Well, like I was telling aNamored, short of stupid cameos (I'm looking at you Remender) and out right jobbery (I'm looking at you Immonen), Namor is a strongly delineated character who is almost always entertaining. Plus, we've seen Hickman's Namor and he's pretty impressive.
Unlike Gillen, Hickman's not going to focus on Namor's sex appeal, but should be giving us the calculating king, who pulled the wool over the eyes of Susan and the Old Atlanteans. The warrior who can out do anyone when it comes to the 'Braveheart' battle speech.
Plus, there's no way we aren't going to see the fallout, or even the war itself, with Wakanda!
Honestly I am not necessarily a fan of equal spread. Black Panther, Namor, Black Bolt and Dr. Strange should get the bulk seeing as they are exclusive.
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Of course, Black Panther and Black Bolt are going to get their own stories, Hickman has already set that up. I don't think Tony and Reed will, cause, as you said, they have their own books -- though clearly he has a liking for them and has stuff set up with SHIELD. Namor and Strange are the ones that we really haven't heard much about, except for the Wakanda stuff. And that's obviously going to favor Wakanda, given what Hickman has said.
But what I want to see is a specific storyline for both Namor and Strange where they get to shine, and not just prop up the rest of the Illuminati. And goodness knows, it isn't like both of them don't have TONS of history and dangling plots that could be picked up.
For Namor, I'd like to see something tied to the Serpent Crown or pre-Catacylsmic Atlantis. Maybe even Hickman's Old Atlantis, which I felt was glossed over.
I want Namor and Strange to figure prominently in this book since they are nowhere else right now.
If it does become Black Panther and friends, I won't last past the first arc.
Wake me up when it's over...
I'm barely making it by Christmas but I am! I hope everyone had a great holiday with family and friends. Mine has been interesting to say the least. But in the holiday spirit, I'm digging out one the few Christmas pages with Namor. An ILLUMINATI CHRISTMAS!
I love Namor saving the holiday as King of All Snowball Throwers! LOL!
Yes, I'm really curious how Hickman is going to handle the magic stuff. We got a hint in the shortened Parliament of Dooms in F4, so I'm looking forward to seeing more with Strange.
Happy New Year!
Here's hoping 2013 is better for all of us and Namor!
And to start the year right, a lovely piece of Namor art made by X-boards own Dr. Sonic! Besides being an awesome portrayal, this piece is not drawn, but made from cut pieces of paper!
Check out more of his work on his tumblr:
Happy New Year!
I contribute this wonderful piece.
(No context needed for enjoyment.)
After a showstopping 2012, I hope he continues to roam the world, take what he wants, smirk a lot and just be playful.
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The X-boards are voting on which character will be the lucky recipient of a whole week of focus and Namor is one of the candidates! He's doing well, right now, though that will probably change next week. But feel free to stop by and vote for him:
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don't forget to vote for the SUB-MARINER in the x-celebration week contest!
atlantis will remember its friends in the end.
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