Arthur Curry, son of Tom Curry and Atlanna Curry. His father was a lighthouse keeper and on his father's deathbed he discovered that his mother was a runaway Princess from the lost city of Atlantis. Arthur's mothers trained him in his Atlantean abilities. When he was ready, they returned to Atlantis.
The Atlantean people were not so accepting to their new heir, however. Despite this, Arthur lived in Atlantis and took up arms against the Mermaid invasion. However, Arthur found love on the battlefield.
Mera, a fine warrior in the Mermaid ranks found love with Arthur and ran from the Empire to hide amongst the Atlanteans. When the Atlantean people found out that a half-breed was harboring a Mermaid they exiled them, despite Arthur being the rightful heir.
On to the surface Mera and Arthur lived and made a life for themselves, even getting married. However, trouble followed as the Atlanteans invaded the surface.
During the conflict the King of Atlantis, Arthurs Uncle, is killed and Arthur is named the new king. His first order, to retreat. Arthur and Mera were now the King and Queen of Atlantis, but of a new breed with interest invested in both the sea and the surface, they joined the Justice League as Aquaman and Mera in a means to keep friendly contact with both worlds.
Aquaman! He's no one's favorite hero, becuase he's useless, right?
Aquaman is awesome (when written right) and the n52 is doing it right. It's really awesome and I love Mera and Arthur together. Honestly, Mera should be part of the Justice League too, but whatever.
Other Justice League Members of Earth-44