Aquaman has always been considered the laughing stock of DC, but he proves why everyone is wrong.
Aquaman has long struggled to shed the false reputation of a weak hero he’s always had in the DC Universe. It all stems from the 1970s Super Friends cartoon which showed Aquaman as a nobody, instead of an iconic superhero. However, it turns out that creative use of his powers and a simple one-liner can accomplish what decades of retcons and redesigns struggled to do: turn the man who talks to fish into a real brute man without any compassion.
Aquaman Has Always Been Considered The Laughing Stock Of DC, But He Proves Why Everyone Is Wrong
The creative team of joshua williamson, Tom Reilly, Nathan Fairbairn and ariana maher is in charge of making the comic Knight Terrors: Superman #2, which takes place in two moments at the same time. On the one hand, Superman and Supergirl they break the limits of their nightmares to help each other. On the other side of the scale, Aquaman, mere and the forces of Atlantis, who are unaffected by the world wave of dreaming of insomnia, they go around the surface of the Earth saving those who are in danger. During the action, Aquaman and Mera are attacked by one of Insomnia’s creatures.. Despite the monster’s best efforts, its blood and bone attacks have little effect on Aquamanwho effortlessly repels and mocks the nightmare that has come to haunt him.
Aquaman and his family have long suffered from a serious prestige problem and this is because of his troubled reputation: since most of his abilities are designed for life under the sea, they are often considered useless when Arthur is on the surface. However, nothing could be further from the truth. This fact comes mainly from the super friends series from the 1970s, who often played the character as just a clown to be pranked on. Since then, DC has tried time and time again to revamp the character’s image with bolder designs, like the hook-handed depiction of him in the 1990s or the burly version of Jason Momoa Aquaman live action movies.
While is true that Aquaman it only has this one fight scene in Knight Terrors: Superman #2, manages to sell him as a complete soulless brute without having to change a single element of his distinctive orange suit design. Although it would make sense Aquaman I would have swum through bloody waters sooner, considering the predatory animals of the sea and enemies of the ocean like the Trench, the way he talks makes it sound like he has experience swimming through oceans of blood, without even being affected by it. Even better, the warrior side of him is on full display as he fully enjoys the fight, flashing his smile in every panel of the comic. In any case, his shiny classic suit it contrasts so strongly with his tone that it makes him even scarier than he already is.
The capacity of Aquaman for breathing and swimming underwater can also spread to the blood, but that alone doesn’t make him wild, rather it’s his cheerful demeanor and strength in the face of this curious foe that achieves what so many shady redesigns couldn’t. do never. No matter what suit Arthur Curry wears, it’s Aquaman’s confidence which makes him such a dangerous threatthough swimming through a river of blood to take down your enemy certainly makes this argument stronger.
The comic Knight Terrors: Superman #2 is already available.