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SuperFriends Team Member

Real name: Arthur Curry[1]
Species: Metahuman / Atlantean
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Relatives: Tom Curry (father)
Atlanna (mother)
Mera (wife)
Apprentice: Aqualad
Base: Hall of Justice
Hidden Lair
Poseidonis capital of Atlantis
Affiliations: SuperFriends
Played by: Norman Alden[2]
Bill Calloway[3]
Carlos Segundo[4]

Aquaman on Storm

Aquaman is an aquatic superhero with the ability to breathe underwater, super strength, and the ability to communicate with marine life. Aquaman is the King of the undersea city of Atlantis. He is a founding member of the SuperFriends. He occasionally uses a large seahorse named Storm for transportation.

Background Information

On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, Aquaman's real name was Arthur Curry, the son of Tom Curry, a lighthouse keeper, and Atlanna, a water-breathing outcast from the lost, underwater city of Atlantis. Due to his heritage, Aquaman discovered as a youth that he possessed various superhuman abilities, including the powers of surviving underwater, communication with sea life, and tremendous swimming prowess.[5]

Eventually, Arthur decided to use his talents to become the defender of the Earth's oceans and its inhabitants, starting a career as "Aquaboy." As Aquaboy, he eventually met Superboy (Earth's only other super-powered superhero at the time).[6] Eventually, Arthur grew up and changed his name to "Aquaman." He soon became included in the newly formed Justice League of America team, joining them on their very first adventure.[7]

Around this time, Aquaman also began gaining his familiar cast of allies and enemies, which introduced Aqualad, an outcast orphan from Tritonis, a another lost city from Atlantis whom Aquaman takes in.[8]

Sadly years later, Black Manta, as part of a trap, abducts Mera and Aquaman's infant son, leading to the death of Aquaman's boy.[9]

Continuity From Filmation series: The Adventures of Aquaman (1967)


Filmation Version

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Hidden Lair

Personal life

Not much is known about Aquaman's personal life, but he seems to have a special friendship with Wonder Woman, as he is constantly seen with her in her Invisible jet. He is married to Mera and is a mentor to Aqualad in his hometown of Poseidonis. He is also apparently a fan of The Beatles in particular their song: With a Little Help from My Friends.

Aquaman's popular catchphrases

Powers and Abilities


Using Aquapathy

Super Powers



  • Water Deprivation: If Aquaman stays out of the water for an hour or so, he will start to weaken, and eventually die.



SuperFriends Team Members

SuperFriends Founding Members:

SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquamanHawkmanSamuraiGreen LanternFlashBlack Vulcan

Expanded Team:
HawkgirlApache ChiefEl DoradoAtomGreen ArrowPlastic ManRima

Comic Book Team Members:
Black CanaryElongated ManRed Tornado

Junior SuperFriends:
Marvin WhiteWendy Harris

GleekWonder Dog

Other Known Justice Leaguers:
The HuntressBlack OrchidCaptain MarvelMary MarvelSupergirlGreen Fury

Episode Appearances


  • Aquaman first appeared in More Fun Comics, Vol. 1 #73 (Nov. 1941).[10]
  • Aquaman was created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger
  • On Filmation's animated series, The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967-1968), Aquaman was voiced by Marvin Miller.
  • SuperFriends is often credited with having exposed Aquaman to a much wider audience outside of the comic book community.[?]
  • The trope known as "This looks like a job for Aquaman" originated due to the perceived tendency for Aquaman to be apparently useless outside his native sea enviromnent.

External Links

Appearances in Other Media

0Aquaman Aquaman Aquaman was the sovereign of the undersea city of Atlantis and a member of the Justice League.
- Go to DCAU for more on Aquaman
AC Arthur Curry Arthur "AC" Curry is a mysterious metahuman swimmer that has a special connection with water and the life forms within it. He is a marine biology student at the University of Miami and an active member of Green Arrow's team of pro-active heroes.

This version of Arthur Curry is based on the Smallville TV series (2001-??) as seen on the CW.
- Go to the Smallville Wiki for more on Arthur Curry


  1. His name wasn't mentioned in the series. This was his name in the comics' continuity.
  2. Norman Alden provided the voice of Aquaman in the first two seasons of Superfriends. Years later he reprises his role for Cartoon Network commercials and The Aquaman and Friends Action Hour.
  3. Bill Calloway provided the voice of Aquaman from Season 3-Season 10.
  4. Carlos Segundo provided the voice of Aquaman on the Spanish version of The Aquaman and Friends Action Hour.
  5. As revealed in Adventure Comics, Vol. 1 #260 (May, 1959), which can be found at the DC Database.
  6. As revealed in Superboy, Vol. 1 #171 (January, 1971), which can be found at the DC Database.
  7. As revealed in Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 #28 (March, 1960), which can be found at the DC Database.
  8. As revealed in Adventure Comics, Vol. 1 #269 (February, 1960), which can be found at the DC Database.
  9. As revealed in Adventure Comics, Vol. 1 #452 (July, 1977), which can be found at the DC Database.
  10. Go to DC Database for more on More Fun Comics, Vol. 1 #73 published in November 1941.

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