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.
@The Stegman said:
Aquaman has always been awesome, people are just now realizing it.
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.
No. He's been a badass for years. Some of of us were just smartnenought to recognize this before the New 52 hit.
@ghostrecon9200: He's always been a bad ass.
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
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.
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!
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