Monday, December 15, 2008
Yes, We Clam!
In contrast to Dark Reign's depiction of him, I was going to post about how Marvel's Hercules comic is getting Namor (mostly) right, but I think I wore myself out on the subject for now, so I'll let that sit a bit. Instead, let's touch briefly on Aquaman and then move on to other things.
NPR has officially pronounced the Make Fun of Aquaman Meme dead. I see their point ("It is not remotely fresh; it is fresh's antithesis, its polar opposite, its mortal enemy. It's what steps onto the Enterprise wearing a goatee after a transporter malfunction strands Fresh Himself in the anti-matter universe."), but I sort of have to disagree when this still makes me laugh.
Thanks to Comics All Too Real's Chris for that. (See the last video in this post of mine if you don't get the joke.)
What I find really educational about the NPR article though is their tracking of Aquaman's descent into Universal Joke-Butt. It's interesting reading and I'll leave it for you to discover if you're interested. There's been a lot more Aquaman-bashing than I knew about.
Yeah, it's a cheap gag and I'd love to see DC make him a respectable character again, but it's still funny.