Saturday, October 01, 2011


Comic Art


Nothing in comics says "Oh give me a break," more than themed villains. Such themes do not come any more trite, or overused, than the zodiac. Which brings us to today's enter - Aquarius. (Cue corny 60's hippie musical)

This is as generic and bland and dumb as villains come. Aquarius has no "bio" to speak of.
Darren Bentley is a founding member of the Zodiac, and his base of operations was San Francisco, California.
The Zodiac was infiltrated by Nick Fury, posing as Scorpio; the Zodiac fought the Avengers and escaped. Aquarius, Capricorn, and Sagittarius sought to recapture the Zodiac Key, but lost it to the Brotherhood of the Ankh.

Led by Taurus, the Zodiac later attempted to kill all Manhattan residents born under the sign of Gemini as a show of power, but were thwarted by the Avengers. Taurus's faction attempted to kill the Zodiac dissident faction, but all twelve leaders were captured by the Avengers.

Aquarius was granted the supernatural ability to take on the forms of his fellow Zodiac leaders by the demon Slifer, who subsequently kills him.
And we wonder why comics don't always sell well.

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