When it comes to DC Comics, no character is more misunderstood, misrepresented, and misinterpreted than the King of Atlantis, Aquaman. A staple of DC Comics since his inception in 1941, Arthur Curry is a veteran superhero, who has taken part in almost every major story arc in DC’s lore. He is a founding member of the Justice League, a skilled fighter in his own right, and holds dominion over the seven seas, which make up over 70% of the Earth.
That’s why it’s so shocking to see how far the character’s stock has fallen in the eyes of the most casual of comic book fans. These days, anyone defending the deep-diving do-gooder is sure to be met with fish-related jokes and puns about the ocean. Most of these jokes come from a place of ignorance, not malice. People know very little about Arthur, his adventures, and his journey as a character.
All it would take is a little re-education for Aquaman to be placed on the pedestal he deserves. To do so, first we must dispel the misconceptions that have formed over the years. It’s time to clear the air, so here are 10 things everyone always gets wrong about Aquaman.