Characters Appearing: Captain Mar-vell, Rick Jones, Sub-Mariner
Issue(s): Sub-Mariner #30
Namor has destroyed the first device prior to the start of this issue, but in the aftermath he acquired amnesia as well as an irrational fear of water.
After the fight...
...Captain Marvel transforms back into Rick Jones so that Rick can make his gig, and Rick brings Namor along. At the concert, we learn that it's become a trend for hippies to wear "Namor ears" since Namor took up the cause of environmental protection.
Rick's apocalyptic folk-rock (predating Current 93 by decades!)...
...causes Namor to freak out and eventually remember the plot, so he and Captain Marvel fly off to take care of business.
This story was probably meant to try to drum up interest in Captain Marvel although it seems oddly timed after the failure of Captain Marvel #20-21 to do the same. Publishing this story before those issues might have worked better, although i'm not sure if Sub-Mariner was the book to do it in at all.
The other possibility is that this story was actually meant for the Captain Marvel book. It does feature a recapped history of Namor, which is a bit odd; you'd think you'd want to provide the background for the guest star, not the main character. But since it's drawn by the Sub-Mariner's regular art team, i'm not sure; i guess Thomas could have just had the script finished.
Update: backing up Mark's comment, the lettercol in issue #34 confirms that this issue was actually meant as a "fill-in" for the Captain Marvel series.
The recap shows what i think is meant to be Giganto, although it's a little off-model and referred to as "Monstro".
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Namor's appearance in Fantastic Four #102-104 takes place after this issue. This should also take place after Captain Marvel #20-21 since in those issue Captain Marvel says its been a long time since Rick Jones swapped him out of the Negative Zone.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
This was indeed supposed to be Captain Marvel #22; it was inserted in here after poor returns for the Kane-Marvel issues.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 10, 2013 9:37 PM
You say this should take place after CM #20-21 but you have it before. Side effect of placement shuffling?
Posted by: Morgan Wick | June 2, 2015 10:56 PM
Only just caught your Current 93 reference. You're alright, fnord.
Posted by: cullen | June 3, 2015 1:39 AM
@Morgan, something like that. Fixed it. Thanks.
@Cullen, hey ho the noddy ho.
Posted by: fnord12 | June 3, 2015 5:47 PM
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