This is the issue where they first met Namor, and he developed a long-running crush on Sue Storm–first Silver Age appearance of the character, and the one where he starts to get defined as the angry prince. It’s also the first appearance of a “Giganto,” which are an Atlantean race of whale(ish) creatures with arms and legs who are bigger than buildings and love to attack the mainland at Namor’s command.
Very Godzilla-like. And this isn’t the only notable influence of Hollywood on Stan’s early stories; it’s also worth noting how Stan Lee seemed to attempting to emulate television in his writing. There’s a tossed-off scene where Sue Storm drinks a soda and freaks out a store patron…
…It’s completely unnecessary, but it feels like something from The Munsters.
First Appearances: Sub-Mariner (Silver Age)