The Aquaman Shrine’s Rob Kelly and Firestorm Fan’s Shag Matthews asked me to contribute a piece to their 2012 Year End Spectacular! Tune in to Episode #38 of the Fire And Water Podcast to give it a listen! My song starts around 31 minutes into the show, but I encourage you to listen to the episode in its entirety! Make sure to check out the various blogs mentioned in the episode, particularly those of the incredible hosts (aquamanshrine.com and firestormfan.com). Happy New Year!
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This is a quick song sketch for an #Aquaman ballad. It’s sung from Arthur’s perspective, mourning the loss of his son who was murdered by Black Manta. In the comics, Manta kidnaps Arthur Jr., forcing Aquaman to fight Aqualad for his son’s life. In the end, Aquaman is too late. Arthur Jr. dies at the hand of his enemy.
I’d love to flesh this concept out even more. I imagine that Arthur regularly doubts his decision to show mercy to Manta in the face of his cruelty. Even more, this single event changed the course of the character’s life. His marriage to Mera suffered from the murder as did his relationship with Aqualad. There is a lot to plume here for a melancholy introspective tune.
With DC’s relaunch, Aquaman’s book has made no mention of him having a son. Fans have been left to wonder how this revision will affect the character.