Aquaman

Aquaman, also known as Arthur Curry and Orin, is a superhero and the ruler of the seas. As the king of Atlantis and other undersea territories, he technically controls most of the planet. His abilities include super-strength, durability, super-speed, staying underwater indefinitely, and telepathy, which he uses to communicate with sea-life. His aquatic nature means he requires water regularly at the risk of dehydration, although he is perfectly capable of staying on land for extended periods. He is also a founding member of the Justice League of America. Arthur Joseph Curry was his successor after the original died, and had his own adventures for several years, until Orin was resurrected during Blackest Night and reclaimed his title. Aquaman was created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris, first appearing in More Fun Comics #73. (1941)

Taken from DC Comic Database

Apart from what I’d seen on Smallville, I didn’t really know much about Aquaman but when I first saw this image on DeviantART, I knew I had to feature him too. Plus, I just love mermaids.

Artist: Terry Dodson

As usual, I used a combination of armour.

In 2006, Smallville creators (Al Gough and Miles Millar) wrote a pilot for The WB but the show was never picked up following the merger of the WB and UPN. However, the creators were so passionate about the pilot, they wanted it released in some form so made it available through iTunes (and only to US customers). Aquaman turned out to be the number-one most downloaded television show on iTunes and generally received favourable reviews.

After watching the trailer, I immediately recognised Annette O’Toole’s voice (Martha Kent in Smallville) and Justin Hartley playing another character on the same show. It’s actually because of the pilot, the producers were so impressed with Justin’s portrayal as Aquaman, he was cast in the role of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on Smallville.

Did anyone ever watch the pilot back then? I just watched it and thought it was awesome! :D

Don’t forget to check out the rest of my Super Sunday series :)

Author: Cymre

A disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items, class sets as well as all things pets.

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11 Comments

  1. Those mermaids are super cute and Aquaman is a hottie…great job with the outfit! I wish I could be a mermaid!

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  2. That show would have been the bomb. Too bad it didn’t air. I’d have been all over it.

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  3. Ok, that’s awesomely done.

    Though my comic geek is screaming at me because the first picture isn’t the same guy as the others. The Aquaman as we know commonly is Arthur Curry. The long haired nubian is Arthur Joseph Curry, a human who can breathe underwater. The normal Arthur (confused yet?) basically tells the Sea Gods “here’s my mind and body” and they stuff him full of dark power basically, becoming the Dweller of the Depths. Not far off from how the Old Gods work, really….you know what? I’ll just stop. lol.

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  4. Oh wow! Fantastic job! That polearm (or staff?) really puts it together. =)

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  5. Nice one! Yeah I wish they would have gone ahead with the TV show. Aquaman was a favorite of mine as a kid.

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  6. Awesome Job!!!!!!!!!
    Man I love your superhero costume posts!!!

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    • @Navimie – Thanks :D

      @Tome – Don’t worry, you’re in the same boat as me :)

      @Classy – I love those mermaids :D

      @Mega – I would have definitely watched it too

      @JD – Thx :D I do get what you mean. I did a search for all the different versions but I thought I’d keep it simple. I stayed more with the Smallville version although I think they said his mum was a mermaid?

      @Kam/Euphy – Thx :)

      @Zal – Just watched the pilot today, thought it was really cool.

      @Pando – Thx :D Comments like that make me want to keep working on more :)

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