While the underwater residents of Atlantis haven’t always seen eye-to-eye with the people of the surface world, that hasn’t stopped their king from vowing to protect both as a member of the Justice League. But if you’re unclear on Aquaman’s unique comic book history, there’s no need to search the Seven Seas for answers. We dive into Arthur Curry’s past, from his half-Atlantean heritage to his key adversaries to his relationship with the fiery Mera.

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