DC vs. Marvel: Aquaman vs. Namor The Sub-Mariner

I always thought that Namor was more calculating & rational ( not unlike a certain other pointy – eared pop culture associated with a certain starship ), even though he has a chronic distrust of surface – dwellers, whereas Arthur Curry is generally a straight – up hero, even though his effectiveness is limited. I haven’t really read a comic book / graphic novel in a while, so this observer is somewhat out of the loop.

Funk's House of Geekery

For as long as there have been comic books, there has been the feud between DC and Marvel. Both are heavy-hitting comic companies that continue to gain legions of fans every year. The purpose of this column is to take one DC persona and one Marvel persona of equal measure and popularity and pit them against each other to see who would  come out on top.


Arthur Curry (also called Orin) was born to a human father (Tom Curry) and Atlantean mother. One backstory says that as a young boy growing up in Maine, Arthur’s powers began to develop and on his mother’s deathbed he discovered his true heritage. In another version of his backstory, Arthur was raised by dolphins and later adopted by Tom. After adventures with Greek Gods and Atlantean prisons, Arthur eventually claimed his birthright as the King of Atlantis. Aquaman has a rich backstory including…

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