Real Name: None
Identity/Class: Superhuman artificial construct
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Sub-Mariner, Atlanteans, US Navy
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Silent One"
Base of Operations: Mobile on the ocean floor
First Appearance: Tales To Astonish I#92 (June, 1967)
Powers: IT was apparently of artificial construction. IT was immune to the pressures and cold of the ocean's floor, and possessed superhuman strength. Its radioactivity was at a dangerous level, and could kill through prolonged exposure.
History: (Tales To Astonish I#92) - The origins of IT are unknown. IT slumbered upon the floor of the ocean for an untold number of centuries, before being awakened when the Sub-Mariner threw a drum of radioactive waste upon its resting place. IT strode forth, and destroyed a radar-warning station. Continuing its travels, IT came upon a squad of Atlanteans, and assaulted them. One swam away, and warned the Sub-Mariner of IT. Namor came upon IT at the same time as an American submarine, searching for what had destroyed the radar-tracking station. As Namor and IT fought, the submarine fired torpedoes at both of them!
(Tales To Astonish I#93) - Namor and IT evaded the torpedoes, but IT was waylaid when IT was buried under rock. Namor attacked the submarine (believing him to be their true target and mistakenly thinking they were the masters of IT) but ceased his assault when IT returned. Weakened by the android's radioactivity, Namor fled, just as IT collided with the submarine. His mechanisms damaged, IT was left for scrap.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Dan Adkins.
by Prime Eternal
IT, the Silent One, should not be confused with:
Tales to Astonish I#92-93 (June-July, 1967) - Roy Thomas (writer), Dan Adkins (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 12/05/13
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