Super Hero Series: Aquaman
In Iowa, United States
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This is the fifth of five caches in the Super Hero Series of caches that I am placing. The series includes Batman, Superman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Aquaman. These are just a few of my heroes that came to life in comic books when I was much younger than I am today.
* This is a very high muggle and muggle-buggy area.
* It is also a Neighborhood Watch area, so be sure to mind your 'P'(s) and 'Q'(s).
Aquaman is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the character debuted in More Fun Comics #73 (Sep. 1941). Initially a backup feature in DC's anthology titles, Aquaman later starred in several volumes of a solo title.
Aquaman's first origin story was presented in flashback from his debut, narrated by the character himself: "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."
In his early Golden Age appearances, Aquaman could breathe underwater with gills, had superhuman strength enabling him to swim at high speeds, and could communicate with sea life and have them do his bidding. Initially, he was depicted as speaking to sea creatures "in their own language" rather than telepathically, and only when they were close enough to hear him. While he was often described as the "sovereign of the sea," with the waters of the entire globe his "domain," and almost every sea creature his "loyal subject," the title was never an official one. Aquaman's adventures took place all across the world, and his base was "an ancient temple of lost Atlantis, kept underwater," in which he kept a solitary throne. During his wartime adventures, most of Aquaman's foes were Nazi U-boat commanders and various Axis villains. The rest of his adventures in the 1940s and 1950s had him dealing with various sea-based criminals, including modern-day pirates such as his longtime archenemy Black Jack, as well as various threats to aquatic life, shipping lanes, and sailors.
Aquaman was included in the Justice League of America comic book series, appearing with the team in their very first adventure, was a founding member of the team, and took part in most of their 1960s adventures.
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The caches in my Super Hero Series are:
Super Hero Series: Superman (GC3P34T)
Super Hero Series: Aquaman (GC3P35H)
Super Hero Series: Batman (GC3NM9A)
Super Hero Series: Green Lantern (GC3P356)
Super Hero Series: The Flash (GC3P2WE)
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Last Updated: on 11/19/2013 8:32:46 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:32 AM GMT)
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