Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bronze Age Sub-Mariner Splash Page Saturdays # 57

This issue is WET! Subby's creator Bill Everett rallies one final time for a full issue on his own and it may well be his magnum opus, going so far as to resurrect Everett's other major Marvel (or rather Atlas) character, Venus!

As far as the splash here, let's just say the word "splash" is most appropriate. One might quibble with Namor's anatomy  but this is an amazing splash page. While Everett will continue on a bit longer, he will never again be at full strength, using assistants and in-house retouches from Romita's Raiders.

If you can find this issue, though, enjoy! THIS is the one true Sub-Mariner!

4 comments:

Rip Jagger said...

Agreed! This is an awesome individual comic book! A true masterpiece! Love it!

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I dream lo-tech said...

I'm more of an X-Men fan but this seems interesting.

Johnny B said...

One of my all time favorite comics, in no small part because I love Everett's Venus.

pauldavidart.blogspot.com said...

I first saw this issue when it was fresh on the stands and I was about 6. The artwork seemed overwhelming, then, and when I picked it up again years later, it still stood out out as perhaps Everett's finest day, art-wise. Every page is nearly perfect.