'Aquaman' aka 'Arthur Curry', the 1940's DC Comics superhero, played by actor Jason Momoa in director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", is a 'bad-ass' introductory role that will become more prominent in the features "Justice League", "Justice League- Part 2" and a standalone "Aquaman" movie:
Unlike Marvel's mutant 'Namor' the 'Sub-Mariner', 'Aquman' is human, created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, debuting in "More Fun Comics" #73 (November 1941)...
...initially as a backup feature in DC's anthology titles, then starred in several volumes of a solo title.
"...the story must start with my father, a famous undersea explorer — if I spoke his name, you would recognize it. My mother died when I was a baby, and he turned to his work of solving the ocean's secrets.
"His greatest discovery was an ancient city, in the depths where no other diver had ever penetrated. My father believed it was the lost kingdom of 'Atlantis'. He made himself a water-tight home in one of the palaces and lived there, studying the records and devices of the race's marvelous wisdom.
"From the books and records, he learned ways of teaching me to live under the ocean, drawing oxygen from the water and using all the power of the sea to make me wonderfully strong and swift.
"By training and a hundred scientific secrets, I became what you see — a human being who lives and thrives under the water..."
During the late 1950's and 1960's superhero-revival period known as the 'Silver Age', Aquaman was a founding member of the 'Justice League of America'.
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