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1425: Sub-Mariner #49 (v1)

" The Dreamstone "
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Sub-Mariner #49 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: May 1972
Release Date: February 1972
Story Arc: -
Pages: 21
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 215                 Times Rated: 144
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Sub-Mariner #47 (v1)
Sub-Mariner #48 (v1)
Sub-Mariner #49 (v1)
Astonishing Tales #12 (v1)
Astonishing Tales #13 (v1)
1423: Sub-Mariner
#47 (v1)
1424: Sub-Mariner
#48 (v1)
1426: Astonishing...
#12 (v1)
1427: Astonishing...
#13 (v1)
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The combined forces of Dr. Doom and Namor begin to fail against the full might of Modok and A.I.M. As Namor succumbs to his enemies might, Dr. Doom must make a direct assault on the head of the organization.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Sub-Mariner #48 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Sub-Mariner #50 (v1).
  Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom last appeared in Sub-Mariner #48 (v1). Doctor Doom next appears in Incredible Hulk #155 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Cindy Jones
Cindy Jones last appeared in Sub-Mariner #48 (v1). Cindy Jones next appears in Sub-Mariner #50 (v1).
Modok last appeared in Sub-Mariner #48 (v1). Modok next appears in Incredible Hulk #167 (v1).
Kenner last appeared in Sub-Mariner #48 (v1).
Franklin last appeared in Sub-Mariner #48 (v1).
Group Appearances
AIM last appeared in Sub-Mariner #48 (v1). AIM next appears in Astonishing Tales #12 (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 27, 2016
The best thing here are the two main characters: Namor and Doom. Separated, in different parts of the villain's lair, they fight various obstacles and remind us that they are two of Marvel's most interesting characters. Writer Gerry Conway gives them fascinating dialogue/thoughts and we cannot help but admire them and root for them to win. 8/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-04-28 08:09:17  
  I quite liked the resolution and aftermath of this arc. Compare this issue to Fantastic Four #6 when Namor and Doom first appeared together in a comic--two widely varying levels of character development AND reader satisfaction.  

  Wady Says:    
  2012-11-07 17:38:41  
  I liked the way Doom was portraid as a friendly figure and not the despot he is always made out to be still he is so twisted that it makes him even more powerful  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-07 18:46:34  
  The way Doom has been portrayed lately, I don't see why he couldn't sustain a series.  

  CrangTheCimmerian Says:    
  2014-06-12 14:00:37  
  The best Namor issue and the best Doom appearance so far.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-06 19:56:54  
  I was missing 3 pages towards the end. I missed the best parts...  

  specialque Says:    
  2015-03-09 07:20:06  
  Really strong ending to this arc. Doom is easily the most nuanced villain in the Marvel Universe at this point.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-05-16 13:09:12  
  Doom makes everything better.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-03-26 08:21:59  
  Har har, Doom gets beat down by some random android. Good issue.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-05-06 20:04:15  
  3 stars for Namor and DOOM having a moment!!!

Finger Bang Bang - Hey, watch where you point those fingers, androids!!!

Cubed - Everyone, including the writer thinks that this is the original Cosmic Cube...Modok himself destroyed it way back in Captain America #119!!!

Villainy 101 - It should be in the villain's handbook by now, that if you have Namor held captive. Never keep H2O anywhere near him!!!

Astonishing - So who, or what was the mysterious Kenner?? Why was it focused on Namor?? DOOM acted like he/it was sent from someone other than Modok. I guess we'll never know, since I don't think it's ever explained in later issues ???

'Nuff Said - "I...must...go to it...have to touch it..."-DOOM

  Johnny71181 Says:    
  2016-09-24 09:33:09  
  I think Dr. Doom was too sympathetic and out of character this issue.  

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-02-28 20:56:14  
  Cindy Jones - spent this entire time either barefoot or in heels and is still more useful than Rick.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-03-16 20:52:15  
  Not real keen on MODOK during this arc, but this was DOOM at one of his best appearances. DOOM is the one character that transcends villainy; he's sympathetic when it suits his needs, and fits his agenda. There's no need to know for sure why he does what he does; he is DOOM.

The attack by Kenner was out of left field. From what I'm getting, he was a creation of the cosmic cube. But his apparent mission wasn't made too clear that I saw. Anyone else know?

3 stars. Anybody also noticed that replies to a couple of letters in the letter column got switched?

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Date User Name Update
   December 13, 2017 fragsel Added Franklin to the issue.
   March 26, 2016 fragsel Added Kenner to the issue.
   March 26, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Doctor Doom.
   January 27, 2014 jfpj1991 Added blurb for this issue.
   October 28, 2013 skalchemist Added Cindy Jones to the issue.
   October 21, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Modok.
   April 29, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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