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message 1: by Mike (last edited Feb 03, 2013 10:13AM) (new)

Mike You're right - of the DC characters, this one *does* have a human/personal side that features prominently, and that aspect of his life is just as important as his heroic life. For me though, I just don't connect with the way this guy's interactions with humanity go. As Chris Sims frequently points out, based on the Aquaman of this book (and if we assume the Superfriends and all the other backstory has been truly jettisoned), there's actually no reason why everyone is such a disrespectful dick to Aquaman here. He's just about as powerful and useful as a Spider-man, and while Spidey takes some shit from some people, he's not getting the equivalent of rotten eggs thrown at him every time he walks in a room.

Hmmm, this thought feels so good I think I'll add it to my own review. Thanks for the inspiration Pete!

message 2: by Peter (last edited Feb 04, 2013 12:16PM) (new)

Peter Derk Hey Mike!
I do have to agree that people were a little outlandish in their treatment of Aquaman. I mean, he still saves lives, right? He probably has done a lot more good than 99% of the world. So it did feel a little overdone at times.

It reminded me a little of the parents in those Fokker movies. Do they really need to ride that dude so hard? At some point wouldn't SOMEONE say, "Christ, take it easy. We just have to get along as humans for a few days"?

message 3: by Mike (new)

Mike Yeah, I can't recall the last time I saw a hero take that much disrespect and abuse from such a wide population of in-universe people. It's like Johns had a personal vendetta against Internet commenters and decided to take it out on them in the passive-aggressive way - worse than Kevin Smith did in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

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