Do you think that Aquaman could successfully lead the JL?

#1 Edited by Delphic (1705 posts) - - Show Bio

In the last few panels of Justice League #12, Aquaman states that if he was allowed to take charge of the Justice League he could bring them together to be the team that Earth needs them to be. Batman quickly rebuts his statement by saying that they decided that all the decisions would be made by him because they had decided on that a long time ago. The issue wasn't addressed much more after that, but I want to know what you guys think?

So do you think Aquaman could pull it off and actually lead the Justice League to greatness? Or do you think, Batman is right and that Arthur's struggles with Atlantis prove that he would be an ineffectual leader?

#2 Posted by Jodez (157 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I don't know if he'd make a good leader of the league or not but I definately wanna see it

#3 Posted by BlackArmor (6217 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see why not, personally I prefer that Batman leads but I'm sure that Aquaman could do a good job if given the chance

#4 Posted by cattlebattle (14343 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, he is a King right?? I don't see why he couldn't lead the JL

#5 Posted by coolguyr99 (3177 posts) - - Show Bio

He could but I would prefer Superman being the leader.

#6 Posted by TDK_1997 (15983 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think that he would be that good of a leader but I would want to see it.

#7 Posted by serpent222 (321 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jodez said:

Well I don't know if he'd make a good leader of the league or not but I definately wanna see it

Totally this. I was scoffing at the idea at first, but if the new 52 is going to change anything significantly, the leader of the League would be a big change to happen.

#8 Posted by JonSmith (4231 posts) - - Show Bio

Could he do it? He could lead Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, and maybe Superman. Batman wouldn't follow him. Aquaman's a King. He'll take orders from Superman, and work alongside the others as equals in a supporting role. But placed in the leadership position? He'll expect to be treated as a king, orders followed without question, the only opinions that matter: His own. New 52 Aquaman is typically brash, and aggressive. Batman's stealthy, recon detective work would be a waste of time to Aquaman. Arthur would see it as every minute spent doing recon, or listening to Batman's suggestions in a combat situation as a moment they could be fighting the bad guys, and would attack instead. As such, Batman won't bother.

#9 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (14775 posts) - - Show Bio

Has Aquaman leading the League ever worked before? Then again this is a reboot"

#10 Posted by The_Judge_since_83 (57 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I love Aquaman I'd have to say that as of this reboot he could not effectively lead the Justice League. I think the Aquaman before the reboot would have made a much better leader for the Justice League based on the way Aquaman is portrayed currently. I mean within the reboot alone they already show us that he wasn't very effective at running the Others, so why would that be any different for the Justice League? So while Aquaman has kept his anger and "do what he pleases" attitude (sorry, really couldn't think of a better way to describe it), I haven't seen him show any strategic thinking, or charisma that a king would have, he seems to be a king because of birth right, not ability, while before the reboot it was stated many times and shown that Arthur was a king because of who he was, not just because of his blood, and I think that made him more of a natural leader. Who knows though, you know how comic book writers are, the next two or three stories could change all of that and if they make Aquaman the leader of the team he may be the best one we've ever seen.

#11 Posted by Wboy (457 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure I guess he has the credentials though I feel Batman should as he has more of the intellect. Also, I don't think a lot of people average joes and many comicers alike would like that Aquaman was the leader of JL.

#12 Posted by Zoch81 (304 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Aquaman could be great leader hes a king plus hes lead the others so hes got the experience

#13 Posted by Spectre108 (276 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman would definitely be able to lead the Justice League, in my opinion.

#14 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Spectre108 said:

Aquaman would definitely be able to lead the Justice League, in my opinion.

#15 Posted by matchesmalone21 (9983 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt: WEll,he leads the Justice League Detroit...not so well,because later je drop the position to save his marriage with Mera

#16 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1809 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he could do it, quite effectively really.

#17 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (14775 posts) - - Show Bio

@matchesmalone21: You misunderstood me, i know A.C has led the League before. I'm saying it's never worked out well.

#18 Posted by kasino (1814 posts) - - Show Bio

yea he could but in a very follow me into battle top way

warrior king

not so much general

#19 Posted by The Stegman (29612 posts) - - Show Bio

As a warrior and king, I think he would be willing to make the tough decisions more so than Superman.

#20 Posted by Squalleon (7534 posts) - - Show Bio

@Zoch81 said:

I think Aquaman could be great leader hes a king plus hes lead the others so hes got the experience


And he is something between batman and Superman ready to take decisions supes wouldn't and ready to unite the team for more than missions.

#21 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he could certainly do it. The JL members need to have more faith in him ;)

#22 Posted by TheWinterSoldier87 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

He's prob the Best JL lead. Exept the Batman nobody ia actually able to guide the League but Arthur. The problem is that Batman has 0 diplimacy while Aquaman is a true politician leader. Aquaman MUST guide JL in the movies and new52 comics!

#23 Posted by Spidey_Jackson (4362 posts) - - Show Bio

The fact that Batman leads irks me.


#24 Edited by BlackWind (8872 posts) - - Show Bio

Could he? Yeah.

Do I want him to? Hell naw.

#25 Posted by zaied (3702 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, he could.

#26 Posted by Fallschirmjager (19979 posts) - - Show Bio

he did it before in the 80's.

#27 Posted by NewKid (407 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought he would actually make the best leader...

#28 Posted by EdBlank (931 posts) - - Show Bio

If Batman wasn't the brains of the operation what would he do?

"Superman, move that planet! Wonder Woman, kill that Greco-Roman g-d! Flash, go back in time and kill Hitler! Cyborg, teleport us to another planet! Lantern, put a bubble around that bomb! I, Aquaman, will summon 75 giant quids! Batman, hold our coats!"

#29 Posted by AmazingWebHead (7232 posts) - - Show Bio

He already leads Atlantis

#30 Posted by Uruk_Hey (28 posts) - - Show Bio


well everyone knows they won't reduce the mighty batman to a coat-holder... but personally, I think A.C would be potentially the best fit to run the J.L. He has struggled as a leader, but I believe that is due in part to him being such an outcast in virtually everything. If they all embraced him as their leader, I think he would excel at the position.

#31 Posted by ScouterV (4249 posts) - - Show Bio

In all honesty, I'd say he's more qualified than anyone else to lead the team. Superman seems more the public face, Batman would be a better adviser alongside Lex, and the only real competition he should have for that role would be Wonder Woman, whom I also think could lead the team.

#32 Posted by THORSON (3151 posts) - - Show Bio

if he's a king then yes.

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