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Essential Sub-Mariner, Vol. 1 (Essential Sub-Mariner #1)

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SC, TPB, NM/M, New, in cello, Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, RAYMOND MARAIS and ARCHIE GOODWIN. Art by WALLY WOOD, GENE COLAN, JACK KIRBY, JERRY GRANDENETTI, BILL EVERETT, DAN ADKINS, WERNER ROTH, MARIE SEVERIN and JOHN BUSCEMA. Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA. Published in September of 2009, Softcover, 504 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.99.

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Paperback, 504 pages
Published September 16th 2009 by Marvel (first published January 1st 2006)
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Noetic_Hatter
Even though it was 500 pages of silver age comics, I could have read it in less than a week if I were super enjoying it. But it was a slog, and I spent months reading it. It's not bad story and art - some of the best 1960's Marvel (non-Kirby, non-Ditko). But Namor is such a dick that I can only handle a few pages at a time, no matter how pretty those pages may be.

I left it as bathroom reading, and even that didn't help. I kept taking other books into the bathroom and reading them instead.

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Fizzgig76
Dec 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Reprints Daredevil #7, Tales to Astonish #70-101, Tales of Suspense #80, Iron Man & the Sub-Mariner #1, and Sub-Mariner #1. Namor tries to rule Atlantis while fight the surface world and his past. Namor stories always were a bit more interesting because the writers had to find a balance between villain and hero. Namor isn't really a villain but he attacks the world. The character has a long history and some of the later stories go into Namor's missing years which provides interesting context ...more
Adam Graham
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book collects the Sub-mariner's guest appearance in Daredevil #7 and then his half book length stories in Tales to Astonish #70-101 (exception is a full book length crossover with the Hulk in Issue 100), Tales of Suspense #80, and Iron Man and Submariner #1 and the first issue of the Silver Age Submariner comic book.

The book has its weak spots. The Daredevil crossover is odd and it feels like it was included to get the book over 500 pages in length. The villains are probably the biggest on
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Skjam!
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Marvel fans, antihero fans
Recommended to Skjam! by: Marvel Comics
Namor, the Sub-Mariner, first appeared in Marvel Comics #1 in 1939. The son of Captain Robert McKenzie, an icebreaker commander assigned to the Antarctic area, and Princess Fen of Atlantis, Namor possessed hybrid vigor that made him stronger than any ten humans or Atlanteans, the ability to breathe both water and air, and tiny wings on his ankles that allowed him to fly. (Best not to think about that too hard.) Despite his mixed heritage, Namor considered himself an Atlantean first and foremost. ...more
Devero
Jul 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Namor il Sub-Mariner è un personaggio che ho sempre trovato interessante: innanzitutto nasce come avversario della specie umana, e come ecologista, già alla fine degli anni '30 del secolo scorso. Una vera e propria anomalia nel panorama del fumetto super-eroistico americano; di carattere iroso e scostante, volubile e facile a cedere al fascino femminile, tremendamente sciovinista ed a tratti anche razzista, riesce a presentarsi bene anche come eroe nel serial personale su Tales to Astonish qui r ...more
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Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) is an American writer, editor, creator of comic book superheroes, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

With several artist co-creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, and many other characters, introducing complex,
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