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Aquaman Motivational by Shadow-DJ Aquaman Motivational by Shadow-DJ
This is to help stop my more...negative view points and I'm gonna use this to point this out: I do not hate the New 52 in it's interity. I do like some aspects of it and I do enjoy some of the stories they do put out. But I have to admit there are some mistakes in this universe, but it seems that some of the writers they hired do know what they're doing.

I chose the Aquaman image here to let the king of Atlantis himself be an example of how there are good writers in this company: In some of the first comics Aquaman was a part of in the New 52, it appeared that people REALLY didn't know what htis guy was like in-universe. The police and goons laughed him off because he is the guy who 'talks to fish' and tries to fight him, only for said goons to get mopped by him and washed out with the help of his magical trident.

And then there's a humorous scene of him going to an old resturant he and his father went to when he was younger. People were shocked to see him there and when he bought a sea-food dish, they were even MROE shocked. Though admitingly the guy who mentioned the whole 'he's no one favorite hero' thing, I did kind of laugh when he got out the trident at him.

But what really is getting me to really read HIS Series is the scene I put on this poster: When he gives his waitress who is struggling to get her kids to collage has two golden coins as her tip. She asks him what to do with it, and he just says to use it's worth to get her children through collage.

THAT sells this guy for me, OK. This is what I kind of like in a hero: He doesn't want to be put on a pedestal, he doesn't want to be a favorite, he just doens't care about that. He just wants to help people in any way he can, even if he isn't AS popular sa Batman or Superman, he can still do good.

Sort of why I liked the end of a comic where this kid actually tells him he's his favorite hero, which did get me to smile a bit. and as a proud Aquaman fan, this series kind of shows WHY this quote-unquote 'joke' of a hero gets the fanbase he has and why he deserves it.

I am hoping people can let me know what other NEw 52 comics are actually well-written, that way I know which ones to check out if I ever get the chance.

And no, I do not own this image or anything to do with Aquaman.
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:iconholycrap1992:
Holycrap1992 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
:iconaquamanplz:: Gets insulted and made fun of left and right, gives small diner waitress with priceless antique gold. As a tip...:iconderpplz:DUUUUUURR, HE'S A WORTHLESS LOSER!!!:sarcasm:
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
XD
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:iconholycrap1992:
Holycrap1992 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Seriously, though, giving Aquaman the respect that he deserves is one of very few good things that thew new 52 has been doing.
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hmm?
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:iconaquamanistheking:
AQUAMANISTHEKING Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
AQUAMAN DESERVES MORE RESPECT
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AGreed!
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn right!
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconimdabatman:
ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconpurgatory367:
Purgatory367 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Dude, I shared your image with the CBC, and check it out!!! www.facebook.com/comicbookcast
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You could have mentioned where you got it from ^^;
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:iconpurgatory367:
Purgatory367 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I did, and I made a comment telling him he should have credited you.
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, OK.
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:iconmadnessabe:
MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do I need to bring this up: img17.imageshack.us/img17/4797…
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If it was meant to disprove this, it doesnt: It just proves that he goes all out in a battle.
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:iconmadnessabe:
MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It wasn't meant to disprove Aquaman. It was meant to further show how awesome he is! Who else would summon a whale to flatten someone?! IT'S OUTRAGEOUS! 
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly XD
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:iconmadfacedkid:
MadFacedkid Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Technically Arthur has more money then Bruce? :)
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:iconrealcynic:
RealCynic Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Absolutely. Think about how much sunken treasure is all over the ocean that normal vehicles cannot access. And think of what kind of money collectors would pay for it.

Aquaman is stacking hella money.
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
correct. Having money from sunken ships DOES do that. Especailly in this world where Arthur kind of gave up being king to be a full-time hero...I think something involving Orm or someone on that line.
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Dimension-Dino Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I have to go with :icontohokari-steel: on what he said. If I hadn't taken back everything I used to think about Aquaman, I certainly would have with his portrayal here.

Finally, New 52 got something right and, for that, I applaud them.
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is one of the things. And if anyone who has read the series see something else, I'm free to listen tot hem about it.
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:iconholycrap1992:
Holycrap1992 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Except that this scene came BEFORE the New 52, during one of the earlier issues of the Brightest Day arc... still, good points nonetheless.
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The one I have up/ no it's not. It's from Aquaman's new run in the New 52
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:iconskullgal94:
Skullgal94 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I agree, he does deserve more respect.
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yep
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:iconskullgal94:
Skullgal94 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
:)
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Also...Here's a video that ends all arguments that Aquaman is lame: 


I just found this and I found it hilarious XD
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:iconskullgal94:
Skullgal94 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013

I see

and to be honest, I never found him or any other of the heroes lame at all

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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know. I am just saying if people say he's lame and you see it, just show him that video. It'll be fun to see their reations, right? XD
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:iconskullgal94:
Skullgal94 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Good point:nod:
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:iconsupercgirl:
SuperCgirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't know why people don't like Aquaman and make fun of him, he's one of the best heroes! I wish I was Aquaman! *sigh*
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In this, it seems like the writers are more making fun of the fact that some people hate him because of the whole Super Friends thing...maybe that's why he kind of LOOKS like how he did in that show.
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:iconsupercgirl:
SuperCgirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, that cool! I didn't know that. Y'know, I still haven't read the Aquaman comic book yet, I probably should!
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:iconsupercgirl:
SuperCgirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL! They're so funny! :rofl:
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep XD
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:iconsupercgirl:
SuperCgirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Pez + Bolt munching fries Avatar =:aquaman: <(I Typed Aquaman in the media type box, and this is what turned up! Oh, well!)
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice job XD
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:iconwildgun-edge:
Wildgun-Edge Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
...

Bless you, Aquaman. In all this madness, you are at least ONE light of hope.
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed. Sure he's apparently a butt of jokes, but it seems like his writers are more making fun of the people who don't understand his character.
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Wildgun-Edge Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
But seriously, that was freaking heartwarming...

Aquaman might be the BEST-WRITTEN superhero of the New 52, at the moment.
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. Though my next poster MAY show a more...controversial redesign...just so you know ^^;
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:iconwildgun-edge:
Wildgun-Edge Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
...How controversial?
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A LOT of his fan's gave a big time back-lash against it...I just got it up. I know it may not look like much, but it's apparently controversial among the DC fans.
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:icontohokari-steel:
Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
If I hadn't already withdrawn most of the jokes I made about the guy before...now, I have.
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope so. XD
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:icontohokari-steel:
Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
And I have a term for Aquaman's moment: ring-giver. It's a term coined by our friends, the Anglo-Saxons, for a king. Because, in their society, kings would amass wealth...so they could give it to their subjects. Though I think "coin-giver" might be more appropriate.
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:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really good right here.
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