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1050: Sub-Mariner #20 (v1)

" In the Darkness Dwells Doom! "
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Sub-Mariner #20 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: John Buscema
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Johnny Craig
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: December 1969
Release Date: September 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 275                 Times Rated: 171
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Dr. Doom aids Namor's flight from U.S. authorities in hopes of creating an alliance against all nations who would oppose them. Upon refusal, Doom orders all water drained from the embassy and proceeds to force compliance from the Sub-Mariner.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Sub-Mariner #19 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Sub-Mariner #21 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Lady Dorma
Lady Dorma last appeared in Sub-Mariner #18 (v1). Lady Dorma next appears in Sub-Mariner #21 (v1).
Triton last appeared in Sub-Mariner #19 (v1). Triton next appears in Fantastic Four #99 (v1).
  Lord Vashti
Lord Vashti last appeared in Sub-Mariner #18 (v1). Lord Vashti next appears in Sub-Mariner #21 (v1).
  Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom last appeared in Fantastic Four #87 (v1). Doctor Doom next appears in Captain America #132 (v1).
Group Appearances
Atlanteans last appeared in Sub-Mariner #18 (v1). Atlanteans next appears in Sub-Mariner #21 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Trident of Neptune
Trident of Neptune last appeared in Sub-Mariner #19 (v1). Trident of Neptune next appears in Sub-Mariner #21 (v1).
Doctor Doom's Armor
Doctor Doom's Armor last appeared in Fantastic Four #87 (v1). Doctor Doom's Armor next appears in Astonishing Tales #1b (v1).
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  Kez Says:    
  2011-10-29 09:37:09  
  Man, Doom is a total badass in this issue.  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-05-26 08:04:48  
  This may be the most rational Namor has ever acted.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-21 14:05:47  
  Great story. Two old rivals having at it again.  

  Robareid Says:    
  2013-12-30 14:35:06  
  That kid from the first few pictures is a real dick.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-27 12:10:08  
  Out of the frying pan, and into the fire... Would have been a great name for this issue. Doom is awesome, he gets more evil just about every mag he appears in.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-16 09:14:54  
  Nice ending. I love Doom so much. Best Marvel villain by far.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2015-06-06 08:14:04  
  Wait - the firemen managed to blast down incredibly strong metal bars with only water? I was under the impression Doom had all the windows secure.

Pretty good otherwise.

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-09-19 22:33:54  
  4 stars for DOOM being the ever gracious host!!!

Cover Me - Great image of DOOM & Namor reminiscing!!

Doombot - I'm surprised that DOOM would use thugs and not robots!!

Fluid - @MattzLadd: The water went around the metal bars.

'Nuff Said - "Few men are as subtle as Victor Von Doom!"-DOOM

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-09-17 08:39:58  
  I was so tempted to take off a star for Doom getting rid of all water and fire extinguishers, then using a fire-based weapon. I expect better from him.  

  McQueen5150 Says:    
  2016-10-09 07:08:29  
  Doom: The Ultimate politician.  

  Russ Says:    
  2016-12-04 19:00:26  
  No water, Doom? You suck as a host!

Nice glimpse of history with the reference to Fantastic Four #6. It has been a long time since these two got together.

Doom really cut loose after the more subtle machinations of the last arc in Fantastic Four. Guess he didn't take kindly to having his art threatened and returned to his old, more direct ways.

3 stars. Seems like all characters involved step up the game when Doom beckons!

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-05-31 12:13:30  
  In my opinion, this was an okay issue. Seems more a filler issue than anything else.

Doom is always fun, though I'm not sure how subtle he is in this particular mag.

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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 Doctor Doom[appost]s Armor listing.
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes Added Trident of Neptune listing.
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   June 12, 2017 TStarnes Added Artie Simek creator listing.
   December 30, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Triton.
   December 30, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Lord Vashti.
   December 30, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Triton.
   December 30, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Lady Dorma.
   December 30, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for The Sub-Mariner.
   November 20, 2013 fragsel Added Atlanteans to the issue.
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