Nick Name

The Avenging Son

Emperor of the Deep

Lord of the Seas

Lord of the Seven Seas

Prince of Atlantis

Prince of the Blood

Prince of the Deep

Civilian ID

Namor McKenzie


Dr. G.W. Falton

Dr. Saki

Joe Pierre

Karl Schmidt

Mr. Brown

Otto A. Ulrich



Sovereign of Atlantis

Legal Status
Sovereign of Atlantis
Nation or Planet of Origin
Atlantis, North Atlantic Ocean
Group Affiliation

All-Winner Squadron



Deep Six


Fantastic Four



Oracle Incorporated

Order I

Queen's Vengeance

Phoenix Five

Titans Three


Base of Operations
Atlantis, North Atlantic Ocean
6' 2"
280 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Human-Atlantian hybrid resulting in a mutation enabling superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina, durability, senses, and ankle wings facilitating prolonged flight at 60 miles per hour and amphibian traits enabling breath both above and below water.

Low-level telepathy enabling the ability to communicate telepathically with aquatic life and other Atlantians.

Has displayed other abilities akin to the creatures of the sea; including an ability to see via a radar sense like the cave fish, expand his mass like a puffer fish and absorb and redirect electrical energy like an electric eel.

Excellent hand-to-hand combat skills adept in both air, land and sea battle.

Above average intelligence with skills as a warrior, leader and diplomat with knowledge of most of Earth's languages and cultures. Skills as an engineer.

Note: Prolonged periods out of water leave Namor at about half his normal strength. Due to his hybrid physiology it is possible his mental faculties become erratic if he does not spend equal time on land and in the ocean. Normal Atlantians are unable to survive outside of the ocean for prolonged periods of time.


Resources of the under-sea nation of Atlantis and the creatures of the ocean, both common and unusual.

Common Enemies


Dr. Dorcas

Dr. Doom I

Fantastic Four

Hulk II

Human Torch I


Magneto I




Serpent Squad

Tiger Shark

Warlord Krang

Regularly Appearing

All-New Invaders Vol. 1

All-Select Comics Vol. 1

All Winners Comics Vol. 1

Avengers Vol. 1 & 3

Avengers/Invaders Vol. 1

Avengers vs. X-Men Vol. 1

Blonde Phantom Vol. 1

Daring Comics Vol. 1

Defenders Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Fantastic Four Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising Vol. 1

Fantasy Masterpieces Vol. 1

Human Torch Comics Vol. 1

Invaders Vol. 1 & 2

Invaders Now! Vol. 1

Iron Man and Sub-Mariner Vol. 1

Marvel Collectors' Item Classics Vol. 1

Marvel Comics Vol. 1

Marvel Feature Vol. 1

Marvel Mystery Comics Vol. 1

Marvels Project Vol. 1

Marvel Super-Heroes Vol. 1

Namor Vol. 1

Namor: The First Mutant Vol. 1

Namor: The Sub-Mariner Vol. 1

Namora Vol. 1

New Avengers Vol. 3

New Invaders Vol. 1

Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner Vol. 1

Saga of the Sub-Mariner Vol. 1

Squadron Supreme Vol. 4

Sub-Mariner Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Sub-Mariner Comics Vol. 1

Sub-Mariner Comics 70th Anniversary Special Vol. 1

Sub-Mariner: The Depths Vol. 1

Super-Villain Team-Up Vol. 1

Tales to Astonish Vol. 1

The Order Vol. 1

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2

Young Men Vol. 1

First Appearance

Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (April, 1939)

Marvel Comics #1 (Nov. 1939)

Note: The Sub-Mariner first appeared in an eight-page story in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly, a black and white promotional give-away intended to be distributed at movie theaters by the Funnies Incorporated studio. The project was aborted and the seven of only eight samples created to send to theater owners were discovered in the estate of publisher Lloyd Jacquet in 1974.

The original eight-page origin of the Sub-Mariner, created by Bill Everett, was expanded to 12 pages and printed in Marvel Comics #1, the first retail comic published by Timely Comics, later renamed Atlas then Marvel Comics.

Bill Everett

The hybrid offspring of Princess Fen of Atlantis and an American seaman, Captain Leonard McKenzie. Contracted by Paul Destiny, McKenzie's ship was searching for the lost Lemurian city rumored to house the mythical Helmet of Power. Distrusting Destiny's intention for the crown, McKenzie planted explosives in the ice flows causing an avalanche to bury the city, unaware Atlantis lay beneath. The damage that the underwater city sustained prompted King Thakorr to send his daughter, Fen, to investigate.

Fen was captured by the ship's crew and in a strange twist of fate, the princess fell in love with and married McKenzie at sea. Failing to return after several weeks, Thakorr dispatched a rescue party for Fen. The ensuing scuffle apparently killed McKenzie, and Fen returned to Atlantis. Nine months later Namor was born.

Namor was raised with a hostile attitude toward surface-dwellers. When King Thakorr discovered men in diving suits near Atlantis, he assumed they were advance scouts for an invasion force and ordered Namor to attack New York, where he fought the android Human Torch. Shortly thereafter, Nazis attacked Atlantis, forcing Namor to join the Invaders, then later the All-Winners Squadron fighting alongside Captain America, the Human Torch, Spitfire and myriad other heroes of the day.

Both an ally and adversary of surface dwellers, he always stands as the sovereign and protector of Atlantis as the avenging son, Namor the Sub-Mariner.

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