John Buscema’s little bro signs on as a multi-issue storyline begins, with Namor trying to make Atlantis a legitimate government by enforcing shipping lane boundaries, fighting water pollution, and joining the United Nations.
I suppose it’s interesting to see a king act like a king, and to see the traditionally liberal anti-industrialization view taken by one of Marvel’s most politically conservative characters. And we do get to see Kraken and Hercules and Captain Marvel in these issues. But they’re just … Dull. And ultimately inconsequential. The only reason the other heroes show up is to try to sell this inferior product. Just my opinion, of course.
You’d think Mar-Vell and Namor could have a really interesting story, both being aliens in the world of humans, but you’d be wrong. Or, at least this isn’t the interesting story it could/should have been.
Also, Rick Jones’ singing almost makes Namor’s head explode.
Creators: Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema