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-Directed By Matthew C. Gagston & Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio (stars in the new movies: "COMBAT!", and "THE WINTER SOLDIER"...)
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Vic "The Iceman" Beckles, Keanu Reeves, & Tom Cruise
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CURRENT EVENTS STRAIGHT FROM THE DC UNIVERSE 2011-PRESENT (ALL DATA IS FACTUAL & DOCUMENTED):



THE CHRONICLES OF AQUAMAN & THE CITY OF ATLANTIS:
February 19, 2009
Most of Aquaman's early Silver Age adventures were written by George Kashdan[4] and Bob Haney, while Nick Cardy took Ramona Fradon's place as the primary Aquaman artist. With Aquaman #40, the writer-artist team of Steve Skeates and Jim Aparo brought new levels of sophistication to the characters and stories. (2010) Reported Hollywood Insider News, word is that a movie is in the works for "Aquaman" and for the success to build a franchise!






Brad Pitt, will star in one of the next JLA movie sequels in "Batman vs Aquaman"

"AQUAMAN" Starring  Famous Actor Brad Pitt (replaced by actor Charlie Hunnam), as Aquaman,


and Nationally acclaimed Writer/Author/Actor/Director- Vic "The Iceman" Beckles (a.k.a Dr. Frank V. Beckles), as his ultimate nemisis, Black Manta, Elijah Wood as Garth/Aqualad, Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a The Rock) as The Royal Captain of The Guard, Colin Farrell as Ocean Master/Orm, Famed Rapper- "Little Bow Wow", as The New Aqualad, Famous Porn Star Macy Lane as Mera (Aquaman's lovely wife to-be & future mother of his sons) and an all-star cast to portray the other legendary characters of the "Aquaman" Mythos, profiled in the classic comic book series.




 It's going to focus on the entire Aquaman comic book saga, and have appearances of other DC Heroes & Villians. It should rival, and might beat the Wolverine & Spiderman Franchises.
The original Aquaman series ended with issue #56 (Mar-Apr 1971). Aquaman was given his own feature again in Adventure Comics #435-437, and #441-452, this time as the main feature in most of these issues. The Aquaman series was restarted with issue #57 (Aug-Sep 1977) and ran until issue #63 (Aug-Sep 1978), when it was finally canceled. Aquaman continued to appear in Adventure Comics #460-466, when his feature moved to World's Finest Comics from issues #262-264, and back to Adventure Comics (for the final time) from issues #475-478. Aquaman appeared in a backup feature in Action Comics which he shared with the Atom and Air Wave in various issues. Throughout this time Aquaman also appeared in various series (such as Justice League of America, The Brave and the Bold, World's Finest Comics, and DC Comics Presents) in partnership with other superheroes.
After becoming king of Atlantis, Aquaman began a policy of slowly reintroducing the once-secretive Atlantis to the surface world. After he was briefly ousted from the throne by the Shark (whom he defeated), he made the decision to leave the throne to become a more traditional superhero, and Dr. Vulko was elected as the new king.

End of an era

In the mid-1980s, after his own feature's demise, Aquaman was briefly made the leader of the Justice League of America. In a storyline told in Justice League of America #228-230, an invasion of Earth by a race of Martians occurred at a time when the core members were missing. Aquaman was thus forced to defend Earth with a League much-depleted in power and capability, and he took it upon himself to disband the Justice League altogether in Justice League of America Annual #2 (1984), thereafter reforming it with new bylaws requiring members to give full participation to the League's cases. With the help of a small number of veteran Justice League members willing to fully commit to the team, Aquaman recruited and trained four new and untried members, also relocating the team's headquarters to a reinforced bunker in Detroit, Michigan after the destruction of the JLA's satellite headquarters during the invasion.[5] Aquaman's participation in this new version of the Justice League ended in #243 (Oct 1985), when he resigned to work on his marriage with Mera. Subsequently, two of the four new recruits (Vibe and Steel) were killed in action.

Modern Age

The deep-blue camouflage costume. Aquaman (vol. 2) #1, (Feb. 1986). Art by Craig Hamilton.
After the 1985 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series, several short limited series were produced in the late 1980s and early 1990s — beginning with 1986's, four-issue Aquaman (Feb-May 1986), featuring Aquaman in a new, largely deep-sea blue, costume. The series was well received and a follow up limited series was in the works, though it was eventually canceled due to creative problems.[6] This series also expanded on several details of the Silver Age Aquaman's origin as well as Aquaman's relationship with his half-brother, Ocean Master, whose origin was retold in more complete detail. The series also added mystical elements to Aquaman's mythology and reinvented Ocean Master as a sorcerer. Aquaman reappeared in his blue costume in the Aquaman Special #1 (1988).

Retelling origins

In 1989, the Legend of Aquaman Special (officially titled as Aquaman Special #1 in the comic's legal indicia, the second Special in back-to-back years) rewrote Aquaman's mythos and origin, though keeping most of his Silver Age history intact. The special was by writer Robert Loren Fleming, with plots/breakdown art by Keith Giffen and full pencil art by artist Curt Swan.
The Modern Age Aquaman is born as Orin to Queen Atlanna and the mysterious wizard Atlan in the Atlantean city of Poseidonis, was abandoned on Mercy Reef as a baby because of his blond hair, which was seen by the superstitious Atlanteans as a sign of a curse they called "the Mark of Kordax." The only individual who spoke up on Orin's behalf was Vulko, a scientist who had no patience for myth or superstition. While his pleas were to no avail, Vulko would later become a close friend and advisor to the young Orin.
As a feral child who raised himself in the wilds of the ocean with only sea creatures to keep him company, Orin was found and taken in by a lighthouse keeper named Arthur Curry who named Orin "Arthur Curry" after himself. One day Orin returned home and found that his adoptive father had disappeared, so he set off on his own. In his early teens, Orin ventured to the far north, where he met and fell in love with an Inupiat girl named Kako. He also first earned the hatred of Orm, the future Ocean Master who was later revealed to be Arthur's half-brother by Atlan and an Inupiat woman. Orin was driven away before he could learn that Kako had become pregnant with his son, Koryak.
Orin then returned to the seas mostly staying out of humanity's sight, until he discovered Poseidonis. He was captured by the city's then-dictatorial government and placed in a prison camp, where he met Vulko, also a prisoner of the state, who taught Orin the language and ways of the Atlanteans. While Orin was there he realized that his mother was also being held captive, but after her death he broke out and fled. Eventually, he made his way to the surface world, where under the name of "Aquaman" he became one of several superheroes emerging into the public view at the time. Upon his return to Poseidonis he was made the king, and sometime later he met and married Mera. The Modern Age Aquaman's history is nearly identical to that of the Silver Age Aquaman from this point on.

