Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Thunder - Round 10: Sleepless In Atlantis!

For tonight's round of Friday Night Fights: Thunder, I'm going deep. About 20,000 leagues deep, to be precise, courtesy of this Aquaman tale in Adventure Comics#435, written by Steve Skeates and illustrated by Mike Grell. Grell only illustrated three short stories of our favorite Sea King back in the 70's but is still perhaps my all-time favorite Aquaman artist.

Synopsis: Some Atlantean shrimp farmers are going about their workday when...

....they're knocked out by none other than Black Manta and his gang, who have been making a series of similar attacks on Atlantean farms by inserting a special chemical into the sea area which renders Atlanteans unconscious. Manta had even used the chemical against Aquaman earlier to make him groggy and beat him up. So this latest robbery should be smooth sailing, right?


Beating a guy up and then just flopping him on his ship's deck in full view of his henchmen? Harsh!

And in honor of Aquaman blowing all of Manta's plans to Smithereens? Here's our fight music.

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At 5:43 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

Now this is delightful. Although hearing Aquaman call someone "Fella" just sounds weird.

Of course, I still think that they should write his dialogue the way that the Aquaman in the Brave and the Bold cartoon talked.



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