Sunday, October 16, 2011

Silver Age Sub-Mariner Splash Page Sundays # 35

Here we have another nicely designed splash beautifully showcasing the proto-Defenders from the previous issue. Sal and Jim do near-perfect depictions of the early seventies versions of The Hulk, The Silver Surfer and particularly our hero, The Sub-Mariner, all neatly circled by...well...whatever that white thing is with the credits written on it.

It's a shame it has to be all based over what has to be one of the worst depictions of outer space ever seen in a comic book. I mean, seriously.'s just a series of brightly colored dots on a black background. And...and a big orangey...thing. Okay, so what have we learned here? Sal Buscema and Jim Mooney are NOT Jim Starlin. Keep in mind that even Jim Starlin wasn't Jim Starlin yet.


B Smith said...

"whatever that white thing is with the credits written on it."

It's the trail left by the Surfer's board!

This was my second ever issue of the Sub-Mariner (after #34) and among the first comics I ever bought, and brother, was I falling fast for all this stuff - thanks for posting these.

Rip Jagger said...

I simply loved the Titans Three issues. They were so much fun as this "non-team" prototype took on the Assemblers.

It was the clash before the "The Clash".

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