Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Catch the Wave....Read Aquaman!!

Aquaman is my favorite character. Before I knew who he was it was Batman & Robin, but after I "met" him he took a special place in my heart and never let it go.

Why? Why is some blonde swimmer in orange and green my favorite fictional character?

I honestly have no idea!

I've been told that I almost drowned at a Holiday Inn pool when I was about two years old. I don't remember this, but perhaps, sub-consciously I do? If that had anything to do with it, though, I would think I'd also like Marvel's aquatic hero, Namor the Sub-Mariner. And I don't, really. Maybe it's harder for a nerd who is teased repeatedly as a kid to openly like a Spock-type in a speedo? I mean, I always thought his  look was a BIT much...or not enough, if you know what I mean. So there is that.

As we head into a new year, Aquaman has his own comic book for the first time in five years. Not only that, but he is a vibrant, dynamic character who takes no gruff. His writer is the current "hot" writer, Geoff Johns and "hot" artist, Ivan Reis. Also, he is an active member in the Justice League again after many, many years off that stage. that book is also by Johns and drawn by another long-time fan favorite, Jim Lee. Things are going well for him again. And as an unabashed Aquaman-fan, I can't be MORE excited about this.

As you read this I am in Japan enjoying being back "home" after several years away. I'm probably reading Japanese manga and drinking too much Asahi Super Dry bi-ru. But when I return to the States in January, one of the first things I'll do is visit my local comic book shop and pick up my copies of the new issues of Aquaman and Justice League that came out last week. I can hardly wait.

Catch the AQUAMAN! ;-)

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