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Monday, July 27, 2009

AquaSketch by Jay Piscopo - 2009

I've posted two previous Aquaman sketches from writer/artist Jay Piscopo, who I met at an appearance at my LCS, All Things Fun. Jay is the creator of The Undersea Adventures of Cap'n Eli, a fun all-ages comic, and a big Aquaman fan.

This third one was the result of when I asked Jay if he could do a piece featuring Aquaman and his undersea character, Sea Ghost. I casually asked Jay about it one day and then just a week or so this beauty was waiting for me in my in-box. What a pal!

Anyway, the reason it took me soooo long to post this is that I wanted it to be the kick-off to a theme week, which I'm calling "Undersea Heroes."

I've been asked many times before if I'm fan of other water-based like characters like Sub-Mariner, and the answer is no, not particularly--there's something special about Aquaman that makes me such an obsessive fan, and its not just powers and setting. So I never did feel any special interest in any of the other comic companies version of an aquatic hero.

But I thought it'd be fun to give some of them a little attention here on the Shrine, so starting tomorrow we'll take a look at Marvel's undersea prince, Namor, the Sub-Mariner!


Wings1295 said...

It's funny, cause I am not a "Sub-Mariner" fan, either.

A friend of mine has tried to get me into "Fathom", but as of yet, I haven't read it.

Wil Radcliffe said...

I have a handful of Sub-Mariner comics, but I was never a huge fan of his either. Maybe it's because he was a Fantastic Four villain half of the time (at least when I was reading comics). I always wanted the Thing to rip those blasted wings off of his ankles!

When I was first introduced to Aquaman, I didn't even know he was an underwater character! I just liked the costume and the fact that he hung around with Superman and Batman on the Super Friends! When my cousin told me that "Aqua" was Latin for water, I was even more intrigued. I mean how many other characters help you learn a dead language? As I grew older and saw Aquaman get less and less respect on the show that game him fame, I grew more and more adamant in my support of him as the greatest super hero of all!

I guess it was just my desire to see the under(sea) dog get his due.