It’s true. Regardless of what they boys on The Big Bang Theory say, the King of Atlantis is a badass.
He killed a guy.
I doubt the details are all that important to most of you, but here goes:
- The act in question took place in Aquaman #12 (DC Comics), which is a part of the company’s “New 52″ rebooted universe in which the Powers That Be are trying to make their lamest character – in the eyes of the world, that is – into their coolest.
- Aquaman and Black Manta (The guy with the punch bowl on his head and the glowing red eyes) are facing off over… Well, one’s good and the other evil, so its obvious just why they’re fighting, isn’t it?
- An innocent scientist, Dr. Shin, is about to be wiped out by one of Manta’s nameless underlings, at which point Aquaman stabs the underling to death by throwing his trident through his back.
- Take that, world! Who’s a wimp now?
This development has gone largely unnoticed in the fanboy community; a few sites have discussed it, but I haven’t seen any major mainstream coverage. I guess even a badass Aquaman still needs a publicist.
My daughter, Sarah, found the whole situation puzzling, to say the least.
SARAH: But Aquaman is supposed to be a hero! Don’t they have standards to live up to?
THE HOOK: I think he’s more concerned with being cancelled again to worry too much about remaining true to a set of values most people consider outdated in this day and age.
SARAH: Yeah, Raj on Big Bang always says, “Aquaman sucks”! I guess that hurts after a while…
This installment brings us to the end of yet another slightly-off countdown. As for the future, I think I’ll simply stick to discussing terrible things without actually adhering to a system. I hope you’ll continue to stick around, I’d miss you if you left…
EVEN MORE BUSINESS..
A shout-out to my newest blog buddy, Kristen Lamb and her best-selling tome, We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media. Give it a try, folks. You won’t be disappointed…
The Blog Hop is over but I’m going to leave the links up for anyone who feels like checking out some of the variety the world wide web has to offer…
- JUSTICE LEAGUE and AQUAMAN Crossover in Dec. (comicvine.com)
- Aquaman #12 Review (worldofblackheroes.com)
- SDCC 2012: GEOFF JOHNS Teases Aquaman, GL, JL Future (newsarama.com)