Issue(s): Sub-Mariner #39
By the next morning, of course, there's quite a commotion. The island is swarming with police and reports. And a gun nut.
Ultimately the National Guard destroys the island rather than let Namor keep it. The action makes Namor more sullen instead of prompting a retaliatory rampage.
And Namor is soon given a new quest: Diane Arliss and Walter Newell show up to raise the possibility that Namor's father is still alive.
An explicit parallel with the Indians of All Tribes' takeover of Alcatraz is made...
...although Namor wasn't really making a civil rights protest here.
Obviously a lot of Marvel comics at this time were dealing with political issues, which i think was appropriate, but this one feels topical just for the sake of being topical and doesn't really make an attempt to address any actual political issue (other than a basic appeal for peace), nor is it really a significant event for Namor since it doesn't last very long.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
So, Namor, who launches an attack on NY just to get Reed and Sue back together, is a bringer of peace?
Posted by: kveto | February 10, 2018 7:57 PM
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