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Real Name: Volpan

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Homo mermani/Atlantean)

Occupation: Technician, lieutenant in the Atlantean army

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie)

Enemies: Doctor Hydro (Dr. Herman Frayne)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Atlantis

First Appearance: Sub-Mariner I#63 (July, 1973)

Powers/Abilities: Volpan possessed all the traits common to a member of the Homo Mermani species. An excellent tactician and technician, he served on the Atlantean war council.

Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Bald


(Sub-Mariner I#63) - Namor summoned Volpan and the other members of the Atlantean war council when he discovered Dr. Hydro was threatening to destroy Atlantis with a volcano. As one of Atlantis' premiere technicians, Volpan presented a prepared strategy to stop Dr. Hydro. In the hours that followed, Namor and Volpan worked together to make several adjustments to Atlantean crafts that would certainly shock Hydro. Volpan stayed behind in Atlantis while the crafts took off, half of the crafts blasted away at the volcano from under the sea while the other half drew in the hot steam. Having dealt with the crisis Namor used his modified craft to pluck the semi-solid Dr. Hydro from the sea.

Sometime later Volpan was present when Namor and the Atlanteans returned with Dr. Hydro trapped in an unbreakable container. But Volpan was shocked when he learned Namor planned to shoot the container back to the surface world, feeling that if they would set him free he would surely return to haunt them. Namor assured Volpan that even on the surface world he would be unable to escape his containment and would surely starve to death.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber (writer), Sam Kweskin (pencils), Syd Shores (inks).

As part of the Atlanteans Volpan received profiles in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#1 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#1.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

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Sub-Mariner I#63, p13, pan4 (main image)
Sub-Mariner I#63, p10, pan3 (inspecting the Atlantean crafts)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#1, p39 (closeup)

Sub-Mariner I#63 (July, 1973) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sam Kweskin (pencils), Syd Shores (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)

Last updated: 09/16/16

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