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 Trench

The Trench is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Aquaman Storylines in Comics
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Issues: Aquaman #2

Writer: Geoff Johns

Artist: Ivan Reis

Determined to live on land and leave his life under the sea behind him, Arthur Curry is thrust back into his role as Aquaman when a new terror from the deep emerges. The Trench is a new carnivorous race that threatens all life beneath the waves and it is up to Aquaman to stop them!

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Sub Diego

Sub Diego is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Aquaman Storylines in Comics
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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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The Missing Peace

The Missing Peace is listed (or ranked) 4 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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