Real Name: Unrevealed
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Commander Kraken commanded a sub-marine assembled to look like a Kraken, an unusually large giant squid, and as commander of this ship, sunk numerous ships while allowing Atlantis and it's ruler, Namor the Sub-Mariner to be blamed for the attacks. Namor, knowing Atlantis had nothing to do with the attacks, sought out the truth and found Kraken and his sub-marine. Namor was able to lure Kraken's ship into the cluthes of a real Kraken which destroyed the ship. Commander Kraken escaped.
During his attempts to rebuild a ship that looked like a Kraken, Commander Kraken was defeated and driven off by The Cat (Tigra).
Recruited by Silvermane to head HYDRA's Naval Action Division, Kraken retained a considerable amount of HYDRA technology and a number of men who were personally loyal to him. It was during this time that Kraken had HYRDA scientists perform plastic and bionic surgery on him, radically altering his apperance.
HYDRA financed the building of his new ship, the Albatross and once again begun to sink various ships, taking the crew of the ships prisoners and brainwashing them to become his slaves. During this time, he fought Iron Man and his ship was destroyed. Somehow, everyone involved was able to escape with their lives.
Kraken however was now a fugitive, with no technology or crew at his command. He instead struck out on his own, leading a life of crime centered around the american part of The Great Lakes. During this time, Kraken learned of the many deaths of costumed villains at the hands of Scourge, and agreed to attend a meeting at "The Bar with No Name" to work out a plan to deal with Scourge. Unaware that Scourge was actually in attendance at the meeting, disguised as the bartender, Kraken and all of the other costumed villains in attendance, were brutually shot down and killed by Scourge.
First Appearance: The Sub-Mariner (1968) #27
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Captain America (1968)
#319 Incredible Hercules (2008)
- 'The Little Bang Theory'
#129 Iron Man (1968)
- 'The Descent'#131
- 'The Harrowing'
#93 Iron Manual Mark 3 (2010)
- 'Kraken Kills!'#94
- 'Frenzy at Fifty Fathoms'
#1 L`invincible Iron Man (1972)
- 'Iron Man Iron Manual'
The Cat (1972)
#3 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'From Far Beneath the Mirror of the Moon!'
#16 The Sub-Mariner (1968)
- 'Book of the Dead (Air-Walker to Death-Stalker)'#19
- 'Book of the Dead (Nuke to Obadiah Stane)'
- 'When Wakes the Kraken!'
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