The Aquaman Legacy

Posted: January 2, 2020 in Books, Comics, Cool stuff, TV & Movies

I bought the 2018 “Aquaman” film on DVD a while back and yesterday I finally got around to seeing it. I was pleasantly surprised too, I think they have managed to create one of the best films in DC history, and that says something. The cast is brilliant (Nicole Kidman alone takes it up a notch or two, but Jason Momoa, Amber Herd, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson and Dolph Lundgren are all good in this). It is a stunningly beautiful film too, and we have to give a shoutout to director James Wan here for succeeding in creating such a wonderful world beneath the waves. He had a legacy to pick from as Aquaman the comic goes back to the late 1950s. These were the comics that I read as a boy around 1969-1971 in Sweden. He had a sidekick back then in Aqualad, kind of the same deal as Batman and Robin, but that is gone now. As is Robin in the modern Batman films. I checked out my collection and was happy to find an Aquaman book in the Showcase Series (DC Comics, 2007) in the house, so I can go back to the origins now and compare the old with the new. They have obviously taken it up a notch or two now but I like my nostalgia (in small doses) too.

(My shot of the book and the DVD)

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