As detailed in the five-issue Aquaman limited series (Jun-Oct 1989) (by the same creative team of the 1989 special of Robert Loren Fleming, Keith Giffen, and Curt Swan), which continued a few of the themes from the Legend of Aquaman Special, Mera was eventually driven insane by grief over the death of Arthur, Jr., and was committed to an asylum in Poseidonis. Shortly afterwards, an alien force conquered Atlantis. Arthur was forced to save the city but was hampered by an escaped Mera who personally blamed Arthur for the death of their son. In a fit of rage, Mera left Aquaman's dimension.
The publication of writer Peter David's The Atlantis Chronicles #1-7 (Mar-Sep 1990), which told the story of Atlantis from antediluvian times to Aquaman's birth, successfully revived interest in the character. Significantly, it was in this limited series that the ancient Atlantean characters Orin (whose name was given as Aquaman's Atlantean name) and Atlan (who was revealed to be Aquaman's father) were introduced.
A new Aquaman ongoing series (#1-13) thereafter ran from December 1991 to December 1992, which portrayed Aquaman reluctantly deciding to remain in Poseidonis as its protector once again. For a time, he served as Atlantis' representative to the United Nations but always found himself thrust back into the superhero role. Becoming more and more of a workaholic and solitary figure, Aquaman eventually returned to the oceans. He soon became tangled up in another attempt by Black Manta to destroy Atlantis by dragging it into a war with a surface nation.
Peter David returned to the character in another limited series, Aquaman: Time and Tide, a 1993/1994 four-issue series which further explained Aquaman's origins as he finally learned all about the history of his people through the Atlantis Chronicles (presented as historical texts passed down and updated through the centuries). Aquaman learned that his birth name was Orin and that he and his enemy Ocean Master shared the same father, "an ancient Atlantean wizard" called Atlan. This revelation sent Orin into a bout of rage and depression, setting the stage for later confrontations between the two, as it was said that "two brothers will also battle for control of Atlantis" (the Silver Age Aquaman had always known that the Ocean Master was his half-brother Orm, although Orm's amnesia prevented him from remembering that fact for some time).

New direction

The 1990s version of Aquaman. Aquaman (vol. 5) #17 (Feb. 1996). (Art by Jim Calafiore.
Aquaman received his own series again with the publication of the fifth Aquaman #1 (Aug 1994), initially scripted by Peter David, following up on his 1993 Aquaman: Time and Tide limited series. This new Aquaman series was the longest-running for the character, lasting until its 75th issue. David left the series after issue #46 (Jul 1998) after working on it for nearly four years.
Soon in Aquaman (vol. 5) #2 (Sep 1994), Aquaman lost his left hand when the madman Charybdis stole his ability to communicate with sea life and stuck Arthur's hand into a piranha-infested pool. This caused Aquaman to become somewhat unhinged, and he soon began having prophetic dreams. Soon after, he attached a harpoon spearhead to his left arm in place of his missing hand. This was the start of an entirely new look: the classic orange shirt was discarded for a gladiatorial manica. Forsaking his former clean-cut appearance, Aquaman grew long hair and a longish beard. After the destruction of the harpoon, Aquaman had it replaced with a cybernetic prosthetic from S.T.A.R. Labs. This new harpoon had a retractable reel that he could fully control.
A major storyline, culminating in #25, concerned the Five Lost Cities of Atlantis. Facing an unearthly invading species linked to the origin of the Atlanteans, Aquaman had to search out and unite the lost cities. This storyline established him as a true Warrior King, and he became a major political power. The remainder of Peter David's run focused on Orin coming to terms with his genetic heritage and his role as a king.
After a brief stint by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, David was replaced as writer by Erik Larsen with issue #50 (Dec 1998). Larsen's work proved unpopular with readers, however, and with issue #63 (Jan 2000) he was replaced by Dan Jurgens, who saw the series through to its cancellation with issue #75 (Jan 2001).
Aquaman rejoined the JLA when it reformed and remained an active member of that team until the Our Worlds at War event, during which Aquaman and the city of Poseidonis disappeared and were presumed to be destroyed. The JLA later discovered that Poseidonis and its inhabitants were taken into the ancient past by a powerful Atlantean sorceress named Gamemnae. The people of Poseidonis were made slaves by their Atlantean ancestors, and Aquaman himself was transformed into living water and imprisoned in an ornamental pool.
After a few months of their time — but fully fifteen years for the Atlanteans — the JLA freed Aquaman in "The Obsidian Age" storyline in JLA #66-75 (Jul 2002-Jan 2003), and Poseidonis and its people were returned to the present by the JLA, though not before Aquaman was forced to sink ancient Atlantis.

