Original title: Aquaman
Characters: Aquaman, Mera, Garth, Aquagirl, Mouse
Drawings: Paul Norris
Publishers: DC Comics / Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
|Country: United States|
Year: 1941 mm
Gender: Cartoon superheroes
Recommended age: Children from 6 to 12 years old
Aquaman is the comic book character created in 1940 by authors Paul Norris (designer) and Mort Weisinger (screenwriter), who first appeared in issue 73 of the comic magazine Moore Fun Comics and later in Adventure Comics. Aquaman is the son of lighthouse keeper Tom Curry and Atlanna, a descendant of the ancient people of Atlas, who reign in the deep sea. They named their son Arthur, who soon realized he was endowed with extraordinary powers in contact with the sea. Aquaman has all the characteristics of the people of Atlantis, who reign in the depths of the ocean. It can swim at speeds faster than ships, communicates with fish using telepathy and is endowed with superhuman strength, capable of competing with sharks and whales. His fiercest enemies are Black Manta and the Shark, but in the fight he is also helped by his friends: the young Aqualand and the beautiful Aquagirl. How
Superman, Batman, Flash and Wonder Woman he is also part of the Justice League, which thanks to his contribution provided by the News Venice marine base, can face all the dangers coming from the sea. In the course of his adventures Aquaman will have to deal with wonderful mermaids, terrifying sea monsters and last but not least the unscrupulous man, who does not hesitate to pollute the seas and the environment. In 1967 Acquaman became a cartoon series called The Adventures of Aquaman, produced by the American studios of Filmation for a total of 36 episodes, in which we find Aquaman riding a huge seahorse. In the 90s the character of Aquaman was revisited to the point that he would no longer be the son of Tom Curry, but of a wizard who abandoned him because of his blond hair.
Currently Warner Bros is grappling with a production of Aquaman TV series, along the lines of the success achieved with Smallville, in fact its executive producers are Miles Millar and Alfred Gough.
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