Super-Villain Team-Up #13
Issue(s): Super-Villain Team-Up #13
It seems that prior to the start of this issue, Doom has also permanently cured Namor of his inability to breathe out of water, so that there is no more need to take an antidote at regular intervals. This isn't said explicitly, but the way Doom talks ("having cured you -- I can most assuredly cure your people") seems to suggest it, and this is the last we'll hear of Namor needing an antidote.
Namor and Doom also get into a fight with Krang and an ancient sea monster.
After the fight, Doom leaves, thinking to himself that while Doom derives his power from strength, Namor derives it from his people.
This revelation may be what triggers a change in the way Doom treats his people. In early depictions, it was generally understood that Doom's people acted like they loved him only because he commanded them to. In later depictions (starting with Byrne's FF), it is somewhat more ambiguous. It is left open that Doom's people really do love him. Perhaps Doom sees something in the way the Atlanteans support Namor that he sees value in.
This issue is basically intended as closure for some Namor plots as, going forward, it was the intent to make this book a Dr. Doom Team-Up.
Nice art this issue by Giffen. A strong Kirby influence.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place before the Sub-Mariner's appearance in Defenders #52.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I love it when Kieth Gitfen wears his Kirby Hat.
Posted by: Jay Patrick | May 4, 2013 4:34 PM
Wow, those were some embarrassing typos.
Posted by: Jay Patrick | May 4, 2013 4:35 PM
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