#1 Posted by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

What animated appearence is closest to Aquamans portrayal.

#2 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio

@tikhunt: Flashpoint Paradox was spot on presenting Emperor Aquaman, but that's not a regular version of the character. And they also changed the end and made him job to Superman, while in the comics his last act is tackling Superman (without having lost an arm of course).

JL Animated Aquaman was spot on portraying the 90's PAD Aquaman and for my money that's the most faithful adaptation (again concerning the more rugged Aquaman at that moment).

And his small role in JLA Crisis on Two Earths was the one that had the most in common with the current version, although in no way was he as detailed as the current comics Aquaman.

So I'd have to go with the JL Animated version for the time being, but I'm sure when he gets his solo animated film after JL War, that will be the best version.

#3 Edited by BlackWind (4013 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicfan11: IIRC, the JL cartoon version of Aquaman seemed a little ignorant of the surface. PAD Aquaman grew up in the sea for the most part, yeah, but he wasn't a stranger to land either.

#4 Edited by HumanRocket (4838 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a big Aquaman expert but i did enjoy the JL animated series version of him especially the part when he cut off his own hand so that he could save his son from dying. That was epic.

#5 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally a topic.

#6 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure really. Not a fan of DCAU Aquaman

#8 Posted by fodigg (6094 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, "best" or "closest to"? Because the brooding, one-handed JL version was probably closest to the comics at the time (and was a badass), but man do I love the "outrageous" version from Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

#9 Edited by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg: I totally and shamefully forgot about B&B Aquaman

He was very different from his modern comics, but he was totally awesome.

#10 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicfan11: He was ok, but didn't really like the idiot portrayal I did like them showing strength. Reminded me overall of Thor's portrayal when he is with the avengers.

#11 Edited by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally a topic.

I was surfing Aquamans forum for about a month and thought we needed something, anything to talk about.

And I personally loved the B&B portrayal but I dunno why.

#12 Edited by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@tikhunt: It was nice I guess but I'm still against the jolly holiday spirit acting depiction. I did enjoy the inclusion of his son who is never really shown though. ... This Aquaman sings :/

#13 Posted by batmannflash (6109 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked Young Justice Aquaman, but they didn't show much of him. I liked him the best

But since we barely saw him, I choose DCAU Aquaman

#14 Posted by comicfan11 (740 posts) - - Show Bio

@justthatkid: But B&B was supposed to be a more comedic show, like the original live action Batman series from the 60s.

Everyone even Batman was portrayed in the same way (Batman had a "my car is better than your" rivalry with Green Arrow and it was hilarious).

In this setting I loved B&B, one of the best superhero cartoons ever IMO, but you have to look at it as a comedy with a lot of action, or action with a lot of comedy. Comedy was central to the show.

#15 Posted by aquaman01 (953 posts) - - Show Bio

Characterization wise, I would say JL animated version. However, no show has shown how strong he really is.

I was astounded when I first saw the JL episode where he is badly wounded by a missile. I mean, I know he isn't like Superman where he can tank a nuke, but at most he should be just bleeding. Aquaman looked liked he was gonna be in a coma lol.

#16 Posted by Fallschirmjager (11529 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint is the only one that's good. DC has treated Aquaman's animated appearances poorly in general afaic

#17 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint is the only one that's good. DC has treated Aquaman's animated appearances poorly in general afaic

His minor appearance in Crisis of two earths was good to in my opinion though Flashpoint treated him more of a power house and I loved it. I could agree with Comicfan on the getting his arm heat visioned off was bull though. I heard he was in "New Frontier" never got the chance to watch that movie.

#18 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (9831 posts) - - Show Bio

@tikhunt: It was nice I guess but I'm still against the jolly holiday spirit acting depiction. I did enjoy the inclusion of his son who is never really shown though. ... This Aquaman sings :/

What did I just watch....this makes me glad I've never seen B:TBATB

#19 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@justthatkid said:

@tikhunt: It was nice I guess but I'm still against the jolly holiday spirit acting depiction. I did enjoy the inclusion of his son who is never really shown though. ... This Aquaman sings :/

What did I just watch....this makes me glad I've never seen B:TBATB

xD, Somewhat was however enjoyable to me. Despite the silliness of it, I considered it more entertaining the TT GO!.... :/

#20 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (9831 posts) - - Show Bio

@justthatkid: Admittedly, I really enjoy TTGO! But I guess the further embarrassment of Aquaman struck me from enjoying this lol.

#21 Posted by LyraFay (2093 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a soft spot of the B: TBATB Aquaman, he was silly and bit over the top but how he was meant to be that against straight lace Batman.

#22 Edited by modernww2fare (889 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't know Aquaman actually had a fan base

#23 Posted by The Stegman (20728 posts) - - Show Bio

Young Justice was my favorite. JLU was good, but a bit too...rough around the edges, never liked Aquaman like that.

#24 Posted by Fallschirmjager (11529 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't know Aquaman actually had a fan base

...

And why not exactly? He's one of the most iconic characters in DC and one of the oldest.

And to anyone who's actual read an Aquaman comic he's awesome.

The only people who think otherwise are idiots who think Family Guy and BBT have any merit in their "portrayals"

#25 Edited by PapiNacho (1343 posts) - - Show Bio

BBatB is undoubtedly the best.

@arturocalakayvee: Come now look at this, you can't not like this:

#26 Posted by sinestro_GL (3003 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman: The Animated Series.

I think his accent did it for me...and he was totally BADASS in that.

#27 Posted by modernww2fare (889 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman: The Animated Series.

I think his accent did it for me...and he was totally BADASS in that.

I know, I hate that they changed his design for JLU. I like the classic look he had in STAS.

#28 Posted by Justthatkid (1438 posts) - - Show Bio

@modernww2fare: The Superman TAS was a good one to I think they were trying to make the JL like the one in the comics at the time that's why Kyle was shown in Superman TAS and they were possibly thinking of showing Aquaman later on removing his hand in the JL episode "Enemy Below" was it called?.