Why Aquaman is Awesome

I will be writing blogs on a lot of the comic book characters that I like. I have chosen the water-themed hero to be first. Aquaman seems to be the butt of many jokes to comic book and non-comic book fans alike. I never understood that is. Super Friends was a long time ago and the jokes still carried on till now. Granted, Aquaman is appreciated much more but it seems that a lot of people still don't understand him and laugh when he's mentioned.

1. He has Awesome Powers

Yes. In my opinion, Aquaman's powers (and Namor's) are incredibly cool. He's King of the Seven Seas, which takes up 70% of the planet. Once you step in water, Aquaman rules you and has the advantage. He calls upon sea creatures. Not just fish, but the fictional creatures like the Kraken and giant squid thingys. He has a very durable and has class 100 strength. Sure it's not on the level of Superman or Wonder Woman, but he's powerful nonetheless.

2. Make Fun of Him and He Doesn't Give a Crap

Let's be honest. Superman cares a lot about how the public views him. So does the Flash (doesn't matter which Flash). However, Aquaman endures countless criticism and he just keeps on kicking butt. He's not obligated to help "surface dwellers." He's not obligated to even come to the surface. He could just live down in Atlantis his whole life and not care. But, he still helps out the Justice League and the creatures of the land. He stands up for what's right and doesn't care if you don't appreciate his help, as long as he's helping.

3. He's a Humble King

What really surprises me is that Aquaman isn't your typical arrogant womanizing King. He assumes the role because it's a responsibility but doesn't care to be worshiped or served by his people. He's there to do the job and doesn't really take advantage of his power. He'd do anything to protect land and water alike. In "Throne of Atlantis" he saw that Atlantis needed a king, so he became one, even though he really didn't want it. He's loyal to Mera and doesn't ogle any other woman just because he's king.

4. Hardcore Supporting Cast

Aquaman's family is basically all superheroes: Aqualad (Jackson & Kaldur), Aquagirl, Mera, Garth. All of them, especially Mera, are fantastic characters that can fight alongside him. Not to mention, in the New 52, we have "The Others." A group of people that used to fight alongside Aquaman. All very interesting character that I would love to see in the future. Notable supporting cast members would include his awesome dog and Aquababy, who he never really saw. His relationship with Mera is one of my absolute favorites in comics. More on Mera later...

5. He has his Fair Share of Good Stories

Aquaman has had a few memorable stories that people should definitely read. My personal favorites are "American Tidal" and "The Others." Everyone should give Aquaman a chance and read his New 52 series written by Geoff Johns. "The Trench," "The Others," "Throne of Atlantis," and the current story arc are all great. His Peter David run is worth the read as well.

6. A Whole New World and Villains

I do realize that Atlantis is not an original idea, not by a long shot. However, Atlantis has become a beautiful fantasy land in comics. It's an escape from reality and is inhabited by other sea warriors, learning advanced magic and science. Aquaman doesn't exactly have the best rogues gallery but he has two memorable ones. Ocean Master and Black Manta. Ocean Master is a compelling villian because of his sibling rivalry with Aquaman. This rivalry almost reminds me of Loki and Thor, and we all know how great that relationship is. Black Manta is a land dweller who just has intense hatred for him. He's a tough and badass villain who just looks plain awesome.

7. Mera

Why Aquaman rocks

Aquaman is a true winner

Come on man. Seriously? Anyone who gets Mera won at life
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Edited by Wolverine08

His wife is ridiculously hot. That's why Aqauman is awesome. #EndThread

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Posted by Wolverine08

@batmannflash:

Instead of wasting time making this Aquaman respect thread, you should have made a blog about how hot Mera is, and posted sexy pictures of her!

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Hell yeah! Aquaman is my third favorite character of all time!

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Posted by PeppeyHare

His wife is ridiculously hot. That's why Aqauman is awesome. #EndThread

This. His dog is pretty cool too.

Posted by batmannflash

@wolverine08: I might make a "Why Mera is Awesome" blog lol

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Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

His wife is ridiculously hot. That's why Aqauman is awesome. #EndThread

Damn you beat me to it.

Posted by batmannflash

@wolverine08 said:

His wife is ridiculously hot. That's why Aqauman is awesome. #EndThread

Damn you beat me to it.

Dang it you perverts

Posted by JLDoom

I wish more people realized how awesome Aquaman is. I just can't believe people are still making "Aquaman is lame" jokes, what is this, 2003?