 

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Jackson Hyde and his on-and-off again girlfriend Maria; who is pregnant with his son, are first drawn into the events of Brightest Day after witnessing Deadman, Hawk and Dove activating the White Lantern Battery, which had landed in Silver City, New Mexico after the events of Blackest Night. As the Battery begins to speak to the heroes, and bring missing or dead DC Universe Heroes back to Life!! The tattoos on Jackson's right arm begin to glow. Jackson Hyde is an average student who is pretty bored in Silver City, New Mexico. Since he was young, he’s been taught by his adopted parents to fear water; they don’t want him near it because his true parents (Black Manta & Mera); would be able to locate him, not to mention certain changes happen to Jackson when he gets in the water. Jackson has kept this secret hidden for years. Aquaman is later contacted by the Entity, which tells him to locate Jackson before a second party does, which is speculated to be Siren and her Death Squad.[5][6]
  • Aqualad will appear in the upcoming Young Justice animated series, where he will be voiced by famous Comic & Book Author; Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr. Friday January 7th on Cartoon Network @ 7pm "Young Justice" cartoon series begins. Get "Young Justice" The Movie & Series on DVD soon.[12] It has been confirmed that he will be the leader of the team within the series, and it was also revealed he is the son of supervillain Black Manta. Plus revealed; Connor Hawke and Static/Virgil Hawkins (Black Lighting) are the sons of John Stewart/Green Lantern, the lost twin brother of Black Manta.
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While raining, Jackson is seen outside his house where he displays for the first time his abilities. As he started to control the water from the rain, his tattoos and eyes began glowing. At this moment he is revealed to possess gills and webbed hands. Its also revealed that Black Manta is actually his real father, and that Mera also has some sort of connection to the youth; and while she remembers being raped by Black Manta years ago, she denies any relation to the new hero. However; Joseph Arthur Curry, in the series "Aquaman: The Sword of Atlantis", is the long lost Son of Aquaman & Mera, returned from the dead along with other Heroes, and friends and family of Aquaman & Aqualad/Tempest- thanks to The Green Lantern Corps & The Spectre...[7]

What's Happening in Aquaman's Corner of the DCU?

  • Aquaman is a major character in Brightest Day, and one of the "White Lantern" characters returned from the dead, just like his first son; Joseph Arthur Curry, a.k.a "Arthur Jr.".
  • Mera has been fighting Black Lanterns and became a Red Lantern to stop the Blackest Night from happening, she may be the mother of The New Aqualad. She is now reunited with Aquaman in Brightest Day, and has rekindled their marriage, and plans to have more children together.
  • Lorena (The New Aquagirl) has been an active member of the Titans, along with The New Aqualad; and has learned that she is the daughter of The Ocean Master; the evil brother of Aquaman.
  • Garth (Tempest/Aqualad) was most recently spotted as a Blue Lantern and has rescued his wife Dolphin, and son Cerdian; and plans to fight Joseph Curry, Aquaman's son for the throne of Atlantis.
  • Joseph "Sword of Atlantis" Curry is in the DC Universe to stay, although he has learned that the original Aquaman is his father, which allows him to become the heir to the Kindom of Atlantis.
  • Dolphin last appeared in limbo along with her & Aqulad's son, but has been rescued by Tempest; a Blue Lantern with more powers than he has ever had before. And Dolphin later discovers that she is pregnant with Garth's second child. 
  • Vulko last appeared as a ghost advising Joseph-Aquman's son at the Windward Home.
  • Jackson has been introduced in Brightest Day, first thought to be one of Aquman's many sons; but has been revealed to be one of Black Manta's sons.
  • Black Manta (a Navy Seal & Green Lantern before he turned to evil & joined forces with Sinestro) is no longer a Villian; and the story about him giving his soul to a demon for powers, is revealed to be a lie, (like Green Lantern/Hal Jordan losing his soul to become The Parrallax), when in fact Black Manta regains his humanity, and is no longer a mutant- and decides to fight for justice, by joining the Green Lantern Corps., and working with his brother John Stewart, as a Green Lantern and fighting The Sinestro Corps.
  • Atlantis was ruled by Tempest after Mera refused to return to the city, but may soon be ruled by Aquman's first son; Joseph Arthur Curry.
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    Cartoon Network has confirmed that a new animated series called “Young Justice” based on the 1998 DC comic book series will premiere on the network in the 2010-2011 season. The Warner Bros Animation project follows a group of teens who are the sons & daughters of superheroes that struggle with growing up while proving themselves to be Justice League material.
    Young Justice” features (new sidekicks/not the origial ones but children of Super Heroes) Robin (Damian Wayne- Son of Batman and Talia Al Ghul), Superboy (Son of Superman & Wonder Woman), Artemis (formerly Arrowette- the bastard daughter of Green Arrow), Connor Hawke (Son of Green Lantern/John Stewart), Kid Flash (Son of Barry Allen/The Flash), Jai/Impulse II (Son of Wally West/The Flash III) Miss Martian, and Aquaman II/Joseph Arthur Curry (One of the many Sons of Aquaman), and The New Aqualad (The Son of Black Manta). The series made changes in its television adaptation with the omission of Wonder Girl and Secret, two characters from the comic.
    The team behind “Young Justice” includes executive producer Sam Register (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold”) and producers Greg Weisman (“The Spectacular Spider-Man”) and Brandon Vietti (“The Batman”).
    The new animated show is influenced by Geoff Johns’ “Teen Titans” that featured Impulse as Kid Flash and debuted Miss Martian to the DC world. “Young Justice” ran fifty-five issues in 1998 and was created by Todd Dezago with art by Todd Nauck and writing by Vic "The Iceman" Beckles; a.k.a, Famous TV Evangelist, Book Author, NFL Football Great, and father of six kids- Rev. Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr.
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    Jackson Hyde and his on-and-off again girlfriend Maria; who is pregnant with his son, are first drawn into the events of Brightest Day after witnessing Deadman, Hawk and Dove activating the White Lantern Battery, which had landed in Silver City, New Mexico after the events of Blackest Night. As the Battery begins to speak to the heroes, and bring missing or dead DC Universe Heroes back to Life!! The tattoos on Jackson's right arm begin to glow. Jackson Hyde is an average student who is pretty bored in Silver City, New Mexico. Since he was young, he’s been taught by his adopted parents to fear water; they don’t want him near it because his true parents (Black Manta & Mera); would be able to locate him, not to mention certain changes happen to Jackson when he gets in the water. Jackson has kept this secret hidden for years. Aquaman is later contacted by the Entity, which tells him to locate Jackson before a second party does, which is speculated to be Siren and her Death Squad.[5][6]

