Saturday, January 4, 2014

Agents of the Abyss



Aquaman is finally getting the respect he deserves.  For a long time though, he was seen was the weak link in the JLA because of his power set.  It wasn't his fault  though, he just didn't get enough chances to show off his stuff.  hey, it's tough being  a water based hero when your team's headquarters is located on a satellite or the Moon!  It's long past time that we had a super group made up of the greatest undersea heroes.  banded together, they could shine in a way they never could when teamed up with air-breathing partners.

11 comments:

AirDave said...

Very cool!
I'll argue that Aquaman's fate was always in the hands of his writers and or editors. When a writer makes Aquaman (and Martian Manhunter) the key to beating the Crime Syndicate in Earth-Two, then it's clear that Arthur Curry has untapped potential. I think Johns tapped into that hidden strength that he's always had and hopefully Parker will keep that going. Maybe the light bulb finally gone on there...?

Bob Greenwade said...

This may seem odd or even ironic, but I think what's really sealed Aquaman's position as an inexorable part of the Justice League was the 1960s "Super Friends" TV show. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are DC's Big Three, in large part because they were the only superheroes in comics during the "Dark Period" of the 1950s, and including Aquaman with them in that show gave him a special association with them that isn't quite like what one gets with Green Lantern or Flash. At least, that's how it is with my generation who saw the show as a kid, though I think there's still a little bit of "Aquaman just belongs in the Justice League" mentality passed on to the younger generations.

As to this cover, I think that including Ariel was an interesting choice. She's a mermaid who (to stretch the storyline a bit) can change her tail into legs and back. She also has a lot of pluck, and a huge collection of simple doodads whose function are a mystery to her. In a story, I think it would be an interesting twist if some of those doodads turned out to be a key to solving the problem!

Walaka said...

One of my recent faves - but who's this Ecco? I would think that would have to be Flipper!

Ross said...

Ecco was the star of some popular video games.

pblfsda said...

I couldn't help but notice that Marvel is represented by Stingray (and arguably Ariel) rather than Namor, whose feature introduced Stingray. With a large team, that's probably a good move. I never bought the idea of him being in the Avengers-- a good guest star, or a member of a small group of three or four, like the original Defenders, but he's a little headstrong for a better-rounded team like this. Actually, except for the Creature (and maybe Ariel?), all of these characters are known to work in groups. You should probably be an editor, Ross. Or work in office management.

Ross said...

I have many years of Office Management under my belt.

Scott said...

Where's Namor?

David McRobie said...

Where's Marine Boy?

Anonymous said...

this is very good. but will we ever see one of your teams fight the other? like the agents of the abyss vs robo force, or something like that.

Ross said...

Something like that would require 12 or more images that all work together, a tall order.

Isaac said...

Well since you have more than one Marvel character in there, how about Sea Devils/Dolphin (the human one)?

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