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U.N.D.E.R.S.E.A. Agent
Undersea-agent 6
Cover of U.N.D.E.R.S.E.A. Agent #6

Real Name

Davy Jones

First Appearance

Undersea Agent #1 (Jan. 1966)

Original Publisher

Tower Comics

Created by

Samm Schwartz, Ray Bailey, and Vic Gorelick

Silver Age Origin

Davy Jones was a former navy lieutenant who joined U.N.D.E.R.S.E.A. which stood for United Nations Department of Experiment and Research Systems Established at Atlantis. This Atlantis was a research facility on the seafloor built on a portion of the sunken continent and run by its founder Professor Weston. Davy was assisted by his young side-kick Skooby Doolittle. Davy Jones also eventually gained superpowers in the form of super-magnetism.

The organization's arch-nemesis was Dr. Fang, a Chinese man who conquered the mer-folk kingdom of Lemuria. Other foes included the nefarious Dr Mayhem, sea creatures such as Panther Whales, and a monstrously transformed Skooby.

Silver Age Appearances

  • Undersea Agent #1-6

Notes

  • Tower Comics never registered its titles with the US copyright office, nor did it include a correct copyright notice on their books. The copyright notice on the first issue was not in the proper location of the book which under copyright law at the time of it's publication had to be "either upon the title page or upon the first page of text of each separate number or under the title heading." Secondly, it was hidden in the artwork, which goes against the part of the law that stipulates that "The notice should be permanently legible to an ordinary user of the work under normal conditions of use and should not be concealed from view upon reasonable examination." According to US copyright law, all works published between 1923-1977 that did not comply with copyright law became public domain upon publication. So, because the first issue had an incorrect notice, the characters fell into the public domain.
  • Only the Tower Comics version of the U.N.D.E.R.S.E.A. Agent and other Tower Characters are in the public domain.

See Also

Comic Vine

International Hero

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