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1051: Sub-Mariner #21 (v1)

" Invasion From the Ocean Floor "
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Sub-Mariner #21 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Marie Severin
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Marie Severin
Inkers: Johnny Craig
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: January 1970
Release Date: October 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 266                 Times Rated: 166
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Lady Dorma disobeys Namor's request for her to desist in any actions to give him aid. While rallying the war leaders, Warlord Seth returns with an awesome weapon. What outcome of battle awaits Atlantis and its leaders?
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Sub-Mariner #20 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Avengers #71 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Lady Dorma
Lady Dorma last appeared in Sub-Mariner #20 (v1). Lady Dorma next appears in Sub-Mariner #22 (v1).
Ikthon last appeared in Sub-Mariner #17 (v1). Ikthon next appears in Sub-Mariner #22 (v1).
  Lord Vashti
Lord Vashti last appeared in Sub-Mariner #20 (v1). Lord Vashti next appears in Sub-Mariner #22 (v1).
  Seth (Atlantean)
Seth (Atlantean) last appeared in Sub-Mariner #9 (v1). Seth (Atlantean) next appears in Saga of the Sub-Mariner #7.
  Diane Arliss
Diane Arliss last appeared in Sub-Mariner #19 (v1). Diane Arliss next appears in Sub-Mariner #25 (v1).
Group Appearances
Atlanteans last appeared in Sub-Mariner #20 (v1). Atlanteans next appears in Sub-Mariner #22 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Horn of Proteus
Horn of Proteus last appeared in Fantastic Four #4 (v1).
Trident of Neptune
Trident of Neptune last appeared in Sub-Mariner #20 (v1). Trident of Neptune next appears in Sub-Mariner #25 (v1).
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  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-21 14:12:54  
  +1 star for the Benjamin J. Grimm Answering Service.  

  Robareid Says:    
  2013-12-31 09:40:34  
  Ending was rushed, but overall it was pretty good.  

  FearThePaw Says:    
  2014-02-08 12:00:34  
  My first 1970's book and it is Sub-Mariner?? Great..  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-27 12:28:00  
  So what happened to the religious Atlantian? He Benedict Arnold's Atlantis and no punishment is rendered. Instead, Atlantis goes to war.

This story should have been spread out between 2-3 issues. So much happened in only 20 pages.

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-16 09:31:03  
  Bring on the 70s!

Giant monsters make everything better, but as has been the case, I don't really like how each issue is a self-contained story. There is still a slow progression of events (Namor still can't breath underwater, is stuck on land, etc.), but overall I miss the larger-than-life "to be continued!" stories.

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-09-20 10:15:13  
  3 stars for the darker, grittier Warlord Seth!!!

Cover Me - Nice background of the city in flames!!

Toot Your Own Horn - You know, Namor used a second horn to call Tele-Fish of all things! (FF Annual #1)

You Sank My Battleship - I always love it when Namor tosses battleships around!!

I Like Turtles - YES!!! Giant frickin' killer turtles!!!

'Nuff Said - "Look at the legions below...the flower of Atlantean manhood!"-Creepy Ol' Vashti

  g2thet Says:    
  2016-03-08 00:29:58  
  I agree that this story felt rushed, and I hate that there are no continued stories for awhile. Overall decent ish. 3 Stars!  

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-09-17 08:43:38  
  So what the Atlanteans mean by saying they have to obey Namor's commands, is they only have to do it when it suits them. And when he's not there to tell them off.
No wonder this guy loses his throne so much.

  Russ Says:    
  2016-12-04 20:23:48  
  Killer turtles come to New York! So Happy Together!

When the cover said something about Invaders, I thought for a minute it was a reference to another super-group Namor was a part of.....you know, with Cap and Bucky, and the Torch and Toro. Still, it was quite a story.

And Seth found the Horn of Proteus. The same horn used to call Giganto waaaay back in Fantastic Four #4. Good old Roy, the comic historian. Only he would remember a detail like that.

3 stars. Looks like Namor is losing control of the situation he's in. I'm really enjoying the direction this mag is going in right now. And yes, this is the first story in the Order cover-dated in the '70's (although it came out probably either in October or November).

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-05-31 12:17:17  
  And the '70s begin.

You know, Lord Seth, it is possible to lose part of your raiment without dying. It is even possible to bleed on it without dying. Just finding a scrap from Dorma's dress is to justify your belief that she is dead.

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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 Added Horn of Proteus listing.
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   February 2, 2018 TStarnes
   June 12, 2017 TStarnes Added Artie Simek creator listing.
   November 20, 2013 fragsel Added Atlanteans to the issue.
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