X
new
archives
comments
faq
links
contact
X
The original covers (below) used to create the DBB aqua-cover (above).
X

DC HOUSE ADS - PART ELEVEN OF TWELVE
James Cameron's Aquaman

Entourage is an HBO series about a movie star and his friends. On the show, the movie star, Vincent Chase, films movies that are fictional, but he works with celebrities who are very REAL. In seasons two and three, Vince pursues and then lands the role of Aquaman in a fictional movie supposedly directed by James Cameron.

In one episode, Vince attends a comic convention to promote the film, and gives an interview to a comic fan on-line reporter. During the interview, Vince repeats a quote supplied to him by his press agent. He says, "It wasn't until Ramona Fradon took over Aquaman that I really began to appreciate the character." But wait...

X
Ramona Fradon drew Aquaman's 1961 try-out in Showcase (seen above). She also drew the previous Aquaman feature, which began in Adventure Comics #215, August 1955! So what was Vince, who is supposed to be under 30, talking about? In 1955, he was about negative 21 years old, and here is what Ramona Fradon looked like...
X
Anyway, here's the uniform Vince was supposed to wear as Aquaman --
until he refused to do it, and James Cameron agreed...
X
Entourage even created a pretty nice fake movie poster for the fake movie...
X
Here's Vince's brother, John Chase, aka Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), with a fake program for the movie...

And Vince's super-agent Ari Gold, with an Aquaman desk logo...

This Aquaman movie t-shirt is actually real, and still for sale!
X
The big night! The (fake) premiere of "James Cameron's Aquaman."
X
A clip from the movie (the only one we're ever shown) shows Vince in a tux,
walking down a long pier as a tidal wave is about to hit...
X
The fake movie was a smash success. Entourage spent a lot of money putting a very real ad in the industry's real trade newspaper, Variety, announcing the movie's supposed initial grosses, which were said to have topped Spider-Man's, making it the biggest film opening ever. It's easy to make a fake movie succeed when the script says it will.

The real ad, shown below, is typical of he kind taken out to celebrate the huge success of a movie, and the film's gigantic grosses are usually reported with some sort of pun on the movie's name. In this case, "splash" is the operative word, as is "still swimming."
Congratulations, James Cameron's Aquaman!
X
X
X
X
X
X

The original promo (below, left) used to create the DBB ad (below, right).
X
X
X