"i cannot fathom its purpose!"
Found the late 60's to mid 70's run of Prince Namor the Submariner, and really thinking about getting it if I can get it for a decent price. Any issues in particular that I should look out for?
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issue 8 is a great battle between him and ben grimm.
issue 19 is the first confrontation between namor and stingray.
issue 20 is a namor/dr. doom story.
issue 36-39 deals with the death of lady dorma, major trolling by llyra, namor going nuts.
issues 47 and 48 is another dr. doom story.
issues 52 and 53 is a hilarious team-up with sunfire.
issue 58-60 is the introduction of tamara rann and atlantis conquering new york city.
issue 67, namor gets his black and gold costume.
namorita is pretty much his sidekick for most of the later issues until the end. hope that helps!
Of course, the correct answer is you need ALL of them! LOL! But I agree with Aces, all those are great issues. I'd add:
issue 1- 7, if you like art by Big John Buscema. LOVE it.
issue 14 is a Human Torch story
issue 22 is a Dr. Strange story, that is a weird little cross over that took years in the making. Roy Thomas considers it a proto Defenders story.
issue 32 is Llyra's first appearance / origin -- MUST HAVE.
issue 44 - 46 is where Namor discovers his father is alive.
issue 49 - 51, as 49 is part of the Doom story and the other two are the introduction / first appearance of Namorita.
issue 56, which introduces Tamara Rahn's race, and has gorgeous Dan Adkins art.
Marie Severin followed John Buscema around issue 9, and did a Serpent Crown arc. She, and the stories, have a Conan fantasy vibe, but I like her art, and those issues, though I'm probably seeing them through nostalgia glasses.
Sal Buscema does the art from 25 - 36, and if you like his work, which is very Bronze Age to me, you'll like those issues. The first incarnation of the Defenders, The Titan Three, were done by him. Again, I view them through nostalgia glasses.
Gerry Conway writes a very different Namor, starting with 40, one searching for himself, full of melodrama and a bit of soap. I enjoyed, but it's not the Namor you see today. Dare I say it, maybe a bit emo?
Bill Everett comes on with 50 and did almost ten issues, and his art and his retro stories may be an acquired taste. It was for me, but now I love it.
Steve Gerber writes the last few arcs of Namor's book, starting with 58, and many issues with Don Heck art -- I've mixed feelings about these.
BTW, Tales of Wonder has a sale on selected Masterworks and I was able to get Vol. 4 of the series from the 1960's for half off at $27.50 and it arrived yesterday
There's also some Golden Age Torch (where Namor seems to show up pretty regularly) and Sub-Mariner on sale too until the 23rd.
"...Doom's enemies have not the mettle to challenge him host to host, tooth to nail... As economic and military options fail them, they resort to simple rudeness."
I see they also have the paperback of Marvel Masterworks Sub-Mariner #1, for 12.50! That's the Tales to Astonish stuff by Stan Lee and Gene Colan.
Yep, I'd say a third to a half of those Golden Age Human Torch books are Namor stories or cross overs. They are fun if you like Golden Age stuff. If you like Bill Everett, however, I would recommend getting this one, Atlas Heroes volume #3, as well as #1 and #2. Those first two are only a third Namor (the other 2/3s is Cap and Torch), but this volume is ALL Bill Everett Namor from the 50s. Some of his best stuff.
All 8 digital issues of THE MARVELS PROJECT are on sale for .99 each today only on the Marvel Monday sale at Comixology. As well as The Twelve and Mystery Men.
Jonathan Hickman is answering questions for this weeks Axel-In-Charge. I know our Namor fans have deep inquiries. Ask away here: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...estions-Thread
i wrote same thing in prince namor thread...and also in here! because i don't know where you guys are hanging around.
Long time no see! Glad to see many namor fans than before.
I just want to share this one. It's a card and from korean offline event. I didn't draw it, and I don't know exactly who drew this. Anyway it's so beautiful.