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    • Aqualad will appear in the upcoming Young Justice animated series, where he will be voiced by famous Comic & Book Author; Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, Jr. Friday January 7th on Cartoon Network @ 7pm "Young Justice" cartoon series begins. Get "Young Justice" The Movie & Series on DVD soon.[12] It has been confirmed that he will be the leader of the team within the series, and it was also revealed he is the son of supervillain Black Manta. Plus revealed; Connor Hawke and Static/Virgil Hawkins (Black Lighting) are the sons of John Stewart/Green Lantern, the lost twin brother of Black Manta.
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    While raining, Jackson is seen outside his house where he displays for the first time his abilities. As he started to control the water from the rain, his tattoos and eyes began glowing. At this moment he is revealed to possess gills and webbed hands. Its also revealed that Black Manta is actually his real father, and that Mera also has some sort of connection to the youth; and while she remembers being raped by Black Manta years ago, she denies any relation to the new hero. However; Joseph Arthur Curry, in the series "Aquaman: The Sword of Atlantis", is the long lost Son of Aquaman & Mera, returned from the dead along with other Heroes, and friends and family of Aquaman & Aqualad/Tempest- thanks to The Green Lantern Corps & The Spectre...[7]


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  • What's Happening in Aquaman's Corner of the DCU 2007-2011?

    • Aquaman is a major character in Brightest Day, and one of the "White Lantern" characters returned from the dead, just like his first son; Joseph Arthur Curry, a.k.a "Arthur Jr.".
    • Mera has been fighting Black Lanterns and became a Red Lantern to stop the Blackest Night from happening, she may be the mother of The New Aqualad. She is now reunited with Aquaman in Brightest Day, and has rekindled their marriage, and plans to have more children together.
    • Lorena (The New Aquagirl) has been an active member of the Titans, along with The New Aqualad; and has learned that she is the daughter of The Ocean Master; the evil brother of Aquaman.
    • Garth (Tempest/Aqualad) was most recently spotted as a Blue Lantern and has rescued his wife Dolphin, and son Cerdian; and plans to fight Joseph Curry, Aquaman's son for the throne of Atlantis.
    • Joseph "Sword of Atlantis" Curry is in the DC Universe to stay, although he has learned that the original Aquaman is his father, which allows him to become the heir to the Kindom of Atlantis.
    • Dolphin last appeared in limbo along with her & Aqulad's son, but has been rescued by Tempest; a Blue Lantern with more powers than he has ever had before. And Dolphin later discovers that she is pregnant with Garth's second child. 
    • Vulko last appeared as a ghost advising Joseph-Aquman's son at the Windward Home.
    • Jackson has been introduced in Brightest Day, first thought to be one of Aquman's many sons; but has been revealed to be one of Black Manta's sons.
    • Black Manta (a Navy Seal & Green Lantern before he turned to evil & joined forces with Sinestro) is no longer a Villian; and the story about him giving his soul to a demon for powers, is revealed to be a lie, (like Green Lantern/Hal Jordan losing his soul to become The Parrallax), when in fact Black Manta regains his humanity, and is no longer a mutant- and decides to fight for justice, by joining the Green Lantern Corps., and working with his brother John Stewart, as a Green Lantern and fighting The Sinestro Corps.
    • Atlantis was ruled by Tempest after Mera refused to return to the city, but may soon be ruled by Aquman's first son; Joseph Arthur Curry.





