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1927: Sub-Mariner #70 (v1)

" Namor Unchained! "
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Sub-Mariner #70 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Marv Wolfman
Pencilers: George Tuska
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: Stan Goldberg
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: May 1974
Release Date: February 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 170                 Times Rated: 112
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
In perhaps a final desperate attempt to wake his comatose people, Namor heads to Bikini Atoll to find a lost formula that might cure them. However, his mission is dogged by a series of seemingly unnatural phenomena.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Defenders #14 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Sub-Mariner #71 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Namorita last appeared in Marvel Two-in-One #2. Namorita next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #4.
Tamara last appeared in Sub-Mariner #69 (v1). Tamara next appears in Super-Villain Team-Up #1.
  Betty Dean
Betty Dean last appeared in Sub-Mariner #61 (v1). Betty Dean next appears in Super-Villain Team-Up #2.
  Henry Croft
Henry Croft last appeared in Sub-Mariner #69 (v1). Henry Croft next appears in Super-Villain Team-Up #1.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Piranha in the mainstream continuity. Piranha next appears in Sub-Mariner #71 (v1).
Group Appearances
Atlanteans last appeared in Sub-Mariner #69 (v1). Atlanteans next appears in Captain America #180 (v1).
Hydro-Men last appeared in Sub-Mariner #69 (v1). Hydro-Men next appears in Super-Villain Team-Up #1.
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
Driven mostly by Namor's anger and character (he's pretty much the only one in it) this is a terrific, action-filled, read. It's a pity this book was cancelled soon-after, this 'new direction' is pretty awesome. Namor is badass. 8/10
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  JWC Says:    
  2012-12-26 22:15:27  
  That's one bad-ass bunny.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-03-21 18:14:03  
  Running out of villain names at this point, I think.  

  zweineuf Says:    
  2014-01-26 23:20:34  
  Sure, piranha are freshwater fish ... but these were Dr Dorcas's piranhas, and for the guy who created Tigershark among other biological miracles, marine piranhas seem eminently realistic.  

  CrangTheCimmerian Says:    
  2014-11-12 15:26:06  
  Another surprise super-villain revealed at the end of the previous issue. I wonder if they were so stupid then or they thought that their readers were idiots.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-01 19:24:15  
  Piranha? He looks more like a reject from South Park's "Crab People" casting calls.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-15 03:22:14  
  Is a super-villain really a "surprise" when he is making his first appearance? Or when his look is that ridiculous?
Those ships seem to be in pretty good condition considering that they were sunk in an atomic blast. And yet a torpedo explosion basically disintegrated one of them.
Jeez Subby is such a jerk right now.

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-07-06 12:33:46  
  The thing around Piranha's neck is goofier than what clowns wear. No surprise Namor loses his series shortly.  

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-09-05 09:16:29  
  Am I reading a different Version of this than everyone else? In mine he called himself "Pirahna"...
I also found it quite annoying how much Namor was talking to himself. I thought we were finally through the era in which Comic book characters have to describe erverything they're doing verbally

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-30 16:03:16  
  Nope, can't take this Piranha guy seriously. Even Adam West would make fun of him. Geez, they must've really been reaching by this time, weren't they?

2 stars. I found it hypocritical of Namor to renew his war against the surface people while he's wearing a new suit designed by a surface man to save his life.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-27 00:20:47  
  I really wish they'd handled this whole Atlantis being comatose thing more like they did Dorma's death. You really got a sense of Namor's grief then, which would be appropriate now, but instead he's just angry. And while being angry is understandable, without any further depth he just looks like a jerk.  

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   December 28, 2016 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   May 4, 2015 fragsel Added Hydro-Men to the issue.
   August 6, 2014 Neskit Added Atlanteans to the issue.
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