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1928: Sub-Mariner #71 (v1)

" Comes the Piranha! "
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Sub-Mariner #71 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Marv Wolfman
Pencilers: George Tuska
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: Linda Lessmann
Letterers: Charlotte Jetter
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: July 1974
Release Date: April 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 170                 Times Rated: 111
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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The Piranha reveals the reason for his hatred of Namor as the Sub-mariner continues his search for the cure for the Atlanteans.
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  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Sub-Mariner #70 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Fantastic Four #147 (v1).
Piranha last appeared in Sub-Mariner #70 (v1). Piranha next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #28.
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
Villain has good origin. The setting for their battle adds to the story. Namor's mission underscores his actions well. 9/10
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  Calthor Says:    
  2012-11-27 15:53:08  
  I like the concept of the villain Piranha, but art-wise, this was not a success. Both the piranha fish and Piranha himself looked like a parody of themselves.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-03-21 18:19:42  
  Piranha are fresh water fish. >:[ I know Marvel takes liberties with reality sometimes, but come on. Those piranha chasing him would just shrivel up and die.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-01 19:46:10  
  Yes, but it's not like Roy Thomas could Google piranhas or anything.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-07-01 08:45:50  
  I'm sure they had encyclopedias back in 1974.  

  j52y Says:    
  2015-07-26 00:48:40  
  Yeah, I think it's more that Marvel didn't care.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-15 17:30:41  
  There was a nice sense of tension and suspense in this one, but Namor acting like a jerk and a villain that looks like he belongs on Power Rangers makes it hard to care all that much about it.
Impressive that having only existed for a couple of months, and having not spoken to a single person ever, that Piranha has a perfect grasp of the English language.

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2016-03-12 10:50:07  
  The motivations of the villain were virtually non-existent. He was created with a technology created to destroy Namor, therefore he really really wants to kill him? Riiight.  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-07-06 12:35:31  
  I like Namor, but the past several issues are just listless.  

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-09-05 09:47:52  
  Really looking forward to the cancellation right now.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-30 17:46:21  
  It's pretty clear that the last few issues of Namor are just being phoned in. The Piranha wasn't a bad villain concept, but he looked more like a clown than a threat, and his motivations weren't all that different from a mosquito. Conflict for conflict's sake, and it didn't make a lot of sense. Even his origin was a bit of a stretch of belief.

2 stars. The cancellation of this book would be a mercy-killing at this point.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-27 07:07:01  
  Namor should really do a better job cleaning up the ocean before he spends much more time complaining about the humans. It was him and Spider-Man who made a mess of Dorcas' place.  

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