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With Batman v Superman‘s record-breaking opening bringing new meaning to March Madness, and the NBA Playoffs just around the corner, Uproxx Sports has brought the worlds of superheroes and basketball together in a series of redesigned team logos.
Although the website offers explanations for the pairings, some of them are admittedly pretty flimsy. (The Bucks are matched with Blade because they share the same first letter?) “I’d like to say there was a big connection between which hero was chosen for which team, but there wasn’t,” writes David Rappoccio. “Some of them are obvious, some not so much.”
Aquaman has spent the better part of three decades as the butt of jokes, but the tide seems about to turn with the character’s appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and subsequent Warner Bros. films. Perhaps hoping to catch that wave, one Redditor created his own trident surfboard to go with his orange-and-gold Aquaman attire.
Superman and Aquaman can enter the fray — and the fun — in LEGO Dimensions with a new wave of expansion packs from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
With the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can introduce the Man of Steel and his wide range of powers — Flying, Dive, Invulnerability, Laser Deflector, Freeze Breath, X-Ray Vision and Super Strength — into the game. There’s also a Hover Pod, which can not only boost gameplay, but can be rebuilt into a Krypton Striker and Super Stealth Pod.
Brace yourselves for an overload of cuteness. After teasing us with photos from Toy Soul 2015 and official images of an Armored Batman and Superman collectible set, Hot Toys has unveiled its full Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Cosbaby series — including Wonder Woman and Aquaman.
Hey, you were warned!
Toshib Bagde has gone where few other artists dared with his series “Super-Heroes Poop Lab,” envisioning what the excrement of some of the world’s most famous do-gooders might look like. Hey, it’s a crappy job, but someone has to do it.
“I love superheroes,” he explained on Bored Panda. “They are just like us but, yeah, with powers. So I wondered, how would the poop of superheroes look? I think it should represent the characters.”
More than six months after debuting the first two Pop! vinyl figures from its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice line, Funko has called in Wonder Woman and Aquaman (plus a couple of others, but they’re the ones we really care about, right?).
Sure, we already saw a leaked “Aqua” version of the Sea King, but here is now in his full-color, tattooed, 3.75-inch glory, alongside a sword-wielding Wonder Woman, Knightmare Batman and Superman Soldier. Plus, the previously revealed Batman and Superman, of course.
Nearly six months after Funko revealed its Dark Knight and Man of Steel Pop! vinyl figures for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we finally got a look at Aquaman — by accident, apparently.
An all-blue exclusive “Aqua” version cropped up over the weekend on the Hot Top website, only to quickly disappear, letting us see Jason Momoa’s brooding Sea King in adorable Pop! form. It’s a pretty good likeness, as far as these things go, right down to the eyebrows and tattoos.
DC Comics’ King of the Seven Seas will finally get his moment in the sun with the upcoming Aquaman Premium Format Figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
Depicted holding a trident while standing atop an Atlantean-themed base, the statue comes in two versions: the classic Aquaman, with short-cropped hair, or the Sideshow-exclusive, with long hair, shaggy beard and harpoon hand. However, both boast a finely sculpted butt that would give Dick Grayson a run for his money. It must be from all of that swimming.
Chicago artist Alex Solis cleverly pulls back the curtain on 16 famous characters in a series of illustrations titled “Icons Unmasked.”
Like cast members at Disney World, the pop-culture icons remove the heads of their costumes to reveal what lurks beneath. In the case of some of the characters — Batman and Robin, for instance — it’s a literal representation of their names. For others, like Kermit and the Beast, it’s a bit more playful.
Back in the era when some of Cartoon Network’s biggest hits included Space Ghost: Coast To Coast and Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law, even Aquaman found a second job. In 2001, DC’s King of the Seas hosted a tongue-in-cheek kids show called The Aquaman & Friends Action Hour which wasn’t exactly for kids. But until the advent of YouTube, the series never aired in America.
We stumbled upon the first two episodes alongside a few commercial bumpers starring the Super Friends cast online, and the results are an hilariously awkward trip down memory lane. Produced by Atlanta’s Wild Hare Studios (an independent contractor for Cartoon Network that also worked on series like The Brak Show and Aqua Teen Hunger Force), the clips initially appeared on the CartoonNetworkLa.com website that reached audiences in Latin America. Sharp-eared fans may recognize original Super Friends Aquaman actor Norman Alden reprising his role (some commenters have credited it to later Aquaman voice over star William Callaway, though it sure sounds like Alden to us). Check out the videos after the jump.
Northeastern University professor Mark Patterson is at Comic-Con International to talk about his experience as a real-life Aquaman, living underwater in the Aquarius lab in Florida and as part of Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 project. He really got into the spirit of things in San Diego yesterday as he attended the con in cosplay—as a coral polyp.
Sure, he’s the King of the Seven Seas, a founding member of the Justice League and, if all goes as planned, the star of his own 2018 movie. However, for the second time in three years, Aquaman is also the “Most Toxic Superhero.”
That’s according to Intel Security, which today released its third annual list of online superhero searches that are most likely to lead you to bad links, viruses, malware and websites containing malicious software used to steal passwords and personal information. The information is compiled using McAfee Site Advisor, which rates sites by risk level.
Following the debut Wednesday of the new LEGO Dimensions trailer, we now get a look at seven of the team packs and fun packs teased in the gameplay footage — including The Joker and Harley Quinn.
Developed by TT Games for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the Disney Infinity-style “toy-to-life” game will launch Sept. 27 with Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle minifigures and the Batmobile. Players will then be able to purchase of additional fun packs and team packs, containing LEGO sets that they’ll build into characters, vehicles and devices that they’ll be able to introduce into the game with the Toy Pad.
No, this isn’t a belated April Fools’ Day joke, Figures Toy Company plans to release reproductions of not only Mego’s Batcave playset but also Aquaman vs. The Great White Shark.
They were originally released in the early 1970s as part of Mego’s World’s Great Super Heroes line of 8-inch dolls (excuse me, action figures). While I can recall desperately wanting the Batcave for Christmas one year — my brother and I had several of the DC and Marvel characters* — I can’t remember the Aquaman/shark set. But, hey, it’s a shark. What kid wouldn’t want that?
Aquaman has never led an easy life, what with the years of ridicule (thanks, Super Friends), that harpoon hand, struggling sales and brooding beards. However, this video from UCB Comedy finds the King of Atlantis at a particularly low point, even as the members of the Justice League gather to celebrate an anniversary.
But Aquaman, portrayed by comedian Alan Starzinski, isn’t about to suffer in silence; he has words for several of his teammates, particularly Batman. “Your superpowers are that you’re rich, and you’ve got dead parents,” Arthur slurs. “All of us have got dead parents, man. Superman’s got four dead parents, and I gotta dead son!”
And, uh, Barry Allen? You may want to invest in another kind of underwear …