On the eve of the San Diego Comic-Con, McAfee – you know those virus protection people – have done some “research” on what comic book characters most often lead to bad links, viruses, malware, and sites with stuff that could be bad for your computer.
Serving as an epilogue to the “Throne of Atlantis” crossover with Justice League, this issue of Aquaman gives readers a new start and promises to move our hero into a new direction. What’s the verdict on this nautical adventure? Take the jump and check the Major Spoilers review of Aquaman #17…
He is the master of sea creatures and a member of the Justice League; a hero caught between the surface world and his ocean world of Atlantis. Unfortunately for Aquaman, he is also the butt of many superhero jokes in mainstream media, ranging from Family Guy to Robot Chicken (he needs to be near water for him to be useful, apparently). With the new 52, Geoff Johns had the daunting task of making Aquaman relevant. After a year and a half, he has succeeded so far. Now, this title and Justice League crossover to face off against Aquaman’s half-brother, Ocean
Two men, enter, one man leaves, it’s the slug fest you’ve always thought about, but never had the time to voice your opinion on… until now! FIGHT!
Statue company Kotobukiya has been rolling out a new statue the last few months representing a character from DC’s New 52. Kotobukiya has already announced Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Superman, and the Flash and now they have added a hero who has found more respect since the relaunch, Aquaman. Check out the pictures after the jump.
Seth Green was on the Conan show last night and the talking eventually landed on Green’s Cartoon Network show, Robot Chicken. Green showed a clip of the Robot Chicken DC Special that kicks off the shows sixth season, and, of course, Aquaman is the focal point of the joke. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVmgYqPWL6s&w=853&h=480] The DC Special airs on Sunday at midnight, or is it Saturday’s midnight? The whole midnight thing confuses me. What you want to do is not go to sleep while it’s still Saturday, that will ensure you can watch this.
Or – “Let’s See YOU Get By Underwater, As Well As He Does On The Ground!” One of the great surprises of the New 52 for me has been which characters have grabbed the spotlight and held it. Batman and Superman have been mediocre to okay, but books featuring Animal Man, Andrew Bennett, O.M.A.C. and Voodoo have held the most readability for me. And amazingly, the orange-scalemail-wearing butt of a million cheap stand-up jokes has raised himself from Superfriends-also-ran to butt-kicking hero-king in the space of a few issues, and now he has ventured deeper into the mysterious oceans than
In recent years, there have been numerous efforts to inject the character of Aquaman with some chutzpah. Arthur is the King of Atlantis, one would think he’d be entitled to some dignity. Instead, he’s been the brunt of ridicule for a long stretch of his career. But this is a new universe, offering the titular hero one last opportunity to be embraced by comics fandom. Does this first issue simply tread water?
Recently, DC Comics announced they would be “relaunching” their entire line of comics, with new number ones. Along with these new number ones, will be a line-wide redesign for every character. Many of these redesigns have already been criticized, so instead of hating on a bunch of costumes from comic books that haven’t even been published yet, I will be taking a stroll down memory lane, in the hopes of digging up redesigns that should never be forgotten. Join me, will you?