#1 Posted by ghostrecon9200 (15 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Aquaman he is so underrated. The new Aquaman 52 series is making Aquaman awesome. I want to know what everyone thinks about the newer Aquaman.

#2 Posted by CBninja (160 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree. I made the Aquaman jokes just like everyone else. The new52 has really made me like Aquaman as a character and respect his abilites. Hes definitely a powerful character.

#3 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

in the new52 he is cooler than the guy that can move the planet and has x-ray vision. think about that for a sex. X.RAY.VISION. cooler than that. and a sweet clam necklace to boot.

#4 Posted by CodyRADkinson (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Completely agree. Aquaman is probably my favorite superhero in the new 52 and is definitley my favorite ongoing to follow.

#5 Posted by The Stegman (23203 posts) - - Show Bio

 
Aquaman has always been awesome, people are just now realizing it.

#6 Posted by TheBigRedCheese (372 posts) - - Show Bio

Becoming? I always thought he was awesome. At least when he is in the ocean..

#7 Posted by Squalleon (4178 posts) - - Show Bio

And he is probably going to be the new leader of the JL.

#8 Posted by CrimsonAvenger (1162 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman has been awesome for a while but I guess nobody remembers Peter David's run in the 90's. It's just that thanks to Geoff Johns Aquaman now has a much larger role in the DCU.

#9 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12590 posts) - - Show Bio

No. He's been a badass for years. Some of of us were just smartnenought to recognize this before the New 52 hit.

#10 Posted by nickthedevil (11634 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

Aquaman has always been awesome, people are just now realizing it.

@CrimsonAvenger

said:

Aquaman has been awesome for a while but I guess nobody remembers Peter David's run in the 90's. It's just that thanks to Geoff Johns Aquaman now has a much larger role in the DCU.

@Avenging-X-Bolt

said:

No. He's been a badass for years. Some of of us were just smartnenought to recognize this before the New 52 hit.

This.

@ghostrecon9200: He's always been a bad ass.

#11 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the most Hipstery Aquaman thread I've ever seen.

#12 Posted by Dreamcast89 (81 posts) - - Show Bio

The OP makes zero sense. Aquaman has been hardcore since Peter David's 1994 run. Why does everyone here pretend like the New 52 is the first time Aquaman has been done well?

#13 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19243 posts) - - Show Bio

What has he done to be awesome

#14 Posted by BushidoBlack (116 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you guys really not remember Aquaman in the Justice League cartoon?

Him being "bad ass" isn't this new idea that Johns came up with. It's been done before in the past.

#15 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

@BushidoBlack:

He was pretty bad ass in that 2 minutes he was in Justice League crisis on two earths

#16 Posted by jwalser3 (4798 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman:Thank you!

I loved Aquaman vol 4 and 5. But now he is cool, I hate to sound like a hipster, but I liked Aquaman before it was cool lol.

#17 Posted by Strider92 (16154 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah he's a lot better post 52

#18 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1634 posts) - - Show Bio

Peter David made Aquaman 'badass' during his run when he had Arthur's hand chewed off and Aquaman JAMMED A HARPOON INTO THE WOUND & TIED IT OFF WITH A RIBBON AND WENT OFF TO PUNCH SOME BAD GUYS! Like all (unfortunately) 2nd tier characters he gets ebbs & flows depending on writer, we shall see if it continues when the NEXT writer takes over Aquaman

#19 Posted by Matchstick (565 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman has been badass for a long time. I still miss the hook hand though.

#20 Posted by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe I was just lucky enough to come into major contact with the character during the Morrison JLA and again later in life through the JL/JLU cartoons but I never had an doubt of his badassery. In my view Aquaman should be the Leonidas of the sea. That being said, I just don't enjoy Johns take on him in the DCnU. It's trying too hard for me. Quit trying to make him badassed and just let him BE badassed. I guess it's just a bit too meta for my taste and the central conceit of the reason for it don't hold up. Addressing the jokes in universe just doesn't work or make sense. I mean if we're to believe that all these stories take place in the same Universe than Aquaman debuts by making sharks devour parademons and then goes on to beat the living hell out of a good deal of them himself. So as John Q Everyman at what point do you witness that and say, "Man that water guy is soooo lame!!!"? That thing with the blogger in issue one let me know how this ride was gonna go and I opted not to take it. Also making the book more violent and showing how he's similar (power set wise) to Superman just rubbed me the wrong man. I check in on the book from time to time but have yet to be compelled to purchase a single issue. Maybe I'll check it out again when Johns leaves.I've not been too fond of his work the past few years.

#21 Posted by tomdickharry1984 (834 posts) - - Show Bio

Bad@ss NOW, earlier JOKE! Hes tha fish guy! he just being writen well

#22 Posted by Dreamcast89 (81 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomdickharry1984 said:

Bad@ss NOW, earlier JOKE! Hes tha fish guy! he just being writen well

you're such a dumbass

#23 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignore the haters, Aquaman has always been awesome.

#24 Posted by SmashBrawler (5502 posts) - - Show Bio

Ironically enough, my first contact with Aquaman was Peter David's run, not fish jokes about Super Friends. Every other time I saw Aquaman he continued to prove me he was a badass, like when he impaled Despero. Now that was awesome!

#25 Posted by Kiltro95 (295 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman was always badass and had a hard life the problem is that people just had the super friends concept stuck in their heads.

#26 Posted by tomdickharry1984 (834 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dreamcast89 And yur a D!ck! Whatevs

#27 Posted by TheGraySon (457 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCrowbar said:

This is the most Hipstery Aquaman thread I've ever seen.

Lmfaooo too true

But yeah, Peter Davids Aquaman was a boss.