It was a close call at C2E2 2017. Seeing an Aquaman at any comic con is a rarity and at C2E2, I was experiencing the usual Aquaman drought. I had been immersed in pop culture madness for two full days and had yet to see any sign of Aquaman.
As usual, I saw many people dressed as Harley Quinn, The Joker, Batman, Wonder Woman, various people from The Walking Dead and almost every other character imaginable. Some were so obscure people had to explain them. Still, despite thousands of costumed fans, there was no sign of any Aquaman, my favorite superhero.
My luck changed just as I was exiting C2E2 for the day. I saw the familiar green and orange in the distance and knew it had to be an Aquaman. I raced over and got my picture with Aquaman. This alone made the convention a success.
Many times, I have lamented the lack of Aquaman at these conventions. It is frustrating because I know when they eventually make an Aquaman movie, he will gain popularity, but it will probably be the newer version of Aquaman. I only hope the "cool" thing for fans to do then will be to appear as old school Aquaman.
Until then, I will continue searching for the rare Aquaman at comic cons. I will also continue to get pictures and celebrate my victories.
Aquaman and me in Chicago, IL-April 2017.