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Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #51
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 51

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Armageddon At Fifty Fathoms Full!", script by Bill Everett and Mike Friedrich, art by Bill Everett; Prince Byrrah catches up with Namor and Namorita and attacks them; Before Namor can lay his hands on Byrrah, Byrrah is whisked away by the Brother Royale of the Badoon; The Brother Royale is using Byrrah as his pawn to gain control of the south polar oil reserves; He sends Byrrah back into the battle followed by his Badoon soldiers; Realizing he's been betrayed, Byrrah helps Namor and Namorita drive back the Badoon and destroy the oil reserves; A defeated Byrrah is allowed to go on his way. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #52
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 52

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Atomic Samurai," script by Bill Everett and Mike Friedrich, art by Bill Everett; Namor travels to the surface world with Namorita in search of Betty Dean who he hopes will serve as a guardian to the young Namorita; They track down Betty who is vacationing on the Japanese island of Krakinowa; Namor stumbles upon a hidden city controlled by the Dragon-Lord who is eager to bring about another war with the US; The Dragon-Lord sends his agent, Sunfire, off to capture a US freighter; Namor intercepts Sunfire as he's concerned that the destruction of the freighter could threaten the health of the seas; Despite Namor's best efforts, Sunfire strikes a deadly blow against the freighter and it begins to sink. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #53
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 53

    Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. "And the Rising Sun Shall Fall!", script and art by Bill Everett; Namor convinces Sunfire to help him repair the freighter and contain the leak of defoliating agents that have spread into the sea; Meanwhile, the Dragon-Lord recalls his origin and how he came to create his base of operations using abandoned World War II technology; Sunfire and Namor then turn their attention to the Dragon-Lord and hope to prevent him from unleashing his plan for Armageddon. Golden age reprint from Sub-Mariner Comics (Marvel, 1954 series) #41, "The Return of the Nautilus!", script and art by Bill Everett; An art museum has just discovered that an expensive painting of the Nautilus from the story "20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" had been stolen and that the thief left a note proclaiming that as a master of the occult he will bring the Nautilus to life; When the story hits the newspaper, it is read by Betty Dean, who dismisses it as quackery just like the authorities; she relates the story to her friend, the Sub-Mariner. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #54
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 54
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #0911368002

    Cover pencils by Alan Weiss, inks by Joe Sinnott. "Comes Now... the Decision!", script and art by Bill Everett; Namor and Sunfire finally catch up with the Dragon-Lord and they quickly take him down; Sunfire then destroys the Dragon-Lord's base and weapons; Namor leaves behind an annoyed Sunfire whose pride is still demanding retribution against Namor; Namor returns to the cruise ship to rejoin Betty Dean and Namorita and learns that Namorita has already had her first encounter with a boy. "The Mer-Mutants!", script by Mike Friedrich, art by Alan Weiss; Namor encounters some Atlantean Mutants, which attack him out of mistrust; He tries to convince them that his people are enlightened enough to accept them. Golden age reprint from Sub-Mariner Comics (Marvel, 1954 series) #39, "A Lesson In Humility From Namora!", script and art by Bill Everett; When he was 15, Namor is introduced to his cousin Namora by his mother, Princess Fen; However, as they leave the palace, Namor ditches her to play in a sunken submarine with Byrrah and another boy. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #55
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 55

    Cover art by Bill Everett. "The Abominable Snow-King," script and art by Bill Everett; The mysterious destruction of a cargo vessel draws the Sub-Mariner's attention; He witnesses a strange assortment of sea creatures recovering the cargo, guided by some unseen hand; He follows them and uncovers the mastermind, Torg the Abominable Snow-King; Namor keeps Torg busy long enough for the survivors of the wreck to be rescued; He then leads Torg into a trap and forever dooms the monstrous creature. Letter to the editor from Two Man Horse graphic artist Eric Kimball. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #57
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 57

    Cover art by Bill Everett. "In the Lap of the Gods!", script and art by Bill Everett; Namor rescues a mysterious young woman from the elements during a wicked storm; Namorita calls upon Namor to help her look for her missing teacher, Prof. Vicki Starr; As it turns out, this missing teacher is more than meets the eye; She's Venus, Goddess of Love, and Ares, the God of War, has vowed to return her to Olympus; Fortunately, Namor helps Venus defeat Ares which allows her to stay on Earth and continue her efforts to promote peace. Continued from Iron Man #54. Ad for Monster Madness #1. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #58
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 58

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Bill Everett. "Hands Across the Water, Hands Across the Skies," script by Bill Everett and Steve Gerber, pencils by Sam Kweskin and Bill Everett, inks by Bill Everett; Namor returns to Atlantis and defeats a roaming Haab monster; He meets with Vashti and is introduced to Tamara and her cause; The Atlanteans help repair her space ship and send her on her way; Unfortunately, she turns her ship's weapons on Atlantis forcing a confrontation with Namor; Namor subdues her and destroys her ship; Tamara throws herself at the mercy of Vashti and is put in the guardianship of Namor. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #59
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 59
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1250482002

