The Atlantis Journal: Pirate Parenting, Argonaut movies, Aquaman vs. Sub-Mariner, new Hawaii Five-0, and more
At last there’s help for those of us who want to raise our children to be scurvy sea dogs. Includes: “Top 10 reasons to raise your children as pirates” and “Top 10 traits that show your new baby has great potential to be a pirate” amongst other great lists and tips.
My favorite from that second list: “When mom’s water broke, the baby yelled, ‘I sail with the tide!’”
Aquaman vs. Sub-Mariner
Caleb observes that though Sub-Mariner has been around longer and is the more interesting character, Aquaman has won the battle for popular consciousness.
/Film reports that a sequel series to Hawaii Five-O is in the works. “The new series will focus of Chris McGarrett, a Hawaiian cop and son of Steve McGarrett.” Just don’t screw with the theme song, fellas. Jazz it up if you must, but make damn sure it’s recognizable. That’ll make or break this thing.
Savage Land action figures
ToyFare has the review and some good pics.
Robert Hood takes a look at the underappreciated technique of depicting dinosaurs in the ’60s: sticking fake frills and horns on real monitor lizards. It was a horrible technique and a drastic step back from the stop-motion used in the preceding decades, but there’s still something kind of stupidly charming about it, no?
I don’t know how much sea adventure goes on in Gregory Frost’s Shadow Bridge and Lord Tophet, but the two-book series has a cool setting at least: an ocean world criss-crossed with spans and bridges. My friend Shara Saunsaucie liked both books, so I’m curious now.