Under The Sea

Aquaman has never been on the list of top 100 superheroes I want to read about. He never did it for me, though I sometimes enjoyed the various methods and conveniences they would use to get him away from the water.

Yet, as I promised myself, I would give The New 52 Aquaman a chance. Surely I would spend a few minutes leafing through an issue followed by 38 minutes of figuring out how to turn it into a wearable hat.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I actually enjoyed the book and found it to be a good spin on an old character. It’s hard to mock a hero who is keenly aware of his own standing and hard to complain about character development when we see an individual struggling to find his place.

I’ll be sticking around for Issue #2.

With no hat.

Todays aquatic page was done by Jeff Zornow:

Jeff Zornow possesses a maniacally twitching death nerve inside his brain. As a result, he suffers from horrific seizures which fuel his uncanny artistic talents. When he awakens from these debilitating attacks, he maintains his grip on reality through creating art for T-shirt companies (such as Fright-Rags and The House of Mysterious Secrets), film projects, and obviously comics. He has been stricken with this terminal case of twisted genius since 1999. His comic projects include “Gene Simmons’ House of Horrors”, “Vampirella Magazine”, “Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery”, “Grimm Fairy Tales”, “Godzilla”, “Jurassic Park”, ” ’68”, “Warhammer” and “Halloween”. Most notably, he created and illustrated the acclaimed “Long Night of the Full Moon”. He regularly showcases his deviously creative urges in the pages of Cryptic Magazine. He is also comic-book-biographer to the mad scientist Dr. Gore.  Zornow has also supplied art for many underground Metal bands and record labels including Fondlecorpse, Gruesome Stuff Relish, Blood Freak, Razorback Records, Profanatica, Calabrese, and Ex Dementia.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here on Monday.

-sohmer

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