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987: Sub-Mariner #16 (v1)

" The Sea That Time Forgot "
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Sub-Mariner #16 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Marie Severin
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Marie Severin
Inkers: Mike Esposito
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: August 1969
Release Date: May 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 280                 Times Rated: 174
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
The Prince of Atlantis learns of Tiger Shark's location and heads in search of the villain. Namor eventually finds himself trapped in a sea of legend where an uneasy truth between the undead and Atlantis is about to be broken.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Sub-Mariner #15 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Incredible Hulk #118 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Lady Dorma
Lady Dorma last appeared in Sub-Mariner #15 (v1). Lady Dorma next appears in Incredible Hulk #118 (v1).
Ikthon last appeared in Sub-Mariner #15 (v1). Ikthon next appears in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1).
  Walter Newell
Walter Newell last appeared in Tales to Astonish #95a (v1). Walter Newell next appears in Sub-Mariner #19 (v1).
  Lord Vashti
Lord Vashti last appeared in Sub-Mariner #15 (v1). Lord Vashti next appears in Incredible Hulk #118 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Thakos in the mainstream continuity. Thakos next appears in Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner #1.
  Tiger Shark
Tiger Shark last appeared in Sub-Mariner #9 (v1). Tiger Shark next appears in Sub-Mariner #24 (v1).
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Nekhbet in the mainstream continuity.
Group Appearances
Atlanteans last appeared in Sub-Mariner #15 (v1). Atlanteans next appears in Incredible Hulk #118 (v1).
Mist Men of Sargasso
This is the first appearance by Mist Men of Sargasso in the mainstream continuity.
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  TStarnes Says:    
  2011-12-10 23:38:52  
  I actually kinda liked the story in this issue. The idea of a Bermuda triangle of sorts and people out of time is something I always kinda like in movies and books.  

  Calthor Says:    
  2012-07-25 15:11:05  
  Poetic justice, mysticism, the Sargasso sea and a brutal Tiger Shark: it's been a long time since a Sub-Mariner issue was this good.  

  rubixcube60 Says:    
  2012-10-14 14:25:30  
  This issue is a milestone of sorts, in that it's the first 15 issue in the order. Also it's kind of a shame that most of the ancient mariners died, there could have been many ways to use them.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-20 14:03:40  
  I would have liked to see this stretched out over a couple issues. I think there was plenty of story fodder in the background of the ships and their crews.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-21 11:57:43  
  Wonderful issue. I, too, wish that the immortal seamen in the Sargasso were spared for future issues.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-12 13:37:24  
  Nice twist at the end.  

  phogbear Says:    
  2015-05-07 22:59:49  
  Dorma getting in the way and captured yet again. Surprise surprise! Enjoyed the story but tired of seeing sneak away/aboard and being nothing but a hinderance.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-08-09 10:53:46  
  3 stars for the mystery that is the Mist-Men of the Sargasso Sea!!!

Cover Man - Awesome cover for a mariners tale!!!

Big Screen - If they ever do a Namor movie. I can see Dr. Newell being played by Ted Danson!

One And Done - I agree with others above about wanting to see more of the Mist-Men. I mean at least Nekhbet is still around.

Blinkin' Dummkopf - That Nazi 1st mate goes from German to British!

Bad Intel - So, they fire the killer germ torpedo at the freighter knowing that it had dynamite!??

'Nuff Said - "HOLY JUMPING HALIBUT!"-Robin...uh, I mean Tiger Shark

  VenomousIntent Says:    
  2016-02-19 18:46:31  
  Man, I've been enjoying Subby lately. Marie is amazing with the character.  

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-09-03 07:29:10  
  Wait, the jaundiced eye of Dr Newell? Since when did he have liver problems? I guess that makes me feel less bad about him being blown up.  

  McQueen5150 Says:    
  2016-09-29 20:12:32  
  I love this cover!!! Very dynamic.  

  Russ Says:    
  2016-11-24 09:21:13  
  I'm in agreement with the other commenters that I would've liked to see more of the ancient mariners from the Sargasso. They were intriguing characters with backstories that should've been explored a little more. Maybe we'll return to this time-forgotten wasteland in the future. And I hope we at least haven't seen the last of Nekhbet.

Dorma seems to have no other function than to be captured and used to motivate Namor. This is getting as old as those mariners got when they left the mist. But I have to give her some credit; for all the mortal danger she gets herself in, she's still an adventuress at heart for leaving Atlantis as often as she does.

And Tiger Shark turning against the Nazis was an interesting little twist to his character. There may be hope for him yet.

3 stars. The Nazis plan to give everyone bad head-colds goes up in smoke. I'm really liking what Roy and Marie are doing with this title.

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-05-22 16:01:09  
  What I learned today: Never forget the conditions of your immortality.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2017-07-30 20:00:14  
  So... how 'bout that torpedo on Pg19/P1? I wonder if it runs on batteries?

Torpedo aside... I love Marie's artwork! And Roy really loves the Sargasso. It's mentioned practically every issue, and now we get a whole back-story!

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Marvel Masterworks: Sub-Mariner, Volume 4
This collection includesSub-Mariner #14 (v1), Sub-Mariner #15 (v1), Sub-Mariner #16 (v1), Sub-Mariner #17 (v1), Sub-Mariner #18 (v1), Sub-Mariner #19 (v1), Sub-Mariner #20 (v1), Sub-Mariner #21 (v1), Sub-Mariner #22 (v1), Sub-Mariner #23 (v1), Sub-Mariner #24 (v1), Sub-Mariner #25 (v1)
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Date User Name Update
   February 11, 2018 Urgat
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   May 23, 2017 TStarnes Added Artie Simek creator listing.
   March 10, 2017 fragsel Added Nekhbet to the issue.
   March 10, 2017 fragsel Added Mist Men of Sargasso to the issue.
   March 19, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Walter Newell.
   December 20, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for Thakos.
   December 20, 2013 fragsel Added Thakos to the issue.
   December 13, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Lord Vashti.
   December 13, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Ikthon.
   December 13, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Lady Dorma.
   December 13, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for The Sub-Mariner.
   November 20, 2013 fragsel Added Atlanteans to the issue.
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