Saturday, May 18, 2013

Brave and the Bold: Aquaman and...Deadpool?

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The Aquaman Shrine's Twitter feed went off like fireworks last week, upon news that the Sea King made an guest appearance in...Deadpool #9?!? 

Yes--in "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (by Brian Posehn, Gerry Dugan, and Tony Moore), a certain blond-haired, orange-and-green-clad swimmer shows up on page twelve and...well, it's a good thing that this isn't really Aquaman:
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...'Nuff Said?


22 comments:

themonkey said...

Do you see how Deadpool is wearing a shower cap while in the water? That's because he's irreverent and edgy! [Sarcasm!]

Russell said...

Yuck.
Another reason not to like Deadpool.

Russell said...

It's funny that he lives (lived) in New Jersey, though, just like a certain Shrine-master...!!!

Doctor Deadpool said...

I think a lot of people will take this too seriously. It's a joke- and let's face it, this isn't the worst Aquaman parody. He would have even got Deadpool if not for his kindness.

Andy Luckett said...

Ha. Doesn't bother me. Kinda funny, but we all know how a fight between Deadpool and the actual DC Comics Aquaman would turn out. First off, those swords would be history and a solid beating with a giant trident would ensue.

Earth 2 Chris said...

This is kind of funny, but man, comics are so nasty nowadays. It kind of bums me out.

Chris

Doctor Deadpool said...

As he is now, that's certainly the case. Of course, power was never what Deadpool's about.

Kap-El said...

"Omfg! Deadpoolz, lol!"

This is why I haven't read a Marvel book in years. Deadpool is the Family Guy of Superheroes. And by that I mean, only stupis people like them.

Shots Fired!

Kap-El said...

Stupid. I'm actually dumber for having read that, apparently.

Doctor Deadpool said...

That's like holding the position that Aquaman is the stupidest superhero ever- it's born of ignorance.

The real point of these pages is establishing Deadpool's ruthlessness. This guy spared him because he wouldn't go in for the kill- Deadpool took advantage of that.

Just because this is a parody doesn't mean it disrespects the source material.

Luke said...

Deadpool. Blech. Characters like him are why I stopped reading comics for ten years. Aquaman getting his own book again is what brought me back into the fold. This vignette is gruesome and pointless. It seems like the kind of Aquaman bashing Deadpool readers would find hilarious.

At the very least, the Aquaman prototype shows mercy and honor. I have to give the writer credit in that respect. It's just too bad that he finds those values worthy of scorn. Yuck.

Doctor Deadpool said...

See, that's where context is important.

Artie made a deal with a devil (one of 5 such individuals) named Vetis for powers and part of the deal is that Vetis can't hurt them.

Deadpool also made a deal with Vetis, but of a different nature. That's how he's got Deadpool by the brass ones.

It's true Deadpool is just shy of evil, but that's the point of the character. It's no secret that he's bad and the things that he do are wrong.

Shellhead said...

I can't stand Deadpool.
This pretty much confirms why.
Now, the character he was blatantly ripped out from (Deathstroke) is one of my favorite villains.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit that Doctor Deadpool is showing restraint in defending his (I assume) favorite character. However, knowing the backstory doesn't change the fact that this particular segment is repugnant, repellent and utterly worthless.

Paul Brooks said...

Can't take Deadpool or Deadpool fans seriously. Terribly overrated comic book character!

Doctor Deadpool said...

1. Firstly, there are no bad characters, only bad writers. People forget Aquaman wasn't always written as well as he is today- and that's what this parody is about.

2. The segment is important for one reason- establishing that not all people who make a deal with the devil are necessarily evil.

Straight To DVD said...

I read both Deadpool and Aquaman, and I enjoy both. I just enjoy reading Aquaman more. :)

Matt Celis said...

Wait, people pay to read a comic book about a hideous murderer? Yuck.

Doctor Deadpool said...

Because comics should always be about pretty people who always do the right thing?

Being ugly(partially due to cancer, by the way) and morally ambiguous are in fact one of the many traits that make Deadpool more than a joke.

Matt Celis said...

No, he's ugly due to his creators saying "ooh, edgy." There's nothing morally ambiguous about him. He's evil. He's the epitome of cheesy '90s "grimdark" comic book nonsense.

Matt Celis said...

1. There are bad characters. Deadpool is one of them.

2. Making a deal makes one evil.

Doctor Deadpool said...

1. Deadpool is a bad person, not a bad character.

2. Making a deal means that one weak. Really, for better understanding replace "Vetis" with the corporate boogeyman of your choice and you should get the idea.