Characters Appearing: Sub-Mariner, Tamara Rahn, Vashti
Issue(s): Sub-Mariner #58
Well it turns out that there is one survivor. A female named Tamara.
She arrives in Atlantis with thoughts of revenge. She's surprised to learn how sincerely sorry everyone is about the terrible mistake they made, but she decides to go forward with her revenge plan anyway, utilizing a creature called a Haab that seems to be a sub-species of her people that she can control.
Namor stops her, but decides to forgive her and she's invited to live with the Atlanteans.
Tamara will hang around in the background for about five years before being completely forgotten until the 90s when she's briefly brought back in the later issues of the Namor series.
Everett's finished art over Kweskin's pencils - an arrangement due to deadline problems - is actually pretty good. Not Marvel House style at all, but the fact that it's distinctive is a point in its favor.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: On page two of this issue, Namor says it's been "weeks spent swimming aimlessly" since he was last in Atlantis. That creates a good gap to place Namor's Defenders appearances from Marvel Feature #2 to Defenders #6.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
The title is a reference to the Paul McCartney song "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey".
Sam Kweskin did a lot of stories for Marvel/Atlas in the 1950s, but disappeared afterwards. He didn't stay at Marvel long this time either.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 14, 2011 5:02 PM
Tamara is a background character who hung around and you had no idea what plans any writer had for her. I can only think "Namor love interest" was in someones plans at some point.
Posted by: kveto | August 27, 2016 5:06 AM
I think she was a love interest back then--it just wasn't a relationship that got fleshed out very much. But there are references sprinkled in here and there about love between them, etc.
Its probably just as well for Tamara's sake that they didn't develop the relationship in greater depth on-panel...she likely would have wound up facing the same fate as Dorma and Marrina.
Posted by: Dermie | August 27, 2016 11:29 AM
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