Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bronze Age Sub-Mariner Splash page Saturdays # 61

Talk about good news and bad news. The good news is that creator Bill Everett is back...for the cover and exactly four pages. This being the May, 1973 issue and Everett having died at the end of February, these were the last pages we would get from him.

His last panel shows Betty Dean and Namorita, still as cute and unique looking as ever. The top of the next page is by Jim Mooney (credited as being over Win Mortimer pencils) and Nita suddenly looks older, taller and pretty much like SPIDER-MAN's Gwen Stacy. Sigh...

But back to this splash. It's a good one. Once again, Everett knows how to frame the image properly. In spite of the wimpy looking title lettering and the weird Jester, Prince Namor looks quite regal in his last go-round from the man who gave him life. R.I.P. Bill Everett...and thanks!

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