Monday, February 06, 2017

Warhead = Torpedo

This figure


Rather trajectorial chest logo, don't you think?


was revealed as the new Big Bad in this week's issue of Aquaman.

He seems like he might be a robot (or maybe just a guy in very robotic suit), who has some sort of telepathic power of influence, like Aquaman's.

Apparently his name is "Warhead".  


Painfully obvious, apparently.


But I know who/what he 'really' is....

It's the Torpedo.

No, no.  Not the 'Red Torpedo' from, um, Earth-2 (or at least the New52 equivalent of Earth-2. Earth-2.52?)  


If the President signs an executive order forbidding further comic book homages to the Pieta, he's got my vote.

THIS guy:


I bet that needs BIG batteries.


Occasionally called Torpedo Man.  Even though he's a robot.


Like Homer, even Haney nods.


How do I know he's a robot? Well, that's what he was when he appeared in the comics.


"Customers who bought 'the Torpedo' in Amazon Personal Aids also were interested in 'the Magneto' and 'the Claw.' "


A rather talky and snarky robot, mind you.


STILL one of the greatest comics quotes of all time.

But still a robot.

I've already seen a host of amazingly unexpected and welcome callbacks to Aquahistory since Aquaman was rebooted (including the return of the goshdarned CREATURE KING, of all villains).  But bringing back the Torpedo in this new form?!?!

That's got me walking on air, in a weightless state I look forward to continuing to enjoy in upcoming issues.