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Saturday, July 02, 2022

'Namor' in "Wakanda Forever"


Marvel Studios upcoming "Black Panther" sequel "Wakanda Forever", now in post-production, debuts the first live-action take of Marvel Comics "Namor the Sub-Mariner" (Tenoch Huerta) who now originates from a submerged Mexican city, rather than 'Atlantis':

Debuting in 1939, predating DC's "Aquaman" (1941)...

 
 ...'The Sub-Mariner''was created by writer, illustrator Bill Everett...
 

...depicted as the mutant son of a human sea captain and a seductive princess on a spy mission for her undersea kingdom of 'Atlantis'. 


Namor possessed the super-strength and aquatic breathing abilities of his mother's 'Homo Mermanus' race...
 
 
...as well as tiny flipper-like wings on his ankles that enabled him to fly. 


The character has been portrayed either as a good-natured, short-fused superhero...
 
 
....or a hostile invader wildly obsessed with vengeance against all humans. 


After fighting WWII with the Allies, 'Captain America' and the 'Human Torch', Namor resurfaced in the 1950's as the subject of a live-action TV series starring Richard Egan...
 
 
...plus a 1970's TV pilot was scrubbed due to a similarity to NBC series "Man from Atlantis" (1977), starring Patrick Duffy.
 
 
Namor was reintroduced in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" #4 (May 1962)...
 
 
...when 'Johnny Storm', an updated human version of the original android Human Torch...
 
 
...discovered Namor wandering aimlessly as a homeless man with amnesia in the Bowery section of Manhattan.
 

Recovering his memory, Namor returned to his undersea kingdom, only to find it destroyed from underwater nuclear testing. 


He then vowed revenge against the surface dwellers as an obsessive quest for identity would dominate his life...







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