James Wan introduces some of the big fish boys you'll meet in Aquaman

As far as the internet is concerned, cats might as well be nonexistent. Even dogs, despite enjoying a resurgence thanks to being rebranded as “doggos” and “puppers,” will soon be played out. Luckily, The A.V. Club is always on the forefront of the hottest trends, and we think the internet is primed and ready to get…

The Justice League heads toward “Drowned Earth” in this exclusive preview

With James Wan’s Aquaman hitting theaters in two months, DC is boosting the hero’s profile on the page with crossovers putting him at the center of stories featuring major properties like Suicide Squad and Justice League. After facing off against the Squad last month, Aquaman is about to be submerged in “Drowned…

Jason Momoa girds himself in green and orange in new Aquaman footage

Yesterday, director James Wan debuted a new Aquaman poster on his Twitter account, and today he’s dropped a whopping five minutes of footage from his upcoming addition to the DC universe. In it, Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry recounts his lineage, cracks wise, and shoves a submarine to safety. He also dons the character’s…

Age of apocalypses: 10 momentous character events in ’90s comics

The 1990s were a period of boom and bust for the comic book industry. Many of the highest-selling single issues of all time (like X-Men #1, still the record holder with more than 7 million copies moved) were released during that decade, and the two major publishers were churning out huge quantities to meet the demand…

Forget Aquaman: Let's baselessly speculate about what the rest of the Justice League has been doing all year

2018 has been a shockingly sparse year for DC superhero movie output; Warner Bros. has yet to unleash even a single DCEU entry since 2017's Justice League, and the next film on the companies’ schedules, Aquaman, won’t arrive in theaters until December. Which raises the question: What have all these superpowered…

Jason Momoa makes a splash in the first Aquaman trailer

After literal years of waiting—we first reported on Jason Momoa’s casting as the character in 2014, and the first footage from the movie was shown at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con—today Warner Bros. opened the floodgates and debuted the first trailer for Aquaman, director James Wan’s upcoming attempt to reform the…

The first Aquaman teaser poster has us wondering just how big Jason Momoa really is

We’re probably going to get the first trailer for director James Wan’s Aquaman movie later this week during Comic-Con, so to try and go fishing for a little bit of hype, Wan has shared the first teaser poster for the film on social media. It’s a pretty standard one-sheet, with Jason Momoa’s eponymous man wearing…

The superheroes of Justice League deserve better than another misbegotten blockbuster

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A blockbuster with more studio notes than script (underlined: “Be more Marvel”), Justice League attempts to inject some levity and rock ’n’ roll into Zack Snyder’s dinosaurian version of the DC Comics-verse; in many cases, it ends up with the worst of multiple worlds. Gone are the artistic pretensions and doofy…

DC showed off its first Aquaman footage (and a bunch of new logos) at Comic-Con today

Warner Bros. opened the DC portion of its Comic-Con panel today with a hefty burst of visual information for fans, showing off the logos for what seemed to be every single one of its upcoming comic book adaptations. Some of these were old news—we’ve been fielding reports on, say, Suicide Squad II for a while now—but…

Appropriately named actor Michael Beach lands key role in Aquaman

Third Watch star Michael Beach has been cast as a character named Jesse Kane in Aquaman—at least that’s the official story Warner Bros. is telling, according to Deadline. Kane is reportedly a “high-seas hijacker” who has a “fateful interaction with Aquaman” in James Wan’s film. But, as Deadline points out, speculation…

A new artist ushers in a new age for Atlantis in this Aquaman #25 exclusive

DC Comics has spent a lot of time trying to prove that Aquaman isn’t a joke, but the best way to do that is by putting him in a great comic. Writer Dan Abnett’s run on Aquaman during Rebirth has been pretty bland from both a narrative and artistic perspective, but the arrival of new editor Andy Khouri and new artist…

Awesome, they released the Aquaman...oh, it’s just a logo

We’ve had a lot of fun cracking jokes about Aquaman, because frankly, it’s really easy. But that Justice League trailer made it seem like the DC films are going to be pretty self-aware when it comes to the character, and possess a good sense of humor about Jason Momoa’s long-haired beefcake of a guy who talks to fish.…

Aquaman writer swims over to The Creature From The Black Lagoon

Nailing down his rep as Hollywood’s go-to guy for the damp action genre, Aquaman screenwriter Will Beall is making his way over to Universal’s The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Beall—who also penned Gangster Squad and the TV version of Training Day, although there’s no fish parallels there, so whatevs—will write the…