Aquaman Dead? Well...Sort Of.

In today's edition of the Dick Tracy comic strip by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, the titular gumshoe is called in to respond to a murder at the local aquarium.

In a nice tongue-in-cheek bit of humor, the victim is named Arthur Curry.

That's right, folks, the aquarium's proprietor was Aquaman.

The short-lived Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis, a soft reboot launched by Kurt Busiek following the events of DC's mega-event Infinite Crisis, followed the exploits of a reinvented Arthur Curry who lived and worked part of the time at an aquarium which, if I recall correctly, was owned by his father.

Thanks to The Aquaman Shrine for the spot!