A little background for those who don't read comic books. Up until about 10 years ago, comic books had letters pages. DC comics usually had two pages of letters and Marvel comics had one page of letters and one news page called "Bullpen Bulletins". But in old old DC comics there text pages of another sort:
In the early days of comic books, one of the more intriguing aspects of comics was the presence of text pages in the midst of comics. People used to have a number of theories as to why they were there, some figured that perhaps the publishers wanted to add a bit of culture to their readers.
The truth of the matter is, to qualify for the second class bulk mailing rate (the same rate given to newspapers and magazines), periodicals were forced to include at least two pages of text.
Therefore, an amusing side effect occured. Desperate for text strips, the publishers would often print whatever was given them, which has led to some DREADFUL fiction over the years (this was Stan Lee's first work in comics, churning out text pages for Timely when still in his teens). [Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #39]
The Aquaman comics of this era contained educational text pieces about the sea in each issue. Letters pages replaced them in Aquaman #26, but before they disappeared readers were treated to "The Color of Water", "History on the Rocks", "Power from the Seas", and "Farmers of the Sea" among others. The quality of writing was about what you would expect from a 1960's superhero comic with a 10-year old target audience.
I typed up "Serpents, Serpents Everywhere" and placed it in the queue for the same reason put any stupid thing in the queue. It amused me at the time. I expected its terribleness to be mocked mercilessly whereupon I would reveal it had already found a publisher. I never thought it would actually get voted up.
Actually, I don't think many people really read it past "Sea Serpents".
Anyway, others can speculate on what this says about the current level of kuro5hin standards. I merely wanted to apologize to Rusty for subjecting his blog to such blatant plagiarism. If you wish to strike it from the records, I will understand.
It was never my intent to deceive.
PS: Aquaman #21 is actually a quite good comic and is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Aquaman, Vol. 2. A thorough review is available here.