Issue(s): Sub-Mariner #29
...and then possessed by the Olympian Huntsman and forced to go fight Hercules.
Luckily the fight doesn't last too long...
...before Namor snaps out of it, and then the two have a really enjoyable team-up...
...fighting some creatures that the Huntsman summons plus the Huntsman himself.
Zeus, watching Namor standing up for Hercules, realizes that mortals aren't really all that bad, and so he forgives his son for abandoning Olympus for Earth. Hercules decides to give some ground as well and returns to Olympus for the time being.
Unfortunately, Zeus then wipes the minds of all mortals involved in the conflict, including the Sub-Mariner.
Awwwww! Namor and Hercules had a great little time together and it's a shame that Namor loses his memory of the incident. I hate stories like that; it's one stop above a What If? At least Hercules remembers, i guess.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: This probably takes place the same night as the end of the previous issue; a scene in the beginning has Diane Arliss and the protestors from that issue waving Namor off. Takes place after Hercules' appearance in Ka-Zar Quarterly #1, although not necessarily directly after.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (3): showDiane Arliss, Hercules, Huntsman, Lady Dorma, Sub-Mariner, Vashti, Zeus 1970 / Box 5 / Silver Age
1970 / Box 5 / Silver Age
I'm surprised that history-buff Roy Thomas got the mythological details so wrong for this story. He usually tries to use some factual details.
Posted by: ChrisKafka | January 5, 2014 4:47 PM
More evidence that Marvel-Zeus is as much of a control-freakish prick as Marvel-Odin. It's a skyfather thing.
Posted by: James Holt | October 30, 2016 10:30 PM
The more I read this site (great work btw fnord), the more conflicted I become about Roy Thomas as a scripter *gulp*
Posted by: Wis | November 22, 2016 11:39 PM
This seems like an effort to hastily wrap up the Hercules plotline that started in Ka-Zar Quarterly.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | June 4, 2017 6:59 PM
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