Namor the sub-mariner has finally decided to join the Avengers after years of ambiguity in Marvel Comics. The character first debuted in early 1939 and has been a prominent Marvel figure since then. Throughout his major history, he has been in a constant battle of right and wrong which puts him against the Avengers. Namor first encountered the Avengers back in 1963’s Avengers #3, by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Stan Goldberg, and Sam Rosen. Despite his irregularity with the team, he has now finally joined the Avengers, and for good. Check it out!
Namor Joins The Avengers In Marvel
In 1963’s Avengers #3, Namor approaches the Hulk, right after he quits the Avengers. At that time, the sub-mariner was pretty much like the Green Goliath waging war on the surface world with tremendous force. Both the beasts teamed up to defeat the Avengers and Namor left a serious impression on the team. In the next issue, he leaves an even bigger mark by freeing Captain America from suspended animation.
However, he again went on to attack the Avengers in hopes of conquering the surface world. For many years to come, Namor was an on-and-off enemy to the Avengers. But it all changed when they decided to come to a truce. It wasn’t until 1985’s Avengers #262 (by Roger Stern, John Buscema, Tom Palmer, Christie Scheele, and Jim Novak) that Namor truly became a part of the Avengers.
The Avengers found Namor on an island called Hydrobase which they were looking for other purposes. Considering his history with Namor, Captain America asked him to be a part of the team. Cap thought that being a part of the Avengers will give Namor a sense of purpose, similar to his experience after coming out of suspended animation. As soon as Cap revealed that it was shim who brought him back from the suspended animation, Namor finally accepted the offer, and that too generously. During his time as a member, he fought many foes such as Kang, the Lava men, etc. However, Namor finally left the team in n 1989’s Fantastic Four Annual #22.