Note: The scientific name for Atlantians as a species is Homo-Mermanus.
|Base of Operations|
Female: ~5' 9"
Male: ~260 lbs.
Female: ~180 lbs.
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|Average Hair Type & Color|
|Average Skin Type & Tone|
Blue or Green
Note: There are some Atlantian-human exceptions primarily with Caucasian skin tones.
Sub-aquatic species capable of surviving the depths of the ocean. Due to their adaptations to the greater pressure of the ocean depths, Atlantians are stronger and have longer life expectancies than surface humans. Atlantians can not survive out of water for prolonged periods of time without mechanical assistance.
Note: There are several examples of Atlantian-human hybrids who are able to defy the limitations typical to their species.
Marvel Mystery Comics
Sub-Mariner Vol. 1, 2 & 3
Tales to Astonish Vol. 1
Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (April, 1939)
Marvel Comics #1 (Nov. 1939)
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.
Atlantis in relation to 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 theatres by the Funnies Incorporated studio. The project was aborted and the seven of only eight samples created to send to theater owners were discovered decades later 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.
In ages past a small continent in the Atlantic Ocean became the cradle of an advanced civilization. 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 kingdom of Atlantis.