DC Comics’ Aquaman, the world’s wettest superhero, ruled Atlantis and defended the seven seas from a bevy of unusual, underwater adversaries like Black Manta, The Fisherman and others. A native of the ocean, he used his incredible strength and unique telepathic ability to communicate with, and gain the assistance of, the aquatic creatures of the deep.
He was joined by junior companion Aqualad (a.k.a. Tadpole, Aquaman’s ward in the comics), and a pet walrus named Tusky. The two rode to adventure on their giant seahorse steeds, Storm and Imp, and occasionally teamed with fellow Atlantean Mera—our hero’s wife in the comic book series—who mainly served as a damsel in distress.
In the series’ first season, Aquaman was the second-billed player on The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure. The hour-long program consisted of individual, 7-minute story segments featuring The New Adventures of Superman, The Adventures of Superboy and Aquaman, padded with a rotating lineup of secondary segments starring the likes of Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Flash, The Atom, Teen Titans, and Justice League of America.
Aquaman got his own half-hour show in the series’ second season, although no new episodes were produced. In essence, it was the same show, but without the Superman and Superboy segments. Ensuring no water-based crimes went unpunished, the amphibious wonder later went on to co-star in the long-running Super Friends series.