Aquaman I
Nick Name
King of the Seven Seas
Civilian ID


Adopted Name

Arthur Curry



King of Atlantis

Protector of Earth's Oceans

Legal Status
Former sovereign of Atlantis
Nation or Planet of Origin
Atlantis, Atlantic Ocean
Group Affiliation
Justice League
Base of Operations

Atlantis, Atlantic Ocean

Sub Diego, California

Mobile within Earth's oceans.

6' 1"
325 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Biologically typical Atlantian with the ability to breath both above and below the surface of water, super-human strength, speed, agility, stamina and keen eyesight adapted to the pressure and darkness of deep water depths.Mutation resulting in the ability of limited telepathy with surface beings and enhanced telepathy with aquatic beings.

Note: Strength wanes after being from water for extended periods of time.


Cybernetic Hand: Appendage on left hand is capable of taking multiple shapes.

Note: In one story arc Aquaman's cybernetic appendage was replaced by a mystical bracelet which creates a hand of water which can be mentally controlled. The current incarnation of Aquaman has both of his hands.

Hydro Pants: Garment which holds moisture in reserve to be absorbed by Atlantians when outside of water for short periods of time.

Common Enemies

Black Manta




King Shark

Marine Marauder

Ocean Master


(The) Shark III

(The) Thirst

Regularly Appearing

Adventure Comics Vol. 1

Aquaman Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Aquaman: Time and Tide Vol. 1

JLA Vol. 1

Justice League America Vol. 1

Justice League of America Vol. 1

More Fun Comics Vol. 1

World's Finest Vol. 1

First Appearance
More Fun Comics Vol. 1 #73 (Nov. 1941)
Mort Weisinger & Paul Norris


Aquaman was raised at the bottom of the ocean by a marine archaeologist that had discovered the lost city of Atlantis. Although human, he was able to live underwater for long periods of time and had adapted to the great pressures and low light of the ocean, and communicated with ocean life audibly by "speaking" their language.


Prince Orin, was abandoned on a reef as an infant due to the color of his hair, blond, which was considered the mark of the Curse of Kordax by the people of Atlantis. Found and raised by a pod of dolphins, he then later befriended a lighthouse keeper named Arthur Curry, who taught the young man language and the ways of surface dwellers. Orin took his adopted father's name as his own.

Dubbed Aquaman by Flash II, who he developed a friendship with as well as the other members of the Justice League, of which he is a founding member.

Eventually the abandoned prince would return to Atlantis, reclaim the mantle of king and protectorate of the seven seas as Aquaman.

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