1974-no71 comes the piranha

série: Sub-Mariner
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: ScienceFiction
classement: carton131
date: 1974
format: broché
état: TBE
valeur: 6 €
critère: *
remarques: there are numerous comic issues about the Sub-Mariner
this number 71 presented here
as a representative sample of the various series
being part of the well-known serie starting
with No. 1 May 1968 up to no 72 september 1974

the savage sub-mariner no 71, serie 2455, July 1974

1/ Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
comes the piranha with razor-sharp teeth
by Marv Wolfman and George Tuska

cover Sub-Mariner no 71 July 1974
cover Sub-Mariner no 1 May 1968

Namor the Sub-Mariner is a fictional character
appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics,
debuting in early 1939, the character was created
by writer-artist Bill Everett for Funnies Inc.,
one of the first "packagers" in the early days of comic books
that supplied comics on demand to publishers
looking to enter the new medium,
initially created for the unreleased comic Motion Picture Funnies Weekly,
the Sub-Mariner first appeared publicly
in Marvel Comics #1 (cover-dated Oct. 1939),
the first comic book from Timely Comics,
the 1930s–1940s predecessor of the company Marvel Comics,
during that period, known to historians and fans
as the Golden Age of Comic Books,
the Sub-Mariner was one of Timely's top three characters,
along with Captain America and the original Human Torch,
Everett said the character's name was inspired
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem,
"the Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Everett came up with "Namor" by writing down
noble sounding names backwards
and thought Roman/Namor looked the best

the mutant son of a human sea captain and a princess
of the mythical undersea kingdom of Atlantis,
Namor possesses the super-strength and aquatic abilities
of the Homo mermanus race,
as well as the mutant ability of flight, along with other superhuman powers,
through the years, he has been portrayed as an antihero
alternately from a good-natured but short-fused superhero,
or a hostile invader seeking vengeance for perceived wrongs
that misguided surface-dwellers committed against his kingdom,

the first known comic book antihero, the Sub-Mariner has remained
a historically important and relatively popular Marvel character,
he has served directly with the Avengers, the Fantastic Four,
the Invaders, the Defenders, the X-Men, and the Illuminati
as well as serving as a foil to them on occasion
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