Appearing in "The Lost City of Yucatan"Edit
- Big Jim Derry and his gang
- Kukulkan (Mentioned)
Synopsis for "The Lost City of Yucatan"Edit
Swimming in the rivers of the Yucatan, Namora decides to make a stop in the jungle to enjoy the warm weather. Soon she hears the scream of a local Mayan guide being attacked by a giant snake, Namora fights off the creature saving the guides life and that of the American archaeologists who he is leading. The archaeologists introduce themselves as Dr. Webber, his daughter June and Tom Bowen. They explain that they are searching for the lost Mayan city of Apaco. Webber explains that a colleague of his got lost in the jungles of the Yucatan, but died shortly after returning to civilization before he could reveal its location. Namora wishes them the best of luck on their quest and they soon part company.
As Namora continues to explore the jungle she spots a Mayan rushing through it, and decides to follow him and see what he is up to. She is lead to the lost city of Apaco. Approaching a nearby temple, she overhears some men led by Big Jim Derry who gloat about how the Mayan's are too busy restoring their former kingdom to glory to realize that they are stealing their valuables. However, they hear Namora snooping around outside and one of the Mayan's obediently knocks her out and brings her to Big Jim and his gang. Not recognizing her, Jim orders Namora to be tied up and thrown into the river to drown. However, the water revives the Atlantean woman and she breaks free from her bonds. She surfaces just in time to see Dr. Webber and his archaeologists being captured by the Mayans and brought to Big Jim.
Big Jim has them brought to a giant idol of the Mayan god Kukulcan which surprisingly speaks a decree: The intruders must die in sacrifice. Namora senses trickery and sneaks around back and finds the idol hollow with stairs running to its head. She finds Mayans obedient to Big Jim speaking through a microphone and quickly knocks them out. Seizing the microphone she tells the Mayans to stop the sacrifice, and that Big Jim is out to steal their gold. The Mayans quickly turn on Big Jim and his men and seize them and in punishment toss them into a pit to their deaths. Before the Mayans can also kill Webber and the others, Namora reveals herself and explains that they have come for altruistic purposes and convinces the Mayans to allow them to stay and study their home. With the crisis over, Dr. Webber and his party thank Namora for her help and she returns to the river.
Appearing in "The Kingdom Beneath the Sea"Edit
Synopsis for "The Kingdom Beneath the Sea"Edit
After busting a gang of thugs in New York City, Namor and Namora return to the ocean, unaware of the adventure they are about to face.
Ten thousand years ago there stood the island city of Mu which was at the height of civilization when portents of doom were warned. Sure enough, massive waves came to sink the city, but the people of Mu were prepared, as their city sank, they erected a dome around it to preserve life, where they lived in basic harmony every since. Now, in the present day, the people are restless and convinced by their High Priest Karlak to reclaim the surface world.
They unleash a whirlpool that sucks down Namora and Namor down to their kingdom, but they manage to fight free. Viewing this on a monitor, Karlak sends out some of his men in diving gear to capture them. Although they gain the upper hand, the two Atlanteans are drawn back by the attackers ink guns and flee to the surface wondering where these strange new beings came from. When the soldiers report back to Karlak he orders a full scale assault of the surface world, targeting the largest landmass they have a map of. Karlak and his army arrive at a Navy port at Pearl Harbour and attack.
Listening from one of their surveying posts, Namor and Namora hear radio reports about the attack and swim to the location to help the Americans. The two heroes lend a hand to the military, by they are knocked out in the attack. Luckily, the military forces are able to push Karlak and his invasion force back due to their superior fire power. Quickly reviving, Namor and Namora swim after Karlak's submarine and follow it into the kingdom of Mu. There, Karlak reports to his queen to advise her of his failure on the surface and his desire for a counter-attack. However, the queen refuses such another attack.
Karlak is enraged and pulls out his newly developed electric gun and threatens to kill the council and then take over the world. However, Namor arrives and tackles him and during their struggle, the electric gun goes off, killing Karlak. With the High Priest dead, the queen of Mu promises to Namor and Namora that they will threaten the surface world no more. The two Atlanteans return to the oceans, marvelling about their most recent, yet strange, adventure.
Appearing in "Shadow Over Shanghai"Edit
Synopsis for "Shadow Over Shanghai"Edit
The Sea of China is struck by a powerful Typhoon jeopardizing the safety of a crew aboard a ship. However, Namora is passing by and comes to their rescue, pulling them to safety in the ports of Shanghai.
Arriving on shore, Namora is greeted by an American woman named Joyce Wilson who asks for her help. She explains that her father is a celebrated diamond collector in Shanghai and that some of his most priceless stones have been replaced with phonies. Further, the police have no clues and her father suspects her fiancée Allan as the one stealing the jewels. But before she could prove Allen's innocence his suddenly vanished, fortifying the belief that he is guilty of the thefts. Namora agrees to help and as they are on their way to see Joyce's father they run into her cousin Paul West.
Namora meets with Mr. Wilson who shows some of his priceless jewel necklaces. As he does so the lights suddenly go out and Namora is clubbed over the head. When the lights come back on, Mr. Wilson is horrified to find the rest of his diamonds have been stolen. Namora promises to find them, asking to take the only remaining necklace with her to her friend, a diamond cutter named Dr. Shu Ling. Visitng Shu Ling, Namora has him examine the diamond cutting and asks him if he has seen such work being sold on the market. Spotting Paul West suddenly leaving Shu Ling's establishment, Shu Ling explains to her that he is being taught the craft of diamond cutting.
Namora follows after him and is led to the Casino Internationale. She goes searching for him around the casino when suddenly she is jumped by West and some goons and quickly tied up. They bring her aboard a boat and toss her into one of the cabins where Allan has been kept prisoner. Allan explains that he caught Joel and was captured and kept to be used as the fall guy for the jewel thefts. Namora breaks free from her bonds and jumps out the cabin porthole into the water outside. She then swims to where Joel and his men are making a delivery of stolen diamonds and easily smashes their ship and rounds them up. She then doubles back to the ship and beats up the rest of the goons, freeing Allan in the process. After Namora turns the crooks over to the authorities and clears Allan's name, the Wilson family thanks her for her help before she once more returns to the sea.
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Links and ReferencesEdit
- Namora image gallery
- Namora appearances list
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- Namora article at Wikipedia
- Namora article at Toonopedia
- Namora series index at the Grand Comics Database (creator credits)
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