Every day this August I’ll be spotlighting strange but ultimately endearing comic stories, one a day (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of past installments of this feature.
Today we look at the time that Aquaman was attacked by a giant killer bunny rabbit.
I don’t know who wrote this 1948 story from Adventure Comics #124. The pencils and inks are by Louis Cazeneuve.
The story opens with two scientists working out a formula to make giant animals. One is planning on this for a good reason while the other has less admirable ideas…
So the giant water snake is essentially a sea monster and Aquaman fights him a little bit and then investigates how the creature came about. This leads him to the evil scientist and one of the greatest fights in Aquaman’s history…
You know it is pre Comics Code the way the bad guy dies pretty gruesomely.
So now Aquaman has to stop the sea serpent, and we all know Aquaman’s greatest tool, right? The hand grenade!!!
Note that Aquaman’s finny friends save him withOUT him telling to!