memory. The move proved disastrous, as Namor went on the offensive against the surface world, assuming that they were responsible for the apparent destruction of Atlantis. This formed the premise
a few story arcs in the 1960s that resulted in classical battles between Namor and the Fantastic Four, as well as other key characters, such as Daredevil and Iron Man.
If there’s an award for having most number of team affiliations, it should go to Namor, not Wolverine. After all, Namor has been a member of (deep breath) the Invaders, the All-Winners Squad, the
Namor certainly likes his relationships complicated. Throughout the years, his love life has been plagued by forbidden outcomes, including disastrous flings with Atlantean love Lady Dorma and Alpha Flight’s Marrina, as well as an infatuation for unavailable women such as Emma Frost (Cyclops’ current lover) and Sue “Invisible Woman” Storm.
From the first Fantastic Four Annual (circa 1963) to Fantastic Four #412 (1996), Namor’s undying desire for Sue’s hand has been consistently thwarted by Reed Richards, and the fact that he continues to harbour hopes
With the deluge of comic-book movies dominating the silver screen, I’ve always wondered why a 75-year-old character like Namor the Sub-Mariner still hasn’t got his own movie. Considering that there’s been Waterworld and even a Man From Atlantis TV series, how difficult can it be to get the Atlantean ruler on screen?
Well, for that to happen, Marvel Studios first needs to reclaim the rights to Namor from Universal Pictures. Only then would the House Of Ideas be able to tap into the wealth of experience and exposure accumulated since (before) Marvel’s Golden Age.
For now, we’ll have to be satisfied with his exploits in comic books – although he doesn’t have a solo title in the current All-New Marvel Now relaunch, he is still in New Avengers as part of the Illuminati, as well as the All-New Invaders ongoing series.
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atlantean army entering the fray during
Namor enjoying some Kree hospitality in all-NewInvaders#2.