Sunday, March 13, 2011

Silver Age Sub-Mariner Splash Page Sundays # 4

We're up to issue four of Subby's title. Same creative team as the past three issues thus far. One of Buscema's strengths was always pretty ladies and here, proving that point, we see at least the image of Namor's paramour, the Lady Dorma. All those little circles around our overly dramatic (which is, of course, perfectly in character for him) hero--like unfilled in Kirby Krackle--are supposed to show that tis scene takes place underwater. No matter the artist, that little trick seemed to always be a problem on this title. Roy Thomas continues to write the series and in this single issue story pits Namor against his old enemy, Attuma in a tale of deep emotions and densely peopled panels. Roy shows you don't have to have a multi-issue company-wide crossover to tell a good, solid, affecting emotional tale in the form of a comic book.

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