Kamuu

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Kamuu is the name of two fictional characters in the Marvel Universe.

Publication history[edit]

The first Kamuu first appeared in Sub-Mariner #62-63 (June-July 1973), and was created by Steve Gerber and Howard Chaykin. The character subsequently appears in Adventure Into Fear #15 (August 1973), Sub-Mariner #66 (October 1973), Marvel Spotlight #17 (September 1974), Amazing Spider-Man Annual #22 (1989), and Namor #62 (May 1995).

The second Kamuu first appeared in Sub-Mariner #64-66 (August-October 1973), and subsequently appears in Saga of the Sub-Mariner #1 (November 1988).

Pre-cataclysmic Atlantis[edit]

Kamuu
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Sub-Mariner #62 (Feb 1973)
Created by Steve Gerber and Howard Chaykin

King Kamuu was the last emperor of the pre-cataclysmic continent of Atlantis, and husband of Zartra, about 21,000 years ago.

Kamuu banished the sorceress Zhered-Na from Atlantis for prophesying that the content would sink below the ocean. She started her own cult, which included her favored disciple Dakimh.[volume & issue needed]

In releasing flaming magma from beneath Atlantis to defeat the invading forces of Mu and Lemuria, Kamuu unwittingly caused Atlantis to be affected by the nuclear cataclysm through which the Celestials were simultaneously sinking Lemuria, home of the Deviants, on the other side of the world. Kamuu died in the sinking of Atlantis caused by the "Great Cataclysm."[1]

Thousands of years later, the spirit of Kamuu visited Namor, modern-day heir to the throne of Atlantis, in his dreams. Kamuu revealed that Morgan le Fay, who Namor was fighting against, was descended from people whose islands had survived the Great Cataclysm. Kamuu warned Namor that Morgan Le Fay sought to raise Atlantis, giving Namor the knowledge to stop her.[volume & issue needed]

Homo mermanus Atlantis[edit]

A young member of the water-breathing species of humanity called Homo mermanus also had the name of Kamuu, about 8,000 years ago. The spirits of the original Kamuu and his wife Zartra appeared to this young Homo mermanus, who had taken up the Sword of Kamuu after finding it in the ruins of Atlantis. They showed him the history and future of Atlantis, and told him that he would help his people achieve this destiny. The young Kamuu therefore founded the first undersea city of Atlantis on the site of the capital city of the original Atlantis. Kamuu swore that his people would never again be nomads, and restored the glory of the original Atlantis.[volume & issue needed]

Kamuu later took another Altantean woman named Zartra as his bride and first empress of undersea Altantis.[volume & issue needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sub-Mariner #63

External links[edit]

  • Kamuu I at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Kamuu II at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe