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The Best Aquaman Storylines In Comics

Updated October 24, 2019 979 votes 246 voters 15.6k views20 items

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The character Aquaman was first introduced to readers in More Fun Comics #73 all the way back in 1941. Since that time, DC has published thousands of Aquaman comic books, which have included some incredible storylines, Aquaman story arcs, graphic novels, and individual issues making for a plethora of amazing stories.

Going through more than 70 years of comics, cartoons, and now film has revealed some of the best writing for a comic character ever. The rich backstory and the number of writers and artists who have had the opportunity to make their mark on the character over the years has made for some rich entertainment. Of the many thousands of stories, these 20 are definitely the best, so rate away to let the world know which of Aquaman's greatest adventures is truly the best?

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    Issues: Aquaman #15-22

    Writer: Will Pfeifer

    Artist: Patrick Gleason

    After a devastating earthquake has destroyed and submerged most of San Diego, thousands of residents are left dead! Aquaman heads in to investigate the disaster and render aid only to learn that hundreds of thousands remained alive, but were somehow changed. As they emerge from the sunken parts of the city, they begin to drown on dry land and it's up to Aquaman to help put things back together.

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    Issues: Adventure Comics #435-437, 441-455, Aquaman Vol. 1 #57-63

    Writer: Steve Skeates, Paul Levits

    Artist: Mike Grell, Jim Aparo

    DC took a dark turn when they came out with "The Death of the Prince" storyline. Black Manta undertakes his ultimate plot to destroy his longtime enemy and by the end, Arthur Curry Junior ir dead. The death of his and Mera's infant son is too much for their relationship and their marriage falls apart.

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    Issues: Brightest Day #0-24

    Writer: Geoff Johns, J. Tomasi Peter

    Artist: Fernando Pasarin

    Following the event fo the "Black Day" storyline, Aquaman must rebuild his life following his own resurrection. As he makes his way through his ocean domain, he must also determine the nature of the mysterious new Aqualad.

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    Issues: Aquaman: Time and Tide, #1-4

    Writer: Peter David

    Artist: Kirk Jarvinen

    This four-issue miniseries offers a fresh retelling of Aquaman's origin story, which acted as a companion story to Keith Giffen's Legend of Aquaman published four years previously. The story begins as Aquaman decides to add his tale to the Atlantis' Chronicles of the History of Atlantis so it is revealed in flashback form from his point-of-view.

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