Post by BlackScorpionIII on Nov 22, 2018 23:34:13 GMT -6
I found out that Aquaman has a bed.
I don't know how underwater sleeping works. ...and as I wondered about that, I realized...they're standing. Like, walking room-to-room. And they sit. In chairs. Aquaman has a chair that he sits on. -with STAIRS! I've come to realize that underwater living in comics is treated the same way the Flinstones cartoons treated the world: There's no real effort to appreciate the environment other than to give it a THEME. I find that incredible. In the decades since our underwater heroes have existed, we still just have them living above-ground lives, but with fish replacing technology.
My question: Do any comics ever "get it right"? Is it ever just dark-as-hell with no walking, standing, chairs, stairs, etc? I feel like there's gotta be some comic out there that's treated underwater worlds as truly alien? Maybe a Dagon comic or something? I'm not saying it's an ideal environment for stories, i just wanna know if people have forever "Flintstone-d" the seas.
Post by honorbuddy on Nov 25, 2018 14:29:14 GMT -6
I agree with what you’re saying, but just to be a pedantic asshole I’ll point out that the bed you show in that one image does seem to be above water level (you can see the water level through the windows), so a bed would make sense to sleep in a room that’s just like a normal bedroom. Also I don’t see an issue with sitting, like when bars are in pools they still have seats where you pull up.
However I do think that half the time hair and cloth motions are not drawn properly and they’re drawn as if people were just in an above water level environment.
Post by BlackScorpionIII on Nov 25, 2018 16:35:52 GMT -6
You're exactly right about the sky line in the back ground! I don't know and the chairs thing. Having not been to a water bar, but having played in a pool, it's hard to be seated at the bottom of a pool. I think even harder is the intentional use of stairs while walking under water. I wonder if it took effort for Arthur or Namor to learn how to walk when they first got on land. Not just a John Carter leaping effect, but upright walking has got to be a weird experience.
Post by briandomingos on Nov 26, 2018 8:39:17 GMT -6
This is a great point! I don't think any comic gets this type of thing correct 100% of the time. I had trouble reading SKYWARD (by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett) because it's a gravity-deficient environment... except when it isn't.