Aquaman is the Ruler of Atlantis and a Founding Member of the Justice League. His Comic Book Adventures are Among the Most Popular Today. You Can Buy His Latest Comics Right Here in Our Online Comic Book Store.
Aquaman comics have been around for seventy years and originated in the Silver-age of comic books. Originally described as the son of an Atlantean noblewoman and a lighthouse keeper from the town of Amnesty Bay, Arthur Curry, would grow up to become the superhero Aquaman, and later take on his birthright as the King of Atlantis. He is a founding member of the Justice League and is among DC Comics' most recognized heroes.
According to his first comic book origin story, Aquaman (aka Arthur Curry) was the son of Atlanna, an Atlantean princess banished from Atlantis and Tom Curry, lighthouse keeper. One night, amidst a terrible storm, Tom Curry would find Atlanna thrown up on the shore by storm-tossed waves, and rescue her from harm. Both Curry and Atlanna made the lighthouse their home and developed a strong bond that would quickly lead to a sentimental relationship, which in turn, would lead to the birth of Arthur Curry. It was upon her deathbed that Arthur learns of his heritage and his ability to live and breathe underwater, as well as her power to communicate with and control all marine life.
After Atlannas death Aquaman’s father Tom trained Aquaman both physically and mentally so that he would one day be in complete control of his powers. Arthur was also taught by his father to view himself as someone special, as a savior of the oceans, as The King of the Seven Seas.
In the Modern age of comic books, Aquaman’s origins were slightly altered with the reboot of the universe following the Crisis on Infinite Earths. In this new comic book universe Aquaman is born to Atlanna and her husband, King Trevis, who is unable to give Atlanna a child. Atlanna is impregnated by Atlan in a dream and King Trevis knowing he could not have been the father because of the color of Aquaman’s hair, which is blonde, and the possibility that he, Aquaman carries the curse of Kordax. King Trevis declares his wifes pregnancy a miscarriage and leaves the baby on Mercy Reef. It is here that Aquaman’s abilities save his life. Talking to marine life allows Aquaman to be raised by dolphins. After fisherman killed his adopted brother Drin, Aquaman leaves his sea life family and his next encounter with humanity is when he meets Lighthouse Keeper Tom Curry. Tom Curry took him in and raised Aquaman as his son and naming him Arthur Curry before his death.
In DC Comics’ New 52 re-launch, Aquaman is still King of Atlantis, but he spends a good amount of time on the surface as well, interacting with humans as well as his Justice League teammates. Also in the New 52, Aquaman has assembled his own team of heroes with similar goals, who call themselves The Others.
Thanks in large part to the excellent writing of comic book legend Geoff Johns, Aquaman is currently one of the most popular heroes in the New 52. And, thanks to the formation of the Others, Aquaman has two on-going monthly comic book series for the first time in the history of comic books.
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