Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Arthur!

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the debut of Aquaman, King of the Seas!

Aquaman first appeared in More Fun Comics #73, which hit stands on September 25, 1941. He is one of the few comic book characters to keep appearing in comics from the Golden Age into the present. While he wasn't always in his own, self-titled comic, he appeared as the star or back-up star in other comics, such as Adventure Comics and Justice League of America.

The character has had many roles in his long career, from super hero do-gooder to King of Atlantis and founding member of the Justice League, DC's premier super hero team.

Arthur has been married, not always happily, to Mera since 1964. The couple had a son, Arthur Jr., who perished after being held captive by the villain Black Manta. Arthur was also a father figure to Garth, another outcast from Atlantis, who would become his sidekick Aqualad.

I could go on and on with the history of the character, but I wouldn't do him justice. Instead, I direct you toward the awesome website The Aquaman Shrine, where a full-fledged celebration of Aquaman's 70th Anniversary and the debut of the new Aquaman #1 is occurring today!

Head over and join in the fun!

And thanks for all the adventures, Arthur!
Here's to many, many more!


  1. Happy Birthday, you orange-finned underwater recovering alcoholic king, you!!!

  2. Huge Aquaman fan over here. Namor is a wimp, Arthur C. all the way!