Sunday, October 16, 2011

Silver Age Sub-Mariner Splash Page Sundays # 35

Here we have another nicely designed splash beautifully showcasing the proto-Defenders from the previous issue. Sal and Jim do near-perfect depictions of the early seventies versions of The Hulk, The Silver Surfer and particularly our hero, The Sub-Mariner, all neatly circled by...well...whatever that white thing is with the credits written on it.

It's a shame it has to be all based over what has to be one of the worst depictions of outer space ever seen in a comic book. I mean, seriously.'s just a series of brightly colored dots on a black background. And...and a big orangey...thing. Okay, so what have we learned here? Sal Buscema and Jim Mooney are NOT Jim Starlin. Keep in mind that even Jim Starlin wasn't Jim Starlin yet.


  1. "whatever that white thing is with the credits written on it."

    It's the trail left by the Surfer's board!

    This was my second ever issue of the Sub-Mariner (after #34) and among the first comics I ever bought, and brother, was I falling fast for all this stuff - thanks for posting these.

  2. I simply loved the Titans Three issues. They were so much fun as this "non-team" prototype took on the Assemblers.

    It was the clash before the "The Clash".

    Rip Off