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Tempest Quick Bio: Young Garth was abandoned by his own people because of a superstition concerning his unique purple eyes. Befriended by Aquaman, the underwater orphan became his sidekick as Aqualad! Years later, Garth discovered his secret mystic birthright and emerged as the powerful aquatic hero known as Tempest, and later has a son, who becomes the new Aqualad.
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The birth of Garth - from TEMPEST #1 [1996]
Garth's origin is retold in TEMPEST #1 [1996]
Royal Beginnings
The Idylists were a group of pacifists living in self-exile from Atlantis in the Hidden Valley for over 4,000 years. They knew no violence; Peace and serenity were their way of life. King Thar came into power and ruled from Shayeris, the Idylist capital city. Thar had inherited much of his ancestor's mythic power, and practiced sorcery alongside his brother, Slizzath. The history of Atlantis is fraught with a recurring theme: brother against brother. King Thar was no exception.
Thar's brother Slizzath thought the power should be his and resented his brother taking it from him. Slizzath was denied his birthright because he dabbled in the black arts by practicing necromancy – the evocation of the dead. He was banished from the Hidden Valley but returned 20 years later with an army of undead soldiers. Fearing his brother's attack, Thar assembled an armory of weapons, specifically designed to stop Slizzath. The Idylists, however, thought Thar was going insane. The peace-loving people revolted, killing their once-beloved king. Fearing the monarchy was tainted by foul violence, the Idylists banished his now-pregnant wife, Berra, who found her way to Atlantis and gave birth to a son - who she named Garth.
Before Thar died, he was able to use his magics to trap Slizzath in an other-dimensional prison. It was, however, an imperfect imprisonment. Slizzath would be able to manipulate particular spells as a means of escape. Such a spell was Garth's birthright ritual - which he would one day perform to seal his mystical powers. Upon giving birth to Garth, Berra gazed upon his purple eyes - the Idylist mark of power. At that moment, her son's destiny seemed clear: Garth would one day perform the very spell that would free Slizzath. Feeling she had no other choice, Berra left her son to die.
Aqualad's fear of fish
Aqualad's first appearance in ADVENTURE COMICS #269
Meeting Aquaman
Miraculously, Garth survived in the ocean depths on his own. As the infant grew into boyhood, he eventually met Atlantis' greatest hero, Aquaman. Befriended by Aquaman, the youth was cured of his fear and became Aqualad, the Sea King's junior partner in crime-fighting. Aqualad possessed abilities which, while not increased by a hybrid metabolism as are Aquaman's, were greater than those of the average Atlantean. Like Aquaman, he could telepathically control and converse with all manner of sea creatures, as well as being able to breathe underwater like all Atlanteans and to swim at fantastic speeds with super-human endurance. Also like his mentor, his sole weakness lay in his inability to remain on land without contact with water for longer than one hour without asphyxiating.
After roaming the ocean depths with Aquaman (while attending school in Scotland by special arrangement), Aqualad returned to Atlantis as a permanent resident when Aquaman married Mera, the queen of an extra-dimensional water-world, and became the new king of Atlantis, and later have a son; which they named Arthur Jr.
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Teen Titans Form
Garth meets Aquachick... er, Aquagirl in the pages of AQUAMAN #33 [1967].
A few years later, Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad joined together to stop the menace of Mr. Twister. It was the first time the sidekicks joined forces.
PRE-TEEN TITANS: Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad team up for the first time in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54 [1964]
The second meeting of the teen sidekicks was more eventful: Robin,Kid Flash, Aqualad, now joined by Wonder Girl and Speedy, fought against their mentors, who had been possessed by the evil Antithesis. At this second meeting, the five youngsters decided to become a team and the Teen Titans were born! The sidekicks would continue to operate with their mentors, as well as spending time with their peers in the Teen Titans.
Aqualad eventually took an extended leave of absence from the Titans in order to aid Aquaman in a lengthy quest for Mera, who had been abducted by parties unknown, and to care for the royal couple's infant son in their absence. Aqualad was replaced in the group by Speedy. It was about this time that Garth began dating Tula, who was also known as Aquagirl. This began a long relationship that lasted until Tula's tragic death.
In his absence, the Teen Titans had undergone radical changes, becoming the non-costumed, pacifist participants in the special training program run by Mr. Jupiter. Aqualad rejoined the Teen Titans, only to find himself at odds with their new ideologies, under the guidance of Loren Jupiter. He became an occasional member, helping out with a handful of cases. And as he did participate in the group, he was plagued with an undiagnosed sickness, which was actually a manifestation of an inferiority complex. It seemed Garth felt useless to the team, largely in part due to his one hour limitation away from water. Garth officially resigned from the team shortly before they eventually disbanded anyway.
Garth discovers the truth behind his parents in ADVENTURE COMICS #453-455 [1977]
Truths Buried
After a falling-out with Aquaman, (because of Black Manta's attack on Atlantis, and kidnapping Aquaman's son, Aquaman blamed Garth for not rescuing him in time). Garth decided to search for the truths behind his family roots. Aqualad barged into a meeting of the Idylist ruling council, demanding information about his parents. The council refused to give Aqualad any information as they feared he may learn the truth. Soon after, Aqualad found a banished Idylist hermit who admitted to killing King Thar. Upon seeing a picture, Aqualad immediately recognized Thar as his father.
Aqualad broke through security and accessed the ancient files to learn his parents were King Thar and Queen Berra, who ruled peacefully until King Thar went mad and became hungry for war. The Idylist recorded history made no mention of Slizzath's dark magics; When Garth investigated, the Idylist archives only made mention of King Thar's insanity and the Idlysist's subsequent revolt. Garth also believed he was left to die because the superstitious Atlanteans thought his purple eyes were a sign of inferiority. Garth left believing his mother was dead and his father was indeed insane. He would later discover that this information was false.
Titans Ally & Tragedy Strikes
Aquagirl dies in the pages of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #9 [1985]; She is pronounced dead in CRISIS #10.
The next incarnation of the Teen Titans was gathered by Raven, which Aqualad was not to be a part of, although he did assist the team on various cases - including the shattering Crisis on Infinite Earths. During the Crisis, Garth's longtime love Tula was killed. Garth was devastated.
Aqualad remained in Atlantis, and grieved for a long time after the death of Tula. Still, Garth assisted the Titans on various missions. On one such case, Garth was abducted by a then-insane Mento (one of the sons of Black Manta). Mento used his helmet that granted him vast mental powers to inflict psychological torture on Garth. This somehow effected his ability to telepathically control sea life. It did, however, allow him to come to terms with the death of Tula, to some degree.
Garth's marine telepathy would return a short time later, during the 'Millennium/Manhunter' conflict. Following that, Garth remained a close ally of the Titans. When the Titans were attacked and captured by the Wildebeest Society, Garth and Golden Eagle were savagely attacked; Golden Eagle was seemingly slain, and Garth lay in a coma for weeks. Once revived, Aqualad donned a new costume and helped ease the Titans into their next phase under the auspices of the United States government.
Becoming Tempest

Garth's training with Atlan is explained
in TEMPEST #1 [1996]

Garth began to team up more regularly with Aquaman at this time. As the Aqua-allies tried to stave off an alien invasion, Garth was whisked away by Aquaman's father, Atlan, a mage who existed in another dimension. Atlan told Garth his destiny was to become a powerful mage as well. Atlan trained Garth in his dimension, and taught him how to greatly augment his powers. Garth studied with Atlan for a couple of years, although only a couple of months passed in Aquaman's world. Thus, Garth returned a short time after his disappearance (yet aged a couple of years) with new powers, including the ability to control the temperature of water and fire mystical power blasts from his eyes. Garth was also given a new purpose by Atlan, who told him his destiny was to protect all who live in the ocean.
Upon his return, Garth encountered his uncle - Slizzath - who had transformed himself into a demonic sea creature through dark magic. Slizzath sought to escape his mystical imprisonment using Garth as a conduit. Slizzath created a mystical a doppelganger of Tula, who was created to trap Garth and siphon his new powers. Garth saw through the plan and was able to defeat Slizzath, and once and for all maintain a sense of closure about Tula's death. Garth also adopted a new identity as Tempest.
During this time, Garth also discovered his mother Berra was still alive, and living with a group of Idyllists. This forced Garth to confront his feelings of abandonment by his mother, and mother and son began to take tentative steps toward rebuilding their relationship.
Finding Love Again

Garth and Dolphin celebrate the birth of Cerdian in AQUAMAN #63 [2000]

Shortly after this, Garth began a relationship with Dolphin, who was once romantically involved with Aquaman. Initially, Garth and Dolphin concealed their relationship from Aquaman, unsure of what his reaction would be. Eventually, Aquaman learned of their relationship and gave them his blessing.
The Titans later gathered together to save their former member, Victor Stone "Cyborg" (played by Victor Beckles in the movie "Teen Titans"), from alien influence. The original five Titans - including Tempest - decided to re-form the team with five additional recruits.
Dolphin later discovered she was pregnant. Garth was happy at the news and proposed marriage. Garth and Dolphin were married in a traditional Atlantean ceremony with friends and family in attendance. Dolphin has since given birth to a son. Dolphin and Tempest's first child was named Cerdian by Aquaman as a gesture to the surface-country Cerdia, which had recently fallen under Atlantean control.
Meanwhile, Aquaman's long lost son, is trapped in another dimension. But years later, returns to the modern DC Universe, with the help of The Spectre, his memory of his father, and background is altered, and he is brainwashed into becoming the new Aquaman. (Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis/2007).Arthur Joseph Curry The Son Of The Original Aquaman
Aquaman

