOT to have a shirt, and I actually like the fin design on his pants. Never liked the harpoon hand. On the fence about the beard and long hair, as well, but it beats the orange and green. Even people who are severely color blind can see those colors and realize they clash!

OK I know this article was about Aquaman's Robot Chicken Variant cover, but I just couldn't help talking about it. I know you and I have discussed it before, and it just never made sense. Not that I am currently reading any DC but the topic is still relevant.

#21 Posted by Aeroman (544 posts) - - Show Bio

that cover needs to happen in the show

#22 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

That variant and that accompaning video are two of the greatest things I've ever seen in my life.

#23 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1743 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm totally sold, so happy is in my pull list :D

#24 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10421 posts) - - Show Bio

That is awesome. I am not a Robot Chicken fan, and I still think it is worth getting

#25 Posted by lifeboy (1717 posts) - - Show Bio
iim really hoping reverse wonderwoman makes an appearance. that character is pretty dirty, im sure my post would be deleted if i posted a pic of her.
#26 Posted by Or35ti (1133 posts) - - Show Bio

Hahahah the robot Chicken spoof looks hilarious! I can't wait for its release

#27 Posted by Icon (2234 posts) - - Show Bio

Love it!

#28 Posted by viin (862 posts) - - Show Bio

thats sweet

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#30 Posted by CaptainCockblock (3834 posts) - - Show Bio

@KMART4455 said:

@CaptainCockblock said:

Batman killed a shark with a light saber. Can't wait to see what Aquaman had to do to beat that.


Judging from the cover id say he pulled off some pretty awesome things!

And Robot Chicken has quite the track record for awesome things.

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#31 Posted by jwalser3 (6104 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope its not going to be pricey. Like $20.00 or something.

#32 Posted by BritishMonkey (350 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to see a robot chicken sketch where Aquaman kills the entire DC universe. Just because.

#33 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29813 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaptainCockblock said:

Batman killed a shark with a light saber. Can't wait to see what Aquaman had to do to beat that.

He once used a polar bear as a weapon. Like, he threw a polar bear at a guy.

#34 Posted by sparty-dbq (911 posts) - - Show Bio

The Robot Chicken special looks hysterical. So glad that Johns badass-ing Aquaman hasn't stopped Seth Green and co. from making him their punching bag.

#35 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8658 posts) - - Show Bio


#36 Posted by _Checkmate_ (20 posts) - - Show Bio

I absolutely can't wait! :D

#37 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh that is an awesome cover! I'm sooooo gonna be watching this episode when it comes out too. Major RC fan here.

#38 Posted by mikeclark1982 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

aquaman kills the entire DC universe. that is what this variant should be called.

#39 Posted by NightFang (10860 posts) - - Show Bio

@lifeboy said:

I'm really hoping Reverse Wonder Woman makes an appearance. that character is pretty dirty, im sure my post would be deleted if i posted a pic of her.

I keeping hearing Wanda Sykes every time Reverse\Negative Wonder Woman speaks.

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#40 Posted by Herx (501 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't usually pick up variant covers, but in this case (with my love of robot chicken and their upcoming dc special) i might have to part with my prescious pennies :)

#41 Posted by Aph8825 (65 posts) - - Show Bio

This is awesome, i hope my shop gets this variant.

#42 Posted by matchesmalone21 (9915 posts) - - Show Bio


#43 Posted by circusrock (30 posts) - - Show Bio

The regular cover is my phone wallpaper. Looking forward to the DC special and getting the variant.

#44 Posted by 7DEADPOOL7 (132 posts) - - Show Bio

This looks really good but nothing wil ever beat the robot chicken star wars specials

#45 Posted by Hatutzeraze (266 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a bit torn. While I can see the same thing everyone else does, that this is an AMAZING cover, I am a tad hesitant. Robot Chicken has been instrumental in maintaining the whole Aquaman-is-a-joke meme that has hung like an anchor around the character for years, so much so that Johns has went well out of his way to correct the imbalance. Now the perpetrators get a cover.

If it's available, I suppose I'll probably get it, but I'll feel a little dirty about doing so. All the hand-wringing will likely be for nothing. There's almost no way anyone will be selling these for less than $15.

#46 Posted by brightstarr731 (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Are you guys actually reading Aquaman? That "shirt" isn't orange. In new 52, it is made of gold that he looted from shipwrecks. That is covered early in the series.

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#48 Posted by DocFishstick (242 posts) - - Show Bio

i went to get this and some guy had just took all of them. the store worker says this guy does it all the time and then sells them online.

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