Aquaman (nicknamed the King of the Seven Seas) is a fictional character and superhero who stars in many comic book titles by DC Comics. Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the character debuted in More Fun Comics #73 (September 1941). Initially a backup feature in DC's anthology titles, Aquaman later starred in several volumes of a solo title. During the late 1950's and 1960's superhero-revival period known as the Silver Age, he was a founding member of the Justice League of America. In the 1990's Modern Age, Aquaman's character became more serious than in most previous interpretations, with story lines depicting the weight of his role as king of Atlantis. Later accounts reconciled both facets of the character, casting Aquaman as serious and broody, saddled with an ill reputation and struggling to find a true role and purpose beyond his public side as a deposed king and a fallen hero.