Happy 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?
My 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!