Promotional art for Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #54 (Sept. 2007)
by
Terry and Rachel Dodson.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceAquaman: Sword of Atlantis #40 (May 2006)
Created byKurt Busiek
Frank Victor Beckles
In-story information
Alter egoArthur Joseph Curry/Arthur Jr.
AbilitiesUndersea adaptation,
Enhanced physical attributes,
Limited empathic communion with sea life

Arthur Joseph Curry is a fictional character and the long lost son of Aquaman, the returned from the dead DC Comics superhero's son, thought to have been killed by Black Manta, but was hidden in a alternate universe by an entity known as "The Spectre", the boy grew up to become his father's replacement as the new Aquaman. Created by Kurt Busiek and Frank Victor Beckles, Jr., he first appeared in Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #40 (May 2006).

Publication history

As part of DC Comics' One Year Later event, Aquaman's series was renamed Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis with issue #40 (May 2006). The new developments include a new lead character, a new supporting cast, and the inclusion of sword and sorcery-type fantasy elements in the series.

Fictional character biography

While awaiting transport unknown to him, from an alternate universe, called the "Ultraverse" (where the original Aquaman, Green Arrow, & The Flash has been), to present day Miami, Florida, a young man named Arthur Joseph Curry Jr. Is washed out to sea when a storm ruptures the tank he was in. This Arthur Curry, whose origin closely resembles that of the Golden Age Aquaman as well as that of Neptune Perkins, is the son of oceanobiologist Dr. Phillip Curry, (Arthur Curry's third half-brother). Dr. Curry was forced to lie about Arthur Jr.'s true origin by Spectre, for fear of his threat to kill his kidnapped wife and two sons. Dr. Curry, with the help of The Spectre created in Arthur's mind that he had lived his whole life in the main tank of his father's research facility at Avalon Cay, his only window to the outside world being television.
Shortly after his arrival in the sea, Arthur  Jr. Is mentally contacted by the mysterious "Dweller of the Depths", a deformed humanoid with tentacles instead of hair and a left hand made of water. The Dweller urges him to help King Shark, who still bears scars from a previous battle with The Real Aquaman during the recent Crisis. The Dweller, confusing Arthur for Aquaman and calling him his "charge", tells Arthur and King Shark of a prophecy regarding Arthur's future, a prophecy which seems to be a distorted version of the original Aquaman's history. The Dweller reveals that the original Aquaman was "transformed into one akin to another dimension, to return to greatness once again in the future."
Arthur Jr.'s first trip causes him to meet many of Aquaman's supporting characters including Mera, the Sea Devils, Vulko, and eventually Ocean Master (the brother of Dr. Phillip Curry and Arthur Curry- the original Aquaman). During this adventure, the Dweller progressively realizes that he himself is the original Aquaman, who slipped out of the pocket universe, The Spectre had him trapped in, despite having no memory of his former life, being married, and having three sons!
Later Arthur  Jr. finds a humanoid squid named Topo, a naive youth attracted by superheroics, seeking to become a sidekick, and Tempest, now the father of a son and twins by his wife, Dolphin, he is unable to breathe water (re-gains all of his powers later) and implanted with a post-hypnotic suggestion warning of an upcoming battle. The Justice League is called in to evaluate Orin's situation, but are unable to determine if he is truly dead, or if he can somehow resurrect himself due to his new magical nature.
In Sword of Atlantis #57, the series' final issue, Aquaman II is visited by the Lady of the Lake who explains his origins. The original Aquaman had given a sample of his water hand to his father in order to resurrect his dead son, Arthur, whom he had named after Orin. When Orin attempted to resurrect Sub Diego, part of his soul attached itself to the body of his son, Arthur Joseph Curry Jr., while Orin's physical form mutated into the Dweller. Blaming himself for Orin's disappearance into the Ultraverse, Aquaman II, vows to never be called "Arthur Jr." again, refraining from using the "stolen" name, asking only to be called Joseph in the future.
Arthur Jr., is considered as a candidate for the new Outsiders by Batman (secretly knowing that he is in fact, Aquaman's son). After seeing him in action with Metamorpho, however, Batman decides against his induction.
In their quest to rid the Earth of all forms of kryptonite, Superman and Batman journey deep below the sea and find a large amount of it. The two of them are met with hostility by Aquaman and King Shark. A brief fight ensues, but eventually Joseph allows them to take what they came for. Before doing so, he points out that not everyone may want Superman to find all of Earth's kryptonite, and that he would have to be at least part human to know that.

Powers and abilities


Orin

Aquaman II, has a number of superhuman powers like his father, and superhuman strength, most of which derived from his father, and from the fact that he is adapted to live in the depths of the ocean. Primary among his powers is the ability to extract oxygen from water, allowing him to 'breathe' while submerged. He is unaffected by the immense pressure and the cold temperature of the ocean depths; further, he possesses an enhanced resistance to injury and superhuman strength (he can easily throw a car hundreds of feet). He is likewise able to swim at very high speeds. He can see in near total darkness and has enhanced hearing. Although he can remain underwater indefinitely without suffering any ill effects, Aquaman grows weak if he remains on land for extended periods.
Aquaman II's most famous (or infamous) power is the telepathic ability to communicate with/command oceanic life. The range of this power is unclear; certainly he can summon sea life from vast distances. Although this power is most often and most easily used on marine life, Aquaman II, has on multiple occasions demonstrated the capacity to affect any being evolved from marine life (e.g., humans), or that lives upon the sea (e.g. sea eagles).
Aquaman II's telepathic abilities are otherwise unrefined but it has been demonstrated on multiple occasions that he can use his abilities to supplement other more skilled telepaths such as J'onn J'onzz. He has also demonstrated classic telepathic abilities like telepathic eavesdropping on people's thoughts, but this ability was displayed infrequently.
After the loss of his hand, Aquaman II, initially replaced it with a cybernetic harpoon that responded to his thoughts and could be fired while staying attached via a retractable line. Later, the harpoon was replaced by a magical hand made out of water given to him by the Lady of the Lake, which grants Aquaman II Numerous abilities, including but not limited to: the ability to dehydrate anyone he touches with it, killing them instantly; to make the hand extremely dense, thus taking Aquaman II, to the ocean floor quickly; to shoot jets of scalding water; healing abilities; and the ability to nullify magic.

