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Four scans from Brightest Day #1.

Arthur and Mera attack a boat full of child slavers.





He calls up a shark to defend himself. The shark is also dead.

What I find more interesting is not that he's able to control dead aquatic animals, but that he seems to have lost the ability to call live ones.

tags - char: aquaman/orin/arthur curry, char: mera, title: brightest day, publisher: dc comics, creator: geoff johns, creator: ivan reis

Date: 2010-05-06 05:08 am (UTC)
sethgray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sethgray
Have Atlanteans always been bullet proof?

Date: 2010-05-06 05:15 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theanswer
They're not really bullet proof. They draw blood as you can see on his head when he is struck. If they were bullet proof there wouldn't be a reason for him to protect Mera.

Their resistance to deep sea pressures makes their bodies very durable and dense.

Date: 2010-05-06 05:17 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Dunno about to this extent, but their tissues are dense enough (ocean depths and all) you definitely couldn't count on bullets stopping them. "Bullet resistant" at the least.

Looks like their outfits are partially responsible too.

Date: 2010-05-06 05:13 am (UTC)
dimwit90: Robins Together! (Default)
From: [personal profile] dimwit90
Question! That scene with the dead sharks: Sharks don't have bones right? But they drew the sharks with bones or is that how cartilage looks and I haven't watched enough discovery channel?

Date: 2010-05-06 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theanswer
Their skeletons are made of cartilage, but they still look like bones.

Date: 2010-05-06 05:17 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Scale-mail armor, alright!

Date: 2010-05-06 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theanswer
So some abilities from the Black Lantern ring remain.

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Date: 2010-05-06 05:30 am (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
Yeeeck. I hope Orange scales isn't near me when I'm enjoying an "Admiral's Feast" over at Red Lobster. Wouldn't want to have undead shrimp crawling out of my mouth.

Date: 2010-05-06 10:45 pm (UTC)
victory_or_death: (Default)
From: [personal profile] victory_or_death
What about the ones already in your lower intestine? :P

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Date: 2010-05-06 05:31 am (UTC)
cmdr_zoom: (oops)
From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
Came Back Wrong.

Date: 2010-05-06 10:13 pm (UTC)
star_of_airdrie: (Candygram)
From: [personal profile] star_of_airdrie
I believe you are correct, sir!

Date: 2010-05-06 06:08 am (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (Default)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
People always give Aquaman shit for his fish-summoning powers, but some sea-critters are the stuff of freaking nightmares. Especially the ones that live near the bottom.

And I've also always been a fan of the idea that, if he wanted, he could ring up Cthulhu to do his work for him. XD

Date: 2010-05-06 08:43 am (UTC)
flidgetjerome: Hark, a Vagrant #328 (Default)
From: [personal profile] flidgetjerome
The thing about deep-water fish is is their bodies aren't designed for low-pressure environments, which is why giant squid that come to the surface never stay alive for very long.

So, sure, he could summon up some Abyssal Nightmare but only against a threat that it could deal with in 10 minutes.

And then put up with Atlantian News Sources criticising him for leading his troops into death, again.

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Date: 2010-05-06 08:49 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Aquaman goes to the UK,

To me, my fishie brethen, he cries!

Only for the criminals to be assailed with a hail of battered haddock and cod.

Date: 2010-05-06 03:19 pm (UTC)
comicoz: Really, 99 of them (Default)
From: [personal profile] comicoz
Thank you for my morning spit-take. I'll send you your internet when my keyboard dries out.

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Date: 2010-05-06 09:39 am (UTC)
hearthemvoices: (yuriah1)
From: [personal profile] hearthemvoices
So what was Deadman (or is it Liveman) doing with them? O:

Date: 2010-05-06 11:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
the ring is taking him around showing him the other ressurected heroes.

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Date: 2010-05-06 11:05 am (UTC)
punishermax: (Default)
From: [personal profile] punishermax
Yeah, just saw you summon a zombie squid so I'm gonna shoot you with a spear even though you just shrugged off bullets

Date: 2010-05-06 03:31 pm (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
To be fair, some Somali pirates in a craft one step up from a rowboat fired on a 400+ foot US Navy frigate not that long ago, so it's not as if tactical blunders of that magnitude don't occur in the real world too...

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Date: 2010-05-06 12:35 pm (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Who says nothing happens at sea?

Date: 2010-05-06 12:36 pm (UTC)
sweettart1823: (Arrow Family)
From: [personal profile] sweettart1823
Aaw poor dead sea creatures. :l

On another note, Aquaman, still super fine.

Date: 2010-05-06 01:43 pm (UTC)
retro_nouveau: AARP Bruce (99)
From: [personal profile] retro_nouveau
Awesome: Mera's ability to Summon Water Weird. White Plume Mountain? Anyone? Bueller?
Awful: Bullets bounce off Atlanteans. Super strength, good, invulnerability also is too much.
Headdesk: Concentric circles from Arthur's forehead. Vuu vuu vuu is so lame.

I'm trying to get a good look at Mera's feet, whether she still has flippers. Not too important, but I kind of like the idea that Merpeople have a look that's a little alien.

Date: 2010-05-06 02:31 pm (UTC)
dreamreaver: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dreamreaver
The bullets bounced off the costume; you didn't notice that one of them drew blood from his forehead? (granted, it didn't impede him, but still...)

I love Mera's "oh shit" expression on the last page of this section (which isn't posted).

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Date: 2010-05-06 02:50 pm (UTC)
protogarrett: (Default)
From: [personal profile] protogarrett
"We rule these seas!" Wow, stupid thug. You, a slaver on a crappy boat versus an actual king who can command the creatures of the sea.

Denial isn't just a river in egypt, it's a river that Aquaman fucking owns. (Read that how you will.)

Date: 2010-05-06 07:26 pm (UTC)
sherkahn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sherkahn
I'm suddenly reminded of JLU scene when the Wonder Twins... I mean Downpour and Shifter fought Aquaman. Aquaman defeated a T-Rex underwater, and then Downpour unleashed his fury upon him, only to have Aquaman shrug it off like it was nothing.

"King of the Seas, remember?"

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Date: 2010-05-06 06:23 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
"Feel my rage!"

Subtext: "You know, because I used to be a red lantern? And I'm all angry and stuff? Rage rage rage, right?"

Date: 2010-05-06 07:27 pm (UTC)
sherkahn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sherkahn
It's not completely out of her system yet.

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Date: 2010-05-06 06:59 pm (UTC)
okkult3000: (Default)
From: [personal profile] okkult3000
Squids are, like, 95% soft tissue. Being attacked by a dead squid would be like being attacked by wet toilet paper.

Date: 2010-05-07 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zordboy
Yeah, but that's still kind of gross.

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Date: 2010-05-06 09:05 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
"Release the Kraken!"

Date: 2010-05-06 11:20 pm (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d

Date: 2010-05-06 11:19 pm (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Starting to find Aquaman awesome again. That and I love Mera. Definite breakout star in all this Blackest Night business.

Date: 2010-05-07 04:44 am (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Ferdinand)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
You missed the squicky racial implications of this whole scene from the pages prior.
I'm...really not happy with this book right now.

Date: 2010-05-13 01:19 am (UTC)
mcity: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mcity
Isn't it amazing how bad guys can always shoot accurately when the target is bulletproof? Most pirates would switch to full-auto and miss most of their shots. There's be ricochets bouncing around.


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