Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Salty The AquaDog

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Regarding yesterday's post on the DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia, it was remarked upon that it was in this book that Arthur and Mera's dog--first seen in Aquaman (Vol.8) #3--was named for the first time. Big deal, right?

Many of you might remember that back in 2012, the Shrine held a "Name That AquaDog" contest, with "Salty" being named the winner out of a few dozen possibilities. We of course didn't expect this to be binding on anything, but we thought if we could help Geoff Johns and DC out, why not?

Well, sometime last year, Geoff himself informed us that, indeed, he had decided to name the AquaDog "Salty" as a result of our poll! For some bizarre reason, I'm ashamed to say, I completely forgot to mention it here on the Shrine, and it was up to Shrine Correspondent Joe Slab to remind me when it came up again yesterday.

Now, Salty has not appeared in Aquaman in quite a while, but it's only a matter of time. So know that when he does show up, and we see his name in an *official* DC Comic, it's because of what all of you did here on the Shrine. Be proud Aqua-Fans: it may be small, but we have added something to the Official History of Aquaman! Woof! Woof!



Special thanks to Geoff Johns for being a good sport, and F.O.A.M.er Simone Mularkey for coming up with the name in the first place!


14 comments:

BBNETMAN said...

Long Live Salty!

Russell said...

Hooray for Salty!
Laurie,
I would like to see a Salty, Ace, and Krypto team-up in the next line of Capstone Books please. :-)

Earth 2 Chris said...

Part of the history of the character, and all because of the Shrine. Awesome stuff!!!

Chris

Caffeinated Joe said...

Small or not, it is a part! That is freaking awesome!

Andrew Batschelet said...

That's really awesome!

Laurie S. Sutton said...

Russell: Great idea -- I'll try to make that happen!

Laurie S. Sutton said...

BTW, Rob's review of the Super-Pets Encyclopedia is mentioned on Capstone's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/capstonepub

Barron Fackler said...

A little piece of Aquaman history courtesy of the Shrine. Way cool!

Andy Luckett said...

Super cool! Salty is now a fan-named addition to the grand Aqua-Pet tradition, from Ark to Topo to Storm to Imp to Fluffy and many others!

Earth 2 Chris said...

We got our copy (and the library did too) today. What a fun book. It's a beaut. And some real nice callbacks to nearly forgotten DC history!

Chris

Count Drunkula said...

Does the Super-Pets Encyclopedia include Black Canary's pet canary, "Coal"?

Wait, that might have been a dream.

Earth 2 Chris said...

No, but she does have a pet canary by another name (which escapes me at the moment).

Chris

Shellhead said...

Birthplace Coast City?
Isn't that GL's turf?

Simone said...

Yay for Salty! I'm so happy that the Shrine supported the name and that Geoff Johns was cool with making it official. We all made Aquaman history! :D

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