    Cover inks by Bill Everett and Marie Severin (alterations). "Thunder Over the Seas," script by Bill Everett and Steve Gerber, pencils by Sam Kweskin, inks by John Tartaglione; A pompous and arrogant Atlantean soldier, Lorvex, makes a pass at Tamara who rebukes his advances; She's later caught in a fishing net and eventually brought to New York city; Namor learns of her capture and makes his way there only to be challenged by Thor; Namor engages Thor and quickly learns the full power of the Thunder God; Namor returns home to ponder a full-scale invasion of the surface world. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #60
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 60

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The Invasion of New York!", script by Bill Everett (plot) and Steve Gerber (script), pencils by Sam Kweskin (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finished art), inks by Jim Mooney; Namor puts his trust in Lorvex to assemble a force which Namor will led against the surface dwellers to free Tamara; The invasion is a success in providing a daunting show of force, but Namor is unable to find Tamara as she has been rescued by Lorvex who decides to keep her as a hostage and continue the onslaught against the surface world; He defeats Lorvex and rescues Tamara; He then calls off the surface attack and after addressing the UN returns to his undersea realm; The surface world does not launch a counter offensive and Namor is once again crowned Prince of Atlantis. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #61
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 61

    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Prince and the Pirate," script by Bill Everett and Steve Gerber, pencils by Bill Everett and Win Mortimer, inks by Bill Everett and Jim Mooney; Atlantis celebrates the return of its prince; Namor decides it's time Namorita returns to her undersea realm, but discovers that the plane she was on has been taken hostage; He follows the trail to the Hydrobase where he's attacked by Dr. Hydro and his amphibian men; Dr. Hydro defeats Namor and gloats over him as his invasion force is set to take over Atlantis. Bill Everett passed away after finishing only the first three pages; Completed by Win Mortimer and Jim Mooney. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #62
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 62

    Cover by John Romita. "A Realm Besieged," script and art by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sam Kweskin, inks by Frank Giacoia; Namorita finds Namor and frees him from Dr. Hydro's prison; Meanwhile, Dr. Hydro and his amphibians have attacked Atlantis; Tamara leads Atlantis into battle and with the return of Namor and Namorita, the tide of the battle is turned; Dr. Hydro dies and reveals that there is no cure for the amphibians; Namor is left pondering the future of this new race of people. "Tales of Atlantis," script by Howard Chaykin and Steve Gerber, pencils by Howard Chaykin, inks by Joe Sinnott; Almost 20,000 years prior to Namor's reign, Atlantis still existed above the surface; Emperor Kamuu leads the city's defense against the raiding Lemurians; In order to defeat them, he releases Magma from the earth below, but in so doing, destroys the Sea Wall, and dooms Atlantis to sink beneath the waves. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #63
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 63

    Cover pencils by John Romita, inks by Joe Sinnott. "And the Seas Shall Explode!", script by Bill Everett and Steve Gerber, pencils by Sam Kweskin, inks by Syd Shores; Namor investigates reports that the seas beyond Atlantis are boiling; He confirms the threat and learns that Dr. Hydro is the mastermind behind it; Namor launches the Atlantean navy against Dr. Hydro's base and they destroy it; He then defeats Dr. Hydro and seals his semi-solid form in a casket. Tales of Atlantis backup story, "Cataclysm!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Howard Chaykin, inks by Joe Sinnott; Having begun the destruction of their city last issue, Kamuu and Zartra dismiss their counselors, and await death in each other's arms; Before they can make love, a Lemurian assassin appears, and kills Zartra; Kamuu dispatches him, and then sits on his throne, alone. Atlantis sinks beneath the waves to await the coming of the Mermen. Ad for The Haunt of Horror. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #64
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 64
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scuffing to inner well.
    • Label #0905630009

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler and John Romita (alterations), inks by Bill Everett and John Romita (alterations). First appearance of the warrior-woman called Virago in "Voyage Into Chaos!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Don Perlin; The Council of Elders has decided to segregate the Hydro-Men in a prison camp outside of Atlantis; Namor frees them, and decrees that they should be free to mingle with the Atlantean people; A delegation from another underwater world arrives in Atlantis; They meet with Namor and implore his help as their world has fallen under the tyranny of the warrior queen, Virago. Tales of Atlantis back-up story, "In the Wake of the Warriors!", script by Howard Chaykin and Steve Gerber, pencils by Howard Chaykin, inks by Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #65
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 65

