"Gargantua, stop! We're... friends!"
- Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman
Can he do it? Yes. Will he be able to do it? I don't know. The Aqua-hate is a pretty big hill to climb, and I don't know if even Johns can revamp certain characters and make them interesting without losing their core (though what that is for the Fisherman I don't know). I hope he can, but I'm realistic enough to have my doubts.
Power - Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. But it rocks absolutely, too.
yes he can.
he has that special black magic.
Aquaman is one of the top selling books in comicdom. The only Aqua hate there is is from jealous fans of other books that aren't selling as well.
As far as Johns elevating Black Manta to A list villainy - I feel he's already done that. I think it's a done deal.
I seriously miss Captain Mar-Vell.
Bumping this thread to say how much I loved his and his now evil son's showing in the latest YJ episode and his showings in the current aquaman arc.s
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Speaking of which, does anyone think we probably won't see Jackson Hyde now (unless he's revealed to be a double agent)?
True, but the whole point of the character was to build some lose sense of synergy with other media.
From what I understand, Johns really liked the show's Aqualad character and essentially stole him for Brightest Day.
And word is he plans on bringing the new Aqualad into this series at some point. I hear that Lobdell wanted him for Titans but was turned down due to those plans.
Anyway, I too am getting a Star Wars vibe from Manta. Totally Darth Vader in the cartoon, though only a bit of Boba Fett in the comics. Still, pretty cool. I never thought I would give a damn about Manta, and yet here I am, enjoying the hell out of him.
I do wish they would redesign the costume in the comics though. Ivan Reis is amazing and manages to make Manta look cool, but how much more badass would it be if the costume was tweaked up to the hardcore levels of Young Justice?
And Johns! Bring Aqualad into it already. I rather enjoyed him in Brightest Day and want to see more. Especially the Manta connection.