Watch: 7 Essential Black Manta stories

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Sep 3, 2019, 7:51 AM EDT (Updated)

Unless you feel like trying to make a case for the Eel or Fisherman, Black Manta​ is undoubtedly the greatest Aquaman villain there is.

For over 50 years now, Black Manta has been the bane of Arthur Curry's existence. No other adversary has tested the maritime monarch as much as Manta, and few villains in comics have taken as much from a hero as Black Manta has from Aquaman. There's an un-matched half-century history of pain and rage between these two legendary characters, stretching back to Black Manta's creation by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy back in Aquaman #35 (1967).

There have been plenty of aquatic clashes since then, so we've created this video to give you seven of the greatest Black Manta comic book stories to dig into while you're taking a break from mastering him in,Injustice 2 or waiting for his big-screen debut next year.

So without further ado, click the video and check out the 7 Essential Black Manta Stories. Just don't forget to come back up for air.