In Flash 203 we get the startlingly revelation that Iris was born native to the 30th century. They even reveal the year she's presently in (corresponding to her age) where the Flash arrives. Given…Continue
"Robert Kanigher, famously, wasn't too worried about continuity. And Silver Age Wonder Woman felt so different from other books it just felt like trying to connect the giants* and bird people and fish people and gods and dinosaurs that seemed to…"
"I don't think so but Post-Crisis they did do a story where a young Diana met a young Arthur Curry as her "Mer-Boy!"
Wonder Woman had a Golden Age Atlantis where Queen Clea ruled over a city of tall, muscular woman and small, weak…"
"To my knowledge, no---but then I wasn't a big Aquaman collector, so some of the fish-tailed Atlanteans might have slipped in one of the stories, particularly any of those which appeared in Adventure Comics, which was also edited by…"
"Superman editor Mort Weisinger addressed the difference the existences of the two Atlantises 'way back in Adventure Comics # 280 (Jan., 1961), in a sequence from the tale "Superboy and the Mermaid from Atlantis".…"
"In a 1931 Buck Rogers storyline Buck and Wilma were sent on a mission to find Atlantis after surface people learned of its existence. The Atlanteans tell them the city sank gradually, over thousands of years, and before it submerged its engineers…"
"In "The Girl in Superman's Past!" (Superman #129) Lori tells Superman than when Atlantis sank beneath the sea it was protected by a glass dome. Later their scientists found a way to convert them into a race of mermaids and mermen.…"
"E.Nelson Birdwell didn't even connect that story to Superman in his Krypton Chronicles. And with the addition of Arion to the DC universe..and how atlantis sank that story got moved to another Earth for convenience i think."
"Wow, I'd forgotten all about that Legion story.
As for the other explanation, I think it happened in the Atlantis Chronicles, a seven-issue series by Peter David in 1990 that gave a huge, sprawling backstory to Atlantis full of made-up people…"
"According to Adventure Comics #333 (1965) the ancestors of Lori's people were aliens who settled on Earth but developed breathing problems due to Earth's atmosphere. Their transformation into merpeople and migration…"
"There was a backstory invented for why Tritonis people had fish tails and Poseidonis people didn't. Magic was involved, I think. It's been a while since I read it -- and I didn't care then, and I don't care now!"