|Creator:||Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger|
|Date(s):||November 1941 - present|
|Medium:||comics, cartoons, television series, films, video games, etc|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
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Aquaman first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 (November 1941).
- Arthur Curry aka Aquaman, king of Atlantis and the son of Atlanna and Tom Curry
- Mera, Arthur's wife and Atlantis' Queen
- Aqualad, various sidekicks under Aquaman
- Tempest aka Garth, original Aqualad
Justice League members often made appearances in the Aquaman comics.
Aquaman has been adapted for screen many times, first appearing in animated form in the 1967 The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure and then in the related Super Friends program. Since then he has appeared in various animated productions, including prominent roles in the 2000s series Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, as well as several DC Universe Animated Original Movies. AC appeared in Smallville in several episodes as Aquaman. There was a Aquaman 2006 pilot made for the CW starring Justin Hartley, however the series was never picked up. Jason Momoa portrayed the character in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and will reprise his role in the DC Extended Universe, including a solo film in 2018.
Like all DC Comics title characters, Aquaman had its own Rogue gallery and appearances by other villains are fairly common occurrence.
Popular culture was not kind to his image but the New 52 revitalized the character and his canon, rocketing him to new heights of popularity. At one point during the New 52, his comics outsold every Marvel comic on the market as well as most of the popular DC Comics characters, a previously unimaginable feat.
Smallville & Rejected Aquaman Pilot
An interest in Aquaman sparked with his appearance in Smallville, so much so that a pilot was created that focused on him. However, the show was not picked up by a network; fans were able to see it anyway and a small fandom focused on it appeared.
Arthur Curry, mainly referred to as "AC" in the Smallville series and fandom, was not heavily shipped with any one individual within the fandom, however the rarepairs of AC/Lois, AC/Chloe, AC/Clark, AC/Dinah, AC/Zatanna, AC/Oliver, and AC/Victor did appear when the series was still airing. And although Mera did end up appearing in Smallville (in Season 10 & married to AC), the pairing did not appear within the fandom AC often appeared as a background or secondary character in fanfiction, usually with the rest of the Oliver's team.
DC Extended Universe/DCCU
An interest for Aquaman hit an all-time again when it was announced that Jason Momoa was cast as Arthur Curry. Many fans from his other TV series, Game of Thrones and Stargate Atlantis were excited to see him in the DCEU. Amber Heard was announced to portray Mera, Arthur's wife in the comics.
Archives & Fannish Links
- Aquaman - All Media Types at AO3
- Aquaman works at FFN
- The Tempest Fic Index
- mercy_reef, a LJ community dedicated to 2006 Aquaman pilot
- Tumblr tag: aquaman
- Daily Aquaman, a Tumblr