Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial, unknown race

Occupation: Roamer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Sub-Mariner

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "The Creature That Grew in the Sea"

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Sub-Mariner I#72 (September, 1974)

Powers: The Slime Thing could exist within the vacuum of space, and underwater. Its humanoid body was stronger than steel, and possessed superhuman strength. It could also emit a beam of light from its eyes which could blind others.


History: (Sub-Mariner I#72) - The slime-like lifeform known only as "the Slime Thing" came from outer space, and rested within a satellite in Earth's orbit. When the satellite was destroyed, it plummeted to Earth, and for two years, rested in the ocean, building itself a body from ocean floor itself, and from pieces of the satellite. Finally, it set towards land.

It came upon the Sub-Mariner in a brawl with two humans. It attacked Namor, and drew him underwater. In the course of their battle, it used its abilities to remove Namor's vision, then it departed its humanoid form, restoring to life one of the two men as it departed again for space. Far from Earth, it looked back to heal Namor's sight before vanishing forever.

Comments: Created by Steve Skeates, Dan Adkins and Vince Colletta.

Believe it or not, this was a sequel to an Aquaman story at DC! As revealed here, Aquaman I#56 (also written by Steve Skeates) ended with the hero detonating a satellite at the conclusion of the issue. That also turned out to be the final issue of the book. The satellite that crashes to Earth in Sub-Mariner I#72 is intended to be the same satellite, and on page 3, you even see Aquaman's hand set off the explosion! - Madison

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Last updated: 09/27/06

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