Don't you find fish to be one of the most benign creatures on the face of the Earth? All day long they swim, sh*t, swim, eat, swim, sleep, and that is about it really. Maybe this was the species Jesus was referring to on when he gave his 'Sermon on the Mount'. The meek shall inherit the Earth. Aquaman likes to thinks so anyway. As depicted in this 40 minute cartoon made in 2001.
Justice League (inc The Enemy Within)
Now it's pretty safe to say that the King of Atlantis,
Aquaman, sure is one bad-ass water dweller, because he and his army do manage to
accomplish quite a lot of things to piss the Earth breathers right off. For
example: They sink a nuclear submarine when it journeys through their
territory. Then, they are able to repel the Justice League when they go to
investigate this matter further. Plus on top of that, Aquaman, on his own,
tries to force the United Nations to stop interfering in his business any more.
Still, you know the old saying don't you? It's takes a bad
ass to stop a bad ass. Or most notably, gun for hire, Deadshot, when he
attempts to blow up Aquaman just after he walks out of the United Nations
building. Moreover, it also takes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the
Martian Manhunter, and Green Lantern, to stop this sharp-shooter in his tracks, and coax out of him
who hired him in the first place to kill 'Goldie Locks'.
And who would want to do this you might wonder? Why it's Orm -- Aquamans brother of course. Plus the pain in the ass that puts Aquaman and his
baby boy in a death trap when he returns to his kingdom. Captures the League
when they go to tell him what they have discovered. And then tries to sink the
world with a weapon of watery destruction.
What a wet fish! Huh?
Though, I suppose that is why what next transpires really
kicks off when Aquaman gives himself a very harsh manicure. As Mera comes to the rescue - Orm turns into Chowchesku - a blond family is saved - and most of the
heroes are generally well behaved.
In my opinion, Aquaman is one of the most un-luckiest
b*stard heroes in comicdom today. His rise and fall over the years has been as
turbulent and as rocky as the sea itself. One minute he is on a hot book with a
hot creative team. And the next minute he is swimming with the fishes at the
bottom of Davy Jones locker.
Shame really. Considering that he is a really great
character with a rich history to match. Here, check out these facts to see what
I mean: (1) Aquaman's comic book debut was in a back-up feature of 'More Fun
Comics' #73, September 1941. (2) He was devised by Sandman co-creator, Paul
Norris, plus Johnny Quick co-creator, Mort Weisinger. (3) He was never given
any form of predominant role in the DC Universe until the Silver Age of comics,
when he became a founding member of the Justice League of America.
(4) Aquaman's 'Atlantis Connection' has acted in detriment to his status as a
hero from time to time. Inadvertently making this sunken Greek
Island bob and weave in and out of
his own origins by default. (5) Depending on what version you read, Aquaman
father was either a Wizard named Atlan, or a light house keeper called Tom
Curry. (6) The Sea Kings war-time exploits involved him fighting Nazi aquatic
saboteurs. (7) Originally his evil half-brother, Orm, was related to him by
Tom. Not the mother figure. (8) Aquaman was the leader of the 'Justice League
Detroit' version of the League. (9) The villain, Black Manta, killed his son in
the nineties. (10) Although such comic book greats as Jim Aparo, Robert Loren
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