Friday, October 13, 2017

Farewell to the Aquaman Shrine

"I read the news today, oh boy..."

Rob Kelly has decided to close up shop at the Aquaman Shrine

I can't remember how or when I stumbled on the Aquaman seems like it's been a part of my life for quite a long time though. Among my oldest and closest friends, I'm the Aquaman guy...I have the toys, the t-shirts, the books, the art. But when I found the Aquaman Shrine I found someone who seemingly eclipsed my own love of the character. Not only did he have a blog dedicated to one of my all time most beloved characters, but he also had a podcast about my finny favorite too! I became a FOAM'er (Friends of Aquaman) and have the certificate to prove it! Pictures of my personal Aquaman Shrine were displayed for all to see on that site, and I met and became friends with so many fans who were all brought together Rob and his love of Aquaman!

I traded a few emails with Rob, met him in person at cons and chatted. By my count it's 3 times but he may, and has, said I even appeared with him on a few episodes of The Film & Water Podcast.

Inspired, I wanted to start a blog of my own, and since Aquaman was already taken, and done so well, I settled on my second favorite character...Blue Beetle. Eventually I teamed up with a new friend and started a Blue Beetle podcast too...none of which would have happened without the Aquaman Shrine...and Rob Kelly!

Thank you Rob!