|First appearance||The Legend of Aquaman|
Aquaman's Silver Age origin was first dropped in the Legend of Aquaman, and later redeveloped and refined during the Time and Tide years. This special established that Aquaman was NOT the son of a lighthouse-keeper, but was instead abandoned to die by his own people as a baby on Mercy Reef. He found the lighthouse-keeper who raised him, and gave him his own name.
This version of Aquaman established him as royal blood, son of the Queen of Atlantis. His uniform is also explained as a prison uniform he wore during a short stint as a prisoner in Atlantis after he rediscovered it as an adult.