Thursday, March 7, 2019

Popeye and Aquaman



I have to believe that the portrayal of Aquaman on Batman: The Brave and Bold was a big influence on Jason Mamoa's take on the sea king for the big screen.  I was originally wary of the bombastic "Outrageous!" version of Arthur Curry on the cartoon, but was quickly won over.  Likewise, I was still unsure about Mamoa as Aquaman after Justice League, but his solo film was so fun and unapologetically comics inspired that I just had to go along for the ride and had a blast with it.

10 comments:

Cary Comic said...

An outrageously brilliant pairing, indeed. Way to go, Ross! :-)

Anonymous said...

Maybe Bamm-Bamm Rubble could sue Popeye (and Alley Oop?) for selling him steroid-laced spinach for LOOKING strong but being cursed with (more) mortal strength in his teenage years; like that Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm episode where a botched statue disguise coated Bamm-Bamm in cement!

Simreeve said...

Did you already know that that the time of Popeye's creation 'spinach' was among the slang terms for marijuana?

^_^

Bob Greenwade said...

This is a comic that I would buy without even peeking inside.

Even more fun, though, would be Pinky & the Brain being pursued by the Question.

Anonymous said...

@Bob Greenwade: especially if The Brain had somehow gotten hold of GL John Stewart's power ring!

Bob Greenwade said...

Hey, why not Guy Gardner?

Anonymous said...

@Bob Greenwade: "If you gots to ask The Question, you ain't ever gonna know the answer."


;-D

Brother Kellymatthew Barnes said...

OUTRAGEOUS!

Isaac said...

@ Brother - Beat me to it! ;-)

Cary Comic said...

Wasn't that an Andrew Sisters song during the Big Band Era?

"Beat Me, Brother, 8 To The Bar?"

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