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1900: Sub-Mariner #69 (v1)

" Two Worlds... and Dark Destiny "
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Sub-Mariner #69 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr.
Writers: Steve Gerber
Pencilers: George Tuska
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: Charlotte Jetter
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: March 1974
Release Date: November 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 180                 Times Rated: 116
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
Namor seeks out the scientist who may be able to provide the force field needed to save his people. Meanwhile, the Zephyrland heroes try to contact Doctor Strange and also discover an unusual weapon.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #2.
Supporting Characters
Spider-Man last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1). Spider-Man next appears in Marvel Team-Up #19 (v1).
Tamara last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1). Tamara next appears in Sub-Mariner #70 (v1).
Namorita last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1). Namorita next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #2.
  Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1). Doctor Strange next appears in Defenders #13 (v1).
  Henry Croft
Henry Croft last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1). Henry Croft next appears in Sub-Mariner #70 (v1).
Kabal last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1).
  Ariel (Zephyrland)
Ariel (Zephyrland) last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1).
Ibbar last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1).
Force last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1). Force next appears in Iron Man #140 (v1).
Group Appearances
Atlanteans last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1). Atlanteans next appears in Sub-Mariner #70 (v1).
Hydro-Men last appeared in Sub-Mariner #68 (v1). Hydro-Men next appears in Sub-Mariner #70 (v1).
NYPD last appeared in Captain Marvel #25 (v1). NYPD next appears in Daredevil #110 (v1).
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
Namor's temperament (once again) is the real star. The scenes in the hospital (as he stomps around) stand to separate him from the rest of the Marvel Comics Superheroes. 9/10
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  Calthor Says:    
  2012-11-23 13:01:07  
  A bit of a deceiving cover here - that wasn't a real fight between Spider-Man and Subbie.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-02-24 12:17:14  
  Heh, Spider-Man was completely unnecessary to the plot in this issue. They only threw him in so he could be put on the cover.  

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2015-03-15 23:41:24  
  Force doesn't strike me as a terribly ambitious supervillain if he was willing to settle for being king of NYC's theater district...  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-28 18:48:41  
  Am I the only one who hates Subby's new costume and it's origin?  

  j52y Says:    
  2015-07-19 15:46:16  
  This issue reeks of desperation. It's clear that Marvel knew the end was nigh.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-05 17:07:26  
  Yeah, that cover is definitely bait and switch. Spider-Man is basically there in the story to try to trick people into buying this issue, and to facilitate the "story so far" explanation.
Next issue is Piranha? Thinking of the other fish themed villains Subby has fought, is anyone else hoping for a razor toothed midget?

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-06-21 14:58:09  
  On the one hand, it's good to tie up loose ends, but on the oher hand I didn't need any more Zephyrland. Hopefully this is the end of all that.  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2016-10-01 06:07:52  
  Yay! No more Zephyrland!

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-10 21:34:00  
  They only included Spider-Man in order to sell magazines. Sales here must be really flagging to use him in such a manner. Plus, it appears they're using a rotating roster of older artists on the mag: Don Heck last issue, now George Tuska here. Signs that this title is on its last legs.

At least the Zephyrland side quest is winding down. They figured out music is what kills Virago's troops? The only way this is even remotely believable is if they played them Justin Bieber tunes!

The final showdown with Force was a bit too short in my opinion, but perhaps it was more appropriate than a drawn-out battle. He's not a great villain and has a cheesy power, though I still never got how a force field can bring people collectively out of a coma. Anyway, glad this plot's done.

2 stars. Wasn't horrible, but you can tell this book is seriously losing steam.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-13 08:25:10  
  I dunno, that jumped all over the place, but I still kind of enjoyed it. Although I can't help but think that given Force had to turn on his defences, the police could take him out pretty easily with one well placed sniper....  

  Spider-Borg Says:    
  2017-11-27 21:57:14  
  Any non-spidey title that shoehorns Spidey in just to sell comics automatically gets 1 star from me.  

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   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
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   December 19, 2016 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   May 4, 2015 fragsel Added Hydro-Men to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added NYPD to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Ibbar to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Ariel (Zephyrland) to the issue.
   August 4, 2014 Neskit Added Kabal to the issue.
   November 20, 2013 fragsel Added Atlanteans to the issue.
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