Professor Zunbar was a brilliant but mad scientist who was active in the 1950s. He was obsessed with creating life that would be able to breath underwater. His first attempt to do so was creating a creature he named Elmer, who despite his aquatic features was incapable of breathing under and was deathly afraid of water, the creature also developed an obsession for Zunbar's female assistant. In 1954, Zunbar came to believe that by transplanting the brain of the Sub-Mariner into Elmer's body he could gain success in his mad experiments.[1]

Elmer (Earth-616) from Sub-Mariner Comics Vol 1 35 0001


To this end, Zunbar sent a letter to the Sub-Mariner asking for his assistance, and when the hero showed up at his lab, Zunbar had his robots subdue and lock up the Atlantean monarch. Before the operation could be started, Namor's companion Betty Dean called the authorities and they stormed Zunbar's lab. During the confusion both Namor and Elmer escaped and after Namor destroyed the mad creature, he captured Zunbar and was apprehended by the authorities.[1]

His subsequent fate is unknown.


Professor Zunbar's Robots from Sub-Mariner Comics Vol 1 35 0001

Zunbar's Robots

Professor Zunbar was a brilliant geneticist and was able to biologically engineer his creature "Elmer". He was also a brilliant roboticist who created a pair of robots that followed his direct orders.

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