BIOGRAPHY — Found abandoned, Prince Orin of Atlantis was raised in the ways of the surface world and renamed by lighthouse keeper Arthur Curry. But in the water was where young Arthur truly thrived. In adulthood, he took the name Aquaman and used his aquatic abilities to patrol the Seven Seas. The Aquatic Avenger's renown soon earned him a place among the newly assembled Justice League of America.
STATISTICS — FIRST APPEARANCE: More Fun Comics #72 (November 1941) / REAL NAME: Arthur Curry; Orin / OCCUPATION: Former Monarch / BASE OF OPERATIONS: San Diego; The oceans of the world / SPECIAL ABILITIES: Breathe underwater at incredible depths, Super strong, Swims at tremendous speeds, Communicates with and controls undersea creatures.
The JLU cartoons are the versions of characters that I like the most it seems. I think it's because there's aren't like 10 side-stories to each character like in comics, each story portraying them with a different attitude and different ideals. JLU Aquaman is a badass. He's got the sweet flowing mane, he's bare-chested, has a hook for a hand, and blows shoot up with a trident when he's pissed-off. And he has a hot red-headed wife. Aquaman is awesome.
I don't usually like the old costumes because they look stupid, basically. So a lot of the figures being made for DCUC are hit-and-miss for me. This Aquaman costume isn't my favorite, but I like it. I like all the colors and scale-armor is always cool. Aquaman stands about 6.2 inches, he has short water-swept hair, which makes sense over the...[See More]
WOOT, WOOT,WOOOT!!! I finally got my first DCUC figure! And and Aquaman at that? Psht, I got it made!!! So, mister Arthur Curry is the son of Tom Curry, a light house keeper. He and a beached mer-maid, Atlanna, conceived Orin, (Arthur's Atlantian name). Later in Arthur's life, still unknowing of his mother's home and race, Atlanna died of natural causes. Yes, I know my version contradicts the origin on the back of Aquaman's packaging, but this is how I know it.
This figure is great. It's everything I could hope for from a figure except for a few things. What first struck me was the articulation. Obviously, I'd seen pictures of these odd leg POA, but I'd never seen them first hand. They work very well, and look a billion times more natural and realistic than common ML leg joints. That...[See More]
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