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SuperFriends Team Member
|Real name:||Arthur Curry|
|Species:||Metahuman / Atlantean|
|Base:|| Hall of Justice |
Poseidonis capital of Atlantis
|Voiced by:|| Season 1-2: Norman Alden |
Season 3-6: Bill Calloway
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.
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.
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). 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.
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.
Continuity From Filmation series: The Adventures of Aquaman (1967)
- Aquapathy (ability to telepathically communicate with sea creatures)
- Superhuman strength, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes
- Able to swim at incredible velocities
- Heightened senses
- He has encyclopedic knowledge of oceanography and oceanology
Not much is known about Aquaman's personal life, but he seems to have a special friendship with Wonder Woman, and he may even be in a romantic relationship with her, as he is constantly seen with her in her Invisible jet. Despite rumors that they may be in a relationship, Aquaman is married to Mera. Aquaman is apparently a fan of The Beatles, and he really likes their song With a Little Help from My Friends. He plays mentor to Aqualad in his hometown of Poseidonis.
Aquaman's popular catchphrases
SuperFriends Team Members
Members of the Justice League of America
SuperFriends Founding Members: Superman • Batman • Wonder Woman • Aquaman Expanded Team: Hawkman • Samurai • Green Lantern • Flash • Black Vulcan • Hawkgirl • Apache Chief • El Dorado • Atom • Green Arrow • Plastic Man • Rima Comic Book Team Members: Black Canary • Elongated Man • Red Tornado Junior SuperFriends: Robin • Cyborg • Firestorm Zan • Jayna Marvin White • Wendy Harris Mascots: Gleek • Wonder Dog Other Known Justice Leaguers: The Huntress • Black Orchid • Captain Marvel • Mary Marvel • Supergirl • Green Fury
- Aquaman first appeared in More Fun Comics, Vol. 1 #73 (Nov. 1941).
- 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.
- The Aquaman disambiguation page at the DC Database.
- Aquaman at Wikipedia
- The Unofficial Aquaman Website
Appearances in Other Media
- ↑ His name wasn't mentioned in the series. This was his name in the comics' continuity.
- ↑ As revealed in Adventure Comics, Vol. 1 #260 (May, 1959), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Superboy, Vol. 1 #171 (January, 1971), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Brave and the Bold, Vol. 1 #28 (March, 1960), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Adventure Comics, Vol. 1 #269 (February, 1960), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ As revealed in Adventure Comics, Vol. 1 #452 (July, 1977), which can be found at the DC Database.
- ↑ Go to DC Database for more on More Fun Comics, Vol. 1 #73 published in November 1941.