Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bronze Age Sub-Mariner Splash Page Saturdays # 52

Okay, so the anatomy here is pretty wonky, Subby's head virtually non-existant and, worse, the hated bright yellows and pinks are back. Still...can't you feel the excitement leap off the page in ways it just wasn't doing in, say, IRON MAN or THE INCREDIBLE HULK during that same period.

Continuing creator Bill Everett's triumphant return to Namor's adventures, this issue spotlights the Japanese hero/anti-hero Sunfire better than anyone before or since has done.

Add to that the endearing characterization and drawing of Nita (Namorita) and the whole issue, dialogued by Mike Friedrich, is another winner!

1 comment:

Rip Jagger said...

While I found her quite sexy as a young man at the time, Everett's rendition of Namorita is so vigorous that I find his rendering of such a young girl somewhat disturbing to my more fatherly eyes these days. He could draw a sexy dame, no doubt.

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