As an independent media outlet, Crikey prides itself on subjecting policymakers and public policy to rigorous scrutiny, based on the public interest. But there is one pressing issue that has received too little scrutiny, in our view. It is time to "call out" the single worst superhero of all: the alleged "King of the Seven Seas", the so-called "King of Atlantis", Aquaman.

Crikey is not above the occasional silly superhero. We retain a special fondness for Krypto the Superdog, despite the potential for tragedy of having an animal motivated chiefly by food, sex and a genetic disposition for hierarchy possessed of super powers.