- Union Jack?!
Appearing in "The Battle of Berlin"
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Synopsis for "The Battle of Berlin"
The Invaders have been captured in Berlin and are about to be shot by a firing squad when a new Union Jack attacks the Nazis with a hand grenade and enters the fray. The Invaders regain their wits and join in the attack on the Nazis. However, during the chaos, young Toro is shot by the Nazis. The wedding between Master Man and Warrior Woman is interrupted when the officiator is killed by falling rubble. Warrior Woman is relieved, but Hitler declares them married anyway before retreating. He gets away with Captain America's shield, however Dyna-Mite has covertly hitched a ride on his escape plane.
Appearing in "The Sub-Mariner"
- The Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie) (First Marvel/Timely appearance)
- Princess Fen (First Marvel/Timely appearance)
- Dorma (First appearance)
- Holy One (Thakorr) (First Marvel/Timely appearance)
- Crew of S.S. Recovery
- Randall Smith (First appearance) (Unnamed)
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Synopsis for "The Sub-Mariner"
A diver from salvage vessel finds wrecked ship's safe empty and just recently dropped knife from shipwreck's deck. Captain orders him back down to investigate with another diver. They are searching the wreckage when attacked by Namor, the Sub-Mariner! He savagely attacks both men, stabbing one and crushing the diving helmet of the other. Namor then turns his attention to the ship, wrecking the propeller and running it aground. He heads back to his underwater home, where he is greeted by the "Holy One" who commends him on his attack against the humans. Namor brings the bodies of the two divers as trophies. His mother, Fen, congratulates him on beginning his war of revenge in such a decisive manner. Namor asks her why their people hate the Earth-men so much.
She explains that in the year 1920, a research vessel called the Oracle had journeyed to Antarctica and was doing "experiments" with explosives that killed many of their fellow citizens. Since Fen looked most like a human, she was sent to find out more about what was going on. She fell in love with Commander Leonard McKenzie, and became pregnant by him. The sailors could not understand how she was able to swim in the freezing water. She learned their language and sent back messages to the undersea army that the white men were too strong for them, but they sent an army to fight those invaders anyway. The white men's bombardment annihilated most of their race, and now, 20 years later, they are ready once again to press an attack against Earth-people, and Namor will begin this war.
Later, he takes his cousin Dorma with him to the Cape Anna Lighthouse. Once there, they attack the guard who stands watch on the lighthouse and wreak havoc on the controls and equipment hoping to destroy some of the ships that use it's beacon for safety. Some naval men come on the scene, and in order to escape, Namor and Dorma commandeer a plane which flies nearby. Sub-Mariner commands Dorma to wreck the plane and swim back home as Namor continues his crusade against humans.
- This portion of Marvel Comics #1 was originally published partly in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 earlier in 1939.
- This issue contains a letters page, "O.K. Axis, Here We Come!". A letter is published from Dwight Decker.
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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