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Thursday, January 01, 2009



sgHappy New Year everyone!

To kick off the new year, I thought I'd roll out a new ongoing feature here on the Shrine, called "AquaFamous." This feature will consist of quotes from famous people (from any walk of life) declaring their love of the King of the Seven Seas.

I got the idea when my pal and fellow Kubert School alum Sean Tiffany sent me this quote from professional Cool Guy Samuel L. Jackson while he was promoting The Spirit: "
My favorite characters though were the ones with superpowers. Everyone wanted to be fast like the Flash or strong like Superman, me I wanted to be Aquaman because I swam a lot."

Of all the interviews I have read with with Jackson, and amid all the comic book references he has dropped in those interviews, I've never heard him talk about Aquaman, let alone wanting to be Aquaman as a kid. Is he trying to lay claim to play Black Manta in any Aquaman movie that might get made?

sgMy contribution to this first installment is something I previously posted, from an interview in Wizard with the actor/rapper Common:

"I'm definitely a fan of superheroes. I'd love to play Superman, to be honest. To have a black Superman would be beautiful. I used to watch superheroes on TV more than read them. I used to check out the Justice League [on Super Friends]. Some of my favorites were, like, Aquaman.

[Wizard: Really? Aquaman?]

"Well, I'm a Pisces, you know. I like the water."

Like The Aquaman Timeline, "AquaFamous" will be an ongoing feature here on the Shrine, updated any time someone sends in a genuine quote from a famous person talking Aquaman. So if you find a quote not represented here, please email me and let me know!


Anonymous said...

of course all the quotes I know aren't kind to Aquaman. here are a few feel free to edit them if you wish.
Happy New Year
hope to see Aquaman appearing in the comics in 2009. maybe even a special issue or mini series.

From Family Guy…

Aquaman always puzzled me. So you can call fish, huh? So can a marshmellow on a hook, buddy!
- Stewie, Family Guy

It happens to the best of us Lois. You know I got fired from my job as Aquaman’s personal assistant
- Peter, Family Guy

Lois to Peter: you put gasoline in Stewie’s bottle?
Stewie: You damn fool! You’re more useless than Aquaman.

Dr. Katz has a bit on Aquaman on youtube

The Simpsons

‘But Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You’re from two different worlds.’
- Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons
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The Venture Bros. Episode, Fallen Arches

Jefferson Twilight: No man, you have a secret identity. That’s classic comic stuff. You’re like Captain… no, Aquaman.

Dr. Orpheus: Aquaman doesn’t have a secret identity. He’s always Aquaman.

Jefferson Twilight: Okay, bad example.

Dr. Orpheus: Nobody believes that Aquaman is a stay-at-home dad. Everybody knows what Aquaman does.

Jefferson Twilight: I don’t know what Aquaman does. Doesn’t he protect some lame fake-ass kingdom

Dr. Orpheus: I thought he fought Black Manta?

Swinebread said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know how to contact you, so I thought it would be best to leave this info here.

Doug Ellin, the creator and writer of the show Entourage, did an interview with The Write Environment. There he discussed his career and such, but over his shoulder you can easily see a Vincent Chase(Adrien Grenier) Aquaman action figure!

Check it out here:


Unknown said...

Theres also Paul Walker who I believe is an Aquaman fan