Arthur Joseph Curry Jr. (a.k.a "Arthur Jr.")

The new Aquaman has many physical abilities in common with his father, the original Aquaman, including underwater breathing, submarine speed, and superhuman strength. Like the Golden Age Aquaman, Arthur Jr. Can't survive outside of water for long. He also gained telepathic powers. He now speaks and understands the languages of the sentient sea peoples unaided, and has a limited ability to communicate with nonsentient sea life. He cannot speak directly to them as his predecessor could, but can send and receive emotional impressions and desires, such as communicating a need for help. He is working to expand the latter ability, and in one instance has been able to "see" through the eyes of nearby fish. In the motion picture; "Aquaman" (2014), Charlie Hunnam, who beat out Brad Pitt for the legendary role, as Arthur Curry a new "Savior" to the rediscovered lost city of Atlantis in Aquaman... This Aquaman, who will be the Golden Age version of the iconic hero, but will have all the flare and saga of "Aquman's Son" Arthur Curry, Jr., (or Arthur Joseph Curry): based on the 2007 comic book series "Aquaman: The Sword of Atlantis", and the "Young Justice" 2011 cartoon series; this movie series will kick butt, and fans are going to really love it!! AQUAMAN the movie trilogy, will bring back to life all of the characters & core heroes of the Aquaman comic book mythos, and revamp the abandoned "Aquaman" comic book title & reboot the series to a whole new level. Redefining & increasing powers of the legends of Aquaman, Aqualad, Mera, and Vulko as irreplaceable heroes in the DC Universe. The Movie saga will inspire fans, and have all the combination themes of other fan favorite movies like: STAR WARS, (the special effects & magical powers of HARRY POTTER), LORD OF THE RINGS, AND TRON: LEGACY, BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN, AND THE MATRIX TRILOGY....


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MORE FACTS ABOUT THE LEGENDARY AQUAMAN & HIS SON AQUAMAN II:
February 19, 2009
In his early Golden Age appearances, Aquaman had the ability to breathe underwater with the help of gills and superhuman strength enabling him to swim at high speeds. He was also shown to have the ability to communicate with sea-life and have them do his bidding. Initially, he was depicted as speaking to sea creatures "in their own language", and only when they were close enough to hear him rather than being telepathic in nature. While he was often described as the "sovereign of the sea," with the waters of the entire globe his "domain," and almost every sea creature his "loyal subject," the title was never an official one. Aquaman's adventures took place all across the world, and the only base he appeared to have was "an ancient temple of lost Atlantis, kept underwater," in which he kept a solitary throne.[2] There was also a structure called the "Aquacave", a dry series of caves in which he kept the "Atlantis Chronicles", although it is unclear if this is distinct from the ancient temple, or the same location.[3]
During his wartime adventures, most of Aquaman's foes were Nazi U-boat commanders and various Axis villains. The rest of his adventures in the 1940s and 1950s had him dealing with various sea-based criminals, including modern-day pirates such as his longtime archenemy Black Jack, as well as various threats to aquatic life, shipping lanes, and sailors.

Silver Age

Starting in 1959, Aquaman's backstory was revised, with various new supporting characters added and several adjustments made to the character, his origins, his powers, and persona.
 
Aquaman, Mera, and Aqualad, as depicted by Nick Cardy in Aquaman #18, (Dec. 1964).
In Adventure Comics #260 (May 1959) and subsequent Silver Age comics, it was revealed that Aquaman 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, first starting a career as "Aquaboy" (that also became the name of Aquaman's last son, years later in 2009, after his discovery that his first son; Arthur Jr., whose name was changed to Arthur Joseph Curry, was still alive and protected by The Spectre; was conceived by Mera, after falling in love with him again, and became re-married) and meeting Superboy (Earth's only other superpowered hero at the time) on one occasion (Superboy #171, Jan 1971). When Arthur grew up, he called himself "Aquaman".
It was later revealed (in Aquaman #29) that after Atlanna's death, Tom Curry met and married an ordinary human woman and had a son named Orm Curry, Aquaman's half-brother. Orm grew up as a troubled youth in the shadow of his brother (along with Nathan Hayes, a black navy seal, who becomes "Black Manta"), who constantly bailed him out of trouble with the law. He grew to hate Aquaman not only for the powers that he could never possess but also because he knew that their father would always favor Aquaman. Orm disappeared after becoming an amnesiac and would resurface years later as Aquaman's archnemesis, Ocean Master.
By the late 1950s, Aquaman's ability to talk with fish had been expanded to full-fledged telepathic communication with sea creatures even from great distances, but in Adventure Comics #256 (Jan 1959) he was also retroactively given a specific weakness akin to Superman's vulnerability to Kryptonite or Green Lantern's vulnerability to the color yellow: Aquaman had to come into contact with water at least once per hour, or he would get weak (prior to this story Aquaman could exist both in and out of water indefinitely). This problem was later explained as a characteristic of all Atlanteans. But it doesn't apply to Aquaman anymore, because over the years, he develops new powers and abilities, and discovers that he is involving into a powerful being. More powerful that Superman.

