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Early Review/Preview for Sub-Mariner: The Depths #1

Sub-Mariner: The Depths #1

Another Cool Marvel Knights Book


Marvel is doing it again.  Namor is a tricky character to write.  Often he's written either extremely arrogant (which in a way, he should be) or simply boring.  What's good about these Marvel Knights book is they are set almost in the 'real world.' 

Searching for Atlantis would be a mysterious expedition.  In the Marvel Universe, where superheroes are all over the place, the idea of Atlantis wouldn't be too absurd.  It's almost like it would just be accepted and there wouldn't be too much thought given to it.  In the world here, Namor is a rumor or a legend.  The guy set in search of Atlantis is an explorer that feels it is his mission to 'debunk' the outlandish.  I think we can all guess how Namor would take it if a submarine starting floating by his kingdom.

 Peter Milligan does a great job creating this world and the thoughts of Randolph Stein, the explorer in search of Atlantis.  Esad Ribic's art is simply amazing.  The realism, lighting and detail blew me away.  The coloring throughout is very blue.  This also helps to capture the mood of the depths of the waters.   I enjoyed last year's Sub-Mariner comic and I'm liking this so far.  I never would've thought I'd be enjoying Namor's books again.

I'm giving it a 4.5 out of 5.

Here's a preview of the issue.  It's out tomorrow.

The latest offering from the red-hot Marvel Knights line offers a searing vision of Namor, the Sub-Mariner as you've never seen, brought to you by Peter Milligan (X-FORCE) and Esad Ribic (SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM)!

Atlantis. Throughout the ages, a few men have wondered if this fabulous place actually exists. Fewer have imagined that the city is protected by a wild and vengeful being, the very embodiment of the untameable depths themselves -- the Sub-Mariner. When a deep sea expedition mysteriously vanishes without a trace near the Marianes trench, legendary adventurer, Randolph Stein embarks on a journey that will rock him -- and his crew -- to their very core. Travelling deep into the dark belly of the sea, the men of the good ship, Voyager, are about to see things that defy description, that supersede their wildest imagination -- things that men aren't meant to see. Staring into the abyss, Stein will soon discover that the abyss can indeed stare right back at him.



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