Schleich 22517 Justice League Aquaman Collectible Toy Action Figure
- Size: 9.0 x 8.0 x 8.0 cm
- MPN: 22517
- Batteries: N/A
- Weight: 50 g
- EAN: 4005086225176
This DC Comics Justice League figure from Schleich features Aquaman in a triumphant pose with his trident. As is typical of Schleich figurines, Aquaman is of an extremely high detail with a hand painted design that brings the character to life.
DC Comics' Aquaman (Arthur Curry) is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by the company DC Comics. The character was created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger and first appeared in More Fun Comics #73. (November 1941). Initially appearing as a supporting character in DC's anthology comics, Aquaman went on to star in numerous volumes of his own comic book series. He was a founding member of the Justice League, which was formed in the late 1950s and early 1960s during the superhero renaissance era known as the Silver Age. When Aquaman first appeared in comic books in the 1990s, authors took his role as king of Atlantis more seriously, and tales depicted the gravity of his position as king of Atlantis.
Aquaman's first animated appearances in the 1960s created a lasting effect on the public, establishing him as a well known figure in popular culture and as one of the world's most recognisable superheroes. A mainstay of comedy shows and stand-up routines have been jokes about his wholesome, weak image in Super Friends and perceived poor powers and skills, forcing DC to try to make the character edgier or more powerful in the comic books on multiple occasions. The character of Aquaman has been depicted in modern comic books in an attempt to reconcile these various aspects of his public perception, with many depictions of him portraying him as serious and brooding, burdened with a bad reputation, and attempting to find his true role and purpose beyond his public image as a deposed king and a fallen hero.