    Cover by John Romita. "The Cry of the She-Beast!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Don Perlin; Namor is led into the arena where he confronts his opponent, Virago the warrior queen; She calls upon some mystical force and is transformed into a raging She-Beast!; She attacks Namor and he does his best against her, but Virago proves to be too much for him; She then decides to lead a scout ship across the dimensions and attack Atlantis. Tales of Atlantis back-up story, "The Lurker In the Ruins!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Frank Chiaramonte. Full-page tribute to Bill Everett, who passed away in February 1973. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #66
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 66

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane and John Romita (alterations), inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita (alterations). "Rise, Thou Killer Whale," script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Don Perlin; Namor follows Virago the She-Beast back to this dimension to continue their battle; Namor and his Atlantean guard are able to drive her off; However, Virago inadvertently frees Orka and together they decide to mount a combined attack against Atlantis; Namor and Tamara find themselves overwhelmed and Orka's killer whales cause a lot of devastation in Atlantis. Tales of Atlantis back-up story, "The Sword in the Throne!", with Kamuu II (guest-star) and Zartra II (introduction), script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #68
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 68

    Cover by John Romita. "On the Brink of Madness!", script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Jim Mooney; Namor returns to his underworld realm to find it devastated in the wake of the nerve gas contamination; Fortunately, his subjects are just in a comatose state and amphibian scientists are eager to help them; Namor takes the scientists to Dr. Hydro's island base and then seeks out Dr. Walthers who has been working on a force field device that can protect Atlantis from any other nerve gas contamination; However, the costumed villain Force stands in his way. Namor drives him off and continues his search for Dr. Walthers; Cameos by the Inhumans, the Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man. A note from Roy Thomas and Steve Gerber explaining a printing error on 50,000 copies of Sub-Mariner #68. Ad for Man-Thing and Ka-Zar. 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #69
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 69
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #0067864017

    Two Worlds and Dark Destiny! Guest-starring Spider-Man. Script by Steve Gerber. Pencils by George Tuska. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by John Romita. The Avenging Son rampages through Empire State University! Why? Because hes trying to locate an ESU professor that can save Atlantis and her comatose citizens! But a certain web-slinging student isnt fond of Prince Namor wrecking his favorite campus! Once Spider-Man corrals the Sub-Mariner, he directs the Prince of Atlantis to the right place! And there the Avenging Son learns that he must find and defeat Force (again) to protect his undersea kingdom! Imperious Rex! Last 20¢ issue. Cameo appearances by Doctor Strange, Namorita, and Tamara. Flashback cameo by Orka. (Notes: Spider-Man and the Sub-Mariner meet again in Amazing Spider-Man 211. Force returns in Iron Man 140. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #20 Brother Voodoo. The bullpen bonus page contains promotional stamp #5 the Hulk. The promotional stamp is not to be confused with the actual series A stamp #5.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #70
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 70

    First 25-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Namor Unchained!", script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta; Namor returns to the Hydro base and is irritated by the lack of progress on an antidote for his people; The amphibian scientists believe that an antidote may have survived on a sunken World War II ship; Namor travels down into the depths and begins his search through the many sunken ships at Bikini Atoll; He is attacked by Men-Fish led by the Piranha. Marvel Value Stamp series A #98, The Puppet Master. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #71
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 71
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scuffing to front and back of slab.
    • Label #0144995023

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Mike Esposito. "Comes the Pirahna," script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta; Namor evades Piranha and his pets and finds the potential antidote for his poisoned subjects; However, Piranha proves to be a persistent foe and gets his hands on the antidote; Fortunately, Namor recovers the antidote and battles through Piranha and his pets to escape; Piranha's wounds from the battle draw his pets in for the kill. Marvel Value Stamp series A #52, Quicksilver by John Buscema. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #72
    Sub-Mariner (1968 1st Series) 72

    Final issue in series. Cover pencils by Larry Lieber. "From the Void It Came...," script by Steve Skeates, pencils by Dan Adkins, inks by Vince Colletta; A brooding Namor gets into a confrontation with a couple of surface dwellers; They attack Namor which leads to a fight; Then he's attacked by an alien creature and also retaliates against it; The defeated created escapes and Namor is left to wonder what its purpose was. Editorial afterword and final closing notes from Roy Thomas. Marvel Value Stamp series A #100, Galactus by Jack Kirby. The Sub-Mariner next appears in Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #1. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. NOTE: Aquaman #56 and Sub-Mariner #72 is the infamous hidden DC/Marvel crossover! Writer Steve Skeates, unbeknownst to the editorial staffs of Marvel and DC, creates the very first intercompany crossover between the Big Two. Aquaman battles a creature that at the end of the issue explodes in outer space. A few years later, the very same creature emerges in the Marvel Universe from an explosion in outer space. This has to be one of the most underrated and coolest hidden gems in Comics History. – Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist Cover price $0.25.