329 – Sub-Mariner Dysmorphia

Speaking of changing head shapes, I’ve mentioned Namor the Sub-Mariner’s outrageous head shape before, but I feel like Sub-Mariner #21 (September 1946) is peak Namor head dysmorphia. I mean it’s just outrageous and alien: What’s even more interesting is that “Sub-Mariner vs. Green-Out”, the third Sub-Mariner story in the same issue just pages away is […]

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94 – Now Namor Be Nice

In Marvel Mystery Comics #3 (November 1939), Namor the Sub-Mariner meets Betty Dean the Undercover Police Officer. Bill Everett did a great job illustrating and writing this new character, giving her the right amount of heart and sincerity which she used to try and steer our fiery anti-hero to the side of us poor surface […]

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81 – The Amazing Man

Another final interesting moment in August 1939 came from Amazing-Man Comics #5 (Centaur Publications) and the debut of “Amazing-Man”. The Amazing-Man was also know as Aman, also known as “The Green Mist”. He was raised and trained by seven Tibetan monks to a “superhuman degree of physical and mental ability”. His creators were probably Bill […]

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52 – Skyrocket Steele

Bill Everett started in comic books with “Skyrocket” Steele, a Buck Rogers / Flash Gordon clone in Centaur Publications’ Amazing Mystery Comics Funnies #2 (August 1938). Everett would later go on to create Namor, the Sub-Mariner for Marvel / Timely Comics.

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