Throughout this story in BLONDE PHANTOM #17, the Sub-Mariner is sporting a shirt with a giant “S.” Did this last for one issue only?
Is this from an Amalgam book?
(A Namor/Superman character would make a twisted kind of sense.)
Unredeemingly violent and willfully unassimilated, the sneering Sub-Mariner was the reverse negative of the alien-as-immigrant-hero Superman.
- Sean Howe, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story page 14. A perfect summation of why Namor specifically, and Marvel generally, were so different.
Black Adam vs. Namor, with guests, by Evan Shaner.
I never connected these two in my head, but it makes sense. Who else in all of comics is that silly and that oblivious to their own silliness? Even Doctor Doom kinda knows he’s ridiculous.
Namor, what are you wearing on your head? Are you ever not goofy? (Taken with Instagram)
Hahahaha! Oh man! Only Yul Brynner could pull off looking that intense while wearing that hat. Serious, intense, and still goofy.
It suddenly occurs to me that if any actor, in history, could’ve pulled off the pomp/arrogance/menace/grandiosity/intensity/utter silliness necessary to play Namor the Submariner, it woulda been Brynner.
Namor had a cartoon theme song? That sounds like a bad parody of Broadway? About Namor?!
Also, Hulk is angry/sad, and there’s an army of porpoises!