Allies and foes

Aquaman was included in the Justice League of America comic book series, appearing with the team in their very first adventure in The Brave and the Bold #28 (Feb-Mar 1960). He was a founding member of the team, as shown in a flashback in Justice League of America #9 (Feb 1962). Aquaman took part in most of the 1960s adventures of the superhero team.
With Adventure Comics #269 (Feb 1960), Aquaman's supporting cast and rogues gallery began to grow with the addition of Aqualad, an outcast, orphaned youth from an Atlantean colony whom Aquaman takes in and begins to mentor. Adventure Comics #264 (Sep 1959) introduced the submerged fictional city of New Venice, which was later revealed to be based in Florida and which also became Aquaman's base of operations for a time in the early 1980s, beginning with World's Finest Comics #263 (Jun-Jul 1980).
Aquaman continued to appear in Adventure Comics until issue #284 (May 1961), when the feature moved to Detective Comics from issues #293-300 (Jul 1961-Feb 1962), then to World's Finest Comics from issues #125-139 (May 1962-Feb 1964). After four tryout issues in bi-monthly Showcase (#30-33, Feb-Aug 1961), Aquaman gained his own series for the first time with the publication of Aquaman #1 (Jan-Feb 1962).
Aquaman eventually met the Atlanteans and became their ally. He was recognized as the son of Atlanna and later voted to be the King after the death of the former regent, who had no heirs. By this time Aquaman had met Mera, a queen from a water-based dimension, and he married her at the same time he was crowned king of Atlantis, Aquaman #18 (Nov-Dec 1964). They soon had a son, Arthur, Jr. (nicknamed "Aquababy") in issue #23 (Sep-Oct 1965).
The 1960s series introduced other such archenemies as the Ocean Master (Aquaman's amnesiac half-brother Orm), Black Manta (a former Navy Seal, College Professor, and Millionaire-Business Genius, like Lex Luthor), the Fisherman, the Scavenger, and the terrorist organization known as O.G.R.E. Other recurring members of the Aquaman cast introduced in this series include the well-meaning but annoying Quisp (a water sprite); Dr. Vulko, a trustworthy Atlantean scientist who became Aquaman's royal advisor and whom Aquaman eventually appoints to be king after leaving the throne himself; and Tula (known as "Aquagirl"), an Atlantean princess who was Aqualad's primary love interest (she died with the secret of baring his first son, Ethan).
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Back to basics

2003 series' initial look by Yvel Guichet.
A sixth Aquaman series began shortly afterwards, initially written by Rick Veitch, Matt Gagston, and Dr. Frank Beckles who sought to take Aquaman in a more mystical direction, by bringing back Aquaman's son, Arthur Jr., and re-naming him Arthur Joseph Curry. Subsequent writers who contributed to the series include John Ostrander, Will Pfeifer, and John Arcudi. This series ran from issue #1 (Feb 2003) to #39 (Apr 2006) when it was renamed Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis (see below).
As shown in this next series, The original Aquaman returns and his decision to sink ancient Atlantis caused displeasure among some of the city's citizens, and Arthur Jr. Was once again driven out of Poseidonis. He spent some time in Ireland, where he met the Lady of the Lake, who gave him a new prosthetic hand composed of mystical water with unusual properties. From there he returned to his more traditional look: orange shirt, short hair, and beardless.
Later, Aquaman went to San Diego after a massive earthquake plunged half the city into the Pacific Ocean. He soon discovered that the survivors of the catastrophe were able to breathe underwater and began helping them to rebuild the submerged portion of the city they now called "Sub Diego".
During this time, Aquaman picked up a new sidekick named Lorena, who eventually became the new Aquagirl. For a time, it appeared that Aquaman might reconcile with Mera, as he attempted to take her to the surface in order to save her from the Atlantean mages who had transformed her into an air-breather, they fell in love again, and she concieved another son, so one day Aquaman's rightful heir will take his place at the throne.
Shortly thereafter, during the Infinite Crisis event, Atlantis was nearly destroyed by the Spectre, and many of its citizens were transported to a Pocket Universe, called "The Ultraverse"; where Spectre revealed that his intention was to bring back Aquaman's son, and restore peace and honor to Atlantis, including Aquaman's second son, Koryak and his oldest friend, (and father figure), Vulko. Arthur Joseph Curry (Arthur Jr./Aquaman's son) led the survivors to Sub Diego in the hope that the two displaced peoples could help each other. When Black Manta attacked the sunken city, Aquaman defeated him and left him for dead, he survived; and joined forces with Lex Luthor to destroy Aquaman & Superman, but Black Manta betrayed him and took LexCorp, and he took Lex's woman, made her his lover, and she bore a son; who will later grow up to replace him, as "Devil Ray" (Justice League: Unlimited) and try again to kill Aquaman and his family and fail, because of Aquaman's increasing powers & abilities (simular to Superman), during the course of his life he is rediscovering his aquatic, mystical, and untapped awesome abilities. To become the true "Savior" and Protector of Atlantis...
Aquaman made a brief appearance at the memorial for Superboy in 52. With Aquaman (vol. 6) #40 (May 2006), the series was renamed Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis and taken in an entirely different direction by writers Kurt Busiek, Matt Choinaire, and Vic "The Iceman" Beckles.

The Missing Year

During week 39 of the "missing year" depicted in the weekly comic book 52, Ralph Dibny, seemingly accompanied by Dr. Fate's helmet, meets a bearded, long-haired, and amnesic Orin in the ruins of Atlantis. The helmet portends that "if he lives... if he lives... it is as a victim of the magicks of legend and the power of the sea".
Orin was transformed into the Dweller of the Depths during Week 50 of 52 in the World War III event. In a desperate bid to save the life of several Sub Diego inhabitants who have lost the ability to live in water, Orin makes a deal with the gods of the sea to gain the power to save them. Using the bones of his severed left hand in a magical ritual, the sea gods give Orin the power to raise Sub Diego onto dry land. However, Orin mutates into the Dweller of the Depths as a side effect of gaining his new abilities and loses his memories as a result. He is presumed dead in Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #50, and his son Arthur Joseph Curry officially becomes the new Aquaman (for only a brief moment in the DC Universe).
The original Aquaman returns to life in his original costume, without a full explanation, in Final Crisis #7. All that is said is that he and his son (along with Garth & his Son Cerdian) was prophesied to return to Atlantis in his people's hour of greatest need (2010).

The "Aquaman" movie trilogy, and upcoming Aquaman comic series (2011-Present): Will re-enforce all central concepts profiled on this website, and maintain the true legacy of Aquaman!!!




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