Sunday, July 03, 2011

Silver Age Sub-Mariner Splash Page Sundays # 20

This week we're presented with a dandy piece! New/old artist John Buscema is back and out of the gate he lets you know Subby ain't at all happy! You might notice that the backgrounds here are mighty sparse. Even the street doesn't have lines. In my opinion, this was a purposeful choice either by Buscema himself or more likely continuing inker Johnny Craig. It all serves to emphasize the particularly strong Namor figure. Except for that right arm looking like it might be a bit too long if held at his side, this is some darn good comic book anatomy! One can almost imagine that he might even have nipples...if one could see them! As far as the story, this one is a tad less convoluted than some of the recent ones--which weren't bad, mind you!--just complex. Roy T continues with his excellent brand of comics storytelling and the villain is...duh, duh, DUUUUUH!...Dr. Doom!

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