Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bronze Age Sub-Mariner Splash Page Saturdays # 59

Bless 'em, they were trying but with this issue they failed miserably. Still working supposedly from creator Bill Everett's plot, the whole issue is overwritten by Steve Gerber  but the art....the art is atrocious!

Honestly, this is one of the worst-looking books from the Big Two in the seventies. Sam Kweskin is again credited with layouts but finished art chores went to John Tartaglione, normally an inker.

Filled with Everett swipes on Subby and horrible panel to panel storytelling, guest star Thor is particularly badly drawn throughout.

What can you expect, I guess, when your splash panel shows a giant image of an Atlantean rising from what could very well be perceived as an underwater toilet?

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