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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Aquaman, Episode 9: The Ice Dragon

Aquaman Episode 9: "The Ice Dragon" by Bob Haney

A mysterious, dragon-like creature is attacking the other denizens of the sea, and it's up to Aquaman and Aqualad to stop it!

This "ice dragon" is a pretty tough customer. It has the ability to freeze the water around it, encasing its prey in ice. After rendering an octopus completely frozen, it does the trick on Aquaman:
Aquaman and Aqualad try a tag-team approach to fighting the creature, but nothing seems to work: it's just too large, too strong, too mad. The battle moves to an ice floe, where the creature freezes both heroes. Aquaman sends a command to some swordfish, who use their razor-sharp snouts to free the block of ice, which is then smashed into bits by a Hammerhead Shark.

Aquaman then decides to get in close, grabbing the Ice Dragon by the neck and choking it until it loses consciousness:
While the creature is out, er, cold, Aquaman has two whales drag it into an ic cave. He then creates a whirlpool, covering the opening in ice. He then has the small iceberg sent out into frigid waters, where the creature will hopefully remain dormant for a long, long time. The End!

Another episode where the plot synopsis for this episode could not be more simple: a monster attacks. That said, the fighting scenes are pretty good, and Aquaman gets more directly physical than he has to this point. The guy knows how to take care of business!

1 comment:

Anthony said...

Cool episode. Yeah, pretty physical in that choke-hold Arthur gave the ice dragon. Given this episode's written by Bob Haney, guess lucky it's not something completely insane. :-p

Of course, given the current state of the polar ice caps (i.e., melting), guess there's a strong chance ice dragon could make a comeback soon. "Ice Dragon: an upcoming DC crossover event! Aquaman, Mera, and the Justice League all unite to fight the return of the Ice Dragon, now bigger, badder, and New 52-er than before!"