Adventure Comics 229

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Adventure Comics #229
Aquaman Splash Page from Adventure #229 by Ramona Fradon
Title: Aquaman's Undersea Partner
Cover Date: Oct 1956
Anthology: Three Stories (Superboy cover), second story
Other Stories: Superboy: "The End of the Kent Family"; Green Arrow: "The Wildcat Archers"
Artist: Ramona Fradon
Editor: Whitney Ellsworth, Jack Schiff (managing editor), Mort Weisinger, George Kashdan (story editors)
Ship Date: 30 Aug 1956
Cover Price: $0.10
Page Count: 6
Character Appearances: Aquaman, Topo

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Inspired by the horses of some Mounties, Aquaman decides to choose a partner from the creatures of the sea to assist him regularly.



And with this story, the Silver Age of Aquaman begins! This story marks the first regular appearance of a standard Silver Age character, Topo the Octopus. He isn't actually named in this tale, but it's undeniably Topo. It could be argued that Topo appeared before, as Aquaman says, "You've always been one of my most valuable helpers, octopus", but this is when Topo actually becomes a part of the official cast. From here on out, if Aquaman rides an octopus, it's Topo. The Golden Age Aquaman had a sea cow that he rode... from here on out... it's Topo.