Namor, “Marvel’s first mutant”, will finally make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Tenoch Huerta, a Mexican actor, will play Namor. He is the King of Atlantis and the King of the Deep. He has been around for more than 80 years and has power over the sea and marine life. Here, we’ll tell you more about this person.
Namor was made by the artist and writer Bill Everett in 1939. Everett was interested in sailing, so he gave Namor the ability to control the sea. According to rumors, Everett also wanted to make a character like The Human Torch, who could control fire.
In the same way, the man said that he was inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. For the name, he looked for words that were related to “Roman,” and Namor was the one he chose in the end. In an interview, he said that he was a “ultra-man from the deep who lives both on earth and in evil, flies in the air, and has the strength of a thousand men.”
The character first appeared in the prototype for a free comic called Motion Picture Funnies Weekly, which was given away in theaters. The comic was made by Funnies Inc. But the plan didn’t work out, and the writer decided to use him in Marvel Comics 1. At the time, he worked for Timely Comics, which later became Marvel Comics. Because of this, some people think of him as the first Marvel superhero, before Captain America and Iron-Man.
The beginning and the silver era
Namor’s first appearance in Marvel Comics was as a bad guy working for the US government. He was in charge of protecting the sea and the deep by getting rid of military battleships. During this time, his cousins Namor and Dorma showed up.
During World War II, Namor helped the government fight Nazi forces and Adolf Hitler. However, over time, he became less important until Fantastic Four 4, where he returned in a more modern form as one of the first villains and antiheroes of the silver age of comics.
Around this time, more of its history and background started to come together. Johnny Storm finds him in Manhattan. He is a homeless man who can’t remember who he is. After he was helped to remember, Namor went home, which he thought was the Kingdom of Atlantis. When he got there, he found that it had been destroyed by nuclear tests, so he became a bad guy to humans but a hero to others. his story by getting back at those who hurt his people.
The bad guy showed up when he helped Doctor Doom fight the Fantastic Four and Magneto fought with the X-Men (with whom he would also have a complex relationship).
Later, the character would show up in other Marvel books, but he didn’t get his own title until 1968.
Namor’s life story in the comics
Namor is the ruler of Atlantis. He was born in the empire’s capital. His mother was Fen, who was the daughter of Emperor Thakorr. Her father was a sea captain named Leonard McKenzie. They met when she was spying on human invaders and fell in love. When she didn’t come back, the blue-skinned people of Atlantis attacked the ship and killed the captain.
Pink-skinned Namor becomes the Prince of Atlantis and defends his people from Earthlings. In X-Men 6, both Charles Xavier and Magneto think he is a mutant. Marvel has noted that he is its first mutant.
Namor is seen as an anti-hero, but he has been on both the bad guys’ and the good guys’ teams.
Before he joined the Avengers, he was a member of the Defenders in the 1970s. In 2006, it was found out that he, Reed Richards, Tony Stark, Stephen Strange, Charlex Xavier, and Blackagar Boltagon were all members of the Illuminati. He joined the X-Men in 2011, but then went back to the Illuminati.
Namor is a mutant (according to the publisher, Marvel’s first), but his powers also come from his Atlantean genes. He can handle subterranean water pressure, has superhuman strength, speed, durability, and longevity, can breathe and see well under water, and his senses are sharper. He can also fly through the air and communicate with all marine life through telepathy.
Comparison with Aquaman
Aquaman is a character from DC Comics. He is also the king of Atlantis, just like Namor. But this character first showed up in November 1941, which was two years after Namor.