Hidden Land or Kingdom

Nick Name
Indigenous Inhabitants
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Homo mermanus
NotablePlanets or Celestial Bodies
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Lady Dorma

Namor the Sub-Mariner




Resources of ancient Atlantis.
Special or Unusual Properties
Regularly Appearing

Marvel Mystery Comics Vol. 1

Namor Vol. 1

Namora Vol. 1

Sub-Mariner Vol. 1, 2 & 3

Tales to Astonish Vol. 1

First Appearance

Motion Picture Funnies Weekly Vol. 1 #1 (April, 1939)

Marvel Comics Vol. 1 #1 (Nov. 1939)

Note: Along with the Sub-Mariner Atlantis 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, were 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

Note: The myth of Atlantis was first mentioned in literature by the Greek philosopher Plato in a parable about the perils of worshiping false gods.


In ages past a small continent in the Atlantic Ocean became the cradle of an advanced civilization known as Atlantis. When an earthquake caused the continent to sink into the ocean the civilization died, but their structures and technology remained upon the ocean floor until it was discovered by an aquatic offshoot of humanity over 10,000 years ago, giving rise to an undersea Atlantis.

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