Do I have something against walruses?, I have been asked.
No. Walruses are great. The simple-minded clarity of Chumley, Tennessee Tuxedo's pal, inspires me almost daily.
Then, why no love for Tusky from the Aquaman Filmation cartoon? Why have I not nominated him as Aquaman's animal companion in his Dynastic Centerpiece model, out of respect for his multimedia tradition?
Because walruses are mammals and can't breathe underwater, a fact Filmation ignored. And, although they do hunt in the sea, they don't live there like, say, whales.
Call me a stickler, but I think Aquaman's animal companion should be able to live in the sea, don't you?
Bring on Salty, the Seadog. Come on, all you HEAT people; Hal's back now, I've got your new cause!