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Monday, August 25, 2008

Mera Stock Art by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez

A nice way to kick off the week!

We're almost completely through the mountain of stock art a generous (but anonymous!) soul sent me way back when, but we still have a couple of sweet pieces still unseen here, like this one of the beautiful Mera.

You know, looking at pics like this, it makes me think DC needs to do a Man of Steel-type reboot of Aquaman--I wanna see the handsome, brave King of the Seven Seas have underwater adventures with his beautiful bride Mera, as he fights bad guys like Black Manta and Ocean Master. Done and done.


Fleerfan said...

I completely agree with your post. Bring back the elements that made the Aquaman series so great and unique back from its original run and make a comic that is FUN to read!

One of the things that really appealed to me in the original series was the sense of family, and that the Aqua-family was a team.

I really liked seeing the interaction between Aquaman & Mera. Will we ever get to read a series where the husband and wife actually get along and like each other?

There is enough depressing stuff going on in the world today. It would be nice to be able to escape once a month to a world where the hero is handsome & brave (and not constantly tormented) and takes on the bad guys with his amazing and beautiful wife by his side.

Diabolu Frank said...

In an unusual turn, I completely disagree. Aquaman has been through too much crud for it not to amount to something. A big part of my affection for the character is that he's a survivor who's kept heart. Rebooting to happiness isn't nearly as satisfying as achieving it against all odds, especially for a handsome man with Aryan features. It takes all the preconceptions that keep fans dismissing the character and affirms them.