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A Fish Story
General Information
Directed by: Shin-Ichi Tsuji
Written by: Hilary J. Bader
Rich Fogel
Series: Superman: The Animated Series
Original Airdate: May 8, 1999
Previous Episode: ""Superman's Pal""
Next Episode: ""Unity""


Lois, Jimmy, and Bibbo are enjoying a boat ride out at sea while Bibbo mentions stories of fish attacks. Bibbo doesn't believe the stories. However, Jimmy is soon attacked by a bunch of flying fish, his camera is destroyed by a sea turtle, and the ship is attacked by a couple of orcas. Jimmy activates his signal watch and Superman arrives to save the ship. The whales prove to be too violent however and attack him. Superman is forced to knock them out to finally get them to halt their attack. He then manages to get the ship to shore.

Later, Lois speaks with a marine biologist at an aquarium. The animals in the aquarium are highly agitated and attack the people that they see. However, the biologist claims that there's a logical explanation for the attacks and leaves before Lois can ask more.

After seeing that Luthor is involved with the aquarium, Lois sneaks into the building and discovers the source of the troubles: Aquaman, kept prisoner by Luthor. However, Lois is soon discovered and captured as well. She and Aquaman are taken away and Aquaman tells her the story of his capture and reasons for coming. Weapons tests were being held near Atlantis and a war will soon be incited if the tests don't stop. The truck lurches to a stop in a garbage dump and they are going to be killed. Fortunately, Aquaman uses his power to communicate with sea animals to cause the seagulls to attack Lex's men and free himself and Lois.

The pair escapes on motorcycle and is closely pursued by Lex's men. To evade capture, Aquaman and Lois drive off a cliff into the ocean. A great white shark circles and pulls Lois under the water leaving Lex's men to believe the job has been finished. Superman arrives and beats the thugs. He then finds Lois and Aquaman alive and well. Superman takes Lois out of the water and leaves Aquaman to finish his mission.

Later, Lois and Superman arrive on Luthor's ship and demand that the tests be stopped. Luthor refuses and orders his men to kill Aquaman. However, Aquaman proves to be more than a match for Luthor's men and with Superman's help he manages to defeat the divers. Realizing that he'll lose money if he doesn't act soon, he orders the bombs to be detonated. Fortunately, Aquaman stops him.

The Atlantean king summons an Atlantean armada and tells his men to fire. However, Superman arrives and tells Aquaman to stop. Aquaman argues against that his people have suffered from pollution for to long, and the surface world must be punished. Superman warns that Aquaman will have to go through him, and the Atlantean king is incredulous. Superman says that there are surface dwellers who are working to stop pollution, and Aquaman decides to give them a chance. Unfortunately, the captain of Luthor's ship fires a harpoon at Aquaman and the Atlanteans attack. Aquaman then leaves with a warning that if further disrespect follows, there will be a war...


  • Tim Daly as Superman/Clark Kent
  • Miguel Ferrer as Aquaman
  • Dana Delany as Lois Lane
  • David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen
  • Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor
  • Brad Garrett as Bibbo
  • John Rubano as Lexie #1
  • Billy West as Lexie #2
  • Stuart Pankin as Doctor Cardy