Some heroes get no respect on the innernets.

Time to change that…  Welcome to Ten Things!

Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’ and Basic Contrarianism, Presents:

TEN BEST “WORST HEROES!”

10) AQUAMAN


A rare case of a well-known hero who gets no respect, I attribute much of the Aquaman derision to the Hanna-Barbera Superfriends cartoon.  Shackled by educational standards, a no-violence clause and occasional writing issues, Superfriends made a specific point of including plot points to capitalize on Mr. Curry’s amphibious status, creating the impression that he was only useful in specialized aquatic disasters.  Unlike Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, there haven’t been any more high-profile Aquaman movies or television shows in the ensuing years to offset the implication that he does nothing but “talk to fish.”

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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