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A Filmation series
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The Adventures of Aquaman


Frist Run: 9/9/1967
Second Run: 9/14/1968
Original Channel
Original Run
First Run: 1967 – ??
Second Run: 1968 - 1970

Jerry Siegel
Joe Shuster (characters)
George Kashdan
Hal Sutherland
Executive Producer(s)
Lou Scheimer
Norm Prescott
Allen Ducovny
Production Company
National Periodical Publications
Ducovny Productions

First Run[]

Aquaman is a Filmation animated series that premiered on CBS on September 9, 1967. It was originally produced as a twelve-minute segment (2 episodes)[?] of the Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure series. The series featured the adventures of Aquaman and his teen-sidekick Aqualad, as they sought to protect the undersea city of Atlantis from a gallery of foes including Black Manta, the Fisherman, Nepto, Torpedo Man, Captain Cuda and Mirror Man. Aquaman and Aqualad (frequently referred to as "Tadpole") rode atop giant sea horses named Storm and Imp. Even Aquaman's wife Mera kept a sea horse. Rounding out the cast was a fun-loving walrus named Tusky, who possessed the ability to travel to the deepest depths of the ocean, despite the fact that he was a mammal. Tusky was sometimes accompanied by Topo, an octopus.

The show was also composed of other special shorts as well featuring, special segments of individual characters, including the Atom the Flash and Kid Flash, the Green Lantern and Hawkman. The Justice League of America was also featured in its own shorts (Atom, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman and Superman) and so were the Teen Titans (Speedy, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl and Aqualad) were also featured in team adventures.

Second Run[]

In September of 1968, at the end of the first season; Filmation repackaged the Aquaman vignettes, as part of its own eponymous animated feature, without the Superman and Superboy segments and expanded it to a 30-minute segment. It ran until June, 1970.


Aquaman (and Aqualad)[]

Cast (voice)


Thirty-six Aquaman segments were produced (have chosen to list two episodes a week):[1]

    Ep #         Episode Name                Initial Air Date    
1     Menace Of The Black Manta         The Rampaging Reptile-Men         September 9, 1967    
2     The Return Of Nepto         The Fiery Invaders         September 16, 1967    
3     The Sea Raiders         War Of The Water Worlds         September 23, 1967    
4     The Volcanic Monster         The Crimson Monster From The Pink Pool         September 30, 1967    
5     The Ice Dragon         The Deadly Drillers         October 7, 1967    
6     Vassa, Queen Of The Mermen         The Microscopic Monsters         October 14, 1967    
7     The Onslaught Of The Octomen         Treacherous Is The Torpedoman         October 21, 1967    
8     The Satanic Saturnians         The Brain, The Brave And The Bold         October 28, 1967    
9     Where Lurks The Fisherman!         Mephisto's Marine Marauders         November 4, 1967    
10     The Trio Of Terror         The Torp, The Magneto And The Claw         November 11, 1967    
11     Goliaths Of The Deep-Sea Gorge         The Sinister Sea Scamp         November 18, 1967   
12     The Devil Fish         The Sea Scavengers         November 25, 1967    
13     In Captain Cuda's Clutches         The Mirror-Man From Planet Imago         December 2, 1967    
14     The Sea Sorcerer         The Sea-Snares Of Captain Sly         December 9, 1967    
15     The Undersea Trojan Horse         The Vicious Villainy Of Vassa         December 16, 1967    
16     Programmed For Destruction         The War Of The Quatix And The Bimphars         December 23, 1967    
17     The Stickmen Of Stygia         Three Wishes To Trouble         December 30, 1967    
18     The Silver Sphere         To Catch A Fisherman         January 6, 1968    

DVD release[]

In 1985, Warner Home Video released eight selected Aquaman episodes of the series on VHS in the "Super Powers" video collection along with Batman, Superboy and Superman. These videos were rereleased in 1996 and are now out of print. On October 23, 2007, Warner Home Video released The Adventures of Aquaman: The Complete Collection on DVD.

External links[]


  1. Most on-line sources showing episode air-dates, show one episode week. However, most written information on-line state that there were two episodes a week, not one.