This morning I read yet another article, this one in The New York Times, that claimed the character Aquaman has always been a joke in the superhero world. I’m not buying it. I don’t think you should either.
Maybe it was Jerry Seinfeld who started it. Maybe it was before that, I’m not really sure.
The fact of the matter was that Aquaman was a survivor. When all the DC (National) heroes fell by the wayside after World War II, only the big three (Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman), along with Green Arrow and Aquaman soldiered on. After all, some hero had to keep the the oceans safe from octopus thieves and the like.
Ooops – I guess I just made fun of Aquaman too. But when I was a kid, I never would have.
For me Aquaman burst onto the Saturday morning cartoon scene as part of the Superman-Aquaman Hour of Adventure. And what an adventure it was! Aquaman, and Aqualad protected the undersea domed city of Atlantis, although they never seemed to spend any time there. They kicked butt against underwater foes in six-minute increments (the cartoons didn’t waste any time) under the stentorian narration of Ted Knight. Continue reading “With Further Ado #022: Aquaman- The Mainstream Press Is All Wet”