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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Aquaman & Ambush Bug - 1992

In honor of the Bug's return to the DCU tomorrow, here is the one and only time he and Aquaman met, in the 1992 Ambush Bug Nothing Special Special.

I loved Ambush Bug right from the beginning, and bought every comic he appeared in. I felt that the stories started drifting from funny and weird to just plain weird after a while, but since most comics take themselves so seriously, the Bug making fun of every sacred cow in comics was still too good to pass up.

Generally, AB goofed either on Big Three, or on the most obscure denizens of the DCU, like Egg Fu or Binky--he generally left the mid-level heroes, like Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, etc., alone.

But here the Bug tries to communicate with DC's King of the Seven Seas, and runs into typical Bug-like problems, courtesy Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming.



Anonymous said...

Glub glub blug...
'Always hated Ambush Bug.

Anonymous said...

Giffen was one of those artists whose style evolved out of one I liked. I really disliked his artstyle around this time. I've seen a few things since where he reigned it back in somewhat.