Aquaman, also known as Arthur Curry and Orin, is a superhero and the ruler of the seas. As the king of Atlantis and other undersea territories, he technically controls most of the planet. His abilities include super-strength, durability, super-speed, staying underwater indefinitely, and telepathy, which he uses to communicate with sea-life. His aquatic nature means he requires water regularly at the risk of dehydration, although he is perfectly capable of staying on land for extended periods. The Aquaman Family also includes his wife Mera and his side-kicks Aqualad and Aquagirl, along with a number of others, fighting together against villains. He is also a founding member of the Justice League of America. Arthur Joseph Curry was his successor after the original died, and had his own adventures for several years, until Orin was resurrected during Blackest Night and reclaimed his title. Aquaman was created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris, first appearing in More Fun Comics #73. (1941)

Aquaman (Volume 1) was an ongoing title that began publication in 1962. Featuring the titular hero Aquaman, the title continued the character's publishing history from its run as a back-up feature in Adventure Comics. The series initially ran for 56 issues and was discontinued in 1971. In 1977, the series was revived and continued its original numbering, but was canceled by issue #63 as one of several titles that were discontinued as part of the DC Implosion. The story for what would have been issue #64 was printed in Adventure Comics #462.

Aquaman (Volume 7) is one of The New 52 ongoing series published after Flashpoint. The series follows the adventures of Aquaman and Mera.


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