When Aquaman had been considered a “lame” superhero, when did it leave his arch-nemesis? As the saying goes, a superhero is as good as his rival. Batman has the Joker, Superman has Lex Luthor, Aquaman has a guy in driver’s suit and submarine.
Over the years, Aquaman has seen a major boost in popularity as the ruler of Atlantis and a match up on strength and power levels rivaling Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel. Even though he was treated like a joke and useless in the SuperFriends, Family Guy, Spongebob and Robot Chicken, Arthur Curry gained respectable in comics, video games and cartoons in Brave and the Bold, Justice League and DC animation movies. However, if Aquaman is getting a boost in heroics, Black Manta gets an incredible boost in villainy.
Whether you are into the savagery and coldheartedness of David in the current 52 comics or the extremely cultured, wise, papa-wolf like, tactician of Black Manta in Young Justice, Black Manta’s goal is nothing more than to destroy Aquaman and ruin everything he holds dear.
Never thought this guy could reach such bad ass levels.