Anyway, this is a great (maybe even the best) list that showcases why Aquaman is actually awesome. Excellent job, man.

PS: I'm not a perv but I have to agree with the guys here, "He has a very hot wife" should've been a point in this list, just sayin :p

Posted by batmannflash

@jldoom: thanks! I don't think it's the best list haha, but I try :)

And Mera is hot. Me calling them pervs was just a joke. I get it, I'm a guy too

Posted by SupBatz

Aquaman is great. All comic book fans seem to know it, even those who don't read his stories. Hopefully, the general public will come around someday.

Posted by batmannflash

@batmannflash:

Instead of wasting time making this Aquaman respect thread, you should have made a blog about how hot Mera is, and posted sexy pictures of her!

Done. Look above

Posted by SandMan_

Aquaman get to go home to that! What do you get to go home to?

Posted by batmannflash

@sandman_: You're making me feel bad :(

haha

Posted by Wolverine08

Those Mera pictures! Everything is so.... sexy! *Gets up to go get some private time*

Posted by batmannflash

@wolverine08: too much information bro!

A typical morning for Aquaman and Mera

Posted by Jake Fury

I have loved the current arc because other Atlanteans have been featured.

And Mera is hot.

Posted by batmannflash

@jake_fury: yeah, same here. That's reason number 4 and 6. The Atlanteans are awesome and they make Aquaman's stories even more special

Posted by Wolverine08

@wolverine08: too much information bro!

A typical morning for Aquaman and Mera

Ok, now I'm starting to get jealous of Aqauman. Dude gets that every morning? Damn!

Posted by Wolverine08

@sandman_:

I go home to cereal every day. That's almost as great as Mera, right? *Keeps telling himself that*

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@wolverine08 said:
@batmannflash said:

@wolverine08: too much information bro!

A typical morning for Aquaman and Mera

Ok, now I'm starting to get jealous of Aqauman. Dude gets that every morning? Damn!

yeah especially since both of them have superhuman stamina ;) You know what I mean

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@wolverine08 said:
@batmannflash said:

@wolverine08: too much information bro!

A typical morning for Aquaman and Mera

Ok, now I'm starting to get jealous of Aqauman. Dude gets that every morning? Damn!

yeah especially since both of them have superhuman stamina ;) You know what I mean

Posted by batmannflash

@wolverine08:

The true reason why people hate Aquaman (they're jealous)
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Posted by JLDoom

@batmannflash: Yeah, I know I was joking too :p

And know that you added that extra point it definitely is the best list now :D

Posted by ViperKing

@batmannflash: This is a great review. I would have put in feats of his and named other memorable Aquaman rogues but you did quite a fantastic job.

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@viperking: Thanks! I didn't put feats because I wanted to make it short and to the point. A character isn't defined on how powerful they are/what feats they have.

Edited by RustyRoy

His wife is ridiculously hot. That's why Aqauman is awesome. #EndThread

This.

@batmannflash Nice blog man, Aquaman is definitely one of the coolest DC characters ever.

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Edited by Deaditepool

I place most of Aquaman's success on the shoulders of Mera.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg
Edited by Knightfall225

These are all the reasons why aquaman is my second favorite hero

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Posted by waezi2

What is the story of Mera again? She is from another dimension or something, right? Doesn't mater really, she is awesome anyway.

Posted by batmannflash

@waezi2: yeah, she's from Dimension Aqua, an alien dimension made completely out of water

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Posted by batmannflash

@waezi2: Like Aquaman, she has an amphibious physiology. So she can breath perfectly fine in land and water

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@wolverine08 said:

His wife is ridiculously hot. That's why Aqauman is awesome. #EndThread

He's married to Ariel, except she kicks ass instead of sings.

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Posted by TheFirstLantern

His wife is ridiculously hot. That's why Aqauman is awesome. #EndThread

I agree. I think in Smallville show they also made her hot.

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Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

Aquaman rules, plain and simple. Thank God for New 52 proving that to all the naysayers.

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Posted by DEADPOOL

Aquaman rules, plain and simple. Thank God for New 52 proving that to all the naysayers.

I can second that!

Posted by LyraFay

Now I'm interested in reading Aquaman!!

Posted by batmannflash

@lyrafay: haha you should be! :) Definitely read Geoff John's New 52 Aquaman series!!

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