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Sub-Mariner
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Sub-Mariner # 1: "Years of Glory .. Day of Doom!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: John Buscema 
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis: 
Destiny gloats over his defeat of the Sub-Mariner, and how he abandoned Namor without his memories to await his return. Destiny also implanted false illusions in Namor's mind about the destruction of Atlantis. The Human Torch revives Namor and the Fantastic Four must stop him from destroying the surface world.

Sub-Mariner # 2: "Cry ... Triton!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: John Buscema 
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis: 
Namor destroys Destiny's long abandoned base and sets out to find him and get his revenge. Unfortunately he crosses the path of the Plant Man who uses him against Triton who was investigating Plant Man's presence. They battle it out long enough for Plant Man to capture them.

Sub-Mariner # 3: "On a Clear Day You Can See... the Leviathan!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: John Buscema 
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis: 
The Plant Man unleashes his Leviathan on England. Triton and Namor escape but are bound together and do their best to contain the Leviathan. They manage to destroy it and they are freed. Namor resumes his quest for Destiny.

Sub-Mariner # 4: "Who Strikes for Atlantis?" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: John Buscema 
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
The Atlanteans still wander trying to find a home, while Attuma the warlord unleashes his barbarian hordes on them and take them as slaves. Barbarian scouts bring Namor to Attuma's court where Namor challenges Attuma. With a bit of help from Lady Dorma, Namor defeats Attuma and forces the barbarians to flee.

Sub-Mariner # 5: "Watch out for... Tiger Shark!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: John Buscema 
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Namor stumbles into a bizarre experiment to restore the aquatic talents of an injured Olympic swimmer and becomes part of the experiment. Dr. Dorcas taps into Namor's abilities and those of sharks to change Todd Arliss into Tiger Shark. Namor battles Tiger Shark and is defeated while Tiger Shark takes Lady Dorma prisoner. 

Jay's Notes: 
First appearance of Tiger Shark.


Sub-Mariner # 6: "...And to the Vanquished... Death!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: John Buscema 
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Lady Dorma is forced to lead Tiger Shark to the Atlantean encampment and seizes control. Namor travels to the encampment and challenges Tiger Shark. They do battle and Namor emerges triumphant and regains his throne.

Sub-Mariner # 7: "For President... the Man Called Destiny!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: John Buscema 
Inker: Dan Adkins
Jay's Rating: JJJ
Synopsis: 
Namor and Dorma travel to the surface to tell Tiger Shark's sister that he lives. On the surface, Namor uncovers Destiny plot to overthrow the world and confronts him. They battle and Destiny dies in a power-crazed frenzy.

Sub-Mariner # 8: "In the Rage of Battle!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: John Buscema 
Inker: Dan Adkins
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Namor and Diane Arliss nurse Dorma back to health, and Namor tells of another woman he loved, Betty Dean, whom he met decades ago and prompted him to fight against the Nazis in WW2. Meanwhile, the Thing is hired to deliver the Helmet of power to Washington and of course Namor intercepts him. A battle rages on until an older Betty Dean appeals to Namor who flees with the helmet.

Sub-Mariner # 9: "The Spell of the Serpent!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: Marie Severin 
Inker: Dan Adkins
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis: 
Namor leaves with Lord Seth to find the Herb of Healing to help restore Tiger Shark to human form. Unfortunately, the helmet of power transforms into its true form the serpent crown and takes control of Dorma and the rest of the Atlanteans. Namor fails and is forced to return and is attacked by his own people under the spell of the serpent crown. He takes the crown from Dorma and puts it on himself. He gets visions of the early origins of his people.

Sub-Mariner # 10: "Never Bother a Barracuda!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: Gene Colan 
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis: 
Karthon the Questor battle Namor for the crown and is defeated. He reveals to Namor the history of the Serpent Crown and of the mad tyrant Naga. Unfortunately, Captain Barracuda captures them both on his way to steal an atomic weapon. Namor frees himself but must decide to pursue Karthon who has fled with the Serpent Crown or stop Captain Barracuda atomic torpedo!

Sub-Mariner # 11: "The Choice and the Challenge!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: Gene Colan 
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis: 
Namor stops Captain Barracuda's torpedo but the Navy attacks him believing him to be the source of the attack. Captain Barracuda slips into the Naval base, under the confusion of the battle and steals the "Sonic Magno-Directoid". Captain Barracuda makes the mistake of activating it and a torpedo meant for Namor destroys Barracuda's vessel.

 
 
Sub-Mariner # 12: "A World Against Me!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Artist: Marie Severin
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis: 
Namor catches up with Karthon but Karthon manages to defeat Namor and controls him with strange sea pod fumes. Karthon returns to Lemuria with the Serpent Crown and gives it Naga. Namor awakens from the pod's spell and battles Naga and his illusions. During the battle, Naga placed Dorma in danger and Namor accidentally killed her.

Sub-Mariner # 13: "The Spell of the Serpent!" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: Marie Severin 
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating: JJ1/2
Synopsis: 
Naga defeats the enraged Namor and puts him up against the Weapons Man From the Abyss. Namor is up to the challenge so Naga unleashes Gargantos. Namor forces Naga to destroy Gargantos, and then he challenges Naga himself. Naga reveals that he didn't kill Dorma but rather Karthon sister. Karthen blinded by rage kills Naga and chooses to led the people of Lemuria into an era of peace.

Sub-Mariner # 14: "" 
Writer: Roy Thomas 
Penciller: John Buscema 
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 

Jay's Notes:


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