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Aquaman is a DC Comics superhero. Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, he first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 (1941).
Like Marvel Comics' Namor, the Sub-Mariner, Aquaman is an undersea hero originating from the mythical kingdom of Atlantis. In the traditional version of his origin, he was Arthur Curry, the son of Tom Curry, a human lighthouse keeper, and Atlanna, an outcast from Atlantis. Recent comics, however, depict Aquaman as an orphan of purely underwater heritage who was briefly raised by a lighthouse keeper named Arthur Curry. In either case, Arthur eventually learned about his origins and powers, and vowed to defend the Earth's oceans and their aquatic inhabitants.
Aquaman's most noteworthy powers are his ability to breathe underwater, communicate (via telepathy) with and issue commands to all forms of sea life, and swim at fast speeds. In some depictions, Aquaman also possesses limited degrees of superstrength and invulnerability, sometimes said to derive from his ability to withstand the high pressures found in the depths of the ocean, and his telepathy has occasionally been depicted as working on land creatures including humans, albeit to a greatly reduced degree. He also has very good night vision, but it is unclear if this is in fact an actual power or if it is the by-product of living under the ocean where things are generally very dark and ill-lit.
Aquaman was a minor but durable hero during the Golden and Silver Ages of comic books, appearing in short adventures featuring other superheroes or in a supporting role to them. He eventually became a founding member of the Justice League of America.
Aquaman's personality was traditionally portrayed as very amiable and friendly. However, recent comics have often reimagined him as a surly and hot-headed anti-hero (similar to the Sub-Mariner).
A noteworthy aspect of the Silver Age Aquaman comics was that the primary artist for his adventures was Ramona Fradon, one of the few female comic artists of that period.
Aquaman is often criticized by comic aficionados for having limited superhuman abilities. In response to these criticisms, more emphasis is now being placed on his super strength and stamina, rather than on his ability to communicate telepathically with undersea life. However, Aquaman also has his fair share of defenders.
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