Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Aquaman Environment Factor - Chance Thulin

"Even when we have characters whose environments are cemented in space there is a mystique to the universe, as the space faring characters seem to represent man’s need to instill order and explore the unknown limits of the infinite. But Aquaman’s environment is not something as unknown as space or as familiar and personable as a city. Aquaman’s environment is the sea and the ocean. He is an earthbound hero in a location that humanity already believes we have complete control over. The ocean holds no mystique and no personality that we can identify with, so why should we respect a hero whose best demonstrations of ability are restricted to a specific ecosystem?" 4 out of 5