Aquaman “Pilot” (part 9 of 11)

Not knowing what to do, A.C. heads back to the Sugar Shack to appeal to Eva, since, heck, she almost seemed to buy the thing about the dolphins, right? Eva, it seems, has A.C.’s gift for pithy summarization: “So this girl Nadia is actually a killer mermaid who wants to take you out because you’re some kind of underwater royalty?” Which she says as she flips randomly through a picture book about mermaids [?]. A.C. replies, “In a clamshell, yeah.” A clamshell? Ugh. Can we do the rest of this without A.C.? Is that at all possible?

Eva comments that they always looked so friendly on the Starbucks cups, which is a bit of a stretch. Who hears “mermaid” and immediately thinks Starbucks? I mean, mermaids make me think of that goofy TV movie Sabrina, Down Under before I would ever think of the Starbucks logo. But, um, maybe that tells you more about me than about Aquaman.

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Mark "Scooter" Wilson

Mark is a history guy, a graphics guy, a guy for whom wryly cynical assessments of popular culture are the scallion cream cheese on the toasted everything bagel of life. He spends his time teaching modern history at Brooklyn College, pondering the ancient Romans at the CUNY Graduate Center, and conjuring maps and illustrations for ungrateful bankers at various Manhattan monoliths. Readers are welcome to guess at reasons why he's nicknamed Scooter, with the proviso that all such submissions are guaranteed to be rather more interesting than the truth. Mark lives in the Midwood section of Brooklyn with a happy-go-lucky, flop-eared dog named Chiyo who is probably, at this very moment, waiting patiently for her walkies.

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