Well, this is embarrassing. Just days after announcing a line-up of editors to help contribute to this blog, Eric Murray Desantis, erstwhile "DC Comics and Other Alternative Lifestyles" editor, wrote a very unfortunate blog posting in his woeful personal blog, Litany of Shist, where he made the humiliating admission that "Aquaman is one of my favorite characters," which ran with a curiously Photoshopped picture of Mr. DeSantis in a ludicrous Aquaman T-shirt.
Now, we are very open minded to lifestyle choices here at this blog, but there are limits, and admitting to a preference to Aquaman certainly tests those limits. No sooner had Eric posted his very unpleasant admission, angry emails started filling my in boxes from his fellow editors, demanding Eric resign-- or be fired! The normally mind-mannered Neal Pozner railed that Eric had no right to write about t-shirts, when Neal was assigned to be Style Editor. And, also, admitting to wearing an Aquaman T-shirt (much less MAKING one) is the very antithesis of style. Meanwhile, James Nadiger had a more visceral response, "In my neighborhood (Canada,) you could get beat up for admitting you even know who Aquaman is. Admitting you LIKE Aquaman is the sort of shit that will get you shanked, and deservedly so." And, similarly, JK Rowlings complained not so much about the content, but Eric's method of delivery, calling DeSantis' prose "puerile and garish."
More news on this as it develops, but unless we can get a retraction from DeSantis, he is in all likelihood fired. And we apologize to any of our readers to subjecting anyone, however briefly, to somebody who likes a comic book character as inherently stupid as Aquaman.