Total Nerd The Best Aquaman Storylines in Comics  

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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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Brightest Day

Brightest Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Aquaman Storylines in Comics
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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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The Missing Peace

The Missing Peace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Aquaman Storylines in Comics
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Issues: Aquaman Special #1

Writer: Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin 

Artist: Tom Ziuko, George Freeman,‎ Mark Pacella

This one-shot special from 1988 revolves around Aquaman and Mera working to save a sinking ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Later, Mera begins to grow concerned when Aquaman nearly allows a Russian submarine to be destroyed with all hands on board. As a mutated blob on the ocean floor continues to threaten the universe, Mera must help Aquaman reclaim his soul and win the day!

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The Atlantis Chronicles

The Atlantis Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Aquaman Storylines in Comics
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Issues: Atlantis Chronicles #1-7

Writer: Robert Greenberger,‎ Peter David

Artist: Esteban Maroto

The Atlantis Chronicles is a seven-issue miniseries chronicling the history of Atlantis. The story covers its ancient sinking beneath the waves up to the time of Aquaman's birth. The series helps set the stage for the expansion of the Aquaman universe and fills numerous gaps left over the years in the overall history of the undersea world.

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Time and Tide

Time and Tide is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Aquaman Storylines in Comics
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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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