Real Name: Manny Sabatine

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Owner of Whalewatcher
formerly: Captain of a whaler

Group Membership: None
formerly: his crew

AffiliationsMagic (a humpback whale), Namor, Pepper, whales
formerly: other whalers

Enemies: Whalers
formerly: Magic, Namor, Pepper, whales

Known Relatives: Farley Sabatine (brother; deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: his Whalewatcher ship
formerly: the whaler Salambo

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#46/4 (1990)

Powers/Abilities: None. Manny is a seaman who knows how to command ships of many different sizes. He was also a very professional whaler.


(Marvel Comics Presents I#46/4 (fb) - BTS) - For many years Manny was hunting whales and he became a real professional in the business. Over the years his little brother joined him and they became feared as the Sabatine Brothers.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#46/4) - One day the Sabatine Brothers were after a hunchback whale. Manny told his little brother to chase the whale with a little boat, but Namor destroyed the rudder of the little boat and it rammed into Manny's whaler Salambo. Both ships sank and Farley died drowned. Manny swore revenge on the whale and asked other whalers for help. When the humpback whale was sighted in Sanctity Cove he went there with little boats to slay it. The young fisherman Pepper tried to protect the whale from them, but Manny didn't want to listen to him. Namor grabbed Manny with a seaweed lasso and threw him into the water. The whale saved Manny and brought him upon Pepper's boat. Now Manny realized what a beautiful creature the whale was and that he wasn't responsible for Farley's death. Two months later Manny's life had changed. He was now the owner of his own whale watching business and only drove to the sea with tourists to show them how beautiful whales were.

Comments: Created by Hollis Bright, Dell Barras & Marshall Rogers.

This story took place shortly after Avengers I#296. At this time Namor was searching for Marinna's hatchlings.

Profile by Markus Raymond

Manny & Farley Sabatine have no known connection to:

Magic has no known connection to:

Pepper has no known connection to:


It was the humpback whale that was hunted by the Sabatine Brothers the day Farley died. After the hunt Namor brought the weakened whale to Sanctity Cove where the whale hid for awhile. There the whale found a friend in the young fisherman Pepper who gave him the name Magic. The whale helped Pepper with the fishing until Manny and his friends found him. They tried to slay the whale, but Pepper stood in there way and Namor helped the whale again too. But instead of attacking Manny the whale brought him to safety and Manny changed his mind about this beautiful creature. After this incident Magic saw Manny very often when the man who had now become a whale watcher drove to the sea with tourists to show them the beauty of whales.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#46/4


Pepper was a boy who drove with his father fishing. They tried to avoid the Sabatine Brothers when they were whale hunting. They witnessed their demise by the hands of Namor and Pepper's father told him why this was good and unfortunate at the same time. Later Pepper met the saved humpback whale in Sanctity Cove and became friends with it. The whale helped Pepper to catch more fish until Manny Sabatine and his friends attacked. Pepper stood in their way and tried to protect his new friend. When Namor threw Manny into the water the whale brought him onto Pepper's ship and Pepper told Manny that whales weren't his enemies and he showed Manny how beautiful whales were.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#46/4

Marvel Comics Presents I#46, p31, pan3 (main image)

p31, pan4 (head shot)
p25, pan2 (Magic)
p31, pan4 (Pepper)

Marvel Comics Presents I#46 (1990) - Hollis Bright (writer), Dell Barras (pencils), Marshall Rogers (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)

Last updated: 03/15/05

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