Type: Extraterrestrial city on the planet Kree-Lar

Environment: Metropolitan city

Dominant Life Form: Kree

Significant Inhabitants: Accuser Patrol, Followers of Tam-Bor, Mar-Vell

Significant Locations: Idol of Tam-Bor

First Appearance: Captain Marvel I#15 (August, 1969)

(Captain Marvel I#15 (fb) - BTS) - Mar-Vell was born in the city of Rad-Nam.

(Captain Marvel I#15) - When Captain Mar-Vell was duped to serve the seemingly all-powerful being Zo (actually his foe Zarek), "Zo" directed Mar-Vell back to Rad-Nam, claiming that an idol of Tam-Bor (the pagan god of Kree-Lar's north) in Rad-Nam was "the greatest magnetic storehouse ever devised" and threatened to draw other planets out of their orbits unless Mar-Vell destroyed it. Mar-Vell returned to Rad-Nam to destroy the idol but was immediately intercepted by a craft controlled by the Accuser Patrol, who had been ordered by Ronan the Accuser to apprehend him. Mar-Vell fought his way aboard the craft and commandeered the vessel, only to be swallowed up by a warship sent by the Followers of Tam-Bor.

(Captain Marvel I#16) - The Followers brought Mar-Vell to the idol of Tam-Bor and released him towards the idol, its magnetic pull drawing Mar-Vell forward, but Mar-Vell used his uniform's jet boots to blast an opening into the idol when he struck it. Inside, Mar-Vell found the idol was a sophisticated device only recently built by the Kree. Before he could investigate further, Zarek's co-conspirator Ronan the Accuser attacked him, after which Mar-Vell activated the self-destruct device in his helmet and threw it at the idol's generator chamber, setting off a chain reaction that destroyed the idol. Ronan continued to press his assault on Mar-Vell but was halted by the Super-Sentry, who defended Mar-Vell and brought him to Hala to see the Supreme Intelligence.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Tom Sutton and Dan Adkins.

    Rad name, Rad-Nam.

Profile by Prime Eternal.

Rad-Nam should not be confused with:

Accuser Patrol

    The Accuser Patrol were led by a Kree colonel and were under the authority of Ronan the Accuser. They were on patrol in Rad-Nam when Captain Mar-Vell returned there to seek out the idol of Tam-Bor. The Accuser Patrol attacked Mar-Vell with their patrol craft and drew him inside with their recovery jet but he out-fought the crew and took command of the ship away from the colonel, only for the vessel to be captured by a warship of Tam-Bor's followers.

The Accuser Patrol wielded handheld stun blasters.

Their patrol craft had a large saucer section with a lower compartment used for observation. It had a "recovery jet" that functioned like a vacuum to draw prisoners inside. The vehicle was equipped with stun-blasters in order to take captives alive.

--Captain Marvel I#15

Followers of Tam-Bor

The Followers of Tam-Bor were pawns (whether willing or unwilling) of Zarek and Ronan the Accuser. They wore non-metallic uniforms in order to resist the magnetism of the Idol of Tam-Bor. When "Zo" (Zarek) sent Captain Mar-Vell to destroy the Idol of Tam-Bor, they used their warship to capture the Accuser Patrol craft that Mar-Vell was aboard then released him at the Idol of Tam-Bor so that he would be drawn by its magnetic pull and then destroyed. However, Mar-Vell survived this and blew up the devices inside the idol. The Followers survived the explosion.

The Followers' warship was a large craft whose saucer-shape could split in half like a jaw and swallow other vessels.

--Captain Marvel I#15 (16

Idol of Tam-Bor

The Idol of Tam-Bor was a device engineered by Zarek and Ronan the Accuser. The Idol was patterned after the Kree god Tam-Bor, who was worshiped in Kree-Lar's frozen wastelands. The idol was designed to serve as a great magnetic storehouse. "Zo" (Zarek) claimed it could extend its pull to other planets to shift their orbit but this was likely an exaggeration. When Mar-Vell was captured by the Followers of Tam-Bor, they hurled him at the idol but he burst through its shell by striking it with his jet boot. Assaulted inside by Ronan the Accuser, Mar-Vell quickly destroyed the idol's mechanisms by activating the self-destruct device in his helmet and throwing it at the device's generator chamber. This caused a chain reaction that destroyed the magnetic devices inside the idol.

--Captain Marvel I#15 (16

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Captain Marvel I#15, page 15, splash page (Rad-Nam, main)
Captain Marvel I#15, page 16, panel 1 (Captain Marvel flying through Rad-Nam)

Captain Marvel I#15, page 16, panel 4 (Accuser Patrol)
Captain Marvel I#15, page 17, panel 3 (Accuser Patrol craft)
Captain Marvel I#16, page 1 (Followers)
Captain Marvel I#15, page 19, panel 6 (Followers' warship)
Captain Marvel I#15, page 13, panel 6 (Idol)

Captain Marvel I#15 (August, 1969) - Gary Friedrich (writer, layouts), Tom Sutton (pencils), Dan Adkins (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Captain Marvel I#16 (September, 1969) - Archie Goodwin (writer), Don Heck (pencils), Syd Shores (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

First posted: 02/28/2023
Last updated: 02/27/2023

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