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1048: Sub-Mariner #18 (v1)

" Side-By-Side With Triton "
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Sub-Mariner #18 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Marie Severin
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Marie Severin
Inkers: Mike Esposito
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: October 1969
Release Date: July 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 267                 Times Rated: 167
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Chamber of Darkness #1c
Sub-Mariner #17 (v1)
Sub-Mariner #18 (v1)
Sub-Mariner #19 (v1)
Sub-Mariner #20 (v1)
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#17 (v1)
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#19 (v1)
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#20 (v1)
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Namor and Triton battle aboard a space ship they both found their selves on . As the two attempt to save a planet, their foes unleash a weapon that will drain the life from Earth itself.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Sub-Mariner #19 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Lady Dorma
Lady Dorma last appeared in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1). Lady Dorma next appears in Sub-Mariner #20 (v1).
Triton last appeared in Fantastic Four #83 (v1). Triton next appears in Sub-Mariner #19 (v1).
  Lord Vashti
Lord Vashti last appeared in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1). Lord Vashti next appears in Sub-Mariner #20 (v1).
Kormok last appeared in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1). Kormok next appears in Saga of the Sub-Mariner #1.
  Dynorr the Stalker
Dynorr the Stalker last appeared in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1). Dynorr the Stalker next appears in Saga of the Sub-Mariner #10.
Yennon last appeared in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1).
Group Appearances
Alpha Centaurians
Alpha Centaurians last appeared in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1). Alpha Centaurians next appears in Thor #335 (v1).
Atlanteans last appeared in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1). Atlanteans next appears in Sub-Mariner #20 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Trident of Neptune
Trident of Neptune last appeared in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1). Trident of Neptune next appears in Sub-Mariner #19 (v1).
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  green_flame_616 Says:    
  2012-01-07 05:28:57  

  Calthor Says:    
  2012-07-29 08:29:23  
  So, they are condemning that whole alien race to death? Sub-Mariner, how brutal... I know they were the baddies, but they were not beyond redemption.  

  rubixcube60 Says:    
  2012-10-25 22:01:24  
  "Ant that's... the Sub-mareener" I guess even in-universe nobody pronounces it correctly.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-21 13:57:28  
  So Namor's stuck up here with us surface dwellers-poetic justice.  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-08-11 19:57:21  
  I actually love that Namor's decision is completely in character when compared to many of the hard decisions he will have to make over the years to come, including stuff going on even now in modern Marvel......  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-10-01 20:37:23  
  I see no issue with Namor's choice. First off he was just trying to break the machine, not reverse the flow. And secondly, it was the alien that intentionally committed genocide...it was just accidentally his own people.

Also this is one of the first times Namor hasn't come across as a complete jerk to me. He never believed that Triton intentionally betrayed him, and he fought to save the world.

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-27 11:38:15  
  A great story marred by bad writing.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-15 23:31:14  
  That was mighty nice of the cover to spoil the ending for everyone.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-04-20 17:19:50  
  Alien: "Our home world is destroyed! Oh the humanity!"
Namor: "It was I, that destroyed your home world!"
Alien: "It's cool. You are free to go."

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2015-06-05 12:26:54  
  I would say the loss of Namor's gills is far less than the punishment deserved for destroying an entire civilisation. However, he said himself that if there were another way then he would have taken it, and it was the right thing to do to save the Earth.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-09-19 19:06:49  
  Just 2 stars for the Terrific Triton Titillating the Title to Total Tawdriness!!

Cover Me - I like where Marie Severin signed her name on the cover!!

Bright - Interesting that underwater races leading scientists wear sunglass goggle thingies...

Figure Eight - Interesting that Dynorr's home world circles two suns! Also, I like the layouts showing their history, while Namor & Triton beat them up!!

Speedo Torpedoes - Hey, you two, get a room!! (p11,p3)

Grumpy Old Men - I wished Dorma would of let Vashti smack Kormok around!!

Convenient - Luckily, Dynorr decided not to let Namor just float off into space...

'Nuff Said - "Perhaps--if I thrust the invincible trident--between its gleaming sections--"-Namor the Swordfish

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-09-15 08:18:15  
  Explaining the plot, it sounds good. Alien race stealing Earth's water to save their own dying world, there's something cool in that. Instead, we get this.  

  Russ Says:    
  2016-12-04 12:58:53  
  Namor did what he had to do; it was either us or them, and he chose us. What hero wouldn't in this case?

But wow, the consequence being Namor no longer has his gills. He's an air-breather; the creature he despises the most! He won't be able to live this down, I'm sure!

Good to see Namor and Triton teaming up again. For sure I thought Namor was going to open up a can on Triton for betraying him, but it looks like Namor is getting smarter and looking at the bigger picture; a few years ago, Namor would've tried to beat Triton silly even if Attuma had said he betrayed him. Not anymore.

3 stars. Slightly better than it started, and Namor's inability to return to Atlantis will change the whole dynamic of the book for awhile.

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-05-31 12:07:15  
  Namor, good job fighting water with water. Too bad the Stalker's planet was destroyed, but truthfully, I don't feel too bad for them. They would have done the same to Earth if they could.  

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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 Added Trident of Neptune listing.
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   July 1, 2017 fragsel Added Yennon to the issue.
   July 1, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Dynorr the Stalker.
   July 1, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Alpha Centaurians.
   July 1, 2017 fragsel Added Alpha Centaurians to the issue.
   June 19, 2015 fragsel Added Dynorr the Stalker to the issue.
   May 3, 2015 fragsel Added Kormok to the issue.
   November 20, 2013 fragsel Added Atlanteans to the issue.
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