Real Name: Shem
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Atlantean)
Occupation: Unrevealed, if any
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Marrina, Namor the Sub-Mariner
Known Relatives: None
First Appearance: Avengers I#282 (August, 1987)
Powers/Abilities: Shem presumably had the typical attributes of an Atlantean, including enhanced physical abilities, the ability to extract oxygen from water, withstand the ocean's pressures, and see in the murky depths.
History: (Alpha Flight I#40 - BTS) - When Atlantis was conquered by the barbarian Attuma, many Atlanteans departed their home to establish the colony of Deluvia, ruled by Namor the Sub-Mariner and his queen Marrina.
(Avengers I#282) - As Neptune caused seaquakes throughout Deluvia while kidnapping the Sub-Mariner, a piece of rubble fell on top of a nearby Atlantean. Shem was horrified, but Namor calmed Shem, saved the Atlantean, and asked Shem how the Atlantean was. Shem reported that the Atlantean had some broken ribs, but that he would live. Neptune succeeded in capturing Namor, and stole him away to the realm of Hades.
(Avengers I#285 - BTS) - When Namor finally returned to Earth, Marrina revealed to him that the citizens of Deluvia had lost faith in him because of the sight of Neptune capturing him, and they had all returned to Atlantis.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern, John Buscema, and Tom Palmer.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Shem has no known connections to
Avengers I#282, p1, splash page (Shem, headshot)
p2, pan1 (Shem, fullbody)
Avengers I#282 (August, 1987) - Roger Stern (writer), John Buscema (breakdowns), Tom Palmer (finished art)
Last updated: 03/06/07
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