Friday, November 13, 2009
Breaking News! Aqua-awareness is dangerously low.
For any of you who don't know, DC killed Aquaman a while back. Let me repeat that: DC KILLED Aquaman. This is not like where they spent over a year farting around with "The Death of Superman" and "The Return of Superman" and made it a big, ludicrous collector's item event. Nor is it like where they gave Batman readers (and the general public) a 900 number to call to vote on whether or not to kill Robin.
No, Aquaman, one of my favorite superheroes, alumnus, founding member of and one time leader of the Justice League of America was callously killed off by a company that couldn't figure out how to market him.
Which brings me to this: Aquaman will be featured in the upcoming issue #32 of DC's team-up title,The Brave and the Bold. And it looks like a classic Aquaman. No mullet, no hook, no weird water hand and goatee, just the Aquaman we all watched on the Superfriends.
Please buy this issue. If it sucks, I'm sorry in advance.
For a look at the ongoing discussion amongst Aqua-fans- please see the post at blogger Rob Kelly's The Aquaman Shrine.
And, by all means feel free to write or e-mail DC Comics to let them know that you want Aquaman back.