It's Adventure Sunday!
The fight you've been waiting to see--Aquaman vs. The Creature From The Black Lagoon! Well, sort of:
Aquaman sends his two whale pals to attack the Sea Demon, but they are equally terrified of its power, and retreat. The Sea King notices something about the sparks coming from the creature's trident, and gets an idea. Ignoring the warnings of the island people, he hops on a whale and charges:
...and so ends another adventure for Aquaman and Aqualad!
The industrious crook--who doesn't even get a name--was never seen again. By this point, Aquaman's Rogues Gallery was still pretty thin, so it might have been neat to see another crook steal the suit and become a super-villain. Nick Cardy's design--no doubt at least somewhat influenced by 1955's The Creature From the Black Lagoon--is fun as all heck to look at.
Aquaman next guest-starred in a smoocheriffic issue of Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane, then returned to Detective for another outing, which we'll cover next week!